This proposal centres on the fact that the climate of NW Europe, the Nordic Seas and Scan-Dina via is already abnormally warm for its latitude, and is correspondingly sensitive to change in the factors that are responsible for it. We expect that the changes of climate in this sector may be both rapid and radical as we move from the most extreme development of the atmosphere driving in the 1990s to what must surely be the most extreme anthropogenic contribution to climate change in the next Century. Learning how to mitigate the socio-economic effects of these changes will require the development of believable predictive models of the main processes at work. A central requirement for model improvement will be the availability of time series measurements of the oceanic heat and freshwater fluxes. We intend to provide these measurements using two adjacent moored arrays on shelf and slope off SE Greenland.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
NR33 0HT Lowestoft
PA37 1QA Oban