Tropical Antarctic Teleconnections (TATE) Action Group

Terms of Reference

Key objectives and terms of reference of TATE:

  • To identify the key regions and various mechanisms of connecting the tropics to Antarctica through observations, atmospheric reanalyses, and coupled global climate models.
  • To understand and model the role of Antarctic sea ice with respect to tropical teleconnections.
  • To promote international collaboration in creating a network of polar researchers across national boundary to share ideas and to identify the knowledge gaps so as to develop new research directions and collaborations.
  • To investigate the role of deep convection on the transport of Ozone depleting substance (ODS) to polar region.
  • To develop an internationally coordinated, web-accessible, database of observations, model output in relation with the tropical Antarctic teleconnection.