This webinar is part of the SO-CHIC Webinar series, hosted by the European Polar Board. This Work Package will seek to determine the impact of polynya and other Weddell Sea-scale events on the weather and climate and potential feedbacks on the characteristics of the polynya. Specifically, we will:
1.Investigate the atmospheric response, regionally and globally, to the emergence of polynya in the Weddell sector;
2. Evaluate sources of bias in the representation of polynya dynamics in current and new generations of global climate models;
3. Quantify the effects of ocean – atmosphere feedbacks on the evaluation/characteristics of the polynya;
4. Evaluate the capability of current climate models to represent polynya dynamics, and especially the resolution dependence.
The webinar is hosted and coordinated by the European Polar Board, in conjunction with WP5 leads, Dr. David Ferreira of the University of Reading and Dr. Wonsun Park of GEOMAR Helmholtz Centre for Ocean Research. A recording of the webinar will be publicly available afterwards.