In spring and summer 2018, Central and Northern Europe faced a severe drought with rainfall deficits beginning as early as April and lasting until late August in some regions (partly combined with a heat wave in July and August). Due to higher spring temperatures and high radiation the Baltic Sea showed a very unusal low pCO2 signal since late April and a spectacular summer bloom this year. The impact on terrestrial ecosystems became obvious through crop failure and forest fires. This transdiciplinary session calls for scientific results from Earth Observation showing the impact of the drought and for presentations from the interface between science a climate action e.g. adaptation strategies, questions on measuring, reporting and verification of inventories or general communication of climate change to societies.

Co-organized as BG3.23/AS4.32/OS1.33, co-sponsored by ICOS
Convener: Werner Leo Kutsch | Co-convener: Philippe Ciais
| Thu, 11 Apr, 08:30–10:15
Room N1
| Attendance Thu, 11 Apr, 14:00–15:45
Hall A

Thursday, 11 April 2019 | Room N1

Chairperson: Werner Kutsch
08:30–08:45 |
Michel Ramonet and Alex Vermeulen and the European CO2 station's PI
08:45–09:00 |
| Highlight
Naomi Smith, Erik van Schaik, Gerbrand Koren, Linda Kooijmans, Ingrid van der Laan-Luijkx, and Wouter Peters
09:00–09:15 |
Ana Bastos, Tammas Loughran, Naomi Smith, Erik van Schaik, Taraka Davies-Barnard, Ryan Padrón Flasher, Pierre Friedlingstein, Stephen Sitch, Julia Pongratz, and Philippe Ciais
09:15–09:30 |
Mana Gharun, Lukas Hörtnagl, Philip Meier, Susanne Burri, Werner Eugster, and Nina Buchmann
09:30–09:45 |
Alexander Graf, Anne Klosterhalfen, Christian Bernhofer, Christian Brümmer, Clemens Drüe, Pia Gottschalk, Thomas Grünwald, Günther Heinemann, Bernard Heinesch, Janina Klatt, Jan Konopka, Anne De Ligne, Bernard Longdoz, Matthias Mauder, Patrizia Ney, Inken Rabbel, Corinna Rebmann, Torsten Sachs, Marius Schmidt, Frederik Schrader, Caroline Vincke, Ingo Völksch, Stephan Weber, Christian Wille, and Harry Vereecken
09:45–10:00 |
| Highlight
10:00–10:15 |
Ankit Shekhar, Shrutilipi Bhattacharjee, Jia Chen, and Anja Rammig