Atmospheric Control of the Surface Energy Budget
NATIONAL OCEANIC AND ATMOSPHERIC ADMINISTRATION SEATTLE WA PACIFIC MARINE ENVIRONMENTAL LABS
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LONG-TERM GOALS. Provide the observational and theoretical foundation for the dynamics in a high resolution sea ice model. Understand how the atmosphereice system responds to changes in large-scale atmospheric forcing, including weather events and historical decadal trends. OBJECTIVES. Understand the scale interaction between the multiple floe scale 10 km, the regional granular continuum scale 10 - 200 km and the sub-basin scale 200 km. Document how large-scale atmospheric changes such as the Arctic Oscillation AO influence regional sea ice thermodynamic and dynamic processes based on the heterogeneous and plastic nature of sea ice.
- Earth Sciences and Oceanography
- Snow, Ice and Permafrost