Subpolar North Atlantic Climate States
The primary objective of SNACS is to determine the impacts of climate on the hydrographical state, biogeochemistry and carbon cycle in the Subpolar North Atlantic (SPNA). SNACS will cover multiple time scales since the last glacial until the present, and use the insight that we obtain for the evaluation of global earth system models and their uncertainties. These will be used to get the best possible prediction of behavior of the SPNA under anthropogenic influence and how it feed backs on atmospheric CO2 and climate.
ORGANIC will: (1) Resolve fundamental mechanisms behind the recent climate impact on SPNA biogeochemistry. (2) Document variability of SPNA over Holocene, and impact on circulation patterns and carbon flows. (3) Assess the future SPNA behavior in models.
FUNDING: NFR - KLIMAFORSK
PROJECT PERIOD: 2014-2016
PROJECT COORDINATOR: A. Olsen
PROJECT PARTNERS: UiB (GEO, GFI), Uni, IMR, LOCEAN, IFREMER, Vigo.
PEOPLE INVOLVED AT UIB: U. Ninnemann (WP2 lead), H. Kleiven