Air-sea fluxes are a critical link in the climate system, representing the transfer of heat, fresh water, momentum, carbon dioxide, oxygen, and other gases between the ocean and atmosphere. Our present understanding of air-sea fluxes remains limited, particularly in the Southern Ocean with its strong surface to interior connections. Recent developments in in situ observing systems, satellite observations, and coupled assimilation mean that we are now poised to make a significant step forward in quantifying air-sea fluxes. This workshop will bring together investigators focused on Southern Ocean air-sea fluxes (observational and modeling), investigators with global perspective on fluxes, and users of flux products, to prioritize observational needs in terms of impact and feasibility.
The goals of this workshop are to identify observational needs for air-sea fluxes related to oceanic and atmospheric processes, to develop a coherent international strategy for routine observation of surface fluxes, and to articulate requirements in order to nominate air-sea fluxes as Essential Ocean Variables and Essential Climate Variables. The workshop will
There are a number of documents that will be useful in framing the discussions of the two breakout sessions:
1) GCOS ECVs are listed here: https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/index.php?name=EssentialClimateVariables
2) Paper on the concept of ECVs: http://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/gcos/documents/bams_ECV_article.pdf
3) US CLIVAR paper here
4) SOOS Air-Sea Fluxes Working Group proposal (DRAFT)
1) Draft paper from WCRP data advisory council on data set quality assessment (review comments can be sent to Michel Rixen (email@example.com))
2) WMO Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) Implementation Plan
3) Southern Ocean community response to YOPP Implementation Plan
The dimension of your poster should be *60cm (width) x 100 cm (height)* at the maximum, please respect the size and the portrait orientation *(60cm is the width!)* so that all the posters can be fit in the room. Any posters presented in landscape orientation, will not be presented.
Registration and abstract submission are now closed.
Registration is now closed
This workshop is hosted by the European Space Agency's Centre for Earth Observation (ESRIN) located just outside of Rome in Frascati.
ESRIN recommends a number of accommodation options. To book at these hotels please use this form and fax or email it to the local hosts at firstname.lastname@example.org