NZCCC 2013: Jim Renwick on Antarctic sea ice, SAM and ozone

by Gareth on June 11, 2013

Here’s the final interview I recorded at last week’s NZ Climate Change Conference in Palmerston North: VUW’s Dr Jim Renwick1 talking about the complex relationship between the southern annular mode — a north-south movement of the westerly winds that blow around Antarctica — sea ice growth and the ozone hole. It’s interesting stuff, not least because SAM has a significant impact on NZ weather and climate, and how it might change in the future is a very big factor in projecting southern hemisphere climates in a warmer world. The abstract of his conference presentation, Antarctic sea ice, the SAM, and the future of the ozone hole, is here.

  1. Apologies to Jim for inadvertently using the British pronunciation of his surname in the introduction. I’m told that my usage is a reliable indicator of a migrant from the UK… []

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Kiwipoet June 12, 2013 at 7:10 am

Here’s thanks from a regular visitor to HT for the job you’ve done recording these interviews, Gareth. You’re a great interviewer. Asking the right question is half the battle. Take a well-deserved pat on the back!

I’ve archived these interviews in the hope of having enough time to listen to them all with the attention they deserve. So far I’ve only been able to dip and sample.

Again, a heartfelt thanks from someone who couldn’t make it to the conference.

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