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AGU Fall Meeting 2014 - Session Announcement

Dear colleagues,

We invite abstract submissions to the session “Decadal-to-Multidecadal
Climate Variability and Change over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean”
at the AGU Fall meeting 2014 in San Francisco (15-19 December 2014):

Session ID#: 2656 - Decadal-to-Multidecadal Climate Variability and
Change over Antarctica and the Southern Ocean

Session Description:
The Antarctic and Southern Ocean region serves as a key indicator and
regulator of anthropogenic climate change. Detection and attribution of
climate change in this region, however, has proven difficult due to
sparse observations, well-known model biases in simulating important
aspects of the climate, and large internal variability that may mask the
response to external forcing. This session aims to better characterize
and understand climate variability and change over Antarctica and the
Southern Ocean on decadal-to-multidecadal timescales. Both observational
and modeling studies are welcome, with preference given to studies that
emphasize the interactions between atmospheric processes (e.g.,
radiative forcings/feedbacks, jet shifts) and changes occurring at the
surface (e.g., surface temperature, sea ice changes). Areas of
particular interest include: novel ways of analyzing/interpreting
observations; model biases and their implications for near-term
predictions/projections; and internal variability (including
teleconnections with lower latitudes) and its importance relative to
greenhouse gas and stratospheric ozone forcing.

Invited speakers (confirmed):
Kyle Armour, MIT
Ian Eisenman, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
Jennifer Kay, University of Colorado at Boulder
David Schneider, NCAR

The abstract submission deadline is Wednesday 6th August 2014. We look
forward to seeing you in San Francisco!


Michael Previdi, Karen L. Smith and Kevin M. Grise (Conveners)
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory of Columbia University
Palisades, NY, USA