Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences at the University of Colorado Boulder

Collaborative Research: Understanding Arctic Marine Biogeochemical Response to Climate Change for Seasonal to Decadal Prediction Using Regional and Global Climate System Models

This project will use the Regional Arctic System Model (RASM), comprised of marine biogeochemistry (mBGC) components in the eddy-resolving ocean and sea ice models to advance understanding and prediction of the Arctic biogeochemical system, including shelf-basin and vertical nutrient exchange, the subsurface chlorophyll maximum, ice edge and under ice blooms and their role in ecosystem response to climate change. It builds on the recent and ongoing research by the PIs, including the development and evaluation of mBGC components for global sea ice / ocean models and the high- resolution RASM. 

Research Group


University of Colorado

John Cassano

Naval Post Graduate School

Wieslaw Maslowski, Jaclyn Kinney, Andrew Roberts

University of Alaska, Fairbanks

Meibing Jin, Clara Deal

Bigelow Laboratory of Ocean Sciences

Patricia Matrai

Funding Information

This project is supported by the National Science Foundation.