ArcticNet Theme 1: Climate Change Impacts in the Canadian High Arctic: a Comparative Study along the East-West Gradient in Physical Conditions

Regions: Inuvialuit Settlement Region

Tags: climate change, atmospheric sciences, sea ice, arctic ecosystems

Principal Investigator: Fortier, Louis (6)
Licence Number: 13717
Organization: UniversitÚ Laval
Licenced Year(s): 2013 2012 2011 2010 2009 2007 2006 2005 2004
Issued: Aug 27, 2004
Project Team: Sylvain Bl

Objective(s): It is becoming increasingly apparent that the Arctic is warming and that this warming has resulted in changes in sea ice patterns of formation, decay, and distribution which operate much differently in the eastern than the western Canadian Arctic. Building on the CASES (western Arctic) and NOW (eastern Arctic) programs, the objective of this ArcticNet Theme 1 research project is to start long-term marine observatories of the ocean-sea-ice-atmosphere coupling in the context of climate change in the Canadian Arctic. Six instrument moorings will be redeployed in the same locations as they were under CASES.