Tools for Investigating Climate Change at High Northern Latitudes (eSTICC)

The world is clearly experiencing climate change, and this is particularly evident in the polar regions. Scientists are in need of tools for measuring, predicting and evaluating these changes in order to better understand them.

The eSTICC centre brings together experts in climate and computing to collaborate on advancing precisely such tools. Researchers at the centre will collect observational data relating to greenhouse gas emissions, among other things, storing this information in existing databases to make it more readily accessible, and more easily integrated into, existing data. The eSTICC will also work to enhance tools for calculating environmental and climate change with an emphasis on methods adapted for the high northern latitudes. The objective is to acquire a better understanding of climate-related processes in order to produce more precise predictions. Researchers at the eSTICC will carry out a broad range of activities for developing tools and processing data for climate and environmental research, with a focus on taking advantage of cross-disciplinary synergies.

Andreas Stohl is a strong advocate of open-source development and open-access publishing for scientific endeavours.

Scientific Publications

Design and results of the ice sheet model initialisation initMIP-Greenland: an ISMIP6 intercomparison

Published: 2018-04-19
Author: Heiko Goelzer, Sophie Nowicki, Tamsin Edwards, Matthew Beckley, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Andy Aschwanden, Reinhard Calov, Olivier Gagliardini, Fabien Gillet-Chaulet, Nicholas R. Golledge, Jonathan Gregory, Ralf Greve, Angelika Humbert, Philippe Huybrechts, Joseph H. Kennedy, Eric Larour, William H. Lipscomb, Sébastien Le clec'h, Victoria Lee, Mathieu Morlighem, Frank Pattyn, Antony J. Payne, Christian Rodehacke, Martin Rückamp, Fuyuki Saito, Nicole Schlegel, Helene Seroussi, Andrew Shepherd, Sainan Sun, Roderik van de Wal, Florian A. Ziemen.

SALSA2.0: The sectional aerosol module of the aerosol-chemistry-climate model ECHAM6.3.0-HAM2.3-MOZ1.0

Published: 2018-04-03
Author: Harri Kokkola, Thomas Kühn, Anton Laakso, Tommi Bergman, Kari E. J. Lehtinen, Tero Mielonen, Antti Arola, Scarlet Stadtler, Hannele Korhonen, Sylvaine Ferrachat, Ulrike Lohmann, David Neubauer, Ina Tegen, Colombe Siegenthaler-Le Drian, Martin G. Schultz, Isabelle Bey, Philip Stier, Nikos Daskalakis, Colette L. Heald, Sami Romakkaniemi.

Calibrating the sqHIMMELI v1.0 wetland methane emission model with hierarchical modeling and adaptive MCMC

Published: 2018-03-29
Author: Jouni Susiluoto, Maarit Raivonen, Leif Backman, Marko Laine, Jarmo Makela, Olli Peltola, Timo Vesala, Tuula Aalto.

HIMMELI v1.0: HelsinkI Model of MEthane buiLd-up and emIssion for peatlands

Published: 2017-12-22
Author: Maarit Raivonen, Sampo Smolander, Leif Backman, Jouni Susiluoto, Tuula Aalto, Tiina Markkanen, Jarmo Mäkelä, Janne Rinne, Olli Peltola, Mika Aurela, Annalea Lohila, Marin Tomasic, Xuefei Li, Tuula Larmola, Sari Juutinen, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Martin Heimann, Sanna Sevanto, Thomas Kleinen, Victor Brovkin, Timo Vesala.

Source–receptor matrix calculation for deposited mass with the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART v10.2 in backward mode

Published: 2017-12-18
Author: Sabine Eckhardt, Massimo Cassiani, Nikolaos Evangeliou, Espen Sollum, Ignacio Pisso, Andreas Stohl.

Reference data set of volcanic ash physicochemical and optical properties

Published: 2017-09-07
Author: A. Vogel, S. Diplas, A. J. Durant, A. S. Azar, M. F. Sunding, W. I. Rose, A. Sytchkova, C. Bonadonna, K. Krüger, A. Stohl.

Design and results of the ice sheet model initialisation experiments initMIP-Greenland: an ISMIP6 intercomparison

Published: 2017-07-14
Author: Heiko Goelzer, Sophie Nowicki, Tamsin Edwards, Matthew Beckley, Ayako Abe-Ouchi, Andy Aschwanden, Reinhard Calov, Olivier Gagliardini, Fabien Gillet-Chaulet, Nicholas R. Golledge, Jonathan Gregory, Ralf Greve, Angelika Humbert, Philippe Huybrechts, Joseph H. Kennedy, Eric Larour, William H. Lipscomb, Sébastien Le clec´h, Victoria Lee, Mathieu Morlighem, Frank Pattyn, Antony J. Payne, Christian Rodehacke, Martin Rückamp, Fuyuki Saito, Nicole Schlegel, Helene Seroussi, Andrew Shepherd, Sainan Sun, Roderik van de Wal, Florian A. Ziemen.

Source-receptor matrix calculation for deposited mass with the Lagrangian particle dispersion model FLEXPART v10.2 in backward mode

Published: 2017-06-30
Author: Sabine Eckhardt, Massimo Cassiani, Nikolaos Evangeliou, Espen Sollum, Ignacio Pisso, Andreas Stohl.

Spatial variability of CO<sub>2</sub> uptake in polygonal tundra: assessing low-frequency disturbances in eddy covariance flux estimates

Published: 2017-06-29
Author: Norbert Pirk, Jakob Sievers, Jordan Mertes, Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Mikhail Mastepanov, Torben R. Christensen.

Calibrating a wetland methane emission model with hierarchical modeling and adaptive MCMC

Published: 2017-04-21
Author: Jouni Susiluoto, Maarit Raivonen, Leif Backman, Marko Laine, Jarmo Mäkelä, Olli Peltola, Timo Vesala, Tuula Aalto.

HIMMELI v1.0: HelsinkI Model of MEthane buiLd-up and emIssion for peatlands

Published: 2017-03-27
Author: Maarit Raivonen, Sampo Smolander, Leif Backman, Jouni Susiluoto, Tuula Aalto, Tiina Markkanen, Jarmo Mäkelä, Janne Rinne, Olli Peltola, Mika Aurela, Marin Tomasic, Xuefei Li, Tuula Larmola, Sari Juutinen, Eeva-Stiina Tuittila, Martin Heimann, Sanna Sevanto, Thomas Kleinen, Victor Brovkin, Timo Vesala.

Methane fluxes in the high northern latitudes for 2005–2013 estimated using a Bayesian atmospheric inversion

Published: 2017-03-14
Author: Rona L. Thompson, Motoki Sasakawa, Toshinobu Machida, Tuula Aalto, Doug Worthy, Jost V. Lavric, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Andreas Stohl.

Spatial variability of CO<sub>2</sub> uptake in polygonal tundra – large overestimations by the conventional eddy covariance method

Published: 2016-12-14
Author: Norbert Pirk, Jakob Sievers, Jordan Mertes, Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Mikhail Mastepanov, Torben R. Christensen.

The offline Lagrangian particle model FLEXPART–NorESM/CAM (v1): model description and comparisons with the online NorESM transport scheme and with the reference FLEXPART model

Published: 2016-11-11
Author: Massimo Cassiani, Andreas Stohl, Dirk Olivié, Øyvind Seland, Ingo Bethke, Ignacio Pisso, Trond Iversen.

Snowpack fluxes of methane and carbon dioxide from high Arctic tundra

Published: 2016-11-01
Author: Norbert Pirk, Mikkel P. Tamstorf, Magnus Lund, Mikhail Mastepanov, Stine H. Pedersen, Maria R. Mylius, Frans-Jan W. Parmentier, Hanne H. Christiansen, Torben R. Christensen.

Methane fluxes in the high northern latitudes for 2005–2013 estimated using a Bayesian atmospheric inversion

Published: 2016-09-30
Author: Rona L. Thompson, Motoki Sasakawa, Toshinobu Machida, Tuula Aalto, Doug Worthy, Jost V. Lavric, Cathrine Lund Myhre, Andreas Stohl.

The off-line Lagrangian particle model FLEXPART-NorESM/CAM (V1): model description and comparisons with the on-line NorESM transport scheme and with the reference FLEXPART model

Published: 2016-06-03
Author: Massimo Cassiani, Andreas Stohl, Dirk Olivié, Øyvind Seland, Ingo Bethke, Ignacio Pisso, Trond Iversen.

Extensive release of methane from Arctic seabed west of Svalbard during summer 2014 does not influence the atmosphere

Published: 2016-05-07
Author: C. Lund Myhre, B. Ferré, S. M. Platt, A. Silyakova, O. Hermansen, G. Allen, I. Pisso, N. Schmidbauer, A. Stohl, J. Pitt, P. Jansson, J. Greinert, C. Percival, A. M. Fjaeraa, S. J. O'Shea, M. Gallagher, M. Le Breton, K. N. Bower, S. J. B. Bauguitte, S. Dalsøren, S. Vadakkepuliyambatta, R. E. Fisher, E. G. Nisbet, D. Lowry, G. Myhre, J. A. Pyle, M. Cain, J. Mienert.

Facts about the project

Project number: 57001

Project leader

Andreas Stohl is a Dr. habil. in meteorology at the Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU) in Kjeller

Projektkoordinator Ignacio Pisso, seniorforsker ved Norwegian Institute for Air Research (NILU), Kjeller

Project website
https://esticc.net/
Duration
5 år

Science Advisory Board

Prof. Robert Gurney, Uni. of Reading, Dept. of Meteorology, UK

Dr. Sylvie Joussaume, National Institute of Sciences of the Uni. at CNRS, France

Dr. Serge Guillas, Uni. College London, Dept. of Statistical Science, UK

Dr. David Wallom, Oxford eResearch Centre, UK

Prof. Peter Jan van Leeuwen, Uni. of Reading, Dept. of Meteorology, UK