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NCoE DEFROST : Impacts of a changing cryosphere: depicting ecosystem-climate feedbacks from permafrost, snow and ice

Description:

The climatic feedback mechanisms from a changing cryosphere are complex. They vary over space and time, and are generally poorly understood. The NCoE DEFROST seeks to improve our understanding of Arctic terrestrial and shallow sub-sea permafrost interactions with climate. The NCoE DEFROST will assemble internationally recognised experts with the goal of understanding how changes in the cryosphere caused by climate change influence the ecosystem/geospheric processes which directly affect climate. The Centre seeks to bridge existing gaps between climate modelling, cryospheric science, and Arctic ecosystem science.

Project information

Lead
Lund University (SE)
Partners

Lund University (SE), Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Greenland Institute of Natural Resources (DK), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), University Centre in Svalbard (NO), University of Aarhus (DK), University of Eastern Finland (FI), University of Helsinki Finland (FI)

Source of funding
Toppforskningsinitiativet (TRI)

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Keywords

Arctic ecosystems, coastal permafrost, cryosphere, permafrost

Duration

2010/1/1-2015/12/31

Climate impacts

Ice and Snow

Elements

Observations and Scenarios

Sectors

Biodiversity, Forestry, Water management

Geographic characterization

Europe

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