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A Lagrangian Approach to Emerging Dynamics in the Marginal Ice Zone

Lead PI: Dr. Bruno Tremblay , Dr. Stephanie L. Pfirman , Mr. Robert Newton

Unit Affiliation: Ocean & Climate Physics, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory (LDEO)

March 2011 - September 2016
Inactive
Arctic Ocean
Project Type: Research

DESCRIPTION: The project will use a Lagrangian approach based on backward trajectories to improve the accuracy of long-term sea ice drifts trajectories and thus improve climate models for ice melt.

SPONSOR:

Office of Naval Research

FUNDED AMOUNT:

$332,555

COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY COLLABORATORS:

Marine Geology & Geophysics (MG&G), Geochemistry

KEYWORDS

climate change sea ice lagrangian model climate ocean and climate physics ice pack models

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate