Workshop: The Physics of Weather and Climate Models
Co-hosted by the JPL Center for Climate Sciences (CCS) and the Keck Institute for Space Studies (KISS). Co-Sponsored by CCS, KISS, the World Climate Research Programme, the US National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, the US National Science Foundation and the World Weather Research Programme. Co-organized by the JPL Center for Climate Sciences; the Keck Institute for Space Studies, California Institute of Technology; and the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation, a working group of the World Climate Research Programme and the World Meteorological Organization's Commission for Atmospheric Sciences.
March 20-23, 2012
Beckman Institute, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California
About the Workshop
The workshop will focus on key problems in the representation of physical processes in weather and climate models. The goal of the workshop is to further the development of scientific and programmatic strategies for solutions to these key problems.
The workshop is organized by Dr. Joao Teixeira (Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology), Dr. Christian Jakob (Monash University), and Dr. A. Pier Siebesma (Royal Netherlands Meteorological Institute).
The first three days of the workshop will consist of a multidisciplinary thematic session in the morning, with breakout and poster sessions in the afternoon. The fourth and final day of the workshop will include break-out presentations, a plenary session, and recommendations.
Schedule of Session Topics
20 March 2012, Tuesday:
21 March 2012, Wednesday:
Tropical Weather and Climate
22 March 2012, Thursday:
Clouds and Climate Physics
23 March 2012, Friday:
Plenary Session and Recommendations
A dinner for all workshop participants will be held on Wednesday, March 21, 2012.
A registration fee may be required to cover the cost of refreshments and your place at the workshop dinner. The fee will be due on the first day of the workshop.
The Center will begin accepting applications for participation in the workshop on November 20, 2011.
Although we strive to accommodate all applicants, due to limited seating we cannot guarantee your place in the workshop at this time. We will let you know the status of your application by early January 2012. After you have submitted your application, if you are unable to attend or need to update your information, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org .
The links below may be helpful as you book your accommodations.
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