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This project is funded by NASA grant NNG06GB26G
To answer the question "Why is the Arctic sea ice cover declining?"
In order to answer that question, the interannual variability in atmospheric heat budgets and surface heat fluxes over the Arctic Ocean will be evaluated and ice-ocean model simulations will be performed to test the sensitive of sea ice to atmospheric forcings. Additionally, observational data (i.e. from satellite data) will be analyzed to help better understand the recent changes.
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