CliC (NEG) Climate and Cryosphere. Recent, current and planned activities. Aike Beckmann 11.11.2005. I. RECENT ACTIVTIES. global climate studies with coupled ice-ocean models elements of interannual and interdecadal variability: ACWs, SAM, Antarctic Dipole, Weddell Polynya
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CliC (NEG)Climate and Cryosphere
Recent, current and planned activities
(AWI, UCL, NYU, TAMU)
- sea ice (AWI)
- ice shelves (ISOMIP)
- icebergs (BAS, AWI, more needed)
(more needed, two-component studies exist: I-O: AWI, MPI, CSIRO; A-I: Aus)
IMPLEMENTATION OF CliC PROJECT AREAS (CPA)
CPA1: The terrestrial cryosphere and hydrometeorology of cold regions
CPA2: Glaciers, ice caps and ice sheets, and their relation to sea level
CPA3: The marine cryosphere and its interactions with high latitude oceans and atmosphere
CPA4: Links between the cryosphere and global climate
What will be the nature of changes in sea-ice distribution and mass balance in both polar regions in response to climate change and variability?
What is the impact of changes in the cryosphere on the oceanic and atmospheric circulation? What is the likelihood of abrupt climate changes resulting from regime changes in the cryosphere?
ICED brings together climatologists, oceanographers, biogeochemists, ecosystem and fisheries scientists to generate unique Antarctic circumpolar databases and models
ICED is a natural descendant of recent global programmes with a Southern Ocean dimension:
ICED addresses three globally important questions: