MTNCLIM 2012 Mountain Climate Research Conference

October 1-4, 2012 in Estes Park, Colorado

Photo: Field trip group photo at Niwot Ridge Field trip to Niwot Ridge
MTNCLIM 2012 Archive of Presentations

Hold the Date MTNCLIM 2014 will convene September 15-18, 2014 at Homestead Resort in Midway, Utah (about an hour from the Salt Lake City International Airport). More information will be forthcoming later this summer.

The MTNCLIM research conferences are sponsored by the Consortium for Integrated Climate Research on Western Mountains (CIRMOUNT), and are dedicated to mountain climate sciences and effects of climate variability on ecosystems, natural resources, and conservation in western North American mountains. MTNCLIM conferences feature invited and contributed talks, poster sessions, and working-group sessions. A post-conference workshop for natural-resource managers is held to address implications of climate variability and climate change in conservation and resource management. MTNCLIM convenes every two years. MTNCLIM 2012 will be held October 1-4, 2012 in Estes Park, Colorado at the YMCA of the Rockies.

Conference Participation

The MTNCLIM conferences are intended for scientists, students, managers, policy makers and other professionals interested in mountain climate sciences, their effects on ecosystems, and interactions with resource management, conservation, policy, and society in western North America. Meetings are scheduled annually/biennially and rotate around western mountain regions. They are designed to communicate serious science in informal settings. We encourage presentation of work-in-progress, innovative directions, controversial topics, and especially encourage young scientists to offer abstracts.


MTNCLIM Conferences aim to advance the sciences related to climate and climate interactions with physical, ecological, and social systems of western North American mountains. Specifically, MTNCLIM goals are to:


MTNCLIM 2012 is sponsored by CIRMOUNT, with funding and support from the following agencies and institutions:


Records of previous MTNCLIM meetings, including pdf copies of talks and posters,
are available on the CIRMOUNT website: Meeting Archives.