Arctic Field Programs
Arctic Summer Cloud Ocean Study (ASCOS)
ASCOS was an international field experiment to better understand the atmospheric and chemical processes of how clouds affect the surface energy budget of the pack ice and its melting.
International Chemistry Experiment in the Arctic LOwer Troposphere (ICEALOT)
ICEALOT was a springtime study of aerosol properties and atmospheric chemistry over an ice-free region of the Arctic.
Integrated Characterization of Energy, Clouds, Atmospheric state, and Precipitation at Summit (ICECAPS)
ICECAPS is a study to better understand how cloud and atmospheric processes contribute to recent warming and melting in the Arctic. Focus is on clouds, precipitation, and atmospheric structure, all of which are poorly understood over the Greenland Ice Sheet.
Surface Heat Budget of the Arctic Ocean (SHEBA)
SHEBA was a National Science Foundation program designed to study Arctic atmospheric, sea-ice and ocean processes through a full annual cycle.
Did you know...
- Satellites pass over the polar region several times each day to gather data. Researchers can then form the data into usable information and report on their findings.