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UP2.4

The cryosphere and cold region processes in the global climate system

The cryosphere represents one of the Earth system compartments showing strong signs of dramatic changes due to climate forcing. If global warming is the main common driver causing such changes, the rates, impacts, and processes acting in the mountain and Polar regions can differ markedly.

Estimating the response of the global cryosphere to climate change as well as the response of the components of the climate system to changes in the cryosphere relies on the understanding of climate-cryosphere interactions and processes in different regions and along with different spatial and temporal scales

This session invites contributions addressing all aspects of cold regions meteorology and the cryosphere interacting with the past, present and future climate system. We encourage submissions of results based on multiple approaches, i.e. past records, meteorological and geophysical observations, numerical modeling and downscaling methods, aiming to advance the current knowledge of the feedbacks between the cryosphere and the climate system.
Presentations of interdisciplinary studies and detailed process surveys are highly welcome. We particularly invite presentations addressing results of the MOSAiC campaign.

Conveners: Renato R. Colucci, Costanza Del Gobbo, Kay Helfricht, Timo Vihma

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