Annual Seminar on Polar Meteorology

The annual seminar was held at ECMWF from 4 to 8 September with a theme of polar meteorology.

Description

In the context of the impending International Polar Year (IPY,2007-9), this Seminar provided a pedagogical review of the recent advances in our knowledge and understanding of polar atmospheric science, and of some of the key issues to be addressed in IPY. Subjects covered included data assimilation, modelling and predictability challenges unique to such high latitudes including those associated with the land, ocean and cryosphere. Some attention was focussed on the performance of NWP and climate modelling systems in these regions and the nature and causes of identified deficiencies.

Programme

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Presentations

Monday 4 September  
Session 1: General overview
 

The climate and the cryosphere

Barry Goodison (Environment Canada)

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Global implications of Arctic climate processes and feedbacks

Klaus Dethloff (Alfred Wegener Institute)

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Antarctic climate variability and change

John King (British Antactic Survey)

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The International Polar Year

Thor-Erik Nordeng (Met No)

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Tuesday 5 September  
Session 2: Processes and phenomena
 

Arctic field experiments

Judith Curry (Georgia Institute Technology)

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Remote sensing of polar ice

Mark Drinkwater (ESA - ESTEC)

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Snow measurement: solid precipitation and snow cover

Barry Goodison (Environment Canada)

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Polar lows and other high latitude weather systems

John Turner (British Antarctic Survey)

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The Arctic Oscillation

Mike Wallace (University of Washington) - Presented by Brian Hoskins

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Wednesday 6 September  
Session 3: Modelling and assimilation
 

Data assimilation at high latitudes

Erik Andersson (ECMWF)

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Use of satellite data at high latitudes

Tony McNally (ECMWF)

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Polar and midlatitude ozone

Daniel Cariolle (Météo France)

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Snow modelling

Richard Essery (University of Wales)

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Modelling challenges at high latitudes

Judith Curry (Georgia Institute of Technology)

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Thursday 7 September  

Sea ice modelling for climate applications

Helene Banks (Met Office)

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Atmosphere/surface interactions in the ECMWF model at high latitudes

Anton Beljaars (ECMWF)

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NWP at high latitudes

Nils Gustafsson (SMHI)

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Session 4: Predictability at high latitudes
 

Performance of the ECMWF model in polar regions

Thomas Jung (ECMWF)

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The dynamics of the stratospheric polar vortex

Alan O’Neill (University of Reading)

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Friday 8 September  

Monthly to seasonal prediction

David Anderson (ECMWF)

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Thermohaline circulation

Jochem Marotzke (MPI)

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Anthropogenic climate change

Jens Hesselbjerg Christensen (DMI)

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Proceedings

Monthly to seasonal prediction

D Anderson

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Data assimilation in the polar regions

E Andersson

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Sea ice modelling for climate applications

H Banks

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Atmosphere/surface interactions in the ECMWF model at high latitudes

A Beljaars

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Polar and midlatitude ozone

D Cariolle

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Arctic field experiments

J Curry

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Global implementations of Arctic climate processes and feedbacks

K Dethloff

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Remote sensing of polar ice

M R Drinkwater

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Snow modelling

R Essery

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Challenges in snow measurement: Solid precipitation and snow cover

B Goodison

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The climate and cryosphere

B Goodison

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Numerical weather prediction at high latitudes

N Gustafsson

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Anthropogenic climate change

J Hesselbjerg Christensen

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Performance of the ECMWF forecasting system in polar regions

T Jung

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Antarctic climate variability and change

J C King

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Thermohaline circulation

J Marotzke

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The use of satellite data in polar regions

T McNally

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The International Polar Year 1007-2008

T-E Nordeng

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The dynamics of the stratospheric polar vortex

A O'Neill

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Polar lows and other high latitude weather systems

J Turner

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On the role of the Arctic and Antarctic oscillations in polar climate

J M Wallace

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