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Arctic Ice Cover Simulation Experiment

Acronym: AICSEX
Period: January 2001 till January 2004
Status: Completed

Thesaurus terms: Baltic Sea; Baltic sea; Ice melting
Geographical terms: PN, Arctic [Marine Regions]; PNE, Arctic [Marine Regions]

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  • Nansen Environmental and Remote Sensing Center (NERSC), more, co-ordinator
  • University College London; Centre for Polar Observation and Modelling, more, partner
  • University of Cambridge; School of the Physical Sciences; Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics (DAMTP), more, partner
  • Université Paul Sabatier, more, partner
  • Finnish Institute of Marine Research (FIMR), more, partner
  • Foundation for Research in Economics and Business Administration, more, partner
  • European Commission; Fifth Framework Programme, more, sponsor

The overall aim of AICSEX is to compare the natural variability and trends during the last century, for selected
observed climate sensitive variables and coupled global/nested climate models, in order to assess the model
capabilities for prediction of climate changes in the Arctic, Nordic and Baltic Seas in this century. In the last
period, the project focused on completing the simulations and assessing the performance of the models used.
Furthermore, the economic impact of a melting Arctic ice cover was assessed for fisheries, shipping, offshore
and hydroelectric energy industries through a project dedicated industrial users reference group.

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