The Future of Earth’s Polar Regions

Coordinators: Qinghua Ding, Helene Seroussi, Gunilla Svensson, Patrick Taylor, and Andrew Thompson

The Conference will be devoted to discussions about how the polar climate system will evolve in a warming world. It will focus on understanding key physical processes and interactions between different components of the polar climate with a view towards improving projections of future polar climate. We will recruit a diverse group of participants across research fields, career stage, gender, geographical origin, under-represented groups, from around the world. Sessions will cover topics such as: 1) physical processes, their representation in observations and models, and their importance in a warmer world, 2) feedbacks and interactions between components of the polar climate system, 3) how to learn from the past to improve future predictions, 4) the role of polar regions in an evolving global climate system, and 5) how to leverage technological advances to enable a sustained polar observing system.