Arctic Terrestrial Modelling Workshop
14-15 September 2017

ArcTEM workshop

Thursday, September 14, 2017 to Friday, September 15, 2017

St Anne’s College — University of Oxford

Sponsored by the Canadian Network for Regional Climate and Weather Processes (CNRCWP) – Natural Sciences and Engineering Research Council of Canada (NSERC) and Next-Generation Ecosystem Experiments-Arctic (NGEE-Arctic).


This workshop will bring together senior and early career scientists to gain insight into the rapidly changing pan-Arctic land surface and boundary layer. The workshop will review current representation of Arctic ecosystem, carbon, water and energy balance processes in the land model component of Earth System Models, including land-atmosphere interactions, and the next steps to address knowledge gaps. The workshop will also focus on developing a pan-Arctic land model assessment that includes a broader range of models, and engage the data community to provide new validation products for the Arctic and sub-Arctic.

Core focus

  • Representation of Arctic terrestrial ecosystems in models
  • Role of observations: calibration, validation, assimilation
  • Water, nitrogen, carbon, and energy dynamics
  • Land-atmosphere interactions and feedbacks across spatial and temporal scales
  • Pan-Arctic land model assessment
  • Arctic boundary layer processes
  • Extreme/disturbance events
  • Knowledge gaps

Scientific committee

  • Laxmi Sushama (University of Quebec at Montreal)
  • Stan Wullschleger (Oak Ridge National Laboratory)
  • Cathy Wilson (Los Alamos National Laboratory)
  • Eleanor Blyth (Natural Environment Research Council)
  • Benjamin Smith (Lund University)
  • David Lawrence (National Center for Atmospheric Research)
  • Gerhard Krinner (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique)
  • Patrick Samuelsson (Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute)
  • Paul Miller (Lund University)
  • Joe Melton (Environment and Climate Change Canada)
  • Charles Miller (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, NASA)
Please, register to be able to attend.

The Arctic Terrestrial Modelling Workshop follows on from the Fifth International iLEAPS Science Conference, which is also being held in Oxford. Registration and abstract submission is open, for more information please visit the iLEAPS Conference website (deadline: 1 June 2017)

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