Decadal to centennial Predictability and vAriability of polar climate: the Role of AtMosphere- Ocean-cryosphere mUltiscale inteRactions

The climate of the Polar Regions has dramatically changed over the last decades. This may have resulted from external forcing (e.g., from greenhouse gas emissions), but also from natural interaction between the components of the climate system.
Quantifying the specific contribution of each is challenging, due to the lack of Polar Regions’ samples, strong couplings between the components of the climate system, and the fact that local effects have large-scale consequences. The PARAMOUR project aims at revealing fundamental drivers of climate variability and assessing the predictability in high-latitudes. Researchers will conduct retrospective (1980-2015) and prospective (2015-2045) climate simulations in order to evaluate the respective roles of initial conditions, teleconnections and couplings on the current and future climate fluctuations.
Led by the Université Catholique de Louvain, the project also associates teams from Université de Liège, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, KU Leuven, ULB (Frank Pattyn, Laboratoire de Glaciology, Faculty of Sciences) and the Barcelona Supercomputing Center.
Created on August 13, 2018