A number of meetings and gatherings has been held to plan how to synthesize our current scientific understanding of Arctic freshwater sources, fluxes, storage and effects. For documents, presentations and…

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Who’s Who

Steering Committee: Terry Prowse - Environment Canada, Canada - Chair Prof. Terry D. Prowse holds a Professor and Environment Canada sponsored Research Chair (focused on the theme of “Climate Impacts…

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There is increasing scientific recognition that changes to the Arctic freshwater systems has produced, and could produce even greater, changes to bio-geophysical and socio-economic systems of special importance to northern…

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New FrostBytes: Short Videos of Cryosphere Research from CliC and APECS

If you are looking for a few new interesting soundbytes of cool research happening in the cryosphere, we have just the thing for you. CliC has teamed up with the Association of Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS) to help enhance their FrostBytes project. FrostBytes are short (often 30-60 second) videos of researchers talking about their current projects and neat discoveries. Erik Warming, an APECS member and ice sheet graduate student, has been helping early career scientists who have attended recent CliC sponsored workshops to create a few new FrostBytes. Check them out:

FrostBytes from the CliC Sea Ice Modeling and Observing Workshop - June 2013:
Tarmo Kiik: Ice Studies in the Russian Empire in the 19th Century
Jennifer King: Sea Ice tracking from SAR in the Arctic
Matthew Shupe: Mixed-Phase Cloud Properties and Processes
Thomas Hollands: Satellite Observations of Polynias

FrostBytes from the Research Coordination Network (RCN) on Vulnerability of Permafrost Carbon in Florida May - 2013:
Jorien Vonk: Permafrost carbon on its journey from land-to-ocean
Britta Sannel: Thermokarst lake dynamics in permafrost peatlands during recent decades

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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.

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The GlobIce Project is a part of ESA's Data User Element (DUE) of the Earth Observation Envelope Programme. The main purpose of GlobIce is to define, implement and validate a…

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Thematic Network on Permafrost established

The International Permafrost Association Education and Outreach Committee, which CliC's Director Jenny Baeseman serves on, is happy to announce that a Thematic Network on Permafrost has been established as part of the University of the Arctic (UArctic).
The Thematic Network on Permafrost can help support education and outreach activities dealing with permafrost for many institutes and organizations. At minimum, the network can offer collaboration and support for activities on the following three topics:
- Research cooperation
- Knowledge sharing in education
- Curriculum development and class/summer school cooperation

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