AGU Session addressing one of the initiatives of the WCRP Polar Climate Predictability Initiative

Does your research relate to improving understanding of how jets and non-zonal circulation couple to the rest of the system in the Southern Hemisphere? If so, you are invited and encouraged to submit an abstract to participate in the AGU session titled: A061.Southern Hemisphere Atmospheric Circulation and Climate convened by CliC’working group Antarctic Sea Ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) Co-Chair Marilyn Raphael. Oral presentations as well as posters are welcomed. The session is addressing the initiative (#6) of the WCRP Polar Climate Predictability Initiative (PCPI) introduced by Ted Shepherd in the CliC Scientific Steering Committee Meeting in Potsdam 2013 (see Ted Shepherds introduction in the CliC media Gallery)

Recent studies suggest that the zonal and non-zonal circulation of the atmospheric circulation influence the climate system in the high latitude Southern Hemisphere. For example, this influence may be reflected in the variability in Antarctic sea ice extent as well as the climate over the Antarctic continent. In this session, we invite contributions that examine the coupling between the larger scale atmospheric circulation and the climate system of the Southern Hemisphere. Contributions may include but are not limited to, theoretical, observational and modelling studies on the vertically coupled processes in climate. Submissions that examine how the southern jets and the non-zonal circulation couple to the system are encouraged.


Section/Focus Group:
Atmospheric Sciences (A)
American Meteorological Society (AMS)
Cryosphere (C)
European Geosciences Union (EGU)
Global Environmental Change (GC)
Hydrology (H)
Nonlinear Geophysics (NG)
Ocean Sciences (OS)
Paleoceanography and Paleoclimatology (PP)

Information about abstract submission can be found here: