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Large-scale climate variability in Antarctica and the Southern Ocean over decades to centuries


24.03. – 26.03.2015


Scripps Institution of Oceanography, San Diego, USA


This workshop will bring together atmospheric scientists, oceanographers, and cryosphere specialists and expertise in paleoclimate, in historic data, and in the modern instrumental record, from both the polar and extrapolar communities. This will provide an opportunity to connect the recent past with the paleo record and to compare model behavior with historic and proxy data.

The outcome of the workshop will be an updated assessment of the historic instrumental and proxy data available to estimate past climate, and of polar-extra polar linkages. The workshop will provide a forum for exploring possible improvements in estimates of changes at the surface (mainly temperature and sea ice extent), of the SAM, and of the non-annular patterns of large-scale climate variability.