Fimbul Top To Bottom Project

The Fimbul Ice Shelf is an ice shelf located in Dronning Maud Land, Antarctica. In November 2009 an expedition is headed for Antarctica to study the mass balance of the Fimbul Ice Shelf and also the melting and circulation in the ocean underneath the floating ice. The interactions between the ocean and the ice in Antarctica are important processes for the understanding of the global climate. However, these processes are not understood well enough for their inclusion in the climate models used to predict the climate in the near future. The research we are planning in this project is therefore of great international interest.