Geo- and Climate Science (Summary)

Restricted climate impact of extremely large volcanic eruptions

 

Author
Timmreck, Claudia

 

Department
MPI-M Earth System Projekct “Super Volcan”

 

Corresponding Author
Claudia Timmreck Opens window for sending email email

 

Abstract
Scientists are currently puzzled by the behavior of Arctic sea ice: Following a sharp and unexpected decline in summer 2007, the ice-covered area has increased both in 2008 and in 2009. At MPI for Meteorology, scientists carry out research to understand these ups and downs. They also examine what their results mean for the future evolution of the polar bear‘s habitat. For their studies, the researchers use sophisticated computer models, but they also carry out fi eld measurements in the Arctic to better understand the physical properties of sea ice.