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International Workshop on Polar Lows

The International Polar Year 2007-2008 initiated an enhanced research activity on adverse weather in the polar regions, and in particular on mesoscale cyclones and polar lows in the Arctic sector of the Atlantic Ocean. Results of field studies and new theoretical investigations has gain new insight on this highly complicated phenomena.
As part of the STSE STARS project, an International Workshop on Polar Lows was arranged in Oslo 21 - 22 May 2012. The workshop aimed at bringing together scientists and weather forecasters to present the results of the recent activity on polar low research, to share new knowledge and to encourage discussions on improved forecasting and understanding of polar lows.


Mel Shapiro:
The influence of low-frequency variability on the life cycles of high-impact weather: simulations, predictions and observations

Ian Renfrew and Alan Condron:
'Missing' polar lows enhance deep-water formation in the Nordic Seas

Thor Erik Nordeng:
On the effect of forward shear and reversed shear baroclinic flows for polar low developments

Torsten Linders:
Angular momentum as the sole forcing of polar lows

L.M. Mitnik, I.A. Gurvich, M.L. Mitnik, M.K. Pichugin, E.V. Zabolotskikh:
Intense mesoscale cyclones over the Asian Marginal Seas: Multisensor study (File to big to upload, Contact us if your interested in this presentation)

G.W.K. Moore, I.A. Renfrew, G.N. Petersen:
Aircraft Observations of a Polar Low over the Iceland Sea

Annicka Terpstra, Thomas Spengler and Richard Moore:
Moist baroclinic instability: A unifying perspective on Polar Low development (File to big to upload, Contact us if your interested in this presentation)

Shunichi Watanabe, Hiroshi Niino and Wataru Yanase:
Numerical Study on a Polar Mesocyclone (PMC) Development in a Shear Zone over the Japan Sea

Lars Ebner and Gunther Heinemann:
Cyclone and mesocyclone tracking in the Antarctic region and southern polar ocean

Elizaveta V. Zabolotskikh, Leonid P. Bobylev, Vladimir Kudryavtsev and Leonid Mitnik:
Using Satellite Passive Microwave Data to Study Arctic Polar Lows

Paul-Etienne Mallet, Chantal Claud, Christophe Cassou, Gunnar Noer:
Synoptic circulation patterns and associations with North Atlantic Winter Weather Regimes (File to big to upload, Contact us if your interested in this presentation)

Jón Egill Kristjânsson:
What did we learn about polar lows from the 2008 Andøya campaign?

Bjørg Jenny Kokkvoll Engdahl, Jón Egill Kristjânsson, Thomas Spengler:
Why was the 16-17 2008 Polar low poorly predicted?

Thomas Spengler:
Arctic Cyclone Climatology: Present and Future

Jørn Kristiansen, Trond Inversen, Dag Bjørge, Gunnar Noer, Hanneke Luijting:
Tracking of Polar Lows using EPS

Matthias Zahn and Hans von Storch:
"Past and projected future changes of North Atlantic polar low frequency" (File to big to upload, Contact us if your interested in this presentation)

T.Ernsdorf, G. Heinemann and C. Drue:
Aircraft-based investigation of boundary-layer structures over the North Water Polynya and summertime katabatic winds over northwest Greenland

G. Heinemann:
The Laptev Sea polynya project-multi-disciplinary studies of hydrography, sea ice and sea-ice/ocean/atmosphere interactions

Gunnar Noer, Birgitte Furevik, Johannes Röhrs:
SAR images and Polar Lows

Ian Renfrew:
Iceland Sea Project

Ian Renfrew:
ACCACIA-Aerosol-Cloud Coupling And Climate Interactions in the Arctic

Thos Erik Nordeng and Bjørn Røsting:
A polar low named Vera: the use of potential vorticity diagnostics to assess its development

Thomas Spengler:
HIMWARC-High IMpact Weather in the ARCtic

Updated March 7. 2013   Editor Yvonne Gusdal
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