Polar Prediction Workshop 2016
4 - 6 May 2016
Lamont in Palisades, New York, USA
The Third Polar Prediction Workshop on 4-6 May 2016 was held at the Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory in Palisades, New York USA. Presentations and discussions were given on sources of predictability on sub-seasonal to annual timescales with a special emphasis on sea ice predictions. Results from the eight years of the Sea Ice Outlook were presented and recommendations were discussed for future Outlook activities and the Year of Polar Prediction. Participants were drawn from operational and research communities, as well as forecast users. 70 attended in person, with 39 oral presentations and 14 posters given. The workshop was supported financially by PCPI WCRP, PPP WWRP and Lamont Doherty. Website and organizational support was provided by Betsy Turner-Bogren and Helen Wiggins from ARCUS/SIPN. The organizing committee was composed of Xiaojun Yuan, Helge Goessling, Edward Hawkins, Muyin Wang, and Cecilia Bitz.
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
The aim of the workshop was to describe the main feedbacks in polar regions and propose a framework to quantitatively study them in both model and observations as described in the abstract below.
A paper emanated from this workshop (in preparation as of March 2017):
Goosse H., J. E. Kay, K. Armour, A. Bodas-Salcedo, H. Chepfer, D. Docquier, A. Jonko, P. J. Kushner, O. Lecomte, F. Massonnet, H.-S. Park, F. Pithan, G. Svensson, M. Vancoppenolle, 2017. Beyond radiative feedbacks: a process-oriented perspective on climate feedbacks in polar regions. (in preparation).
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
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
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
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.
|Cecilia M Bitz
Univ of Washington
Seattle, WA, United States
|Sarah T Gille
La Jolla, CA, USA
|Marilyn N Raphael
Los Angeles, CA, USA
University of Reading
Cryosphere in a Changing Climate Grand Challenge Workshop
16-18 October 2013
Arctic Observing Summit 2013
30 April - 2 May 2013
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
International Conference on North Atlantic Climate Variability
24-26 September 2012