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PAN-AME: The Pan Arctic cluster for Climate forcing of the Arctic Marine Ecosystem

imageThe Circumpolar Flaw Lead (CFL) System Study is a major international effort under Canadian leadership that aims at understanding how changes in the physical system affect biological processes, towards a better understanding of the potential effects of climate change. The CFL project is part of the PAN-AME cluster.

This study examines the importance of climate processes in changing the nature of a flaw lead system in the Northern Hemisphere, and the effect these changes will have on sea ice, the marine ecosystem, contaminant transport, carbon fluxes, and greenhouse gases. The project takes place on the Canadian research icebreaker CCGS Amundsen which will over-winter within the Banks Island flaw lead in the Southern Beaufort Sea (Canadian High Arctic).

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