Physical oceanography in Greenland waters under climate change (38767)

Project Details


Changing climatic conditions will have considerable effects on the seas around Greenland. Melting glaciers, the formation of sea ice, large scale circulation of the Atlantic Ocean as well as more local changes in weather patterns will have direct impact, with cascading effects to biological processes and sustainable harvesting of marine resources. The aim of this project is to prepare modeling tools and analyses to describe expected oceanic conditions around Greenland under climate change. Particular focus will be on coupling these models and process studies to biology, biogeochemical cycling, and sea ice processes, with eventual feed backs to climate itself.

The project is coordinated by DTU Aqua.

Research area: Oceanography
Effective start/end date01/01/201031/12/2014