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Monday Noon Seminar - Global climate response to projected arctic sea ice loss

Monday, September 21, 2015, 12:00PM - 1:00PM


Clara Deser

Climate & Global Dynamics Division, NCAR


ARC room 620

One of the most visible consequences of human-induced climate change is the melting of Arctic sea ice. Climate models project an almost complete loss of perennial Arctic sea ice cover by the end of this century or sooner, if current rates of greenhouse gas emissions continue. In this talk, I will discuss the impacts of projected Arctic sea ice loss on the global climate system based on experiments with the NCAR Community Climate System Model, and highlight the important role of changes in the ocean’s northward heat transport.


Free and open to the public.