Polar Research

CCPO is active in observation and modeling of parts of the Antarctic continental shelf as well as the Antarctic Circumpolar Current. Regional models are being used to study the Ross Sea, the western side of the Antarctic Peninsula and the Amundsen and Bellingshausen Seas. These studies focus on intrusion of warm oceanic water onto the shelf, mesoscale dynamics and iron effects on primary production, and observation of water properties from instruments on seals. One study is working with a coupled models of the atmosphere, ocean and sea ice to understand the interaction over small space scales of these three components of the Southern Ocean.

Eileen Hofmann, Professor

John Klinck, Professor and Director, CCPO

PRISM Project