Arctic Climate Model
The Arctic is a unique and sensitive region undergoing intense rates of change. DFO scientists are using models to gain a better understanding of the changes occurring in the Arctic aquatic ecosystems. This will enable scientists to make predictions about the impacts of climate change on a variety of Northern issues including the migration of Southern aquatic species northward and impacts on Northern species; the effect of thawing permafrost on coastal infrastructure, and storms on coastlines; increased use of the Northwest Passage for transportation; and development of resources (i.e., oil and gas in the Beaufort).
- International Polar Year
- Canadian Foundation for Climate and Atmospheric Sciences
- Sea Ice Studies
- Arctic/Subarctic Ocean Fluxes
DFO scientists working on Climate Models can be found here.