Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project

CFMIP 2019 Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity

The 2019 CFMIP Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity was held Sep. 30 to Oct. 4, 2019 at the St. John Hotel in Mykonos, Greece.

Photo of Mykonos

This CFMIP international meeting focused on the theme of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, fostered collaboration with the GEWEX GASS and CLIVAR CDP programs, and addressed all other ongoing CFMIP activities, including CFMIP-sponsored Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPS) and experiments.

The five-day meeting included oral and poster sessions on:

  • Assessment of cloud feedbacks, adjustments, and climate sensitivity, with emphasis on analyses of CMIP6/CFMIP3 experiments and observations.
  • Role of cloud-radiation-precipitation-circulation coupling in large-scale atmosphere-ocean dynamics (e.g. ITCZ, storm tracks, SST patterns) and the planetary energy balance.
  • Process based analyses of cloud structures and cloud controlling processes using GCMs, fine-scale models, idealized experiments, and observations.
  • Role of the organization of cloud systems in climate: results from RCEMIP experiments and observations.

Please also see:

+ Meeting Agenda and Conference Presentations

Local Organizing Committee

+ George Tselioudis (NASA/GISS, USA)
+ Vasso Kotroni (NOA/IERSD, Greece)
+ Kostas Lagouvardos (NOA/IERSD, Greece)
+ Dimitra Consta (NOA, Greece)
+ Derek Tropf (NASA/GISS, USA)

Steering Committee:

+ George Tselioudis (NASA/GISS, USA)
+ Masahiro Watanabe (Univ. Tokyo, Japan)
+ Mark Webb (MetOffice, UK),
+ Chris Bretherton (Univ. Washington, USA)
+ Sandrine Bony (LMD/IPSL, France)
+ Steve Klein (LLNL, USA)
+ Jennifer Kay (Univ. Colorado, USA)
+ Yen-Ting Hwang (National Taiwan Uiv.)
+ Thorsten Mauritsen (Stockholm Univ.)
+ Florent Brient (Meteo-France)
+ Sarah Kang (UNIST, South Korea)
+ Allison Wing (Florida St. Univ., USA)
+ Paulo Ceppi (Imperial College London)

For more information, please contact George Tselioudis.