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The NextData project at the Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences 2018

The main scientific results of the NextData project were presented during three dedicated sessions at the Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences, held at the Scientific Campus of Ca’ Foscari University of Venice, Venezia-Mestre, Italy, on 17-18th October 2018.
The NextData presentations, focusing on the theme "Climate change in the Italian Mountains and the Mediterranean Region", are listed below.

NextData session 1 - October 17, 10:50 - 13:00  

10:50-11:10 C. Baroni (Univ. of Pisa) A new database for reconstructing the spatial-temporal evolution of the glacial resource in the Italian Alps.

11:10-11:30 E. Palazzi (CNR-ISAC) The Archive of datasets of the NextData project.

11:30-11:50 S. Gualdi (CMCC) Changes in extreme temperature and precipitation and their effects on the hydrological cycle of the Alpine region.

11:50-12:10 A. Reder (CMCC) Evaluation of the performance of Regional Climate Models simulation at different spatial and temporal scale over the Alpine Region.

12:10-12:30 S. Terzago (CNR-ISAC) Sensitivity of snow models to the accuracy of the meteorological forcing in mountain environment: the NextSNOW experiment.

12:30-12:50 F. Giorgi (ICTP) 21st century projections of summer precipitation and winter snowmelt over the Alpine region from high resolution RCM experiments.

12:50-13:00 Poster flash talks.

NextData session 2 - October 17, 15:00 - 19:10 

15:00-15:20 P. Cristofanelli (CNR-ISAC) Atmospheric composition observations by a network of background environmental-climatic observatories in Italy: the NextDATA contribution.

15:20-15:40 M. Freppaz (Univ. of Torino) Changes in snow cover characteristics alter soil C and N cycling in mountain areas.

15:40-16:00 M.C. Salvatore (Univ. of Pisa) Multitemporal glaciers inventory of the Italian Alps, a basic tool for reconstructing the ongoing climate change.

16:00-16:20 E. Arnone (Univ. of Torino) Elevation dependent climate change in the greater Alpine region.

16:20-16:40 M. Doveri (CNR-IGG) The foothill aquifer system of the Piedmont Alpine zone: geology, hydrogeology and groundwater chemistry.

16:40-17:00 G. Pretto (Sapienza Univ. Roma) Effects of grazing pressure on biodiversity and ecosystem functioning in the alpine grassland of Brocon: a multidisciplinary approach.

17:00-17:10 Poster flash talks.

NextData session 3 - October 18, 9:00 - 11:10 

9:00-9:20 N. Pinardi (CMCC) The history of salinity anomalies in the Mediterranean Sea from 60 years reanalysis.

9:20-9:40 V. Artale (ENEA) Determination of the climate long-term changes by SST spectral analysis, in the northwestern Atlantic and Mediterranean focusing on the satellite era (1982-2016).

9:40-10:00 F. Lirer (CNR-IAMC) Past climate variability over the last millennia in the Mediterranean area: a contribution of NextData project.

10:00-10:20 M. De Amicis (Bicocca Univ. of Milano) Spatial data infrastructure for Paleo proxy data to reconstruct Italy climate of the last 2k years.

10:20-10:40 C. Baroni (Univ. of Pisa) Tree-ring reconstructions of past climate at the regional scale: extending back in time summer temperature variability in the Italian Alps and the central Mediterranean.

10:40-11:00 V. Maggi (Bicocca Univ. of Milano) Comparing tree-ring and pollen climate reconstructions in a central region of the Italian Alps.

11:00-11:10 Poster flash talks.