• Tue
    Seven Arts, Harrogate Road, Chapel Allerton, Leeds LS7 3PD
    Prof Ian Brooks (Leeds University)

    The climate of the Arctic is changing rapidly; it is warming at twice the global rate. Arctic sea ice is reducing in area and getting thinner . Climate models struggle to reproduce the observed rates of change, in part because we lack understanding of many small-scale meteorological and oceanographic processes in the Arctic. This is due to the difficulty of obtaining measurements in the Arctic environment.

    Prof Ian Brooks has undertaken several measurement campaigns in the Arctic, using both research ships and aircraft, to measure the processes that control the surface energy budget and ice melting / freezing. He will talk about his experiences of the Arctic, its climate, and the physical processes that govern that climate.