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Arctic-subarctic ocean flux-array for european climate: west

Objective

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 Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Address
Troplowitzstrasse 7
22529 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (4)

DEPARTMENT FOR ENVIRONMENT, FOOD AND RURAL AFFAIRS
United Kingdom
Address
Pakefield Road
NR33 0HT Lowestoft
FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Finland
Address
3A,lyypekinkuja 3A
00931 Helsinki
THE MARINE RESEARCH INSTITUTE OF ICELAND
Iceland
Address
4,Skulagata 4
121 Reykjavik
THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
United Kingdom
Address
Dunbeg
PA37 1QA Oban