Kick Off Meeting 21st & 22nd January 2003

A 'Kick Off" Meeting was held on Tuesday & Wednesday 21st and 22nd January 2003 at Scarman House, Warwick University Conference Centre.

Meeting Objectives:

The 'kick-off' meeting is an opportunity for RAPID researchers to meet each other and the RAPID Steering Committee, and to exchange ideas and information. The objectives of the meeting are:

  • To allow researchers to meet and exchange information on their projects
  • To contribute to the development of the thematic nature of the RAPID programme
  • To encourage the development of a UK RAPID community
  • To further develop international collaboration

Details of the meeting are below, including links to the presentations given at the meeting:

Agenda and Presentations

Tuesday 21st January 2002

11.00 - 11.30 Registration and coffee
11.30 - 11.45 Welcome and domestic arrangements Meric Srokosz / Catrin Yeomans
11.45 - 12.15 RAPID - an introduction Meric Srokosz
12.15 - 13.00 Keynote: Rapid climate change - integrating palaeo, modelling and present day observations Lloyd Keigwin
13.00 - 14.15 Lunch
14.15 - 14.30 The Role of Air-Sea Forcing in Causing Rapid Changes in the North Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation Simon Josey
14.30 - 14.45 The determination of heat transfer and storage, and their changes in the North Atlantic Ocean Neil Wells
14.45 - 15.00 The atmospheric water vapour budget and its relevance to the THC Brian Hoskins
15.00 - 15.15 Atlantic Seaboard Climate Responses including Bounding Errors (ASCRIBE) Ian Fairchild
15.15 - 15.30 ISOMAP UK: a combined data-modelling investigation of water isotopes and their interpretation during rapid climate change events Jonathan Holmes
15.30 - 16.00 Tea / coffee
16.00 - 16.45 Keynote: Rapid climate change - the NOClim programme Harald Loeng
16.45 - 17.00 Circulation, overflow, and deep convection studies in the Nordic Seas using tracers and models David Stevens
17.00 - 17.15 Processes controlling dense water formation and transport on Arctic continental shelves Andrew Willmott
17.15 - 17.30 Hydrographic and flow changes at sharp climate transitions in the North Atlantic MOC, 0-16ka BP Nick McCave
17.30 - 17.45 Cape Farewell and Eirik Ridge: Interannual to Millennial Thermohaline Circulation Variability Sheldon Bacon
17.45 - 18.00 Quantitative applications of high-resolution late Holocene proxy data sets: estimating climate sensitivity and thermohaline circulation influences Tim Osborn
20.00 Dinner
Wednesday 22nd January 2003
09.00 - 09.45 Keynote: Rapid climate change - a CLIVAR perspective Martin Visbeck
09.45 - 10.00 A monitoring array along the western margin of the Atlantic Chris Hughes1
10.00 - 10.15 Investigating the Characteristics and Consequences of Interannual Variations in the Northwest Atlantic's Deep Western Boundary Current John Toole 2
10.15 - 10.30 The role of sloping topography in the overturning circulation of the North Atlantic Ric Williams
10.30 - 10.45 Monitoring the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5 degN Jochem Marotzke 1
10.45 - 11.00 An Observing System for Meridional Heat Transport Variability in the Subtropical North Atlantic Bill Johns 2
11.00 - 11.10 Rapid Climate Change - the Netherlands programme Hendrik van Aken
11.10 - 11.30 Tea / coffee
11.30 - 11.45 Time series of transient tracers in North Atlantic deep waters Jean-Claude Gascard, Marie-Jose Messias1
11.45 - 12.00 The Oleander Project: Sustained Observation of Ocean Currents and Transports in the Gulf Stream and Adjacent Waters from New York to Bermuda Tom Rossby2
12.00 - 12.15 Extending the time series of Atlantic Meridional Overturning backwards in time using historical measurements Harry Bryden
12.15 - 12.30 The role of salinity in ocean circulation and climate response to greenhouse gas forcing Eric Guilyardi
12.30 - 12.45 The role of the cryosphere in modulating the thermohaline circulation of the North Atlantic Jonathan Bamber
12.45 - 13.00 High resolution anatomy of rapid climate transitions in the last glacial period from a Greenland ice core Eric Wolff
13.00 - 14.15 Lunch
14.15 - 14.45 Keynote: Rapid climate change - an "end-user" perspective Mike Hulme
14.45 - 15.00 Improving our ability to predict rapid changes in the El Nino Southern Oscillation climatic phenomenon Sandy Tudhope
15.00 - 15.15 The Probability of Rapid Climate Change Peter Challenor
15.15 - 15.30 RAPID - next steps Meric Srokosz
15.30 Tea / coffee & end of meeting
List of Delegates
Name Affiliation E-Mail
Dr Tim Atkinson University College London
Dr Sheldon Bacon Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr Jonathan Bamber Bristol University j.l.bamber@
Dr Juan Brown Bidston Observatory
Prof Harry Bryden Southampton Oceanography Centre h.bryden@
Dr Fiona Carse NERC
Dr Xavier Carton Ifremer
Mr Peter Challenor Southampton Oceanography Centre P.Challenor@
Dr Mat Collins Reading University matcollins@
Dr David Cromwell Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr Stuart Cunningham Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr Cassiono De Oliveira Imperial College
Ms Anne De Rudder Rutherford Appleton Laboratory
Dr Kathy Donohue University of Rhode Island kdonohue@
Prof Ian Fairchild Keele University I.j.fairchild@
Dr Charles Flagg Brookhaven National Laboratory
Mr Peter Foden Bidston Observatory
Prof Antony Goddard Imperial College
Dr Christine Gommenginger Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr Jeremy Grist Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr Eric Guilyardi Reading University
Dr Ian Hall Cardiff Univeristy
Prof Chris Hawkesworth Bristol University c.j.hawkesworth@
Dr Joel Hirschi Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr Jonathan Holmes University College London
Dr Jason Holt Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Dr Richenda Houseago-Stokes Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr Chris Hughes Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Prof Mike Hulme Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research
Dr John Huthnance Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Prof Bill Johns University of Miami wjohns@
Dr Simon Josey Southampton Oceanography Centre Simon.A.Josey@
Dr Lloyd Keigwin Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Harald Loeng Institute of Marine Research, Norway
Prof Jochem Marotzke Southampton Oceanography Centre Jochem.Marotzke@
Dr David Marshall Reading University d.p.marshall@
Dr Cecilie Mauritzen Norwegian Meteorological Institute cecilie.mauritzen
Prof Nicholas McCave Cambridge University mccave@
Dr Philip Newton NERC
Dr Maria Noguer DEFRA maria.noguer@
Dr Tim Osborn University of East Anglia
Dr Christopher Pain Imperial College
Dr Matthew Piggott Imperial College
Dr H Thomas Rossby University of Rhode Island
Dr Jonathan Rougier Durham University j.c.rougier@
Dr Vassil Roussenov Liverpool University v.roussenov
Prof Julian Slingo Reading University j.m.slingo@
Dr Meric Srokosz Southampton Oceanography Centre
Dr David Stevens University of East Anglia
Prof Alayne Street-Perrott University of Wales, Swansea f.a.street-perrott@
Dr Rowan Sutton Reading University R.Sutton@
Dr Simon Tett Met Office Simon.tett@
Dr John Toole Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Dr Sandy Tudhope Edinburgh University sandy.tudhope@
Dr Hendrik van Aken Royal Netherlands Institute for Sea Research
Dr John Vassie Proudman Oceanographic Laboratory
Dr Martin Visbeck Columbia University visbeck@
Dr Neil Wells Southampton Oceanography Centre ncw@
Dr Ric Williams Liverpool University RIC@LIV.AC.UK
Prof Andrew Willmott Keele University a.j.willmott@
Dr Eric Wolff British Antarctic Survey
Dr Richard Wood Met Office Richard.wood@
Dr Catrin Yeomans NERC