Arctic System Science Program

Updated 2000-06-30

Principal areas of activity are directed to: - observations of changes in the arctic system important to climate change, including the state of the atmosphere, ocean, sea ice and ecosystems; - studies of arctic system processes that may produce significant feedbacks tothe global system; - development of models based on process studies to predict the consequences of global change for the arctic environment and to predict the global consequences of changes occurring within the Arctic; - compilation of a record of past environmental variability; - coupling of paleoclimatic and modern observational records to improve quantitative reconstructions of past conditions for better evaluation of modeling results.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project
Comments and additional information:

FY 2000: $16,000,000

Time frame

Project time span
not specified
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
not specified
Data reporting
not specified

Contact information

Contact person
Michael T. Ledbetter
Arctic System Science Program Office of Polar Programs National Science Foundation 4201 Wilson Blvd. Room 755 Arlington, VA 22230 USA

Parameters and Media

Not specified


Regions studied
None specified

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
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)?
Is this project reporting to other organizations/programmes?

National Science Foundation Arctic System Science Program

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