WCRP Open Science Conference

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2011-10-24 08:00
2011-10-28 18:00

World Climate Research Program, Denver, Colorado

Oct.24-28, 2011.
Session C9: Oceans and Climate

The oceans store, redistribute, and release various properties such as heat, freshwater, and carbon. Through these processes, the oceans often affect the interaction among various components of Earth’s climate system on a wide range of temporal and spatial scales. Prominent examples of the active roles of oceans in modulating climate on interannual-to-centennial time scales are the El-Niño-Southern Oscillation and the North Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. This session solicits contributions that address the relationship, and especially the interaction, between the oceans and other components of the climate system (e.g., atmosphere, land, cryosphere, and biosphere) both on global and regional scales. General topics of interest include the effects of the oceans on and the responses of the oceans to climate variability and change.


Co-conveners: Tong Lee (USA), Wilco Hazeleger (Netherlands), Toshio Suga (Japan), Jaci Brown (Australia), Marcelo Barreiro (Uruguay).

Abstract deadline is 4/30.