2017 News

Webinar on Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System - May 4 at 2 pm EDT

1unnamed 3Register here for a webinar from the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine on May 4 at 2 pm EDT to explore the themes discussed at the workshop “Antarctic Sea Ice Variability in the Southern Ocean-Climate System.”

The workshop focused on the potential mechanisms driving increases in the extent and concentration of the sea ice surrounding Antarctic from the late 1970s until 2015 - increases that were not reproduced by climate models, and that came despite the overall warming of the global climate and the region.

The webinar will feature a presentation and Q&A session with the chair of the workshop planning committee, Julienne Stroeve of the University of Colorado, Boulder, and committee members Marika Holland of the National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, and Marilyn Raphael of the University of California, Los Angeles, co-Chair of the SCAR Antarctic Sea-ice Processes and Climate (ASPeCt) Expert Group. 

 The workshop report, which summarises the presentations and discussions from the workshop, has recently been published by the Polar Research Board of the US National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.