ASOF aims to measure and model the variability of fluxes between the Arctic
Ocean and the Atlantic Ocean with the view to implementing a longer-term
system of critical measurements needed to understand the high-latitude ocean's
steering role in decadal climate variability.
ASOF's domain is stuctured around six main regional tasks intended to meet
the ASOF goal of measuring the key ocean exchanges between the Arctic Ocean
and Subarctic Seas and their impact both on the overturning circulation of the
Northern North Atlantic and the Water Cycle. A 7th modelling task will provide
the necessary link between the regional tasks.
ASOF is an element of inter-SEARCH (International Study of Environmental Arctic Change) and an endorsed project of CLIVAR (Climate Variability and Predictability Study).