The workshop on "Tipping Elements in the Climate System, with a Focus on the North Atlantic" was held on 18-19 September 2017 at Wolfson College, Oxford (UK). The focus of the workshop was tipping elements in the climate system, with a focus on the North Atlantic. Blue-Action focuses on Arctic and high latitude changes. The high number of tipping elements in this region and their potentially large impact on Northern Hemisphere climate is of particular interest and concern to Blue-Action scientists. 

The workshop was organised by Didier Swingedouw (CNRS-University of Bordeaux), Gerard McCarthy (NOC /Maynooth University) and Sybren Drijfhout (SOTON/ KNMI), all Blue-Action scientist. The workshop was held over two days in Oxford, back to back with the Joint Science Meeting ACSIS - OSNAP – RAPID Understanding Change and Variability in the North Atlantic Climate System.


Outputs of the workshop


Baehr, J., Keller, K., & Marotzke, J. (2008). Detecting potential changes in the meridional overturning circulation at 26 N in the Atlantic. Climatic Change, 91(1-2), 11-27.

Livina, V. N., & Lenton, T. M. (2007). A modified method for detecting incipient bifurcations in a dynamical system. Geophysical Research Letters, 34(3).

Livina, V. N., Lohmann, G., Mudelsee, M., & Lenton, T. M. (2013). Forecasting the underlying potential governing the time series of a dynamical system. Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications, 392(18), 3891-3902.

Valdes, P. (2011). Built for stability. Nature Geoscience, 4(7), 414,

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