The Changing Arctic: Does it make a difference to our weather?

Date: Friday 18 May 2018

Time: 19:45 - 20:45


Durham University, St Chads
18 North Bailey
United Kingdom


SPEAKER | Dr. Richard Hall, University of Lincoln

ABSTRACT | The Arctic is changing rapidly: temperatures are warming rapidly and sea-ice is retreating. This is having an impact on all Arctic systems. A growing body of work is identifying these Arctic changes as being drivers of mid-latitude atmospheric circulation changes. There is only a small sample of years for which Arctic amplification has emerged from the background of more general warming. The talk will explain the physical connections between the Arctic and mid-latitudes, identify other potential forces such as the tropics, and assess the extent to which the Arctic is influencing extreme mid-latitude weather.

This meeting will take place in Chapel which is at the rear of the main building. The exit door leading to the Chapel is opposite the door to the Williamson Library.

This meeting is part of the Royal Meteorological Society Meetings programme, open to all, from expert to enthusiast, for topical discussions on the latest advances in weather and climate. Free to attend. Non members are welcome.

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