Preface to the English Edition. Acknowledgements. Acknowledgements to the English Edition. Translator's Note. Symbols. 1. Introduction. 2. A Review of the Literature. 3. Data and Methods. 4. Variability in Atmospheric Circulation in the Arctic between 1939 and 1990. 5. Variability of Air Temperature. 6. Variability of Atmospheric Precipitation. 7. Scenarios of Thermal-Precipitation Conditions in a Warmer World. 8. Conclusions. 9. Variability of Air Temperature and Atmospheric Precipitation over a Period of Instrumental Observations in the Arctic: An Update to 2000. References. Index.