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.
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:
+ Oral and Poster Abstract Submission and Conference Registration (Google Docs form)
Abstract deadline is April 22. Advance registration deadline is June 5.
+ Hotel Information (PDF)
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)
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 http://indico.ictp.it/event/7614/.