North Atlantic Session at the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna
RACE members Richard Greatbatch and Monika Rhein, and their colleague Bablu Sinha will convene session OS 1.7: The North Atlantic: natural variability and global change at the EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, Austria. The session will be closely linked to the Nansen Medal Session, Awardee is Richard Greatbatch.
The North Atlantic exhibits a high level of natural variability from interannual to centennial time scales, making it difficult to extract trends from observational time series. Climate models, however, predict major changes in this region, which in turn will influence sea level and climate, especially in western Europe and North America. In the last years, several projects have been focused on the Atlantic circulation changes, for instance OVIDE, RACE, OSNAP, and ACSIS. Another important issue is the interaction between the atmosphere and the ocean as well as the cryosphere with the ocean, and how this affects the climate.
Contributions from observers and modelers on the following topics are welcome:
- climate relevant processes in the North Atlantic region in the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere
- atmosphere – ocean coupling in the North Atlantic realm on time scales from years to centuries (observations, theory and coupled GCMs)
- interpretation of observed variability in the atmosphere and the ocean in the North Atlantic sector
- comparison of observed and simulated climate variability in the North Atlantic sector and Europe
- response of the atmosphere to changes in the North Atlantic
- dynamics of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
- variability in the ocean and the atmosphere in the North Atlantic sector on a broad range of time scales
- changes in adjacent seas related to changes in the North Atlantic
- role of water mass transformation and circulation changes on anthropogenic carbon and other parameters
- linkage between the observational records and proxies from the recent past
Deadline for abstract submission is 15 January 2020. Further information here
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