Climate on tundra and thoughts on causes of regional climate differences
Abstract:The Axel Heiberg Island Expedition of McGill University, Montréal, Canada, led by the late Fritz Müller was the cradle for a number of scientific investigations, not all of them glaciological. During the four years 1969–72, the tundra climate was investigated in the Expedition Area, encompassing about 100 km2 on the mid-west coast of Axel Heiberg Island, Nunavut, Canada. This series of studies identified the main features of the tundra climate, clarified its causal processes and contributed to an understanding of the differences between tundra climates and those of the neighboring regions with glaciers, ocean surfaces and boreal forests. A fundamental consideration of climate processes on a global scale was conceived during this time. Some significant results are recorded here to commemorate Fritz Müller's contributions as a polar scientist and a university educator.
Document Type: Research Article
Publication date: January 1, 2000
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