REKLIM Special Issue in POLARFORSCHUNG

Dear participants of the REKLIM conference, der colleagues,

As a follow up of our October 2014 international REKLIM conference “Our Climate – Our Future; regional perspectives on a global challenge” we compiled a special issue in the journal POLARFORSCHUNG (Polar Research), published by the German Society of Polar Research (www.dgp-ev.de) and the Alfred Wegener Institute Helmholtz Center for Polar and Marine Research (AWI).

More than 70 authors in 14 papers contributed to this special issue, providing a wide range of current understanding and knowledge about the different aspects of regional climate change, its causes, impacts and challenges. Mainly themes from topics 1, 2, 3 and 8 were covered by papers, ranging from modelling of the regional climate system to general process understanding, from data analysis to the development of data bases and associated web-based infrastructures, making scientific knowledge and data available for research and the wider public. The order of the papers is organized according to their contextual contribution to the conference topics.

Herewith we thank all contributors to this conference volume. Their abiding patience is most appreciated. Twenty-three reviewers from eight countries contributed substantially to the quality of this special issue. Their efforts have been invaluable to improving the scientific content and integrity of the papers. Several agencies and governments supported the data acquisition and analysis, including the arrangement of the conference. Here, especially the Helmholtz Association needs to be mentioned, which fostered the initiation and funding of the Helmholtz Climate Initiative REKLIM.

Best regards,
Klaus Grosfeld

 

List of contents:

Grosfeld, K., Lemke, P., Braesicke, P., Brauer, A., Dethloff, K., Kunz, M., Latif, M., Ratter, B., Sachs, T., Schmid, H. P., Treffeisen, R., Schwarze, R. (2016): The Helmholtz Regional Climate Initiative REKLIM from a polar perspective – a preface. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 65—68.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.001

Nikiéma, O., Sommerfeld, A., Laprise, R., Rinke, A., Dethloff, K. (2016): Chaotic Behaviour of the Regional Climate Models, CRCM5 and HIRHAM5, in Ensemble Simulations over an Arctic Domain. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 69—80.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.002

Niederdrenk, A. L., Mikolajewicz, U. (2016): Variability of Winter Sea Ice in Greenland-Iceland-Norwegian Sea in a Regionally Coupled Climate Model. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 81—84.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.003

Madsen, K. S., Mottram, R., Rasmussen, T. A. S., Ribergaard, M. H. (2016): Evaluation of a Regional Coupled Ocean – Atmosphere – Sea-Ice Model System over Greenland and the Arctic. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 85—88.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.004

Konrad, H., Sasgen, I., Klemann, V., Thoma, M., Grosfeld, K., Martinec, Z. (2016): Sensitivity of Grounding-Line Dynamics to Viscoelastic Deformation of the Solid-Earth in an Idealized Scenario. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 89—99.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.005

Madsen, K. S., Rasmussen, T. A. S., Ribergaard, M. H., Ringgaard, I. M. (2016): High Resolution Sea-Ice Modelling and Validation of the Arctic with Focus on South Greenland Waters, 2004–2013. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 101—105.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.006

Dvornikov, Y., Leibmann, M., Heim, B., Bartsch, A., Haas, A., Khomutov, A., Gubarkov, A., Mikhaylova, M., Mullanurov, D., Widhalm, B., Skorospekhova, T., Federova, I. (2016): Geodatabase and WebGIS Project for Long-Term Permafrost Monitoring at the Vaskiny Dachi Research Station, Yamal, Russia. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 107—115.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.007

Bogorodski, P. V., Makshtas, A. P., Kustov, V. Y. (2016): Rapid Melting of Fast-Ice in the Buor-Khaya Bay. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 117—118.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.008

Elger, K., Biskaborn, B., Pampel, H., Lantuit, H. (2016): Open Research Data, Data Portals and Data Publication – an Introduction to the Data Curation Landscape. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 119—133.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.009

Haas, A., Heim, B., Zubrzycki, S., Elger, K., Schäfer-Neth, C., Morgenstern, A., Fedorova, I. (2016): Assembly of the CarboPerm WebGIS for the Laptev Sea Region, Arctic Siberia – Data Visualisation as a WebGIS Service. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 135—141.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.010

Grosfeld, K., Treffeisen, R., Asseng, J., Bartsch, A., Bräuer, B., Fritzsch, B., Gerdes, R., Hendricks, S., Hiller, W., Heygster, G., Krumpen, T., Lemke, P., Melsheimer, C., Nicolaus, M., Ricker, R., Weigelt, M. (2016): Online Sea-Ice Knowledge and Data Platform <www.meereisportal.de>. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 143—155.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.011

Müller, J. (2016): New Evidence for Abrupt Sea-Ice Fluctuations in the Subpolar North Atlantic at the End of the Last Glacial in Relation with Thermohaline and Atmospheric Circulation. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 157—160.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.012

Lohmann, G., Zhang, X., Knorr, G. (2016): Abrupt Climate Change Experiments: The Role of Freshwater, Ice Sheets and Deglacial Warming for the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 161—170.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.013

Stepanek, C., Lohmann, G. (2016): Towards a More Flexible Representation of Hydrological Discharge Transport in (Paleo-)Climate Modelling. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 171—177.
DOI: 
http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.014

Lüdecke, H.-J., Weiss, C.-O., Zhao, X., Feng, X. (2016): Centennial Cycles Observed in Temperature Data from Antarctica to Central Europe. - Polarforschung, 85, 2, pp. 179—181.
DOI: http://doi.org/10.2312/polfor.2016.015