This paper presents the 2016 Arctic Report Card, to be released in December 2016.
The Arctic Report Card includes three sections: Vital Signs, Indicators, and Frostbites. The Vital Signs section includes annual updates on the same seven topics: Air Temperature; Terrestrial Snow Cover; Greenland Ice Sheet; Sea Ice; Sea Surface Temperature; Ocean Primary Productivity; and Tundra Greenness.
The Indicators section is for topics (Ozone, Ocean Acidification, UV Radiation, Permafrost, Glaciers and Ice Caps, to name a few) that have appeared in previous Report Cards but which will now be updated every 2-4 years.
Supplementary URL: http://www.arctic.noaa.gov/Report-Card