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Workshop: Arctic Change and Extreme Weather & Climate

Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:00 amFriday, Jul 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm

An unusually large, long-lasting, and powerful cyclone was churning over the Arctic in early August 2012. Two smaller systems merged on August 5 to form the storm, which at the time occupied much of the Beaufort-Chukchi Sea and Canadian Basin. On average, Arctic cyclones last about 40 hours; as of August 9, 2012, this storm had lasted more than five days. (NASA Earth Observatory)

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Recently amplified warming in the Arctic is an outstanding phenomenon of global climate change. Additionally, extreme weather and climate events have been more frequently observed, both within the Arctic region and in the mid-latitudes, including parts of Asia. Are these extreme events forced by the changes in the Arctic Ocean?

There is a pressing need to synthesize the current knowledge and coordinate future research efforts to improve understanding of Arctic influence on extreme climate and weather.

The Arctic Air-Ice-Sea Interactions and Their Possible Roles in Extreme Weather and Climate Occurrence (AAISE) workshop will bring together international experts in the fields of Arctic climate, extreme weather and climate events, Arctic-midlatitude teleconnection, and air-ice-sea interactions. Objectives include:

  • Review and synthesize recent advances in studying links between Arctic climate change and Eurasian extreme weather and climate events.
  • Identify challenges in detecting and understanding these links.
  • Develop recommendations for coordinating future research activities, including observational data and forthcoming CMIP6 output analysis and modeling experiments.

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Start:
Monday, Jul 22, 2019 at 8:00 am
End:
Friday, Jul 26, 2019 at 5:00 pm
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Venue

Sheraton Anchorage Hotel
401 E 6th Ave
Anchorage, Alaska 99501 United States
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Phone:
907-276-8700

Organizer

Xiangdong Zhang
Email:
xzhang9@alaska.edu

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