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  • Monday, 13 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 09:50 Part 1: Workshop on “Grand challenges in monsoon modeling:Representation of processes in climate models”
      Location: Giambiagi Lecture Hall, Adriatico Guesthouse
      • 09:00 J. Shukla/F. Kucharski/H. Annamalai Welcome/Opening remarks (10')J. Shukla Introductory Presentation: "Challenges in the Simulation and Prediction of the Asian Summer Monsoon Rainfall." (40') 50'
        Material: Opening Kucharski
    • 09:50 - 11:10 Session 1: Persistent errors in Asian-Australian monsoons
      Convener: Takayabu Yukari (chair)
      • 09:50 Systematic Errors in Mean and Annual Cycle of the Regional Monsoons 30'
        Speaker: Ken Sperber
        Material: notes
      • 10:20 Monsoon modeling efforts at IITM-Pune 30'
        Speaker: Suryachandra Rao A.
        Material: notes
      • 10:50 Coffee Break 20' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
    • 11:10 - 14:00 Session 2: Attribution to model errors
      Convener: Jay McCreary (chair)
      • 11:10 The influence of orography on monsoons: dynamics and radiative- convective physics 30'
        Speaker: William Boos (presented by X. Levine)
        Material: notes
      • 11:40 Systematic errors in monsoon simulation: importance of equatorial Indian Ocean processes 30'
        Speaker: H. Annamalai
        Material: notes
      • 12:10 Role of land surface states in simulation and prediction of monsoons in CFSv2 30'
        Speaker: Paul Dirmeyer
        Material: notes
      • 12:40 Lunch Break 1h20' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Session 3: Model Processes
      Convener: Jagadish Shukla (chair)
      • 14:00 Model processes in NUIST climate model – implications for monsoon 30'
        Speaker: Yang Young-Min
        Material: notes
      • 14:30 Impact of cloud-convection parameterization on improving systematic bias of CFSv2 30'
        Speaker: P. Mukhopadhyay
        Material: notes
      • 15:00 Indian Ocean SST variability: causes, feedbacks, and consequences for model simulations 30'
        Speaker: Arun Kumar
        Material: notes
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
    • 16:00 - 19:00 Session 4: Model Processes (cont'd)
      Convener: Paul Dirmeyer (chair)
      • 16:00 Radiation processes in GFDL climate model 30'
        Speaker: David Paynter
        Material: notes
      • 16:30 Next-Generation GFDL Climate Model CM4 30'
        Speaker: Yi Ming
        Material: notes
      • 17:15 Ice-breaker 1h45'
  • Tuesday, 14 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 10:00 Session 5: Observations to constrain model physics
      Convener: Arun Kumar (chair)
      • 09:00 Satellite observations to validate climate models 30'
        Speaker: Yukari Takayabu
        Material: notes
      • 09:30 Upper ocean structure of the Bay of Bengal and its role in air-sea interaction 30'
        Speaker: Amala Mahadevan
    • 10:00 - 14:00 Session 6: Monsoon-Indian Ocean Processes
      Convener: Amala Mahadevan (chair)
      • 10:00 Ocean-to-atmosphere feedbacks in the Indian Ocean 30'
        Speaker: Jay McCreary
        Material: McCreary paper notes
      • 10:30 Administrative Matters, E. Fermi Bldg. (perdiem, bank, etc.) 45'
      • 11:15 Coffee Break 15' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:30 Shallow salinity stratification and air-sea interaction in the Bay of Bengal 30'
        Speaker: Debasis Sengupta
        Material: notes
      • 12:00 Some aspects of the South American monsoon variability 30'
        Speaker: Alice M. Grimm
        Material: notes
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 16:00 Session 7: Modeling Regional Monsoons
      Convener: Ken Sperber (chair)
      • 14:00 Monsoons in NICAM and challenges ahead 30'
        Speaker: Tomoe Nasuno
        Material: notes
      • 14:30 Challenges in modeling Australian Monsoon system 30'
        Speaker: Aurel Moise
        Material: notes
      • 15:00 Impact of systematic errors on the teleconnection of Interdecadal Pacific Oscillation to the Indian summer monsoon in CMIP5 models 30'
        Speaker: Fred Kucharski
        Material: notes
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
    • 16:00 - 21:30 Session 8: Challenges in Monsoon Modeling
      • 16:00 Open Discussion 1h30'
        Material: notes
      • 19:00 Reception 2h30' ( Adriatico Cafeteria )
  • Wednesday, 15 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 14:00 Session 8: Challenges in Monsoon Modeling (cont'd
      • 09:00 Open Discussion & Workshop wrap-up 3h0'
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30' ( AGH Café )
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
    • 14:00 - 17:15 Part 2: Training (TTA): "Towards Improved Monsoon Simulations"
      • 14:00 Land-atmosphere feedbacks 45'
        Speaker: Paul Dirmeyer
      • 14:45 Diurnal variations in precipitation during East Asian summer monsoon 45'
        Speaker: Emilia Jin
        Material: notes
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 ICTP/ESP Presentation: The ICTP Regional System Model (RegESM) to simulate the monsoon in the South Asia CORDEX domain 30'
        Speaker: Fabio di Sante
        Material: notes
      • 16:30 The South Asian monsoon and the Mediterranean: a multi-model analysis 45'
        Speaker: Annalisa Cherchi
        Material: notes
  • Thursday, 16 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 16:45
      • 09:00 Design and Framework of Seasonal Prediction Systems for monsoon 45'
        Speaker: Arun Kumar
        Material: notes
      • 09:45 Overview of Indian Ocean dynamics - I 45'
        Speaker: Jay McCreary
        Material: notes
      • 10:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 11:00 Overview of Indian Ocean dynamics - II 45'
        Speaker: Jay McCreary
        Material: McCreary Experiment List McCreary Notes McCreary video 1 McCreary video 2 McCreary video 3 McCreary video 4 McCreary video 5 notes
      • 11:45 Process-based diagnostics of monsoon variability 45'
        Speaker: H. Annamalai
        Material: notes
      • 12:30 Lunch Break 1h30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Cafeteria )
      • 14:00 Monsoon Metrics: Skill and Process Assessment 45'
        Speaker: Ken Sperber
        Material: notes
      • 14:45 Simulation of Indian Monsoon using super-parameterization – I 45'
        Speaker: P. Mukhopadhyay
        Material: notes
      • 15:30 Coffee Break 30' ( Adriatico Guest House - Terrace )
      • 16:00 Simulation of Indian Monsoon using super-parameterization – I 45'
        Speaker: P. Mukhopadhyay
        Material: notes
    • 17:00 - 18:00 Student presentations 15' each:
      • 17:00 Assessment of Long-term Spatio-temporal Rainfall Variability over Ghana using Wavelet Analysis' 15'
        Speaker: Michael Baidu
      • 17:15 Diagnostic investigation of bay of Bengal branch of monsoon during normal and delay onset over gangetic West Bengal' 15'
        Speaker: Debanjana Das
        Material: notes
      • 17:30 'Meta-heuristic ant colony optimization technique to forecast the amount of summer monsoon rainfall: skill comparison with Markov chain model' 15'
        Speaker: Sayantika Goswami
        Material: notes
      • 17:45 'Are semi-arid regions hotspots of climate change in Africa and South Asia?' 15'
        Speaker: Zaroug Modatir Aballa Hassa
  • Friday, 17 June 2016
    • 09:00 - 10:30 Student presentations 15' each (cont'd)
      • 09:00 'Moist processes during breaks of the South Asian summer monsoon in the atmospheric regional climate model HIRHAM5' 15'
        Speaker: Franziska Hanf
        Material: notes
      • 09:15 'Land surface albedo and its interaction with tropical rainfall in CMIP5 simulations' 15'
        Speaker: Xavier Levine:
        Material: notes
      • 09:30 'The role of vortex structure and feedbacks in tropical depression spin up' 15'
        Speaker: Varun Murthy
      • 09:45 'Simulation of Intraseasonal oscillation of the Indian summer monsoon in the CMIP5 models and relationship between the ISOs and monsoon depressions' 15'
        Speaker: Katru Nagalakshmi:
        Material: notes
      • 10:00 "Seasonal monsoon simulation using GFS model with prescribed SST" 15'
        Speaker: Sneh Joshi
        Material: notes
    • 10:30 - 11:30 Closing remarks - TTA wrap-up/Issuance of certificates
      • 10:30 Coffee break 30'