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Saturday, 30 December 2006 10:10
MARGINS: Measurement and Attribution of Recent Greenland Ice Sheet Changes
Recent changes in surface elevation and discharge speed in outlet glacier systems along the margins of the Greenland Ice Sheet have provided examples of dramatic localized shifts in the balance of ice discharge, surface melt, and accumulation. These rapid changes are in sharp contrast to relatively slow variations in surface elevation in the interior, which have been tied to accumulation and firn compaction variations on a decadal timescale. The challenge of documenting and attempting to understand the processes involved has motivated a large collection of proposed research projects aimed at this problem. These range from expansions of ongoing efforts to new projects, and from individual investigators to consortia from a number of nations. They utilize a range of observational and modeling techniques and exploit evolving capabilities in atmospheric modeling, remote sensing for measurement of ice motion and surface conditions, and surface-based and aircraft-based measurement techniques.
Saturday, 30 December 2006 10:02
TUNU MAFIG: Marine Fishes of NE Greenland – diversity and adaptation
Saturday, 30 December 2006 10:01
TEMPORE: Tectonic Map of the Earth’s Polar Regions
Saturday, 30 December 2006 10:00
COMAAR: Observation and Monitoring of the Arctic for Assessment and Research
Saturday, 30 December 2006 09:51
ABC - Net: Arctic Biodiversity of Chars – Network for Monitoring and Research
As key components of freshwater (lake and river), estuarine and nearshore marine aquatic environments of the circumpolar north, Arctic char and related fishes of the genus Salvelinus are fundamental to the lifestyles and well-being of northerners as the basis for extensive fisheries conducted for household food (i.e., domestic and subsistence), commercial and sport purposes. Chars contribute significantly to household and wage economies, and social and cultural elements of northern life. Chars are also key integrators and indicators of the health of northern aquatic ecosystems, many aspects of which are at significant risk from increased climate variability and change. However, human adaptive responses are hampered by a lack of vital information regarding char thermal ecology, biodiversity and its functional significance in northern ecosystems, mercury and other pollutant interactions, and how these may respond to climate change.
Saturday, 30 December 2006 09:51
IPY Histories: IPY Activities Past and Present - Museum and Virtual Exhibitions
Saturday, 30 December 2006 09:50
IPEX: International Polar Year Circumpolar Exchanges
Saturday, 30 December 2006 09:45
ICOL: Initial Colonisation of the Arctic in Changing Paleoenvironments
Saturday, 30 December 2006 07:23
RASHER: Response of Arctic and Subarctic soils in a changing Earth
Saturday, 30 December 2006 06:53
Wildlife Health: Assessing the Cumulative Impacts of Multiple Stressors
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