ITS4.2/CL4.21/HS11.21/OS2.11 Media

Climate change in the Mediterranean region poses critical environmental issues and can affect many sectors of human activities. Contrasting climate trends, levels of exposure and vulnerability are present across this region with associated potential conflicts. Climate research is expected to contribute an increasingly precise information on the future climate and impacts of climate change in this region. A large set of instrumental records and climate proxies allows in many areas of the Mediterranean region to bridge present trends and past climate over a wide range of timescales. This session encourages contributions adopting a multidisciplinary approach and it aims to promote a dialogue between climatologists and researchers interested on the impacts of climate on human and natural systems. It aims at including contributions describing new scientific findings on the climate of the Mediterranean region, its dynamics, variability, change, and studies of climate related impacts on societies and ecosystems. The session considers different time scales (from paleoclimate to future model projections), different components (atmosphere, ocean, land and its hydrology) and factors (chemical, biological, anthropic) as well as highlights of sub-regional hotspots and climate processes.

Co-organized as CL4.21/HS11.21/OS2.11
Convener: Piero Lionello | Co-conveners: Andrea Toreti, Heidi Webber
| Tue, 09 Apr, 16:15–18:00
Room L7
| Attendance Wed, 10 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall X5

Tuesday, 9 April 2019 | Room L7

16:15–16:30 |
Katrin Schroeder, Jacopo Chiggiato, Simon A. Josey, Mireno Borghini, and Stefania Sparnocchia
16:30–16:45 |
| Highlight
Miriam D'Errico, Pascal Yiou, Cesare Nardini, and Davide Faranda
16:45–17:00 |
Heatwave-related monthly mean mortality and air quality in the Mediterranean since the 1960s
Christos S. Zerefos, Lida Dimitriadou, John Kapsomenakis, Panagiotis Nastos, Henk Eskes, and Antje Inness
17:00–17:15 |
Angeliki Sampatakaki, Vassilis Zervakis, Ioannis Mamoutos, and Elina Tragou
17:15–17:30 |
Camille Labrousse, Wolfgang Ludwig, Guillaume Lacquement, and Mahrez Sadaoui
17:30–17:45 |
| Highlight
Cosimo Solidoro, Giorgio Bolzon, Donata Canu, Gianpiero Cossarini, Paolo Lazzari, and Stefano Salon