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Tracer and circulation in the nordic seas region (TRACTOR)

Objective

In the proposed project, special focus will be placed on gaining information that can improve, test and validate ocean general circulation models for the North Atlantic Current system, the North Atlantic sub-polar gyre, the Nordic Seas, and the Eurasian part of the Arctic Basin. In the next years we have a unique opportunity to do this by utilising the deliberate release of SF6 tracer to the convective gyre of the Greenland Sea in 1996. A large portion of the tracer still resides in the gyre and some is at the time of writing in transit to the other ocean basins (Norwegian Sea, Arctic Ocean and North Atlantic). Since we know the initial conditions, we have the possibility to quantify a number of important parameters and test these model results by direct comparisons with these unique observations.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF BERGEN
Address
Allegt. 70
5007 Bergen
Norway

Participants (6)

GOETEBORG UNIVERSITY
Sweden
Address
Kemivagen 10
412 96 Goeteborg
INTERNATIONAL COUNCIL FOR THE EXPLORATION OF THE SEA
Denmark
Address
Palaegade 2-4
1261 Koebenhavn K/copenhaegen
NANSEN ENVIRONMENTAL AND REMOTE SENSING CENTER
Norway
Address
Edvard Griegsvej 3A
5059 Bergen
NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE OF THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Norway
Address
Hjalmar Johansens G. 14
9296 Tromsoe
THE MARINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ICELAND
Iceland
Address
4,Skulagata 4
121 Reykjavik
UNIVERSITY OF EAST ANGLIA
United Kingdom
Address
University Plain
Norwich