The Polar oceans and global climate change
NOTICE: the course targets Polito PhD students. For other Polito staff interested in attending one or more modules, please send a request by e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org. Registration will be confirmed by e-mail upon availability of seats.
Lecturer: Prof. Peter Wadhams
PETER WADHAMS ScD is Emeritus Professor of Ocean Physics at the Department of Applied Mathematics and Theoretical Physics, University of Cambridge, and was formerly Director of the Scott Polar Research Institute. He is also Professor at the Università Politecnica delle Marche and, since October 2019, Visiting Professor at Politecnico di Torino. Since 1976 he has run a research group concerned with sea ice physics and climate change, with extensive field work done using submarines, AUVs, icebreakers, aircraft and ice camps.
The course is designed to give a complete background on the physics of sea ice and its role in the climate system, also including ice mechanics, icebergs and the physics of oil-ice interaction. Climate risks associated with sea ice changes are specially described and analysed.