An in-person IASC/CliC workshop on Arctic-midlatitude climate linkages will be held at the University of Lincoln, Lincoln, UK, on 11th -13th September 2023. The organising committee is seeking two Early Career Researchers to be sponsored by IASC to attend this event by providing travel expenses (economy travel and lodging). 

 The influence of the lower stratospheric polar vortex on cold air outbreaks under climate warming

Even now with warmer winter average midlatitude temperatures, there are still major winter cold events affecting the lives and economics of millions of people in eastern North American and Asia and Europe. The connection between Arctic change and midlatitude weather events is a scientific challenge as events appear local, intermittent, and do not occur every year. This has led to ongoing controversy in the atmospheric community. We hypothesize that movement of the lower stratospheric polar vortex to over the North American or Eurasia continents provides a mechanism for enhancing regional cold air outbreaks. The proposed small workshop is intended for intensive discussion to advance the understanding of this meteorological connection. The workshop will lead to a clearer meteorological explanation and forecasting of severe weather.

Please do not hesitate to contact Muyin Wang (  and Edward Hanna ( if you have further questions regarding the event. If this sounds like a great opportunity to you, please apply by following the instructions: How to apply.



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