News archive: 2009
Kick-off Workshop for the Norwegian-Chinese research project AMORA arranged in Shanghai
A kick-off workshop for the new project AMORA was recently arranged in Shanghai at the Polar Research Institute of China (PRIC). AMORA stands for "Advancing Modelling and Observing solar Radiation of Arctic sea-ice - understanding changes and processes" and is funded by the Research Council of Norway.
The Sea Ice Outlook reports low pan-arctic ice extent
The outlook for arctic sea ice in September 2009, based on July data, indicates a continuation of low pan-arctic sea ice extent and no indication that a return to historical levels will occur.
Melt ponds may explain rapid melting of sea ice
The current climate models do not predict an ice-free Arctic for another 50 to 100 years, but observations show that melting of the sea ice is accelerating. Why are none of the models able to describe this rapid change? Melt ponds on the sea ice in summer may be part of the explanation.
Norwegian-Canadian collaboration in the Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study
The Circumpolar Flaw Lead System Study (CFL) is a large Canadian-led international effort to understand the role of the CFL in a context of Arctic warming.