JAMSTEC-IARC international collaboration enhancing understanding of the Arctic climate system

Larry D. Hinzman, Tetsuo Ohata, Igor V. Polyakov, Rikie Suzuki, John E. Walsh
2013 Polar Science  
Collaborations amongst researchers from the Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan and the International Arctic research Center (IARC), University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF), U.S., have been on-going since 1998 and resulted in a great number and magnitude of accomplishments that could not have been achieved without this close partnership. The Arctic represents an important region for Japan, the U.S. and the world, and many opportunities and challenges press for
more » ... diate understanding to enable wise decisions and policy making. We have many common interests and our countries face many common problems and goals. Addressing the tremendous scientific challenges of the Arctic requires such massive investment of manpower and resources that sharing efforts, data and working together on expeditions are in our mutual best interests. This issue presents a compilation of selected results on recent analyses conducted in the five-year (2009e2014) research term related to observational studies, model development and remote sensing applications of the Arctic Ocean, adjacent marginal seas, and the surrounding terrestrial regions. All of these studies are intended to provide a better understanding of how individual components and processes interact to form a complex and dynamic arctic system. Through these collaborations, Japanese and UAF Arctic researchers can achieve our goals of developing a quantitative understanding of the Arctic System.
doi:10.1016/j.polar.2013.05.001 fatcat:kfd4ibxz4re3lfrxo55slxetvu