Physical Oceanography


On Thin Ice: Role of Ocean Heat Flux in Sea Ice Melt

The overall objective of NICE is to study the role of diapycnal mixing for the heat and biogeochemical budgets of the Arctic Ocean, the role of ocean heat flux in modulating the ice thickness and area, and the associated feedbacks.


NICE received funding from the joint call issued by the programme Climate Change and Its Impacts in Norway (NORKLIMA), the new large-scale Climate Programme (KLIMAFORSK) and the Polar Research Programme (POLARPROG), primarily to support one PhD study and the associated field work and instrumentation expenses. NICE builds on recently completed US-Norway collaboration projects and the synergy gained from recently funded multidisciplinary, national and international initiatives. 


Lead: Ilker Fer