Scaling Studies in Arctic System Science
and Policy Support: A Call-to-Research
The need for researchers to improve scaling approaches across a variety of disciplines and applications in the Arctic is the central focus of this 2010 USARC report. For example, while researchers may have an understanding of climate change dynamics observed at well-studied local sites including atmospheric, marine, terrestrial, and human components, it’s a different story when looking across the entire arctic spectrum. By addressing scaling in an arctic context, the Commission attempts to shed light on an approach to research that merits an elevated level of attention within scientific research communities and in federal agencies. The report includes targeted recommendations for research.