This WP deals with the Polar climate system. The focus is to increase the fundamental understanding of surface exchange processes, interaction of energy, particles and climate gases as well as particle and cloud formation in the cold atmosphere. The Arctic is characterized by large variations in soil, ice and water temperature, ocean salinity, biological activity, light intensity and sea ice cover. Our investigations will include laboratory, field and modelling studies covering a large range of terrestrial, ocean and atmospheric conditions at different latitudes and seasons.
WP1 lead. Merete Bilde (CHEM)