Arctic Freshwater fluxes with EO data and first results

Ole Baltazar Andersen (DTU Space, Elektrovej 328, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark)

CoAuthors

Karina Nilsen (DTU Space, Elektrovej 328, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark); Louise Sandberg Sørensen (DTU Space, Elektrovej 328, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark); Henriette Skourup (DTU Space, Elektrovej 328, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark); Natalia Havelund Andersen (DTU Space, Elektrovej 328, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby, Denmark); Thomas Nagler (ENVEO, Austria); Elena Zakharova (Legos, Observatoire Medi Pyrenee, Toulouse, France); Alexei Kouraev (Legos, Observatoire Medi Pyrenee, Toulouse, France); Cristina Surdu (ESA, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy); Diego Fernandez (ESA, ESRIN, Frascati, Italy )

Event: 2017 Ocean Surface Topography Science Team Meeting

Session: Science II: Large Scale Ocean Circulation Variability and Change

Presentation type: Type Poster

Within the Support to Science Elements framework ESA has initiated a new CLIC initiative for the Arctic Ocean (Arctic +) on determining the Arctic Freshwater fluxes using Earth Observation data.
One of the projects supported by this initiative is the ArcFlux works which started in September 2016 will be introduced in this presentation. This project aims to determining the largest component to the Arctic Freshwater budget, namely the contribution from large rivers, glaciers as well as in-out flow of freshwater through the ocean pathways.
The main objectives of the project is to: Identify the major challenges associated with estimation of the Arctic Freshwater budget and Explore, develop and validate different approaches to address the identified challenges and enhance current approaches to compute the freshwater budget in the Arctic and compute a multi-year assessment of the Arctic freshwater budget based on the developed methodology. Finally the obtained results will be evaluated and the project will develop a scientific roadmap for future research activities in this domain of estimating the FWB of the Arctic Ocean.
 

Poster show times:

RoomStart DateEnd Date
Concerto Ballroom Thu, Oct 26 2017,14:00 Thu, Oct 26 2017,18:00
Ole Baltazar Andersen
DTU Space, Elektrovej 328, DK-2800 Kongens Lyngby
Denmark
oa@space.dtu.dk