Title The integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System (iAOOS); an AOSB-CliC observing plan for the International Polar Year
Author Dickson, B.
Author Affil Dickson, B., Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Science, Lowestoft, United Kingdom
Source Oceanologia = Oceanology, 48(1), p.5- 21, . Publisher: Polish Academy of Sciences, Institute of Oceanology and National Scientific Committee on Oceanic Research, Sopot, Poland. ISSN: 0078- 3234
Publication Date 2006
Notes In English. 19 refs. CRREL Acc. No: 61003217
Index Terms climatic change; ice; international cooperation; Arctic Ocean; climate change; International Polar Year 2007-08; IPY 2007-08 Research Publications; monitoring; ocean circulation; planning; processes; programs; sea ice; systems
Abstract The debate on the climatic impact of Arctic change is currently focused on the fate of the perennial sea-ice and the climatic and social effects of its disappearance. Developments in our observing techniques mean that we are in prospect of being technically able to describe the ocean- atmosphere-cryosphere system of high northern latitudes operating as a complete system for the first time. Understanding this system and improving its predictability in models seems to be our most direct way of extending the ability of society to mitigate for or adapt to its changes, including global change. The integrated Arctic Ocean Observing System (iAOOS), described here, is a means of piecing together the available PIs, gear, ships and funding on the pan-Arctic scale that seems necessary to making the attempt, and the International Polar Year (2007-2009) provides the necessary stimulus for doing so.
URL http://www.iopan.gda.pl/oceanologia/481dicks.pdf
Publication Type journal article
Record ID 275625