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Case study: seasonal transition of geophysical parameters of different ice types in Young Sound

2014.03.03 | Egon Randa Frandsen

Date Tue 29 Apr Thu 03 Jul
Time 00:00    00:00
Location Daneborg, N.E.Greenland

The effects of climate change are having impacts locally and hemispherically and as a result are altering sea ice processes. This research will lead to a better understanding of the geophysical and thermodynamic processes occurring at the ocean-sea ice-atmosphere (OSA) interface as the snow melt, melt pond evolution and sea ice breakup periods occur. The Daneborg Research Station is ideally situated to compare two different ice types, thick first year ice (inner-fiord) and young ice (polynya region), and monitor their thermodynamic and geophysical responses throughout the transition from cold winter ice to breakup.

The project will focus on analyzing the geophysical properties of snow and sea ice, coincident meteorological and remote sensing data; ultimately leading to increased knowledge of how remote sensing signatures respond to various features in young ice types during the seasonal transition from winter into summer.  

PI: David Barber  

Project Lead: Kerri Warner

Environment, climate and energy, Arctic Research Centre