An International Workshop
Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability: Observations, Models, and
Plans for IPY Research
Hosted by the National Snow and Ice Data Center at the University
of Colorado, the meeting will include presentations of recent climatological,
oceanographic, and glaciological research in the Antarctic Peninsula (AP).
A primary objective of the meeting is to develop a coordinated science plan
for the International Polar Year period (March 2007 – March 2009). The workshop
format will include a series of keynote talks, contributed talks, poster sessions,
and breakout sessions for collaborative field research planning. We encourage
student participation, and limited travel funds for students
This is the third in a series of workshops focused on the topic
of Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability (APCV), following workshops at Hamilton
College, New York, USA (April 2002) and University of Cambridge, Cambridge,
England (September 2004). Results of the meeting, in the form of
peer-reviewed manuscripts, will be published in a widely circulated polar science
journal (such as Antarctic Science, Polar Geography, or The
Polar Record). Additionally,
we will distribute a bound volume of the program and submitted abstracts
to meeting attendees. View the Antarctic Peninsula Climate Variability: Observations, Models, and
Plans for IPY Research booklet (PDF file, ~1.2 MB).
- Present the most recent research results and identify the current frontiers
of knowledge in the AP ice and climate system.
- Discuss evolving research plans for the IPY period, and promote the formation
of collaborative interdisciplinary research groups.
- Provide a forum for graduate-student presentations.
- Discuss outreach ideas and plans for IPY-AP activities.
- Discuss national and international logistical assets and possible logistical
linkages for conducting IPY-period field work.
Organizing Committee at NSIDC/CIRES, University
| Kara Pharris