Tag Archive: Arctic

Research brief: How Arctic primary production will alter with climate change

September 8, 2021 4:42 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: How Arctic primary production will alter with climate change

Predicting how much primary production will further increase in the Arctic Ocean in coming decades depends on the interplay between the increase in light for primary producers, as the sea ice extent and thickness decrease, and the availability of food in the form of nutrients, such as nitrate, phosphate, and silica.

Research brief: Warm Atlantic Water explains sea ice melt north of Svalbard

August 3, 2020 5:05 pm Published by Comments Off on Research brief: Warm Atlantic Water explains sea ice melt north of Svalbard

Northwest of Svalbard, north of Norway, an area known as Whalers Bay stays ice‐free in winter despite the negative air temperatures. It has been assumed that this open water is maintained by inflow of warm Atlantic Water along Svalbard’s west coast; however, this mechanism has never been demonstrated quantitatively -till now.

Briefing note 11: Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

April 7, 2020 2:51 pm Published by Comments Off on Briefing note 11: Research on the Antarctic stratospheric polar vortex is important for Australia’s seasonal forecasts

Research has established a link between Antarctic stratospheric winds and an increased risk of weather conducive to bushfires from late spring to early summer. Further research on the relationship between winds and ozone in the Antarctic stratosphere could improve seasonal forecasts for Australia.