Project Profile: AFV

Arctic Fog Variability in a Warming Arctic and its Impact on Maritime Human Activities


Principal Investigators: Xianyao Chen, Ocean University of China, China
Partners: David Atkinson, University of Victoria, Canada
Peiqing Guo, Ocean University of China, China
William Perrie, Bedford Institute of Oceanography, Canada;
Francesco Tampieri, Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate, Italian National Research Council, Italy
Ka-Kit Tung, University of Washington, United States
Jinping Zhao, Ocean University of China
Sponsors: Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada, Canada
National Natural Science Foundation of China, China
National Research Council, Italy
National Science Foundation, United States


Full Project Title: Arctic Fog Variability in a Warming Arctic and its Impact on Maritime Human Activities
Full Call Title: Arctic2014


Project Objective: A primary objective is to improve fog-sea ice feedback understanding, leading to the development of better simulation capacity for future fog patterns in these regions. Continuous observations of fog in the Arctic require international collaboration; this project includes participants from four nations. An anticipated legacy of this project is the expected scientific guidance to support potential Arctic shipping activities. This project also serves as an antecedent to the Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC), an international effort to harness sustained observations to understand climate-relevant processes of the Arctic Ocean climate system.
Call Objective: Through this Call for Proposals on Arctic Observing and Research for Sustainability, the Belmont Forum seeks to bring together integrated teams of natural scientists, social scientists, and stakeholders to develop projects that utilize existing Arctic observing systems, data sets and models to evaluate key sustainability challenges and opportunities in the Arctic region across one or more of four possible themes.


Regions: Arctic


Duration: 36 months
Call Date: May 1, 2014
Project Award Date: 2014