Department of Meteorology, University of Reading

The Cryosphere Group

The Cryosphere group is open for anyone who has an interest in all Cryospheric-related research to attend. (This group was previously called the Arctic group.) Descriptions of the main projects and groups involved with Cryospheric-related research in the department can be found using the tabs at the top of this page.

We aim to have group meetings once a month, usually on the last Tuesday of each month at 11am.

We also have a journal club meeting once a month usually on the second Tuesday of each month in the afternoon.

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Next Group meeting

Speaker: T.B.C.

Next Journal Club

Speaker: T.B.C.

For group enquires contact Sammie Buzzard
For journal club enquiries contact Michel
For website or email enquires contact Ruth Petrie

Previous meetings

Tuesday 28th October 2014
Steffen Tietsche: "Arctic sea ice: Observations, reanalysis and predictions"
Tuesday 14th October 2014
Harry Heorton: Frazil ice
Tuesday 27th May 2014
Tom Armitage from UCL: "Arctic sea level change from satellite radar altimetry and the atmosphere-sea ice-ocean interaction."
Tuesday 6th May 2014
Ed Hawkins will be speaking on Arctic Predictability
March 25th 2014
"The refreezing of melt ponds" Daniela Flocco and "Processes controlling summer melt of the Arctic sea ice" by Michel Tsamados
4th March 2014
"Arctic boundary layer processes and climate change" by Felix Pithan
February 25th 2014
"An Investigation into the Impact of using Various Techniques to Estimate Arctic Surface Air Temperature Anomalies" by Emma Dodd
Tuesday 28th January 2014
"Jet Formation at the Sea Ice Edge" by Harry Heorton
Tuesday 29th October 2013: Large scale atmospheric responses to sea ice removal from an aquaplanet AGCM. by Caroline Ely
March 2013
Impact of melt ponds on decrease of Arctic summer sea ice based on simulations from 1980 to 2012. by David Schroeder
Tuesday 5th February 1L43
Francis and Vavrus, 2012 paper discussion, led by Tim Woolings
Tuesday 27th November
Introduction to CPOM by Danny Feltham and review of ESA Cryosphere conference by Debbie Clifford
Tuesday 23rd October
Arctic Storms led by Ben Harvey

Previous Journal Clubs

Tuesday 24th June, by Michel Tsamados:
Observations reveal external driver for Arctic sea-ice retreat by Michel Tsamados, by Dirk Notz, GRL, 39, L08502, (DOI: 10.1029/2012GL051094) Tuesday 20th of May , by David Ferreira:
Deterioration of perennial sea ice in the Beaufort Gyre from 2003 to 2012 and its impact on the oceanic freshwater cycle, by R. A. Krishfield, A. Proshutinsky, K. Tateyama, W. J. Williams, E. C. Carmack, F. A. McLaughlin and M.-L. Timmermans, JGR Oceans, 119, 1271–1305, (DOI: 10.1002/2013JC008999) Link to article
Tuesday 8th April, by Ruth Petrie:
Internal Variability in Projections of Twenty-First-Century Arctic Sea Ice Loss: Role of the Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation, by Justin J. Wettstein and Clara Deser, J. Clim, 27, 527-550, (DOI: 10.1175/JCLI-D-12-00839.1)
Tuesday 11th March, by Steffen Tietsche:
Arctic amplification dominated by temperature feedbacks in contemporary climate models Link to article
Tuesday 4th February, by David Schroeder:
Sea-ice extent provides a limited metric of model performance; by Dirk Notz Link to article


Tuesday 17th December, by Jonny Day:
The Future of Arctic Sea Ice by Wieslaw Maslowski, Jaclyn Clement Kinney, Matthew Higgins, and Andrew Roberts. Link to article
Tuesday 24th November, by Michel Tsamados:
Arctic ice-ocean simulation with optimized model parameters: Approach and assessment; T. Nguyen, Dimitris Menemenlis and Ronald Kwok. Link to article