Advanced Climate Dynamics Courses

Conference Program

There are 9 sessions distributed over the 4 days. In the ACDC tradition, there is also allocated time for outdoor activities. We hope you enjoy the conference!


MorningSession 1:
ACDC 2009
Session 3:
ACDC 2013
Session 5:
ACDC 2011
Session 7:
ACDC 2016
AfternoonSession 2:
ACDC 2010/
ACDC 2014 
Session 4: 
ACDC 2015
Session 6: 
ACDC 2012
Session 8: 
ACDC 2017

Session 9:
ACDC 2018

Detailed program


08:30-09:00 Welcome

08:30-08:45 Welcome speech: Linda Rutledal (Diku)

08:45-09:00 ACDC - our view. David

09:00-11:45 Session 1. Ocean overturning circulation

Chairs: Helen Johnson, Marius Årthun
Abstracts for Session 1 

09:00-09:10 Intro to the theme by the chairs - Why does it matter and emerging questions?

09:10-09:40 Reconstructing the large-scale deep and intermediate ocean circulation in the North Atlantic during the LGM and last deglaciation. Perspective talk by Jerry McManus [#13]

09:40-10:00 Overturning circulation in a closed basin. Sarah Ragen [#18]

10:00-10:25 Break with coffee, tea and Fruit

10:25-10:45 The role of Atlantic heat transport in future Arctic winter sea ice loss. Marius Årthun [#10]

10:45-11:05 Linking ocean convection to the recent ice edge retreat along east Greenland. Kjetil Våge [#09]

11:05-11:25 Overturning variability in the subpolar North Atlantic. Helen Johnson [#09]

11:25-11:45 How the Greenland-Scotland Ridge shapes ocean circulation and Northern Hemisphere climate. Jonathan Rheinlænder [#16]

11:45-13:30 Lunch

13:30 - 16:30 Session 2. Ice-ocean interaction

Chair: Twila Moon
Abstracts for Session 2

13:30-13:40 Intro to the theme by the chair - Why does it matter and emerging questions?

13:40-14:10 Ice sheet-ocean interactions, ten years on. Perspective talk by Patrick Heimbach

14:10-14:30 Southern Ocean Storm positions and wave attenuation under sea ice estimated with seismic observations in the Ross Ice Shelf. Momme Hell [#17]

14:30-14:50 Freshening by glacial meltwater enhances melting of ice shelves and reduces formation of Antarctic Bottom Water. Alessandro Silvano [#18]

14:50-15:10 Resolving Greenland freshwater flux in time and space. Twila Moon [#10]

15:10-15:30 Break with coffee, tea and fruit

15:30-15:50 Interhemispheric teleconnections between ice sheets through sea level change. Natalya Gomez [#10, 18]

15:50-16:10 The impact of jointly calibrating the Greenland ice sheet deglacialchronology and earth model parameters for GIA. Lev Tarasov [#13,16]

16:10-16:30 Antarctic Ice Sheet Sensitivity in an Earth System Model of Intermediate Complexity. Marilena Geng [#18]

19:00 Dinner 



08:20 - 11:20 Session 3. The last deglaciation

Chairs: Heather Andres, Francesco Muschitiello
Abstracts for Session 3

08:20-08:30 Intro to the theme by the chairs 

08:30-09:00 Timeless patterns of Antarctic Temperature Change. Perspective talk by Bradley Markle [#14]

09:00-09:20 Antarctic ice sheet evolution over the last glacial cycle: Exploring the parameter phase space of the Glacial Systems Model. Benoit Lecavalier [#13]

09:20-09:40 Arctic ice shelves and their potential significance to the Earth System. Edward Gasson [#11]

09:40-10:00 Holocene behaviour of ice caps in Zackenberg , East Greenland. Timothy Lane [#16]

10:00-10:20 Break with coffee, tea and fruit

10:20-10:40 The deglaciation of the British and Irish ice-sheets – extensive data about a marine ice-sheet obtained and modelled by the BRITICE-CHRONO project. Richard Hindmarsh [#10, 14]

10:40-11:00 The interior anatomy of the FIS during the last deglaciation. Øyvind Paasche

11:00-11:20 Deep water circulation leads North Atlantic climate during the last deglaciation. Francesco Muschitiello [#13]

11:20-15:30 Ski excursion to Furusjøen and outdoor lunch

15:30 - 17:50 Session 4: Climate and Volcanism

Chairs: Hans Brenna, Jonathan Burley
Abstracts for Session 4

15:30-15:40 Intro to the theme by the chairs 

15:40-16:10 Tracing the link between volcanism and major climate perturbations in Earth’s geological past. Perspective talk by Lawrence Percival [#15]

16:10-16:30 Sea level faulted for abyssal hill spacing. Peter Huybers [#15, 17,18]

16:30-16:50 Break with coffee, tea and fruit

16:50-17:10 Model-based insights into nonlinear coupling of glacials & volcanism (and the non-linear sum of orbital and CO2 forcing). Jonathan Burley [#15]

17:10-17:30 Using linear response models to model the temperature response to volcanic or other radiative forcings. Hege-Beate Fredriksen [#15]

17:30-17:50 Atmospheric, climatic and environmental effects of the super-size Los Chocoyos eruption 84 kyrs ago. Hans Brenna [#15]

19:00 Dinner



08:20 - 11:00 Session 5. Past warm climates

Chairs: Petra Langebroek, Kyle Armour
Abstracts for Session 5

08:20-08:30 Intro to the theme by the chairs - Why does it matter and emerging questions?

08:30-09:00 Abrupt high-magnitude climate change: A precursor for glacial inceptions? Perspective talk by Audrey Morley [#09]

09:00-09:20 Plio-Pleistocene boundary: from an asymmetric cryosphere distribution to the development of North and South hemispheres ice sheets. Gilles Ramstein [#11]

09:20-09:40 Evolution of subantarctic and intermediate-depth waters during the latest Miocene-Pliocene Epoch. Rocio Caballero-Gill [#11]

09:40-10:00 Break with coffee, tea and fruit

10:00-10:20 A hothouse weather during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum represented by high-resolution climate model. Jung-Eun Chu [#17]

10:20-10:40 Ice on Greenland in the early Oligocene. Petra Langebroek [#11]

10:40-11:00 THC variability during past warm climates—dispelling the myth of stability. Ulysses Ninnemann [#09]

11:00-15:30 Lunch with time to “ski and talk”

15:30 - 17:50 Session 6. Landscapes and Climate

Chairs: Rachel White, Xiaojuan Liu
Abstracts for Session 6

15:30-15:40 Intro to the theme by the chairs - Why does it matter and emerging questions?

15:40-16:10 The influence of mountains on large-scale atmospheric and oceanic flow: surprises from revisiting a ‘solved’ problem. Perspective talk by Rachel White [#12]

16:10-16:30 Does the Tehuantepec Gap Increase Tropical Pacific Cyclogenesis? Examination with an Atmosphere-Ocean Coupled Global Climate Model. Jane Baldwin [#17]

16:30-16:50 Break with coffee, tea and fruit

16:50-17:10 A Simple Land Atmosphere Model Reveals the Origin of Soil Moisture Evapotranspiration Regimes. Lucas Vargas Zeppetello [#18]

17:10-17:30 South American Climate during the Early Eocene: Impact of a Narrower Atlantic and Higher Atmospheric CO2. Xiaojuan Liu [#12]

17:30-17:50 Global climate sensitivity controls regional warming uncertainty. David Battisti

19:00 Apéro 

20:00 Conference dinner



8:20 - 11:40 Session 7. Centennial to Millennial Scale Climate Variability

Chairs: Bradley Markle, Timothy Lane
Abstracts for Session 7

08:20-08:30 Intro to the theme by the chairs 

08:30-09:00 The DO Mode: Decomposing self-sustained Dansgaard-Oeschger-like oscillations in both simplified and complex Earth System Models. Perspective talk by Heather Andres [#16]

09:00-09:20 Preferred Patterns of Ocean Variability and Change: From Decadal to Centennial Timescales and Beyond. Robert Jnglin Wills [#12]

09:20-09:40 Climate and Antarctic Intermediate Water Covariations on Centennial-Millennial Timescales during MIS 3—Constraining the Role of the “Oceanic Tunnel” in Abrupt Climate Change. Kikki Kleiven [#09]

09:40-10:00 Break with coffee, tea and fruit

10:00-10:20 The impact of H-events on the structure of DO-stadials”. Kerim Nisancioglu

10:20-10.40 Tropical Hydroclimate Change during Heinrich Stadial 1: An Integrative Proxy-Model Synthesis. Tianyi Sun [#18]

10:40-11:00 Large changes in sea ice triggered by small Changes in Atlantic Water Temperature. Mari. F. Jensen [#14]

11:00-11:20 Transient glacial/interglacial cycle modelling using a coupled climate – ice sheet model. Dipayan Choudhury [#18]

11:20-11:40 Greenland ice cores during stadial and interstadial conditions – the influence of sea ice and atmospheric changes. Anne-Katrine Faber [#11,17]

11:40-13:00 Lunch

13:00 - 14:20 Session 8. Dynamics of the seasonal cycle

Chairs: Alison Cobb, Ruth Geen
Abstracts for Session 8

13:00-13:10 Intro to the theme by the chairs

13:10-13:40 Seasonality of upper water column instabilities and carbon export. Perspective talk by Zach Erickson [#17]

13:40-14:00 Observational constraints reduce the increases of summertime temperature variance in CMIP5 projections. Alison Cobb [#17]

14:00-14:20 Understanding monsoon onset using asymmetric aquaplanets. Ruth Geen [#17]

14:20-14:40 Disentangle discrepancies in Eurasian climate response to Arctic warming. Shengping He [#17]

14:40-15:00 Break with coffee, tea and fruit

15:00 - 16:30 Session 9. Asymmetries in the climate system

Chairs: Sarah Ragen, Eivind Straume
Abstracts for Session 9

15:00-15:10 Intro to the theme by the chairs

15:10-15:40 The dependence of global climate on the spatial structure of sea-surface temperature. Perspective talk by Kyle Armour [#11, 13]

15:40-16:00 Positive lapse rate response to increased longwave optical depth for Arctic atmosphere in radiative-advective equilibrium. Matthew Henry [#18]

16:00-16:20 Cancellation of the precessional cycle in benthic d18O signals during the Early Pleistocene. Anne Morée [#18]

16:20-16:30 Closing speech

17:20 Departure from the hotel with bus  (train leaves from Otta 18:38)