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 are available.

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).

Conference Goals

  • 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 of Colorado
Ted Scambos
Cindy Brekke
Betsy Sheffield
Lindsay Husted
Kara Pharris