The Abdus Salam International Centre for Theoretical Physics, in collaboration with the Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Program (CFMIP) is organising two back-to-back events in 2016:

Summer School on Aerosol-Cloud Interactions (27 June - 1 July)

Aerosol-cloud radiative, microphysical and dynamical interactions are a key determinant of the weather and climate. As reported by the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), these processes represent a major source of uncertainty for climate models. Aerosol-cloud interactions represent a very active and fast moving research field. The school will consist of basic and advanced lectures on the current knowledge of aerosol-cloud interactions physics and the representation of these processes in atmospheric models. Examples of aerosol-cloud interaction research using cloud resolving and global models will be shown. The afternoons will be occupied with laboratory studies, demonstrating some data sources for research in the area and using a simple toy model to investigate and understand cloud-aerosol feedbacks.

CFMIP/WCRP/ITCP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity (4 - 7 July 2016)

The Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project (CFMIP) is an international WCRP endorsed research project working to improve assessments of climate change cloud feedbacks through improvements in the evaluation of clouds simulated by climate models and in the understanding of cloud-climate feedback processes. The CFMIP/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 4 day conference will contain oral/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

Further details of the conference are available at
* If you are self funded you can APPLY to just the school here - NO FEES

* If you qualify for ICTP support (see poster) you can APPLY for
a grant which covers your attendance to both the school and the
conference (registration fee included). 

* If you are self funded you can APPLY to just the conference here -
THERE IS A FEE of 175 euros.
Starts 27 Jun 2016
Ends 7 Jul 2016
First week: AGH (Kastler Lecture Hall) - Second week: former SISSA building, Main Lecture Hall
Strada Costiera, 11 I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
**DEADLINE: 27/03/2016**


Wojciech W. Grabowski, Anna Pirani, Fabien Solmon, Adrian Tompkins