Cutting edge technology in the Fram Strait

The Fram Strait between Greenland and Spitzbergen is the main exchange gate for water masses, sea ice and heat flux between the Arctic Basin and the sub-Arctic seas. Although major resources are invested in measurements of current and temperature in the strait, the flux estimates still have significant deficiencies and errors. New observing technologies are now under testing and preparation for use in the Fram Strait. (Jun 16, 2008)

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Article about fjord overflows in "Ocean Science"

The researchers I. Fer and B. Ådlandsvik recently released their latest article in the research journal of the European Geosciences Union. (Jun 9, 2008)

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Arctic sea ice in IPCC climate scenarios in view of the 2007 record low sea ice event

In September 2007, the Arctic sea ice extent reached a new record low of 4 million km2, about 1 million km2 lower than the preceding record low in 2005. The 2007 event is unprecedented in observed history. Here we try to summarize the current state of the discussion regarding the causes of this event and to which extent a prediction of such extreme events by models can be expected. (Mar 25, 2008)

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Poster from the 2009 Brussels symposium

Download the task 4.2 poster presented at the 2009 DAMOCLES symposium in Brussels. (Mar 18, 2008)

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Posters from the 2009 Brussels symposium

Download the task 3.2 posters presented at the 2009 DAMOCLES symposium in Brussels. (Mar 18, 2008)

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International Polar Year 2007 - 2008

DAMOCLES is a european contribution to the International Polar Year 2007 - 2008.

FP6

DAMOCLES is financed by the European Union in the 6th Framework Programme.

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Developing Arctic Modeling and Observing Capabilities for Long-term Environmental Studies