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Bjerknes Centre´s 10-years Anniversary Conference on Climate Change in High Latitudes
03 September 2012 — 06 September 2012
University of Bergen
The conference is meant to summarise current knowledge on past, present and future climate changes of the high latitudes in both hemispheres. Climate change is amplified in high latitudes.High latitudes interact with lower latitudes and a number of key processes of global significance are involved.
The Conference will cover both empirical studies and modeling studies (e.g. results from the CMIP5 and CORDEX experiments).
The Scientific Programme Committee has set up a broad range of topics to be covered by invited and contributing oral presentations and poster sessions.
We invite contributions on these themes:
SESSION 1: Climate variability, sensitivity, thresholds and predictability
* past, present and future aspects of high latitude climate variability and sensitivity
* how high and lower latitudes are linked* the potential of threshold behavior in the system
* predictable aspects of high latitude climate dynamics
SESSION 2: Coupling between climate and biogeochemical cycles
* the linkages and feedbacks between the climate system and biogeochemical cycles – in a bipolar perspective.
SESSION 3: Ocean, ice, atmosphere, land surface processes
* empirical and modelling contributions on important processes and their interactions, driving climate change in high latitudes.
SESSION 4: Climate projections and ecosystem responses
* analyzing global and regional model simulations and climate projections (e.g. CMIP5 and CORDEX)
* studies linking climate scenarios with ecosystem responses and interactions.
Final conference program will be ready July 1. 2012