The Virtual Atmosphere-Cryosphere-Ocean seminar series, 19-23 July 2021 (VACO-21)

To replace our postponed joint assembly, IAMAS, IACS and IAPSO were delighted to host a free international online seminar series.

Seminar themes and speakers (full programme here and recorded presentations here):

IAMAS-IACS-IAPSO Early Career Scientist Awards

  • Marta Abalos (Universidad Complutense de Madrid): Human impacts on the stratospheric circulation
  • David Bigelow (Minerva Intelligence): The role of englacial hydrology in the filling and drainage of an ice-dammed lake
  • Jessica Fitzsimmons (Texas A&M University): Micronutrient trace metal dynamics in the Arctic Ocean
  • Giulia Mazzotti (WSL Institute for Snow and Avalanche Research SLF): Forest snow modelling from tree to regional scales
  • Thomas Wahl (University of Central Florida): Bigger ships or less flooding? How tidal changes affect flooding along the U.S. coast

Remote sensing of the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere

  • Paolo Cipollini (European Space Agency): Essential Climate Variables over oceans and ice: a view from space
  • Byongjun Hwang (University of Huddersfield): Satellite observation of the floe size distribution of Arctic sea ice: implications for sea ice models
  • Pepijn Veefkind (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute): The impact of COVID-19 policy measures on air quality and climate: the view from space

Field observations of the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere

  • Joellen Russell (University of Arizona): Designing the required Southern Ocean observing system for predicting climate change: robot floats, satellites and supercomputers
  • Laura Stevens (University of Oxford): Stress coupling between Greenland supraglacial lakes during rapid drainage
  • Markus Frey (British Antarctic Survey): Sea salt aerosol from blowing snow above sea ice – observations, modelling and atmospheric impacts

Coupled changes and variability in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere

  • Matthew England (University of New South Wales): Global ocean-atmosphere climate teleconnections
  • Ruzica Dadic (University of Wellington): Spatial variability of the sea ice surface (SSL/snow) during MOSAiC
  • Elizabeth Barnes (Colorado State University): Explainable neural networks for advancing scientific discovery

Modelling atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere interactions

  • Jenny Mecking (National Oceanography Centre): Predicting the 2015 North Atlantic Cold Blob and Europen heat wave
  • Cecile Agosta (LSCE): Antarctic surface mass balance: local and large-scale drivers, present and future
  • Doug Smith (Met Office): Robust but weak multi-model atmospheric response to future Arctic sea ice loss