Despite the crucial role Polar Regions play in stabilising the global climate system, there are still critical knowledge gaps regarding the impact of polar climate processes on multiple scales and how they are evolving with our changing global climate. PolarRES studies the interactions between the atmosphere, oceans, and sea ice in the Arctic and Antarctic. By understanding these processes and interactions in conjunction with an innovative storylines approach we adopt in PolarRES, a refined set of climate projections can be provided for the Polar Regions. This paves way for a more reliable assessment of the potential social and environmental impacts of climate change.
ImpactsPolarRES utilises novel storylines to project the impacts of climate change on the Polar environment and society. These storylines are tied directly to large-scale climate drivers, to better understand the changing Arctic and Antarctic climate, and the associated risks to the Polar environment. The response of the Polar environment in each storyline differs between the hemispheres due to differences in land-sea distribution, as well as sensitivity to varying large-scale climate drivers.
20 September 2023
PolarRES launches new Polar Panorama citizen project, focused on Polar Region changesRead more
7 June 2023
PolarRES researcher, Dr. Ella Gilbert, explores the impact of climate change on the cryosphere in “Lift the Ice”
30 May 2023
PolarRES Participation at EGU23Read more