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Ocean-Ice-Atmosphere interactions in a changing climate

Research project

Short description

Climate change is happening, now. In both hemispheres, sea ice is melting and glaciers disappearing at a record rate which, along with the ongoing warming of the ocean, worsens the consequences of climate change, in particular sea level rise. We study the physical processes that drive and are affected by these changes, globally, throughout the climate system:

- Global transport of heat by deep waters;
- Role of the ocean in winter sea ice melt;
- Ice shelves – ocean interactions in Greenland and Antarctica;
- Dynamics of Greenland and Antarctic glaciers;
- Global and regional sea level rise.

To do so, we uniquely combine in-situ measurements, passive and active satellite remote sensing, and climate modelling.