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SCAR XXIX WP15: Report of the SCAR Standing Scientific Group on Physical Sciences (SSG-PS)
XXIX SCAR Delegates Meeting
17-19 July 2006, Hobart, Australia

SCAR XXIX WP15: Report of the SCAR Standing Scientific Group on Physical Sciences (SSG-PS)

Working Paper 15
Agenda Item: 4.3
Posted/Revised: July 16
Person Responsible: Turner

Standing Scientific Group on Physical Sciences Report to the Delegates, SCAR XXIX July 2006

SCAR funding for the next 2 years (in USD) - $17K in both 2007 and 2008

Summary of five main achievements:

  1. The cross-SSG workshop in Amsterdam established links with the Life Sciences SSG for the provision of future climate scenarios for the assessment of environmental change during the next century.
  2. The MOSAK workshop on the Antarctic wind field produced an important report assessing our current understanding of the near-surface flow across the continent.
  3. A cross SSG workshop on climatic, biological and cryospheric variability was organised for SCAR XXIX.
  4. The PASTA Action Group has shown that the Antarctic plateau is the best place on Earth for surface-based astronomy.
  5. The ISMASS Expert Group and the ITASE project have facilitated the publications of a major review of Antarctic mass balance through a special volume of Annals of Glaciology.