Regional Science Team Meeting devoted to the High
Latitudes of the NEESPI domain
June 2-6, 2008, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland
Day 1. Monday, 2 June 2008
Welcome from the Host Organizations, Introduction and
Aims of the Meeting
Anni Reissell, Pavel Groisman, and Richard Lawford
Programmatic talks of the Representatives from International and
National Programs, Projects, and Agencies. Chair: Pavel Groisman
WCRP. Ghassem Asrar
RAS. Alexander Georgiadi
NASA. Garik Gutman
ESA. Einar Herland. Presentation is not available.
GEWEX, GEO. Richard Lawford
AIMES. Kathy Hibbard
Research talks on the current status of climate research in the
NEESPI region. Chair: Anni Reissell
Recent research topics and plans related to NEESPI at JAMSTEC
and other Japanese projects. Tetsuo Ohata
Climatic change in high latitudes of Eurasia. Pavel Groisman
iLEAPS research in Northern Eurasia. Pavel Kabat
Projected changes in frost and snow in northern Europe
based on regional climate model simulations. Kirsti Jylhä
Regional LCLUC and Human Dimension. Bruce Forbes
Poster Session. Presentations of the ongoing NEESPI Projects
Welcome reception at University of Helsinki hosted by Vice Rector Thomas Wilhelmsson
Day 2. Tuesday, 3 June 2008.
Topical Lectures. Chair: Garik Gutman
Remote Sensing of the high latitudes. Annett Bartsch
the carbon budget in Northern European Russia: CARBONorth studies.Tarmo Virtanen
Boreal forest in high latitudes. Anatoly Shvidenko
Large-scale vegetation cover disturbances. Hank Shugart
Topical Lectures (continuation). Chair: Scott Goetz
Arctic ecosystems and their feedbacks. Scott Goetz
Land Surface Modeling for the NEESPI domain. Eric Wood
Modeling of CO2 and CH4 fluxes in the Arctic. Qianlai Zhuang
Hydrological changes across the Eurasian Arctic. Alex Shiklomanov
Topical Lectures (continuation). Chair: Lauri Laakso
Atmospheric Aerosols in the high latitudes. Irina Sokolik
Air pollution in the Northern Eurasia. Eugeny Genikhovich
Aerosol studies in Pallas, Northern Finland. Veli-Matti Kerminen
Day 3. Wednesday, 4 June 2008
IPY-140 “Hydrological Impact of Arctic Aerosols”. Chair: Irina Sokolik
Aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate: The interlinked formation processes.
Markku Kulmala. Presentation is not available.
Investigations of atmospheric aerosol based on the polarization
measurements of the twilight sky. Oleg Ugolnikov
IPY-138 “Cold Land Processes in the Northern Hemisphere continents
and their Coastal Zone: Regional and Global Climate and Societal-Ecosystem Linkages
and Interactions”. Chair: Richard Lawford
RAS IPY Program: First results. Tatiana Khromova
Permafrost Observations and Modeling
in the North Eurasia. Nikolay Shiklomanov
Open discussion (including a briefing about the Russian High Arctic IPY Program).
Young NEESPI (slides). Garik Gutman
New Early-Career Scientist Program at NASA LCLUC Program. Mutlu Ozdogan
Informal break-out groups’ work.
Preparation of the workshop documents.
Day 4. Thursday, 5 June 2008
8.00 – 18.00 Field trip to the Hyytiälä Research Station guided by Prof. Timo Vesala.
More details about the station are available
Day 5. Friday, 6 June 2008.
Laboratory perspectives on
the processes of complex organic aerosols. Yinon Rudich. Presentation is not available.
Data availability and needs.
Chair: Gregory Leptoukh. Lead by the representatives of GCOS IIASA, and the NEESPI Science and Data Support
Data availability at the U.S. National Climatic Data Center.
GCOS data sets. Karsten Shein
Observations in the Russian Arctic. Data availability at the Russian
Research Institute for Hydrometeorological Information. Pavel Groisman
The Irkutsk Regional Information System for Environmental Protection. Karsten Frotscher
Data availability at the NEESPI Focus Research Center for Water System
Studies. Alex Shiklomanov
Giovanni System Services for the NEESPI domain. Gregory Leptoukh
IIASA environmental data holdings for Northern Eurasia. Anatoly Shvidenko
Data Holdings of the Nordic countries. Heikki Tuomenvirta
Environmental remote sensing data used in VTT. Tuomas Häme
International Program in the Tiksi Observatory. Irina Petropavlovskikh
General Discussion. Chairs: Pavel Groisman, Garik Gutman
Topic 1: What data we have and what we have not in Northern Eurasia.
Summary of the Data Section Discussion. .
Topic 2: Unresolved issues of contemporary research in high-latitude land
areas within IPY 138 Project "Cold land processes in the Northern Hemisphere continents and their coastal zones: regional and global climate and societal-ecosystem linkages and Interactions".
Summary of the IPY-138 Discussion.