In recent years, the Arctic sea ice cover has a strong decrease and ice albedo feedback could be amplified by global warming from recent studies. NASA’s up-to-date satellite observations in the Arctic have shown the ice coverage declined faster than expected. Joshua Fu, John D. Tickle Professor in the Civil and Environmental Engineering Department, has been invited to serve in the Arctic Council’s Arctic Monitoring and Assessment Programme (AMAP) Short-lived Climate Pollutants Expert Group.
Fu has conducted black carbon from anthropogenic emissions in Russia, typically estimating black carbon from oil and gas productions in the world. Those works have been published in the Journal of Geophysical Research – Atmospheres and Nature’s Scientific Data. Fu joined the emission and modeling subgroup to provide his expertise on black carbon emissions and modeling to impact Arctic ice pack and its ecosystems in Arctic.
AMAP is mandated to produce sound science-based information for use in policy- and decision-making. Its assessment activities are internationally coordinated, subject to rigorous peer-review and make use of the most up-to-date results from both monitoring and research.