End-user workshops
2nd End-user workshop, London 24 October 2012

Decadal predictions and the RAPID-WATCH Programme

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Notes on the workshop: The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) plays a key role in the climate of regions surrounding the North Atlantic. Variations in the AMOC have been linked with variability in European climate, and in tropical weather systems such as Atlantic hurricanes, while palaeoclimatic evidence has linked the AMOC to some major global climate shifts in the past. Predictability of the AMOC holds out the prospect of improved climate predictions for seasons to decades ahead. In recent years programme THOR, along with a number of national and  international programmes (e.g. international Argo, UK/USA RAPID, Germany/USA MOVE), have revolutionised our ability to observe and model the AMOC, leading to enormous steps forward in our understanding of AMOC variability and its links to climate. The main questions we wanted to address with the workshop were how climate predictions can be affected and influenced by these factors and who (and how) could benefit from these data.
The workshop focused on an interactive exchange between the THOR scientific community and the participants. THOR informed about the development and the risk of a breakdown of the Thermohaline Circulation (THC) and its impact on climate changes, particularly in the area of Great Britain. Presentations were aimed at bringing together scientific advances on decadal predictions with user and stakeholder perspectives, and the workshop was structured to allow for both formal and informal discussion between stakeholders and scientists.

 

 

1st End-user workshop, Hamburg 1 October 2010

North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation and its Impact on Climate Change in Europe

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