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Greenland arctic shelf ice and climate experiment

Objective

A radical change occurred a decade ago in Arctic atmospheric circulation. Associated with a reversal of the Arctic Oscillation (AO). This resulted in changes of sea ice motion and characteristics, most manifest in the critical region north of Greenland. GreenICE takes advantage of winter ice camps in this region. Seabed sediment cores will map the climatic record, and a multilevel study of sea ice - in situ thickness and roughness measurements; buoys for ice dynamics, and satellite coverage - will be performed. An existing sea ice model will be improved and used to extend regional results to basin scales. The aim is to form a complete picture of ice response to an AO reversal, matching this to concurrent climate change. By reference to the regional climatic record for the past 2000+ years, we thus aim to understand the nature and magnitude of Arctic sea ice response to observed climate variability.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

THE SCOTTISH ASSOCIATION FOR MARINE SCIENCE
Address
Dunbeg
PA37 1QA Oban
United Kingdom

Participants (5)

ALFRED WEGENER INSTITUTE FOR POLAR AND MARINE RESEARCH
Germany
Address
Columbusstrasse
27568 Bremerhaven
DANISH METEOROLOGICAL INSTITUTE
Denmark
Address
100,Lyngbyvej 100
2100 Koepenhagen
GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF DENMARK AND GREENLAND
Denmark
Address
8,Oester Voldgade 10
2400 Koepenhagen
NATIONAL SURVEY AND CADASTRE
Denmark
Address
Rentemestervej 8
2400 Koepenhagen
TECHNICAL UNIVERSITY OF DENMARK
Denmark
Address
Building 101 A
2800 Lyngby