<%@LANGUAGE="JAVASCRIPT" CODEPAGE="65001"%> Investigation of Arctic Sea Level Rise | Participants 2002-2005
Participants: 2002-2005 | 2009-2011

Principal Investigator
Andrey Proshutinsky
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
The Principal Investigator of the Investigation of Sea Level Rise in the Arctic project is Dr. Andrey Proshutinsky, who is a Senior Scientist in WHOI's Physical Oceanography Department. Proshutinsky has more than 25 years of experience studying the Arctic Seas, and has produced numerous publications concerning the regional oceanography and meteorology, climate change, numerical modeling of ice and water dynamics, Arctic ocean tides and storm surges, and Northern Sea Route climatology and navigation conditions. He will be responsible for overall program coordination, sea level modeling and and observational and simulated data analyses. This also includes organization of the workshops and collaborations with the international research team. In addition, Andrey will be specifically responsible for analyzing, interpreting, and publishing the sea level data analyses results.
WHOI Team Members
Rick Krishfield
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Rick Krishfield is a Research Specialist with extensive field experience in the Arctic. He will have responsibility for statistical data analysis, graphics, data collections and initial interpretation of project results.
Chris Linder
Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution, Woods Hole, Massachusetts
Chris Linder is a Research Associate in the Physical Oceanography Department. He will be responsible for the project web site design and support.
AARI Team Members

Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI) research team, St. Petersburg, Russia
Drs. Sergei Priamikov, Evgenii Dvorkin and Igor Ashik from the Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg represent the Russian research team. They will analyze and re-process Russian data, compare simulated results with observational results as discussed in the project, and will report conclusions related to sea level variability in the Arctic.
Sergei Priamikov
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia
Dr. Sergei Priamikov is a Head of the International Science Cooperation Department and the leader of the AARI team. He and his team have prepared and provided the monthly sea level data for all Russian stations for the PSMSL and they will continue working with observational data and modeling results.
Dvorkin Evgenii Dvorkin
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia
Dr. Evgenii Dvorkin will contribute to the observational data analyses and will focus on investigation of seasonal and interannual variability of sea level in the Arctic Ocean.
Ashik Igor Ashik
Arctic and Antarctic Research Institute (AARI), St. Petersburg, Russia
Dr. Igor Ashik is a specialist in storm surge predictions and will focus on data collection, data quality issues, statistical analyses and numerical modeling in collaboration with the WHOI team.
Zygmunt Kowalik
Institute of Marine Sciences, University of Alasks Fairbanks, Alaska
Dr. Kowalik is a leader of the University of Alaska research group. He is an expert in Arctic Ocean tide and storm surge modeling and he will collaborate with WHOI, NPI, and AARI teams in modeling and data interpretation. Zygmunt will use his experience and expertize employing 2-D and 3-D coupled ice-ocean models for sea level reconstruction for regions which are not covered by observations.
W. R. Peltier, Richard Peltier
Department of Physics, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada
Dr. Richard Peltier will contribute during the first year of the project. He will provide us with detailed predictions of the secular variation of sea level using the theory of the glacial isostatic adjustment process. He will also work with us on the interpretation of the Russian coastal sea level data.
Seymour Laxon
University College London, London, UK
Dr. Laxon has been using data from the ERS-1 and 2 satellites in the Arctic Ocean to attempt to gain some insight into the ocean circulation and its variability. ERS-1 and 2 are in similar orbits, and have a latitudinal coverage of 81.5 degrees, far superior for the study of the polar oceans than both Geosat (+/- 72 degrees) and TOPEX/POSEIDON (+/- 66 degrees). Dr. Laxon developed a technique which allows the extraction of sensible sea surface height measurements from the altimeter data in areas of seasonal and permanent sea ice cover. The short wavelength noise using this new technique has been reduced from around 1 m to around 0.05 m in such areas. This opens up a whole new area of study in the AO, with a number of exciting prospects. Using the response formalism they have used 1 year's worth of ERS-1 data and 2~years' worth of ERS-2 data to estimate the amplitudes and phases of the major diurnal and semidiurnal tidal constituents. The comparisons with observations and some model results are generally good in the central AO and the Greenland--Iceland--Norwegian Seas. Dr. Laxon will collaborate with us and will provide us with the altimetry data and will participate in the project studies.
Vladimir Pavlov
Norsk Polar Institute, Tromso, Norway
Dr. Vladimir Pavlov form NPI will perform data analysis of Norwegian tide gauges and will carry out numerical experiments using his models. Our collaboration will significantly enhance the quality of the project because we will be able to compare WHOI, UAF, and NPI model results, share and test new ideas on the design of numerical experiments, data analyses and interpretation of results.