The North Atlantic as Part of the Earth System: From System Comprehension to Analysis of Regional Impacts
Description: The Atlantic Ocean is responsible for the relatively mild climate over Europe and provides transportation but it can also pose a threat to coastal regions.
Objective: Specification of an observational and diagnostics system for long-term recording and prediction of the variability and extreme events.
Forecast: Results include a quantification of water mass formation, freshwater import, and changes in the properties of the Atlantic Water.
Oceanography and Remote Sensing of the Earth System Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer Institut für Meereskunde, KlimaCampus Universität Hamburg Hamburg / Germany Phone: +49 (0)40-42838-5052 Website: http://nordatlantik.zmaw.de