[CRYOLIST] EGU 2019 Call for Abstracts: "Tipping elements, tipping points and critical thresholds in the Earth's climate system"
ricardaw at pik-potsdam.de
Mon Jan 7 07:45:54 PST 2019
We cordially invite you to contribute to the following session as part
of the EGU General Assembly (7–12 April 2019, Vienna, Austria): *
*Tipping elements, tipping points and critical thresholds in the Earth's
climate system **
/Co-Conveners: Ricarda Winkelmann, Jonathan Donges, Victor Brovkin, Henk
A. Dijkstra, Timothy Lenton/
Tipping elements in the Earth's climate system are continental-scale
subsystems that are characterized by a threshold behavior. It has been
suggested that these include biosphere components (e.g. the Amazon
rainforest and coral reefs), cryosphere components (e.g. the Greenland
and Antarctic ice sheets) and large-scale atmospheric and oceanic
circulations (e.g. the thermohaline circulation, ENSO and Indian summer
monsoon). Once operating near a threshold or tipping point, these
components can transgress into a qualitatively different state by small
external perturbations. The large-scale environmental consequences could
impact the livelihoods of millions of people.
In this session, we aim to bring together experts presenting and
discussing the state-of-the-art research on tipping elements in the
Earth's climate system, both in empirical data and numerical modelling
of past, present and future climate. Among other topics, issues to be
addressed in this session include critical thresholds for specific
tipping elements, typical time scales of tipping, interactions and
feedbacks between tipping elements, the potential for tipping cascades
as well as environmental and socio-economic impacts of tipping.
Deadline for abstracts: *10 Jan 2019*, 13:00 CET
We look forward to seeing you all in Vienna!
Ricarda, Jonathan, Victor, Henk, Tim
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