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Database for climate change

A project in the European Arctic is studying environmental systems in order to produce a data set of the interacting units that strive to achieve ecological balance. This database is to be used as the basis of a model to predict climate change
Database for climate change
The European Arctic is an ideal place to investigate factors of climatic fluctuation. It is comparable to similar environments in Alaska, Canada and Northern Russia. Any alterations of the climate in these areas will be felt on a continental scale. The data collection contains 30 minute averages for individual parts of the ecosystems. Information has been accumulated using the latest in field equipment to sample gas, soil and water. A focus of the study has been the flow of energy between the surface and the atmosphere. Several of the greenhouse gases were studied such as carbon dioxide and methane to determine their influence on the continental ecosystem. The database will produce models that researchers in climatology can use to predict changes in climate, ecology and energy balance.

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