Update: All participants are cordially invited to attend a Special Event and Reception on Sunday, August 2 from 18:00 to 20:00.
The El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a strong driver of significant weather and climate anomalies across the globe. ENSO is probably one of the most studied phenomena in climate research, but there are still many open research questions, which will be discussed in this school.
Also ENSO teleconnections continue to be an area of very active research. They include not only effects on the circulation over the mid-latitudes (Europe, Asia, North America, South America), but also a strong influence on the Asian Monsoon. The Monsoon also has its own set of teleconnections not all of which are related to ENSO. It will be very helpful for researchers and students alike to learn the latest advances in the understanding of ENSO dynamics and its broad range of teleconnections. One emphasis of this workshop will be the Asian Monsoon, which is a complex phenomenon of great importance to the regional agriculture and hence to the well-being of a very significant population. In recent years there has been an advance in understanding of how the Monsoon is affected by, and interacts with, the tropical ocean basins, the adjoining land masses, mid-latitudes and the stratosphere.
Tropical ocean (ENSO) dynamics, including phenomenology
ENSO theory, modeling, prediction
Decadal Variability and long term trends
Decadal variations of interannual teleconnections
S. BORDONI, University of Trento
M. CANE, Columbia University
A. CAPOTONDI, University of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL
R. CHATTOPADHYAY, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
A. CHERCHI, INGV
E. GUILYARDI, LOCEAN/IPSL
F.-F. JIN, University of Hawaii
I.-S. KANG, SIO
B. KIRTMAN, University of Miami
M. L'HEUREUX, NOAA
M. LENGAIGNE, Institut de recherce pour the developpement (IRD)
M. MCPHADEN, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
F. MOLTENI, ECMWF
A. MOURA, INPE
A. SANTOSO, CSIRO
E. SARACHIK, University of Washington
C. WANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences
A. WITTENBERG, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
S.-P. XIE, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD
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.
Antonietta Capotondi (University of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL), David Straus (George Mason University), Jagadish Shukla (George Mason University), Riccardo Farneti (ICTP), Adrian Tompkins (ICTP), Local Organiser: Fred Kucharski