MOCA-09 Joint Assembly
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
19-29 July 2009

Application Deadline: Friday, 23 January 2009

For further information, and to submit an abstract, please go to:

Please direct all queries concerning this session to:
Matthew Lazzara

The International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), the International Association for the Physical Sciences of the Oceans (IAPSO), and the International Association for the Cryospheric Sciences (IACS) invite the international atmospheric, oceanographic and cryospheric research community to MOCA-09, their Joint Assembly, to be held 19-29 July 2009, in Montreal, Quebec, Canada.

Session conveners for (J01) "Observations of High Latitude Climate Change" seek abstract submissions for relevant papers that bring together observational descriptions of the high latitude regions in the atmosphere, ocean, and cryosphere from 200 years ago to the present.

Topics from both polar regions, as well as from in situ and space based observing platforms, are the basis for this symposium. New observations collected via recent efforts, including the International Polar Year (IPY), International Trans-Antarctic Scientific Expedition (ITASE), and other ongoing long-term observational and paleo-climate efforts related to climate change at the poles, are solicited. In addition, presentations dealing with observational and data assimilation methods are welcome. Session conveners are: Matthew Lazzara (IAMAS), Shelley Knuth (IAMAS), David Reusch (IAMAS), Michael Town (IAMAS), and Peter Haugan (IAPSO).

Sample topic areas include:
- Ice core observations,
- Mass balance investigations (surface, airborne or satellite based),
- Satellite observations (e.g., altimetry, clouds, icebergs, etc.),
- Ocean monitoring studies (e.g., ARGO, AON, etc.),
- Polar surface observing networks (e.g., Automatic Weather Stations, ground-based GPS, etc.), and
- Data syntheses from reanalysis.

Abstracts are due Friday, 23 January 2009. Please submit abstracts online at:

Questions regarding this session should be directed to:
Matthew Lazzara