Polar Exchange at the Sea Surface (POLES)

Updated 2000-06-30

Our broad area of enquiry is the role of polar regions in the global energy and water cycles, and the atmospheric, oceanic and sea ice processes that determine that role. The primary importance of our investigation is to show how these polar processes relate to global climate.

This is not a National Implementation Plan (NIP) project

Time frame

Project time span
1991 - 2001
Data collection
not specified
Data processing
1991 - 2001
Data reporting
1991 - 2001

Contact information

Contact person
D. Andrew Rothrock
Applied Physics Laboratory University of Washington 1013 NE 40th Street Seattle, WA 98105-6698 USA
+1 206-685-2262
+1 206-616-3142

Parameters and Media

Parameter groups measured/observed/modelled
Climate change effects
Media sampled/studied/modelled
Additional information or further specification of types of data / information collected, species / tissues / organs sampled, etc.

Other parameter groups: Arctic Ocean surface heat and mass balance ice dynamics sea-ice extent/thickness/dynamics surface radiation and cloud forcing polar cloud dynamics arctic atmospheric budgets and dynamics Arctic Basin 2-m air temperature ocean salinity and temperature


Regions studied
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects
Climate change effects

Data availability

Are data archived or planned to be archived at an AMAP Thematic Data Centre?
If no (or only part of data are reported to a TDC), where and how are (other) data stored?
For information about POLES data sets see: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/POLES/Data.html
References to key publications (or planned publications) and data reports
For a list of POLES publications see: http://psc.apl.washington.edu/POLES/POLESpubs.html
Samples/specimens archived in specimen banks?

Methods & Procedures

Not specified

Additional Information

Is this a bi- AND multi-lateral project (i.e. a project involving cooperation between different countries)?
Other institutes involved in the project

Rutgers University University of Wisconsin

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