Study of the energy exchange between atmosphere, sea ice and ocean during freezing and melting conditions; within that, measurements of solar radiation (visible and UV) and optical properties, snow and sea ice characteristics, vertical heat and salt fluxes, oceanographic parameters.
Miles McPhee, McPhee Research Company, USA James Morison, John Wettlaufer, both at University of Washington, Seattle, USA Peter Haugan, University of Bergen, Norway Frank Nielsen, UNIS, Longyearbyen, Svalbard, Norway Kåre Edvardsen, NILU, Tromsø, Norway Børge Hamre, University of Bergen, Norway
Research Council of Norway (NFR)
This project is part of a NFR (Research Council of Norway) funded project "Atmosphere-Ice-Ocean Interaction Study" Acronym "AIO" (PI: Peter Haugan, Univ. Bergen) and the connected Norwegian-American Collaboration "Joint US/Norwegian Studies of Ice/Ocean Interaction in Frozen Fjords" See also list of collaborating institutions below.