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Global Scale Feedbacks

BECC and MERGE Session 1

global scale feedbacks


Due to the situation, concerning the corona virus/covid-19 this session has been adjusted and will be broadcasted via digital channels. More information will be provided shortly.  

Key knowledge gaps in feedbacks of the Global Earth Systems

The Earth system traditionally consists of the land, oceans, atmosphere, biosphere, and cryosphere. It includes the planet's natural cycles — the carbon, water, nitrogen, phosphorus, sulphur and other cycles — and deep Earth processes. The Earth system now includes human society. Our social and economic systems are now embedded within the Earth system. In fact, the human systems act as an important driver (forcing) of change in the Earth system. The trajectory of the Earth System is influenced by various forcings and feedbacks within the system. A response of the system to changes in forcing depends on the sum and interaction of the feedbacks which determines the sensitivity of the system. Improved understanding of key feedbacks is thus the key for future projection of the Earth System. This session focuses on several important physical and biological feedbacks in the Earth system. 

Moderator: Erik Kjellström, SMHI

Climate sensitivity, Thorsten Mauritsen, MISU

Global bio-geo-chemical cycle, TBA

MERGE perspective, Klaus Wyser, SMHI

BECC perspective, Anne Bjorkman, GU

Discussion between the four speakers and interaction with the audience.                            


Time: 23 April, 10.00 - 12.30 
Location: Digital meeting
Language: English

Target groups: Public event

Organizers: BECC and MERGE

Page Manager:


23 - 24 April

Digital plattform Zoom, more info will be provided shortly.

cerina [dot] wittbom [at] cec [dot] lu [dot] se

Register before 15 April with this link. NOTE, remember to enter your name and email when registering. The link to the meeting will be sent out to all registered participants after the registration deadline. 
Three sessions will be broadcasted via digital channels, remaining parts of the conference are cancelled. See the program for more information. 

Centre for Environmental and Climate Research, CEC

Sölvegatan 37
223 62 Lund, Sweden

Visiting address
The Ecology building, Sölvegatan 37, Lund