Tipping Elements Discussion Series: Permafrost

Speaking: Hanne H. Christiansen, University Centre in Svalbard (UNIS), Dr. Hugelius, Stockholm University

Event Type: Webinars and Virtual Events

When: 17 January 2022

Where: Online: 6:00-7:30 am AKDT, 10:00-11:30 am EST

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This series of online discussions convened by AIMES, Future Earth, Earth Commission and WCRP aims to advance the knowledge about tipping elements, irreversibility, and abrupt changes in the Earth system. It supports efforts to increase consistency in treatment of tipping elements in the scientific community, develop a research agenda, and design joint experiments and ideas for a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

The 60-90 min events are held monthly and feature presentations from scientists working on the frontiers of earth systems research.

This event in the series focuses on permafrost.

  • Introduction and objectives of the webinar – Victor Brovkin and Claire Treat (5min)
  • Permafrost and climate change – what are we observing ? – Hanne Hvidtfeld Christiansen (20min)
  • The Permafrost Carbon Feedback and potential tipping points - Gustaf Hugelius (20min)
  • Questions and moderated discussion (20min)

The final 25min have been reserved for informal discussions on the research agenda and the development of a Tipping Element Model Intercomparison Project (TipMip).

For more information, please follow the link above.