Ocean Dynamics and the latitude of the Ice Edge
This project aims to understand and quantify how Ocean Heat Transport (OHT) drives sea-ice extent on climatic time scales. We seek simple, theoretical relationships describing the basic physics setting the sensitivity of the sea-ice cover to OHT, relative to other key climate processes. This framework will then be used to guide an analysis of comprehensive climate models; for example, to determine how biases in OHT contribute to inter-model spread in future projections of Arctic sea-ice extent.
This project is funded by the SCENARIO NERC Doctoral Training Partnership.
Last update: 30th January 2019