RAPID - US AMOC International Science Meeting

Tuesday, July 21, 2015 to Friday, July 24, 2015
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RAPID / US-AMOC International Science Meeting: Towards a holistic picture of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation via observation modelling and synthesis
21-24 July 2015, Bristol, U.K.

Deadline for abstract submissions: 27 April 2015

More information, abstract submission and meeting registration on the meeting web site


The goal of the science meeting is a holistic understanding of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation (AMOC) and its impacts on weather, climate and ecosystems, in the past, present and future. Such an understanding can only be achieved by comprehensive observations (both present day and paleo), by the use of climate and earth system models, and by synthesizing observations and models. Therefore, the meeting will seek to address the following science themes:

1. Characterising the AMOC - structure, variability, mechanisms and ocean response
2. Impacts of the AMOC on the atmosphere, cryosphere, and land
3. AMOC state estimation, predictability and prediction
4. Novel approaches to pan-Atlantic observations, modelling, analysis and synthesis