5th Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modelling of Climate Dynamics: Convection and Clouds | (smr 3952)
Starts 1 Jul 2024
Ends 19 Jul 2024
Central European Time
Kastler Lecture Hall (AGH)
Riva Massimiliano e Carlotta, Grignano
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)
The call for applications is open. Please click on 'Apply here' to submit your application.
The deadline for applicants requesting financial and/or visa support is 8 April 2024.
An ICTP meeting in person
In the tropics the majority of precipitation is provided by organised systems of convection, which are often responsible for precipitation extremes. New tools to understand these systems include km-resolution (k-scale) global and regional convection-permitting models and latest generation satellite observations, while machine learning tools supplement our dynamical and thermodynamic understanding.
The school will summarise our current understanding of convection using these tools and address How does deep and shallow convection organise in k-scale models? Can energy budgets help understand their precipitation biases? What are the recent advances in convective parameterization? The school will involve a combination of introductory and advanced lecture material and a week of hands-on data analysis in participant projects, with the opportunity to attend the 4th edition of the established conference on convective organisation (WCO4) in the 2nd week.
Week 1: Introduction to convection, radiation, RCE, overview on stochastic parameterization, observations…
Week 2: Stochastic cloud models/machine learning. WCO4 conference.
Week 3: Specialist lecture and hands on projects.
Call for Contributed Abstracts: All applicants are encouraged to submit an abstract for a poster presentation and a contributed talk during WCO4. Abstract templates are available below for download.
Grants: A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.
You can submit your application only to the WCO4 conference (week 2) at the following link:
The deadline for applicants requesting financial and/or visa support and for submitting an abstract is 8 April 2024; the deadline for all other applicants is 6 May 2024.
Simona Bordoni (University of Trento), Juliana Dias (NOAA), Christopher Earl Holloway (University of Reading), Boualem Khouider (University of Victoria), Parthasarathi Mukhopadhyay (IITM, Pune), Caroline Muller (IST, Austria), Robert Pincus (Columbia), Courtney Schumacher (TAMU), Sarah Shamekh (Columbia University), Allison Wing (Florida State University), Local Organiser: Adrian Tompkins (ICTP)