Changes in air temperatures from 1970 to 2013 due to climate change in the Northern regions can have a serious effect on the construction and use of ice roads. The construction of ice roads in the early winter season is dependent on the ability of the area weather to freeze a working surface for the use of heavy equipment. A safe thickness of frozen ground and/or floating ice sheet is required. Late winter season weather governs the last date that the ice road system can be used. This paper uses weather patterns over the 43 year period from 1970 to 2013 to determine trends that may be present in the geographical areas of Prudhoe Bay (USA), the Mackenzie Delta (Canada) and the Yamal Peninsula (Russia). In addition, the effect of these changes in the weather on ice construction procedures in these three geographical locations are discussed and summarized.

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