Causes and Constraints
The aim of this workshop is to bring together researchers studying Arctic and Antarctic climate change from observational and modeling perspectives (ranging from paleoclimate to climate change projections) to cross-pollinate and forge new collaborations that accelerate our understanding of polar amplification.
This workshop will be hybrid, with in-person and virtual participation available.
The objectives of the proposed workshop are to:
- Identify knowledge gaps and deficiencies in model diagnostics that limit our understanding of climate change in both polar regions
- Prioritize these knowledge gaps as areas for future research
- Identify strategies, tactics, and data needs (e.g., process studies, collaborative modeling activities, satellite missions) to address the identified knowledge gaps
- Identify candidate observational emergent constraints on key polar amplification processes
- Identify steps for enhancing community collaboration
A unique aspect of this workshop is the focus on the seasonally resolved processes that also relate to the asymmetries between Arctic and Antarctic amplification. As indicated by the results of previous Arctic and polar amplification workshops, expanding our focus beyond the atmospheric response to the oceanic response and sea ice loss is required to understand polar amplification more fully and reduce the inter-model spread in projections.