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Global implications of Arctic climate processes and feedbacks


Project timeline
November 2002
36 months
October 2005
General Information
The target of GLIMPSE is to better identify and model the important key processes of the climate system, including natural variability, than has been done so far using coarse resolution AOGCMs. This will be carried out by introducing a better description of physical processes in the oceans, cryosphere, atmosphere, land and biosphere including their interactions in high- resolution regional climate models (RCMs). This will be based on identifying and modelling of the key processes and through an assessment of the improved understanding in the light of analysis of instrumental as well as paleoclimatic and paleoenvironmental records. GLIMPSE will in particular address and reduce the mentioned deficiences in the Arctic by developing improved physical descriptions, understanding and parameterizations of regional Arctic climate feedbacks.
EU-Programme Acronym and Subprogramme AreaFP5-EESD-2001; Global change, climate and biodiversity; Climate dynamics and abrupt climate changes (1.1.4.-2.1.4)
Project TypeRTD
Contract NumberEVK2-CT-2002-00164
Co-ordinatorUniversity of Glasgow (UK)
Total Eligible Costs (€) Hereon Eligible Costs (€) EC Funding for Hereon (€)
Contact Person at Hereon Dr. Burkhardt Rockel, Institute for Coastal Research, KSR Phone: +49-4152-87 2008, Fax : +49-4152-87 2020
E-mail contact
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Danish Meteorological Institute (DK), Norwegian Meteorological Office, Oslo (NO), Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute (SE), University of Lapland (FI), University of Tromsoe (NO)

(completed October 2005)

Last Update: 16. April 2021