Introduction: Hello, online participants. My name is Kristin Conrad, and I will serve you as group 8A's Online Participant Liason (OPL). I will both capture the gist of the discussion, and will relay selected comments from online participants, back to members of this breakout session. We hope that you will enjoy and participate in this important discussion.
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BEGIN BREAKOUT SESSION REPORTING
General comments before going into specific FCs
#1 The atmospheric processes interact and transfer energy and matter with other components of the Earth system such as: water, ice, land, and living things. For example, hurricane formation, carbon cycle, etc.
#2 Prediction of atmospheric phenomena requires knowledge/understanding of the components and the interaction of components of the system. Example, blizzards.
#3 Interactions of components of the Earth's system produce (emergent) phenomena unique to the system. For example, abrupt climate change. (another example would be the ozone hole)
#4 Sustainability requires understanding and reaction to the system. The planet cannot be maintained/sustained without humans changing their interactions with the Earth system.
#5 Within the atmosphere there are biogeochemical cycles which vary across timescales.
#6 Historical interactions between the atmosphere and other systems affect current behavoir of the atmosphere
#1: Atmospheric processes interact with the other components of the Earth system via both energy and matter transfer such as: living things, water, ice, and land.
#3: Interactions of components of the Earth's system cause changes and produce (emergent) phenomena unique to the system.
#5. There are biogeochemical cycles that vary across various time scales that affect the atmosphere.
#6. Historical interactions between the atmosphere and other systems affect current behavoir of the atmosphere