#1 Arctic Climate System

Date: Monday, July 06, 2020 10:00 – 11:00 a.m., online
Topic: Arctic Climate System
Lecturer: Manfred Wendisch
The lecture starts with a short motivation, why it is so important to study the fascinating processes driving the Arctic climate system. Then, a historical overview of the exploration of the Arctic is given, including famous ship expeditions starting 500 years ago until today. The next part includes a summary of current climate changes (sea ice, snow cover, ocean biology, near-surface air and upper ocean water temperatures, permafrost, sea level). Further on, the talk describes the interlinked and complicated feedback processes within the Arctic climate system with two major topics: clouds and meridional transports. In the end a brief summary is given.
Recommended Literature: “The Arctic Climate System”, by Mark C. Serreze and Roger G. Barry, Cambridge, 2005