ESSIC Research Associate Linette Boisvert is the lead author of a recently published study in Geophysical Research Letters, which suggests the Arctic is becoming wetter and warmer. The study analyzed ten years of Arctic data (2003 – 2013) collected by the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder (AIRS) instrument. During that period, average air temperatures above the Arctic Ocean rose by 1.5 degrees Celsius while the temperature at the sea and ice surface rose by 2.5 degrees.
Geophys. Res. Lett., 42, 4439–4446. doi: 10.1002/2015GL063775.