Speaker Name(s): G. W. Kent Moore, Ph.D. Description: G. W. Kent Moore, Ph.D., Dept. of Chemical and Physical Sciences, U of T at Mississauga.
Greenland has a major influence on the atmospheric circulation of the North Atlantic-Western Europe region; dictating the location and strength of small-scale weather systems around its coastal seas and directly influencing large-scale weather systems both locally and downstream over Europe. One can think of this sizeable 3000-m high ice-covered barrier acting to deflect flow both over and around it with both local and remote consequences. In this talk, I will present the first ever observations of the role that weather systems near southern Greenland play in the climate system that were collected with an instrumented research aircraft during February 2007.