The Arctic Ocean under Warm Climates
Department of Geosciences, NT-faculty
BEVILGNING: 12 MNOK
Global climate change is ongoing and with serious consequences for our planet and our future. Arctic regions in particular, are warming much faster than the rest of the Earth, a phenomenon known as Arctic Amplification. Indeed, the amplified effects of climate change in the Arctic have profound implications for various climate systems all over the world, including global ocean- and atmosphere circulation, sea level rise, the carbon cycle and resource management.
ARCLIM is a cross-disciplinary new project that encompasses fieldwork, experimental, analytical and earth system modelling components to study the interactions between Arctic climate and other components of the earth’s climate system during past time periods that were warmer than present. ARCLIM will thus utilize ocean-floor sediments as a recorder of past climate and ocean dynamics to provide insights to what the future climate holds for us, in particular in the northern high latitude regions; knowledge that will potentially help nations in mitigating the risks of climate change.