Arctic Ocean Experiment

Project Description
The Arctic Ocean Experiment (AOE) 2001 was a multi-disciplinary
program sponsored by the Swedish Polar Research Secretariat in
collaboration with several other institutions including the
Stockholm University and the NOAA's Environmental Technologies
Laboratory in Boulder Colorado. During a 2-1/2 month period
beginning in late-June, 2001, the Swedish Maritime
Administration Icebreaker Oden became the host platform for
scientists and support personnel from 13 different countries
working in the fields of Oceanography, Geology, Ice and Aerosol
Physics, Marine Biology, Atmospheric Chemistry and
Meteorology. The principal goal of the Atmospheric Program was
to enhance understanding about how natural sources of
atmospheric aerosols affect climate through impact on the
radiation balance. This case study presents data from 5 July
2001 to 26 Aug 2001 and covers a region from 80N to 90N latitude
and from 15W to 15E longitude.

For more information, link to
http://gcss-dime.giss.nasa.gov/aoe2001/aoe2001.html

[Summary provided by NASA]