Upcoming Meetings

Polar Prediction Workshop 2016
4 - 6 May 2016
Lamont in Palisades, New York, USA

This workshop will bring together anyone interested in the predictability of polar climate on seasonal to inter-annual timescales. Contributions will include presentations on understanding causes of inter-annual polar climate variability, as well as idealised predictability studies, and operational forecasts. This is the third workshop in as many years about Sea Ice or Polar Prediction Workshop, and it is part of PCPI's theme 3 on polar predictability. It is jointly organized with the Polar Predictability Project.

More information is available on the meeting webpage, click here to access it.

Contact Cecilia Bitz for if you have any questions.

Workshop on feedbacks in polar regions and the way they are represented in climate models
17-19 May 2016
Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium

Recent comparisons of climate model results with various types of observations have identified significant biases in the polar regions of both hemispheres. Nevertheless, suggesting improvements on the basis of model-observation comparisons is generally not straightforward. The approach proposed here is to focus on the way models reproduce the magnitude of various feedbacks and feedback-relevant processes compared to estimates derived from observations. The workshop has two goals. First, we will identify key processes that can be evaluated using observations. Identified processes will be based either on existing observations or on observations that if collected in the future that would help constrain polar climate feedbacks in models. Second, we will propose standard methods to evaluate these identified processes, and plan to apply these on a wide range of models.

Contact Hugues Goose or Jennifer Kay for more information.

 

 

 

Past Meetings

PCPI Leads Meeting
9 - 11 September 2015, Reading, UK
Contact Ted Shepherd for details
[Website]

Polar Sea-Ice Seasonal and Inter-Annual Predictability Workshop
8 - 10 April 2015, Reading, UK
This workshop will bring together anyone interested in the predictability of polar sea-ice on seasonal to inter-annual timescales. Contributions will include presentations on understanding causes of inter-annual polar climate variability, as well as idealised predictability studies, and operational forecasts. This workshop is a follow-up to the Sea Ice Prediction Workshop held in Boulder in April 2014, and forms part of PCPI's Initiative 3 on polar predictability.
For more information contact Ed Hawkins
[Website]

Large-scale climate variability in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean over decades to centuries, and links to extra-polar climate
24 - 26 March 2015, La Jolla, California, USA
- A PCPI Initiative 1 Workshop
[Website]

International workshop on polar-lower latitude linkages and their role in weather and climate prediction
A joint initiative by WWRP-PPP and WCRP-PCPI.
10 - 12 December 2014, Barcelona, Spain
Download leaflet
[Website]

Polar Climate: Processes and Predictability Session at AGU Fall 2014

Session 2392 Description:
Few climate models have accurately predicted recent changes in polar climate and, as a result, projections of seasonal to multidecadal polar climate variability remain uncertain. We welcome presentations that examine the processes that govern seasonal to multidecadal polar climate variability, identify sources of polar climate predictability and characterize uncertainty in polar climate prediction. Studies may address these topics using remote sensing, field-based observations, proxy data, reanalyses, numerical modeling and theory. Assessing model errors related to polar predictability and evaluating renalyses are also important to advance this field. Finally, we welcome studies that link polar climate predictability to extra-polar phenomena. This session seeks to connect the community of atmospheric, oceanic, and cryospheric scientists working on topics relevant to the new Polar Climate Predictability Initiative of the World Climate Research Program.

Primary Convener
Co-conveners
Cecilia M Bitz
Univ of Washington
Seattle, WA, United States
Sarah T Gille
UCSD
La Jolla, CA, USA
Marilyn N Raphael
UCLA
Los Angeles, CA, USA
Ed Hawkins
University of Reading
Reading, UK

WCRP JSC-35
Joint Scientific Committee Thirty-Five Session
30 June-4 July 2014
Heidelberg, GERMANY
[Presentation] by Ted Shepherd

PCPI Leads Meeting 
3-4 April 2014
Boulder, CO, USA
[Website]

Amundsen Sea Low Workshop for PCPI Initiative 6
5-6th December 2013, University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA)
[Website]

ECMWF-WWRP/THORPEX Workshop on polar prediction
24-27 June 2013
Reading, UK
[Website]

Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Grand Challenge Workshop
16-18 October 2013
Tromso, Norway
[Website][Report]

Antarctic Ice Rises 2013
26-29 August 2013
Tromso, Norway
[Website]

Sea Ice Modelling and Observation Workshop
5-7 June 2013
Tromso, Norway
[Website][Report]

Arctic Observing Summit 2013
30 April - 2 May 2013
Vancouver, Canada
[Website]

Workshop on the Climatic Effects of Ozone Depletion in the Southern Hemisphere: Assessing the Evidences and Identifying the Gaps in Current Knowledge
25 February - 1 March 2013
Buenos Aires, Argentina

Earth Observation and Cryosphere Science
13-16 November 2012
Frascati, Italy
[Website][Report]

International Conference on North Atlantic Climate Variability
24-26 September 2012
Hamburg, Germany
[Website]

Bjerknes Centre 10-year Anniversary Conference
3-6 September 2012
Bergen, Norway
[Website]

IPY 2012 Conference: From Knowledge to Action
22-27 April 2012
Montreal, Canada
[Website]

WCRP/IASC Polar Climate Initiative Workshop
2-4 April 2012
Toronto, Canada
[Website]