Buoy deployments on Arctic sea ice

It is not common to encounter research vessels cruising through the Arctic ice pack in mid-winter. Thick and consolidated ice, polar night, and extreme weather conditions do not allow researchers to widely study the Arctic system in the winter months. This year, a great opportunity came up with R/V Lance being frozen into the Arctic… Read more »

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Brochure available to download

The ICE-ARC brochure is now complete. This is availble for download: ICE-ARC brochure pages format – for printing on standard printers. The brochure is designed as a three-fold A4 brochure, if you would like it in this format, electronically or a printed hard copy, please contact Katie Gosling.

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A major source of uncertainties in sea ice models revealed

Sea ice models compute the thickness of sea ice and the area covered with it based on physical equations, which describe the relevant natural processes. Some processes, however, cannot be fully resolved and involve the use of so-called parameterizations, which allow simulating effects of processes on scales smaller than the model grid. As an example… Read more »

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Twilight measurements

The sun is still under the horizon in the North Greenland settlement Qaanaaq at the north side of the fjord Inglefield Bredning. It will return on February 17th after three months of winter darkness. Anyway, to the South during the afternoon there is a bright stripe across the sky. Enough light for working outside a… Read more »

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Life on the North Greenland Ice

One distinctive aspect of the research being carried out in Work Package 3 (WP3) is that we work closely with people in northern Greenland as research partners. When we began planning our work in ICE-ARC and embarked on our first fieldwork in 2014, it was essential to anchor the project in the communities that are to benefit… Read more »

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Post-Doctoral Position on Modelling Arctic Air Pollution Distributions and Impacts

The LATMOS (http://www.latmos.ipsl.fr) laboratory, located at the University Pierre and Marie Curie in the center of Paris (Jussieu campus), invites applications for a postdoctoral researcher funded by the European Union to start in early 2015. The postdoctoral researcher will work as part of a large European Union FP7 integrated project, ICE-ARC (Ice Climate and Economics – Arctic Research… Read more »

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First ICE-ARC general assembly meeting in Barcelona

Last week, 50 ICE-ARC participants gathered for the first General Assembly meeting – a yearly gathering of all project participants (of which there are now 68, and counting). The very successful meeting was hosted by CSIC, the Spanish sea ice research centre, located in Barcelona. The meeting was busy and productive, with talks from each of… Read more »

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Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective

Retreat of Arctic sea-ice: A scientific perspective   Jeremy Wilkinson, ICE-ARC Programme Coordinator, British Antarctic Survey   The retreat of summer Arctic sea ice is unquestionable.  The use of the word unquestionable is deliberate as for over 35 years special satellite-mounted sensors, which can see through cloud and the polar night, have been continuously obtaining… Read more »

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Economic modellers meet in Rotterdam

The first meeting of the Work Package 4 (WP4), covering both climate and economic modelling in the Arctic, was held at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) on the 9th September 2014. Over 15 participants joined for the day meeting, and all the WP4 partners were represented. The three main sessions covered: the PAGE model… Read more »

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