The following topics will provide the basis of general discussion:

(1) Changes in the arctic climate and sub-systems
(2) Studies on the atmosphere-ocean-land system in the Arctic
(3) Feedbacks embedded in the sub-systems of the Arctic
(4) Impacts and feedbacks between the arctic and global climates
(5) Global and regional modeling, focusing on the Arctic
(6) Arctic influence on the Asian climate

Participants wishing to present a paper or poster are requested to submit a tentative title and a short abstract. The symposium organizers seek abstracts from a wide range of disciplines, including: climatology, atmospheric science, oceanography, cryosphere science, biological science, and hydrology. The deadline for submission of abstracts is Saturday, 31 May 2008.

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