The National Research Council has issued several reports that address scientific and technical issues related to the Arctic, including those listed below. Collectively, this body of work paints a picture of an Arctic undergoing rapid change, with significant impacts for the region and across the globe.
- Responding to Oil Spills in the U.S. Arctic Marine Environment (OSB/PRB, 2014)
- The Arctic in the Anthropocene: Emerging Research Questions (PRB, 2014)
- Opportunities to Use Remote Sensing in Understanding Permafrost and Related Ecological Characteristics: Report of a Workshop (PRB, 2014)
- Linkages between Arctic Warming and Mid-Latitude Weather Patterns: A Workshop (BASC/PRB, 2014)
- Abrupt Impacts of Climate Change: Anticipating Surprises (BASC/PRB/OSB, 2013)
- Seasonal to Decadal Predictions of Arctic Sea Ice (PRB, 2012)
- National Security Implications of Climate Change for U.S. Naval Forces (NSB, 2011)
- Frontiers in Understanding Climate Change and Polar Ecosystems: Summary of a Workshop (PRB, 2011)
- Toward an Integrated Arctic Observing Network (PRB, 2006)
Arctic Matters: The Global Connection to Changes in the Arctic is an educational resource that introduces the threats and opportunities of the Arctic’s rapidly changing environment. The booklet draws on a large collection of peer-reviewed National Research Council reports and other national and international reports to provide a brief, reader-friendly primer on the complex ways in which the changes currently affecting the Arctic and its diverse people, resources, and environment can, in turn, affect the entire globe.