【WITHDRAWN】2020 EGU Session: Earth’s energy exchanges and the general circulation of atmosphere and ocean

Friday, May 8, 2020
Event City: 
Event Attendance: 
Maria Z. Hakuba
Event Description: 

The EGU is officially announcing the cancellation of the physical EGU General Assembly 2020 in Vienna, Austria, and decided to host EGU2020: Sharing Geoscience Online (#shareEGU20), a week-long series of online activities held during the first week of May that support our community by fostering scientific communication.

We would like to draw your attention to a new session at the upcoming EGU 2020 general assembly:


Earth’s energy exchanges and the general circulation of atmosphere and ocean



Session details:


The fundamental signature of a changing climate is the departure from a global mean energetic steady state condition. The overall response of the climate system is the result of a complex interplay of multiple forcings and feedbacks with diverse spatial patterns. In this session, we want to focus on the mechanisms through which the spatial distribution of planetary energy at the TOA, the surface, and within the atmosphere determine the meridional flows of heat and moisture from the tropics to the poles. These energy transports are tightly intertwined with the large-scale atmospheric and oceanic circulations and the hydrological cycle. Examples are the modulation of the Hadley circulation, ITCZ and monsoon dynamics, as well as Rossby waves that affect the incidence of precipitation and regional climate. We invite submissions addressing the interplay between Earths’ energy budget (ERB), associated energy exchanges, and the response of the general circulation using modeling approaches, theoretical considerations, and observations. Submissions on the implications of such changes for polar climate and extreme weather are also encouraged. We further solicit studies on the forcings, feedbacks and mechanisms that determine spatial patterns in ERB and their implications.


The abstract submission deadline is 15 January 2020, 13:00 CET. The deadline for travel support applications is 1 December 2019.