Alfred Wegener Lecture in Climate Sciences

Every other year the climate sciences division of the Alfred Wegener Institute invites a distinguished scientist in climate sciences for a lecture on emerging fields of research and for scientific exchange.

This biennial lecture series was opened by Prof. Timothy N. Palmer of the University of Oxford, UK. With his talk on "(Five Reasons For) The Probabilistic Earth-System Model" he launched the lecture series at the "Deutsches Schiffahrtsmuseum" in Bremerhaven.

In 2015 Prof. Lynne D. Talley, Scripps Institution of Oceanography elaborated the "Role of the Southern Ocean in the Global Overturning Circulation". About a hundred colleagues from Bremen and Bremerhaven attended this event and witnessed a surprising turn in the lecture, linking tectonic plates boundaries, sea ice edges and atmospheric fronts.