The climate of the Atlantic and Europe exhibits considerable variability and many of the sources and processes involved are still unkown, hindering, for example the attribution of trends from observational time series or the improvement of forecast skill in seasonal and decadal predictions for Europe. Indeed, although both the ocean and atmosphere are known to be coupled, many details of this coupling are still not clear. Additionally, other oceanic basins, other parts of the atmosphere, other climate subsystems and also external forcings impact the Euro-Atlantic ocean-atmosphere system, but their relative contributions are still not clear. Thus, a better understanding of all aspects of the climate variability in the Euro-Atlantic region is needed.
This session welcomes contributions on the following topics:
-- Climate relevant processes in the atmosphere, ocean and cryosphere in the North Atlantic-European region.
-- Atmosphere - ocean coupling in the North Atlantic realm on time scales from years to centuries
-- Observed and simulated variability in the atmosphere and the ocean in the Euro- Atlantic sector.
-- Remote drivers of European weather and climate including phenomena in other basins, in the stratosphere, and external forcings.
-- Physical mechanisms of Atlantic and European climate variability.
-- Linkage between recent observational records and proxies from the past
Submissions on analysis of observational data, operational prediction systems or models of varying complexity are all encouraged.
Blanca Ayarzagüena Porras, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain
Sergey Gulev, Shirshov Institute of Oceanology, Russia
Thierry Penduff, CNRS, France
Richard Greatbach, GEOMAR, Germany.