This is an interdisciplinary web site of the Woods Hole Oceanographic
Institution scientists currently involved in Arctic studies.
The Arctic Ocean is an important component of the global climate system.
The processes occurring in the Arctic Ocean affect the rate of deep
and bottom water formation in the convective regions of the
high North Atlantic and influence ocean circulation across the
globe. This fact is highlighted by global climate modeling studies
that consistently show the Arctic to be one of the most sensitive
regions to climate change. Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution has
adopted an interdisciplinary approach to studying the Arctic.
The objective of this web site is to
organize and to provide a necessary degree of coordination between
different WHOI departments and scientific centers outside of WHOI.
This activity includes:
- Coordination of WHOI Arctic studies with other
Arctic research centers in order to explore new directions
of Arctic investigation (new methods of observations,
new theories, numerical and statistical methods, etc.);
- Coordination of Arctic expeditions;
- Organization of conferences, AGU sessions, workshops, and
seminars related to Arctic topics.
We hope this web site will provide useful information
regarding this area of research.