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Arctic-subarctic ocean flux array for european climate: north

Objective

The climate of Northwest Europe is anomalously warm for its latitude and this warmth is maintained by a variety of processes and factors in the Nordic Seas and the Arctic. Possible changes include cooling which may occur both rapid and radical. Arctic warming over the last 50 years was three times stronger than the global increase of surface temperatures. ASOF-N, one part of the ASOF cluster, aims at understanding the controlling processes of climate change in the high latitude North Atlantic. To improve and validate models with a predictive power needed for the assessment of the socio-economic consequences of the potential changes which are already obvious in the Arctic, time series of oceanic parameters are required over time scales of decades. ASOF-N aims to advance the installation of a suitable cost effective component of a global ocean observation system in choke points of the oceanic circulation.

Funding Scheme

CSC - Cost-sharing contracts

Coordinator

UNIVERSITY OF HAMBURG
Address
Troplowitzstrasse 7
22529 Hamburg
Germany

Participants (5)

FINNISH INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Finland
Address
3A,lyypekinkuja 3A
00931 Helsinki
INSTITUTE OF MARINE RESEARCH
Norway
Address
Nordnesgaten 50
Bergen
INSTITUTE OF OCEANOLOGY - POLISH ACADEMY OF SCIENCES
Poland
Address
Powstancow Warszawy 55
81 712 Sopot
NORWEGIAN POLAR INSTITUTE OF THE MINISTRY OF ENVIRONMENT
Norway
Address
Hjalmar Johansens G. 14
9296 Tromsoe
UNIVERSITE PIERRE ET MARIE CURIE - PARIS VI
France
Address
Place Jussieu 4
75252 Paris