2017 Arctic Change Workshop

Opportunistic strategies to integrate measurements and modeling to enhance understanding of Arctic change

Given the upcoming Multidisciplinary drifting Observatory for the Study of Arctic Climate (MOSAiC) and the Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), we felt it was timely to hold a workshop to bring observers and modelers together. The themes of the workshop are to find better ways to utilize models for planning observational programs and also better ways to integrate the observations for improving models. The main goals of the workshop would be to identify the processes that are key to these themes; finding ways to facilitate these themes; and potentially form collaborations around them. The workshop is scheduled for June 22nd and 23rd, 2017 at the NCAR Mesa Lab in Boulder.

The workshop format will include information exchange on planned observations and model developments, talks about priority areas of work, and considerable time for discussion and brainstorming about potential ways forward. Possible breakout groups would include efforts focused on the atmosphere, sea ice, ocean, and the coupling across them. The overall goal of the workshop is to determine tenable ways forward for improving model capabilities, observing strategies, and the integration of the two.

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