The Workshop follows the ICTP Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modelling of Climate Dynamics: Multiple Equilibria in the Climate System.
Reliable projections of tropical rainfall changes are key to any climate adaption efforts in a warming world. Yet, our global climate models are a subpar tool for the task: their spatial resolution is too coarse to reproduce the deep convection that produces most rainfall in the tropics, and current parametrizations are inadequate – as signified by persistent biases in the simulation of the annual and diurnal cycles of rainfall in large areas of the oceans and continents, as well as the response to forcing of the past. Nonetheless, tropical rainfall is organized in the large-scale structures of the monsoons and the ITCZ whose dynamics are shaped by large-scale energetic and momentum constraints that involve the global circulation of both the ocean and the atmosphere. This suggests that building a coherent understanding of tropical rainfall can benefit from an understanding of these large-scale influences and their coupling with small scale cloud and precipitation processes.
Making this link across scales to improve our understanding and our ability to anticipate future tropical rainfall changes is a key question in climate science.
The workshop, building on the knowledge and practical skills acquired during the school, aims to bring together expertise on large-scale atmospheric and oceanic dynamics, small scale cloud and precipitation processes, hierarchical climate modeling and observation. The aim is to both review recent progress on tropical rainfall dynamics and to identify areas where progress is most amenable in the future given the existing and emerging modelling tools and theoretical frameworks.
For the ICTP Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modelling of Climate Dynamics: Multiple Equilibria in the Climate System, 25 June - 5 July 2018, go to link: http://indico.ictp.it/event/8318/
William Boos, U.Cal Berkeley, USA
Christian Jakob, Monash U., Australia
John Marshall, MIT, USA
Mahyar Mohtadi , Marum, Bremen, Germany
Sonia Seneviratne, ETH Zürich, Switzerland
Hui Su, JPL, USA
Andrew Turner, U. Reading, UK
Tianjun Zhou, IAP China
THE APPLICATION HERE IS FOR THE 2nd WEEK WORKSHOP ONLY.
DEADLINE 1 MARCH 2018