Arctic Ocean Heat Budget

Chair: A. Foldvik (Norway)

Other Full Members: K, Aagaard (USA), P.D. Killworth (UK), J. Meincke (FRG), E.L. Lewis (Canada), C.A. Paulson (USA), and E.C. Carmack (Canada)

Terms of Reference

  • To assess the present state of knowledge of the Arctic Ocean heat budget and the physical processes which control it.
  • To recommend a coordinated and international research effort to significantly improve the understanding of the heat budget and the controlling processes, taking into account the plans for the polar sub-programme of the World Climate Research Programme.

Financial Sponsor: SCOR

Affliated Organizations: IAPSO, IAMAP

Product: 1978 Report to SCOR1979 Report to SCOR