Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project

CFMIP/WCRP/ICTP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity

The Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity will be held 4-7 July 2016 at the International Center for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. For more information about the ICTP, please see the visitors' info page.

Aerial photo of ICTP

This CFMIP/WCRP/ICTP international conference will focus on the theme of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, in addition to addressing other ongoing CFMIP activities.

The four-day conference will contain oral and poster sessions on:

  • Modeling and observational constraints on cloud feedbacks, adjustments and climate sensitivity, including the role of moist convection in cloud feedbacks
  • Cloud/circulation/precipitation coupling and its variability in present and future climates, including hydrological extremes and ITCZ and storm track changes.
  • Process based evaluation of clouds and cloud controlling factors in climate models using fine scale models and observations, including satellite simulators.
  • How will the organization of cloud systems interact with climate change?
  • Coordination of CFMIP and Grand Challenge activities with CMIP6.

If you plan to attend the conference, please also see:

+ Registration - On-line registration has passed. It is still possible to register on-site.

+ Abstract Submission - Oral and poster abstract submission deadline has passed.

+ Hotel Information (PDF)

+ Meeting Agenda (PDF, updated 2016-06-24)

+ Other Useful Information (PDF)

Steering Committee:

+ Adrian Tompkins (ICTP, Italy)
+ Mark Webb (MetOffice, UK),
+ Chris Bretherton (Univ. Washington, USA)
+ Anna Pirani (IPCC WGI TSU, France)
+ George Tselioudis (NASA/GISS, USA)
+ Bjorn Stevens (MPI, Germany)
+ Sandrine Bony (LMD/IPSL, France)
+ Masahiro Watanabe (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
+ Steve Klein (LLNL, USA)
+ Jennifer Kay (Univ. Colorado, USA)

For more information, please contact George Tselioudis or Adrian Tompkins.


ICTP Summer School on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions:
Please note that PhD students and early career scientists may be interested in also attending the ICTP Summer School on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions, which takes place the week preceeding the conference: June 27-July 1. Instruction is by Wojciech W. Grabowski, Chris Bretherton, Corinne Hoose, Anna Possner, Adrian Tompkins and Fabien Solmon, and there are hands-on lab classes conducting experiments with the "baby-EULAG" model. There are no course fees, but availability of places is strictly limited. To apply, see