The aim of AICSEX is to compare the natural variability and trends during the last century, for selected observed climate sensitive variables and coupled global/ nested climate models, in order to assess the model capabilities for prediction of climate changes in the Arctic, Nordic and Baltic Seas in this century. AICSEX' s objectives will be achieved through a co-ordinated integrated observational and modelling approach. The models predictions will under different climate scenarios be used to assess the risk for abrupt changes in the ice cover in the Arctic Oceanand Baltic Sea to assess the impact of a melting ice cover on the marine carbon uptake, deep water formation and thermohaline circulation in the Nordic Seas and North Atlantic. The economic impact of a melting Arctic ice cover will be assessed for fisheries, shipping, offshore and hydroelectric energy industries through a project dedicated industrial users reference group.
Funding SchemeCSC - Cost-sharing contracts
5045 Bergen - Sandviken
WC1H 0AH London
CB3 9EW Cambridge