Daily Archives: March 19, 2011

Pondering the Arctic Ocean. Part I: Climate Dynamics

by Judith Curry

I spent the 1990’s conducting research on the climate dynamics of the Arctic Ocean, and then moved onto other things circa 2002.  My interest in the Arctic has recently been reinvigorated by the increasing societal implications of reduced sea ice extent in terms of security issues, the prospect of a northern sea route, implications for resource exploration and extraction, and adaptation issues for coastal villages along the Arctic Ocean coast.

This multi-part series will begin with an overview of what we know about the climate dynamics of the Arctic Ocean sea ice.

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