Cryosphere-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Arctic Climate (NCoE - CRAICC)

Lower levels of ice and snow cover may cause changes in cargo traffic, travel and tourism, oil exploration and production, fishing and agriculture. The society does, however, have a potential to influence Arctic warming, either through targeted emission control or geoengineering. But how important are the different feedback mechanisms including the ice-albedo feedback?

About the project

CRAICC is part of the Top-level Research Initiative (TRI), the largest joint Nordic research and innovation initiative to date, aiming to strengthen research and innovation regarding climate change issues in the Nordic Region. Projects within "Interactions between climate change and the cryosphere" are NCoE SVALI, NCoE DEFROST, NCoE CRAICC

Objectives

  • To identify and quantify the major processes controlling Arctic warming and related feedback mechanisms
  • To outline strategies to mitigate Arctic warming
  • To develop Nordic Earth System modeling
  • FOCUS: short-lived climate forcers (SLCF), including natural and anthropogenic aerosols

Network leader: Markku Kulmala, Finland

Read more about NCoE CRAICC here.

Published Feb. 28, 2011 11:51 AM - Last modified Oct. 13, 2016 10:05 PM