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The Virtual Atmosphere-Cryosphere-Ocean Seminar Series (VACO-21)

19/07/2021 23/07/2021

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 To replace their postponed joint assembly, IAMAS (International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences), IACS (International Association of Cryospheric Sciences), and IAPSO (International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans) are delighted to host an international online seminar series. Registration is free.


Seminar themes and speakers (Full programme here

IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Early Career Scientist Awards

  • Marta Abalos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Human impacts on the stratospheric circulation
  • David Bigelow (Minerva Intelligence): The role of englacial hydrology in the filling and drainage of an ice-dammed lake
  • Jessica Fitzsimmons (Texas A&M University): Micronutrient trace metal dynamics in the Arctic Ocean
  • Giulia Mazzotti (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF): Forest snow modelling from tree to regional scales
  • Thomas Wahl (University of Central Florida): Bigger ships or less flooding? How tidal changes affect flooding along the U.S. coast

Remote sensing of the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere

  • Paolo Cipollini (European Space Agency): Essential Climate Variables over oceans and ice: a view from space
  • Byongjun Hwang (University of Huddersfield): Satellite observation of the floe size distribution of Arctic sea ice: implications for sea ice models
  • Pepijn Veefkind (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute): The impact of COVID-19 policy measures on air quality and climate: the view from space

Field observations of the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere

  • Joellen Russell (University of Arizona): Designing the required Southern Ocean observing system for predicting climate change: robot floats, satellites and supercomputers
  • Laura Stevens (University of Oxford): Stress coupling between Greenland supraglacial lakes during rapid drainage
  • Markus Frey (British Antarctic Survey): Sea salt aerosol from blowing snow above sea ice – observations, modelling and atmospheric impacts

Coupled changes and variability in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere

  • Matthew England (University of New South Wales): Global ocean-atmosphere climate teleconnections
  • Ruzica Dadic (University of Wellington): Spatial variability of the sea ice surface (SSL/snow) during MOSAiC
  • Elizabeth Barnes (Colorado State University): Explainable neural networks for advancing scientific discovery

Modelling atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere interactions

  • Jenny Mecking (National Oceanography Centre): Predicting the 2015 North Atlantic Cold Blob and Europen heat wave
  • Cecile Agosta (LSCE): Antarctic surface mass balance: local and large-scale drivers, present and future
  • Doug Smith (Met Office): Robust but weak multi-model atmospheric response to future Arctic sea ice loss




 Image by Eduardo Ruiz.

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