IASOA Science

 

Draft concept in development. Taneil Uttal

IASOA Science Overview

IASOA Science employs surface-based observational data from around the Arctic to bound key Arctic atmospheric science questions like these:

What are the impacts of short lived climate forcers (SLCF's) like Black Carbon, Ozone and Methane on the Arctic climate system?

What are the processes that control the formation, longevity, and physical properties of Arctic clouds?

How do atmosphere-surface exchanges of energy and chemical compounds drive changes to the Arctic cryopshere (permafrost, snow cover and sea ice)?

What are the two-way linkages between Arctic-Global atmospheric exchanges?  

Our working group structure has developed to address these and other important questions.  Click a box below to learn more about the work IASOA is doing to advance science in these areas.  Or select the graphic at left to learn more about the Arctic system science.

IASOA Working Groups

Linking Arctic Observations with Regional Predictability/Predictions
Bounding the role of surface radiation in Arctic climate with in situ observations
Bounding the roles of methane, ozone and trace gases on the Arctic climate with in situ observations
Bounding the role of clouds, and sensitivities to aerosols, in the Arctic with in situ observations
Bounding the role of black carbon on the Arctic climate with in situ observations
Investigating the regional variability of atmosphere-surface exchanges with in situ observations