An Overview of MOSAiC: The Multidisciplinary Drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate
This webinar will provide an overview of the interdisciplinary international MOSAiC program and ongoing work on the causes and consequences of an evolving and diminished Arctic sea ice cover. MOSAiC is a large interdisciplinary international program addressing an overarching question of "What are the causes and consequences of an evolving and diminished Arctic sea ice cover?" The centerpiece of MOSAiC is a year-long drift experiment from September 2019 to September 2020. In MOSAiC, models are being used to inform observations and observations will be used to enhance models. MOSAiC is taking an interdisciplinary approach with elements investigating the atmosphere, ice, ocean, ecosystem, and biogeochemistry. Observations will be conducted on three primary scales; the central observatory (5 km), the distributed network (50 km), and the large scale (1000s km).
Donald Perovich, Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College
Donald Perovich is a Professor at the Thayer School of Engineering, Dartmouth College. His research is focused on the geophysics of sea ice, with particular emphasis on electromagnetic, thermodynamic, and morphological properties. A central element of his work is observing and understanding the role of the sea ice albedo feedback in the Arctic climate system.