Chemical Atmosphere-Snow-Sea Ice Interactions: Taking the Next Big Step in Field, Lab & Modelling

Event Type: 
Conferences and Workshops
When: 
13 October 2014 to 15 October 2014
Where: 
Cambridge, United Kingdom

The aim of this three day workshop is to bring together experimental and theoretical scientists who work on the physics, chemistry or biology of the atmosphere-snow-sea ice system in order to discuss research status and challenges, which need to be addressed in the near future. An important objective is to foster new research collaborations and identify opportunities for international collaborative funding proposals. One expected workshop outcome will be a publicly available white paper outlining research priorities and pathways how to address them.

Scope
A three day workshop, organized by the British Antarctic Survey and co-sponsored by the EGU and IGAC, will be held in Cambridge (UK). Its aim is to bring together experimental and theoretical scientists who work on the physics, chemistry or biology of the atmosphere-snow-sea ice system in order to discuss research status and challenges, which need to be addressed in the near future. An important objective is to foster new research collaborations and identify opportunities for international collaborative funding proposals.

Sessions
S1: Climate impacts of Chemical Atmosphere-Snow-Sea Ice interactions – what are the mechanisms & are they relevant at the regional or global scale?
S2: “Biogeochemistry of the air-snow-sea ice-ocean system – processes & impacts“
S3: “Air-snow exchange processes – closing the gap between Field, Lab and Models”
S4: ”New strategies – Developing optimal probes and systems to study AICI in lab & field”
S5: “Taking the next steps – challenges & opportunities”
S6: “Open discussion - What are research priorities & how do we get them funded?”

A preliminary scientific program is published on the conference web site.

Registration and abstract submission
Please register, book accommodation and submit an abstract as soon as possible through the conference web site, but no later than Friday, 15 August 2014. Space is limited to 80 participants. Early career scientists are encouraged to submit an abstract and are eligible for partial financial support.

Further information can be found on the meeting web site: http://www.antarctica.ac.uk/about_bas/events/cassii2014/index.php.