A Lagrangian Approach to Emerging Dynamics in the Marginal Ice Zone

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

Unit Affiliation: Ocean and 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 ocean and climate physics ice pack lagrangian model models sea ice climate change

THEMES

Modeling and Adapting to Future Climate