AGU Chapman Conference on “The Width of the Tropics: Climate Variations and Their Impacts”

26-31 July 2015, Santa Fe, New Mexico, USA

This multidisciplinary conference will explore the state of the science and identify future research directions relevant to the issue of tropical belt widening.

A particular emphasis will be cross-fertilization among the wide range of climate scientists contributing to our understanding of the problem.

Four main themes are planned:
1. What determines the width of the tropical belt?
2. How and why has the tropical width changed in the past?
3. How and why might the tropical width change in the future?
4. What are the impacts for the oceans, cryosphere, hydrologic cycle, human society, and ecosystems?

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