BRIDGE group talk: Coupled climate model sensitivity to canopy interception capacity

BRIDGE is the group I belong to at Bristol, which has a lot of people who do Paleo modelling, use paleo proxy data and many people whose primary interest is the ocean. I’m one of a small number who are interested in the future and/or the land surface. So giving a talk on canopy interception capacity makes BRIDGE a tough audience as they aren’t, on average, especially interested in my area of research.

So I gave a different angle to my work with an alternative title of ‘How a parameter no one knows or cares anything about, can significantly alter the global climate’. This drew a good number of people and we had a lively discussion about HadCM3.