Mediterranean Climate: from past to future
|Convener: P. Lionello | Co-Convener: C. Goodess|
Also this year, this MedCLIVAR session offers a forum to present research on the Mediterranean climate considering different time scales and different components. It is important to bridge the research from paleoclimate to future projections in order to achieve a seamless vision of regional climate evolution. It is also intended to reflect the interdisciplinary aspects of climate research and to encourage exchange of information between climatologists and researchers investigating the impacts of climate on society and ecosystems. Finally, interactions between the various systems, such as atmosphere, ocean, land and hydrological, chemical and biological components must be considered. Particularly welcome are presentations studying the coupled atmosphere-ocean-land system, bridging past (including paleo-climate) and future and analyzing impacts of climate change on the environment and on human society. This year specifically solicited are new inputs relevant for AR5 and analyses of the results of HyMeX, CIRCE and other European projects. Contributions dealing with the Southern Mediterranean are also particularly encouraged.