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3rd Baltic Earth Conference
Earth system changes and Baltic Sea coasts
Jastarnia, Hel peninsula, Poland
1 - 5 June 2020




BALTEX Assessment of Climate Change for the Baltic Sea Basin


Structure of BACC II

The following structure of chapters represents the structure as it will be seen in the book. For Lead and Contributing Author´s contacts click here...

Chapters and Lead Authors.

1 Introduction and summary (Hans von Storch, Institute of Coastal Research, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany, Anders Omstedt Earth Science Centre – Oceanography, Göteborg University, Sweden, Janet Pawlak MEC Consulting ApS, Charlottenlund, Denmark, Marcus Reckermann International Baltic Earth Secretariat, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany )

Part I: Long-term Climate Change

2 Climatic Change during the Holocene (Past 12,000 Years) (Irena Borsenkova, State Hydrological Institute, St. Petersburg, Russia and Eduardo Zorita, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
3 The Historical Timeframe (Past 1000 Years) (Tadeusz Niedzwiedz, Silesian University, Sosnowiec, Poland)

Part II: Recent Climate Change (Past 200 years)

4 Recent Change – Atmosphere (Anna Rutgersson, Uppsala University, Sweden)
5 Recent Change – River Runoff (Jukka Käyhkö, University of Turku, Finland)
6 Recent Change – Terrestrial Cryosphere (Sirpa Rasmus, University of Helsinki and University of Jyväskylä, Finland)
7 Recent Change – Marine Circulation and Stratification (Jüri Elken, Tallinn University of Technology, Estonia)
8 Recent Change – Sea Ice (Jari Haapala, Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland)
9 Recent Change – Sea Level and Wind Waves (Birgit Hünicke, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)

Part III: Future Climate Change

10 Projected Change – Models and Methodology (Joanna Wibig, Lodz University, Poland)
11 Projected Change – Atmosphere (Ole Bossing Christensen, Danish Meteorological Institute, Copenhagen, Denmark)
12 Projected Change – Hydrology (Torben Sonnenberg, Geological Survey of Denmark and Greenland, Copenhagen, Denmark)
13 Projected Change – Marine Physics (Markus Meier, Research Department, Swedish Meteorological and Hydrological Institute, Norrköping, Sweden)
14 Projected Change – Sea Level (Aslak Grinsted, Niels Bohr Institute, Centre for Ice and Climate, University of Copenhagen, Denmark)

Part IV: Environmental Impacts of Climate Change

15 Environmental Impacts – Atmospheric Chemistry (David Simpson, Chalmers University of Technology, Göteborg, Sweden)
16 Environmental Impacts – Coastal Ecosystems, Birds and Forests (Pekka Niemelä, University of Turku, Finland)
17 Environmental Impacts – Freshwater Biogeochemistry (Christoph Humborg, Baltic Nest Institute, Stockholm, Sweden)
18 Environmental Impacts – Marine Biogeochemistry (Bernd Schneider, Baltic Sea Research Institute, Warnemünde, Germany)
19 Environmental Impacts – Marine Ecosystems (Markku Viitasalo, Finnish Environment Institute, Helsinki, Finland)
20 Environmental Impacts – Coastal Erosion and Changing Coastlines (Tomasz A. Łabuz, University of Szczecin, Poland)

Part V: Socio-Economic Impacts of Climate Change

21 Socio-Economic Impacts – Forestry and Agriculture (Joachim Krug, Landesbetrieb Hessen-Forst, Germany)
22 Socio-Economic Impacts – Urban Settlements (Sonia Deppisch, HafenCity Univerysity, Hamburg, Germany)

Part VI: Drivers of Regional Climate Change

23 Evidence of Warming (Jonas Bhend, ETH Zürich, Switzerland; currently CSIRO, Melbourne, Australia)
24 Regional Change Drivers – Aerosols (Hans-Christen Hansson, Stockholm University)
25 Regional Change Drivers – Land Cover (Marie-Jose Gaillard-Lemdahl, Linnaeus University, Kalmar, Sweden)

Annex 1 The Concept of Detection and Attribution (Armineh Barkhordarian, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)
Annex 2 Perceptions of BACC (Dennis Bray, Helmholtz-Zentrum Geesthacht, Germany)

For "Tasks and Responsibilities for the BACC II SSG, the BALTEX Secretariat and BACC II Lead Authors", click here.

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