The Role of Polar Oceans in Contemporary Climate Change

Updated 2000-06-30

Our central geophysical objective is to determine how sea ice and the polar oceans respond to and influence the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere. Our primary technical objective is to determine how best to incorporate satellite measurements in an ice/ocean model.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
2000 - 2003
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
2000 - 2003
Data reporting
2000 - 2003

Contact information

Contact person
D. Andrew Rothrock
Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington 1013 NE 40th Street Seattle, WA 98105-6698 USA
+1 206-685-2262
+1 206-616-3142

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Other parameter groups: Arctic Ocean surface heat and mass balance ice dynamics sea-ice extent/thickness/dynamics surface radiation and cloud forcing polar cloud dynamics arctic atmospheric budgets and dynamics Arctic Basin 2-m air temperature ocean salinity and temperature


Regions studied
Arctic Ocean
Arctic Ocean - Canadian Basin
Arctic Seas
Barents Sea
Beaufort Sea
Bering Sea
Greenland Sea
Kara Sea
Norwegian Sea

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
As data sets are developed, they will be made available via a project web site.
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
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