Oslo joint seminar in atmospheric, ocean and climate science, Dec 16
Title: IPCC-AR6 Chap. 10: Linking global to regional climate change
Speaker: Anna A. Sörensson, Centro de Investigaciones del Mar y de la Atmósfera
Speaker: Anna A. Sörensson, CIMA
Although climate change is a global phenomenon, its manifestations and consequences are different in different regions, and therefore climate information on spatial scales ranging from sub-continental to local is used for impact and risk assessments. Chapter 10 assesses the foundations of how regional climate information is distilled from multiple, sometimes contrasting, lines of evidence. Starting from the assessment of global-scale observations in Chapter 2, Chapter 10 assesses the challenges and requirements associated with observations relevant at the regional scale. Chapter 10 also assesses the fitness of modelling tools available for attributing and projecting anthropogenic climate change in a regional context starting from the methodologies assessed in Chapters 3 and 4. Regional climate change is the result of the interplay between regional responses to both natural forcings and human influence (considered in Chapters 2, 5, 6 and 7), responses to large-scale climate phenomena characterizing internal variability (considered in Chapters 1–9), and processes and feedbacks of a regional nature.
What is the Joint Oslo Seminar (JOS):
Atmospheric and climate sciences have a stronghold in Oslo among the four institutions University of Oslo, the Meteorological Institute, CICERO and NILU. This joint seminar invites renowned international experts to contribute to an informal series of lectures, meant to create interaction with the Oslo atmospheric and climate science community on recent highlights and analysis in the field. All seminars will be held on Thursdays (Noon -1pm).