Why do we need to understand the physical controls and drivers of the Arctic Oceans?

Trying to understand and model the ecosystem development or future climate without understanding the basic physical controls can be compared to driving a car without knowing how the steering, throttle, and brakes function; even if you had a good overview of the road ahead you wouldn’t know at what speed and in what direction your car would move.

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NEWS:Three Legacy members announced lead authors for the sixth IPCC Assessment Report

Three of the 19 Norwegian scientists elected as authors to the sixth Assessment Report by the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) are members of the Nansen Legacy. The 6th scientific IPCC report, will be published in 2021 and 2022 and is the most comprehensive and important basis for international climate policy.

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