The Polar Climate Predictability Initiative is pleased to announce a special session at the AGU Fall Meeting in San Francisco, CA, USA. They invite abstract submissions to session 2392: Polar Climate: Processes and Predictability.

Polar Climate: Processes and Predictability 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:
Cecilia M Bitz, Univ of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States

Co-conveners:
Sarah T Gille, UCSD, La Jolla, CA, United States
Marilyn N Raphael, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA, United States
Ed Hawkins, University of Reading, Reading, United Kingdom