We will be convening a session on weather and climate modeling in the polar regions at the 26th IUGG General Assembly 22 June – 2 July 2015 in Prague, Czech Republic. Please note that the deadline for submitting abstracts is 31 January 2015.
IAMAS Symposium M04: Numerical Models for Climate Studies and Forecasting at High Latitudes
Convener: John Cassano (Boulder, USA)
Co-conveners: Matthew Lazzara (Madison, USA), Tom Bracegirdle (Cambridge, U.K.)
Over the last decade there has been an increasing focus on polar weather and climate modelling. However, at high latitudes there are processes that are often poorly represented, such as atmospheric boundary layers, cloud physics, sea ice dynamics and thermodynamics, and snow processes. Often this is due to a lack of observations of the processes being modelled. This symposium will focus on the current state of polar-focused weather, regional, and global climate modelling and observational efforts aimed at improving polar models.