Last Updated on Thursday, 15 January 2015

Welcome to the Bolin Days

The Bolin Centre for Climate Research warmly invites you to the annual Bolin Days with interesting scientific discussions and a friendly get together.

The programme includes interesting talks by members of the Bolin Centre, seminars about the Navarino Environmental Observatory and the SWERUS expedition, discussions over fika, a poster competition with refreshments and give-aways and a nice relaxed dinner with a Ceilidh dance. We also recommend you to talk to the Bolin Centre Database team and see a demonstration of the Digital Globe in room Y20 during the Bolin Days.

There will be a Science Forum the day before the start of the Bolin Days and here the Bolin Centre External Science Advisory Group (ESAG) will present themselves and their science. Warmly welcome on 18 November, 13–16 in the De Geer room.

The registration page is now close

Downloadable programme and information

November 19

De Geer room, De Geer foyer, Y20 and Y23, Geoscience building, Stockholm University

09.00–09.15 | Welcome to the Bolin Days Alasdair Skelton
& Leonard Barrie
09.15–10.45 | Clouds, aerosols, turbulence and climate     
Chair: Ilona Riipinen
    A summary of research in RA2 Annica Ekman
    Free tropospheric aerosol –
What we can learn from top of the mountain
Radek Krejci
    From laboratory measurements to global modeling
of sea spray aerosol                    
Matt Salter
    Connecting the solubility and CCN activation of complex organic aerosols: A theoretical study using the Solubility Basis Set Narges Rastak
    Impact of European aerosol emission reductions
on Arctic climate
Vidya Varma
    The role of aerosol in altering North Atlantic atmospheric circulation in winter and air-quality feedbacks Franscesco Pausata
    Concluding remarks Annica Ekman,
Ilona Riipinen
& Gunilla Svensson
10.45–11.30 | Fika & poster preview  
11.30–13.00 | Hydrosphere, Cryosphere and Climate Chairs: Jerker Jarsjö och Magnus Mörth
    A summary of research in RA3 Jerker Jarsjö
    Permafrost and groundwater interactions
in a subarctic Swedish peatland
Ylva Sjöberg
    Research on climate impacts in Abisko –
Natural gradients and early indicators of change
Reiner Giesler
    The role of Aquatic systems in the northern C-cycle Erik Lundin
    Developing the global water change spectrum Fernando Jaramillo
    Scaling snow measurements in the Swedish Mountains 
using remote sensing and field validation data
Susanne Ingvander
13.00–14.00 | Lunch with sandwiches  
14.00–15.30 | Oceans-atmosphere dynamics and climate 
Chair: Johan Nilsson
    A summary of research in RA1 Agatha de Boer
    Observing the Southern Ocean with instrumented seals Fabien Roquet
    The effect of surface friction on the general atmospheric circulation Gunilla Svensson
    Arctic Ocean freshwater composition, governing processes
and sensitivity
Per Pemberton
    The control of moisture intrusion events
on Arctic wintertime temperature
Cian Woods
15.30 onwards
| Poster competition, refreshments & Bolin Centre give-aways  
November 20

De Geer room, De Geer foyer, Y20, Y23 and the Geopub at U1, Geoscience building, Stockholm University

09.00–10.30 | Historical to millennial climate variability
Chair: Malin Kylander
    A summary of research in RA5 Qiong Zhang
    Initial speleothem stable isotope results from Alepotrypa Cave –  Relating paleoclimate proxy records to archeological records Meighan Boyd
    Dendroclimatology in Stockholm: From counting
rings to scanning elements
Steffen Holzkämper
    Late Glacial-Early Holocene tephrochronology of the North Atlantic region – New results from Scandinavia Ewa Lind
    Last Glacial Maximum climate simulation with EC-Earth 3 Qiang Li
    Statistical framework for evaluation of climate model simulations by use of climate proxy data from the last millennium Anders Moberg
10.30–11.00 | Fika  
11.00–12.30 | Orbital to tectonic climate variability Chair: Margret
    A summary of research in RA6 Nina Kirchner
    Late Quaternary millennial to orbital-scale climate            
fluctuations in the Arctic Ocean: Insights from fossil foraminifera
Natalia Barrientos
    What caused enhanced carbon export in the Southern Ocean during glacial intervals? Robert Graham
    Simulating the Eocene greenhouse climate:
Implications for climate sensitivity
Rodrigo Caballero
    A “snowball Earth” 700 million years ago:                        
Assessing isotopic evidence from Islay, Scotland
Alasdair Skelton
12.30–13.30 | Lunch with sandwiches  
13.30–15.00 | Biogeochemical cycles and climate Chair: Volker Brüchert
    A summary of research in RA4 Christian Beer,
    De-coupling of carbon dioxide and organic
carbon in boreal streams?
Mattias Winderdahl
    Drivers of ecosystem carbon dynamics on Decadal            
to Millennial timescales – Insights from compound-specific
radiocarbon analysis and a glacier forefield chronosequence
Rienk Smittenberg
    Quantifying impacts of mosses and lichens on high-latitude ecosystems with a process-based model Philipp Porada
15.00–15.30 | Baltic Sea Centre Christoph Humborg
5.30–16.00 | Fika  
16.00–17.00 | Navarino Environmental Observatory, NEO  
    Introduction to NEO Karin Holmgren
    Holocene climate and environmental reconstruction from southern and eastern Peloponnese, Greece Christos Katrantsiotis
    Atmospheric observations at Navarino Environmental Observatory Radovan Krejci
17.00–18.00 | Swedish-Russian-US Arctic Ocean Investigation
of Climate Cryosphere Carbon Interactions, SWERUS-C3
    Introduction to SWERUS Martin Jakobsson
    Foggy science: What is the connection between poor visibility and sea-ice melt? Michael Tjernström
    The »atmosphere« above the Siberian Arctic shelf. And bubbles. Brett Thornton
    How long does it take to cross the East Siberian Arctic Shelf? – And other perspectives from SWERUS-C3 2014 Lisa Bröder
18.00 | Closing remarks Leonard Barrie
& Alasdair Skelton
18.10 | Refreshments and final poster viewing  
| Dinner, presentation of poster competition winner and Geopub with live musicat U1 in the Geoscience building, Stockholm University

• Please register no later than 16 November

• The research area leaders will organise the presentations within their research fields.
Please contact them for information

• If you have any questions, please contact Karin Jonsell, scientific coordinator – This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Posters are most welcome
• The poster title should be registered at the Bolin Days registration form,
• If you have registered already but change your mind and want to bring a poster, please register again.
• PhD student posters are particularly welcome and enter a competition with a prize of SEK 20 000 in research money.
• PhD-Poster competition rules:
• The poster title should be registered at the Bolin Days registration form,
• The PhD student(s) should be the poster designer(s)
• The list of authors should start with the PhD student(s)
• The PhD student(s) should stand by the poster at the poster competition viewing 19 November from 15.30 in Y23 and explain their findings to the audience.
• If there are several PhD students involved in a winning poster, they share the prize.
• The winner is elected by the registered attendants of the Bolin Days at the poster viewing 19 November from 15.30 in Y23
• The winner is announced at the Bolin Days dinner 20 November and later on at the Bolin web page
• The posters should be hanged in room Y23 (PhD posters) and the De Geer foyer (senior scientists), which is open from 8.30 on the 19 November
• The posters should be removed before 18.30 on the 20 November, or they will meet the waste basket.


If you are not a member of the Bolin Centre and want to join us, you are most welcome!
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