Description
The Western Tropical Pacific (WTP) is a region where sea surface temperatures reach their highest values. 
Its warm waters are the source of intense convective systems, and the associated latent heat release acts as an important forcing for planetary waves across the whole globe. 
SST variability in the WTP, although weaker in amplitude than the variability in the central and eastern part of the tropical Pacific, has the potential to affect atmospheric teleconnection on a variety of scales. 
On the sub-seasonal scale,  WTP SST affects the intensity and propagation of organized convection within the MJO and other modes of tropical low-frequency variability. On the interannual time-scale, the monsoon systems of East and South Asia are affected by WTP anomalies, as well as the planetary waves propagating into the northern extra-tropics. 
On the interannual time scales, variations in zonal and meridional gradients of SST in the WTP region affect long-term changes in the Walker and Hadley circulations, and links with decadal variability in the North Pacific and the North Atlantic have been explored by many scientists. 
The aims of the proposed five-day workshop are to review the current knowledge on the origins and consequences of variability in the WTP, and discuss the ability of the latest generation of coupled GCMs to simulate such variability and teleconnections.
Go to day
  • Monday, 12 November 2012
    • 08:15 - 09:15 Registration / Administrative Formalities
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1)
      • 08:15 Registration / Administrative Formalities 1h0'
    • 09:15 - 09:30 Welcome and Introduction
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Welcome and Introduction 15'
        Speaker: F. Molteni and F. Kucharski (ECMWF, United Kingdom, and ICTP, Italy)
        Material: slides
    • 09:30 - 10:10 Progress in Modelling the MJO
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:30 Progress in Modelling the MJO 40'
        Speaker: S. Woolnough (University of Reading, United Kingdom)
        Material: slides
    • 10:10 - 10:50 MJO and ENSO prediction and predictability
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 10:10 MJO and ENSO prediction and predictability 40'
        Speaker: I. S. Kang (Seoul National University, Republic of Korea)
        Material: slides
    • 10:50 - 11:20 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 10:50 Coffee Break 30'
    • 11:20 - 12:00 Variability and Predictability of Tropical Cyclones in the Pacific
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 11:20 Variability and Predictability of Tropical Cyclones in the Pacific 40'
        Speaker: F. Vitart - presented by F. Molteni (ECMWF)
        Material: slides
    • 12:00 - 12:20 Abhik Santra - A possible new mechanism of boreal summer ISO over the Indian region using TRMM and MERRA reanalysis
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 12:00 Abhik Santra - A possible new mechanism of boreal summer ISO over the Indian region using TRMM and MERRA reanalysis 20'
        Material: slides
    • 12:20 - 12:40 Trismidianto -A Study of Mesoscale Convective Complexes Activities in Indian Ocean and Their Effects on Convections Over Sumatera Island
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 12:20 Trismidianto -A Study of Mesoscale Convective Complexes Activities in Indian Ocean and Their Effects on Convections Over Sumatera Island 20'
        Material: slides
    • 12:40 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 12:40 Lunch Break 1h20'
    • 14:00 - 15:00 Poster session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:00 Poster session 1h0'
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30'
    • 15:30 - 15:50 Ahn, Min-Seop - Role of SST structure on convectively coupled Kelvin-Rossby waves and its implication on MJO formation
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 15:30 Ahn, Min-Seop - Role of SST structure on convectively coupled Kelvin-Rossby waves and its implication on MJO formation 20'
        Material: slides
    • 15:50 - 16:10 Chiodi, Andrew - Subseasonal atmospheric variability and El Niño waveguide warming; observed effects of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Westerly Wind Events
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 15:50 Chiodi, Andrew - Subseasonal atmospheric variability and El Niño waveguide warming; observed effects of the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Westerly Wind Events 20'
        Material: slides
    • 16:10 - 16:50 REMOTE Presentation: Sub-seasonal variability in the ocean
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 16:10 REMOTE Presentation: Sub-seasonal variability in the ocean 40'
        Speaker: Toshiaki Shinoda (U.S. Navy Res. Lab., Stennis, USA)
  • Tuesday, 13 November 2012
    • 09:15 - 09:55 ENSO Theories and the West Pacific
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 ENSO Theories and the West Pacific 40'
        Speaker: C. Wang (NOAA, USA)
    • 09:55 - 10:35 Observing ENSO in the West Pacific
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:55 Observing ENSO in the West Pacific 40'
        Speaker: T. Delcroix (LEGOS OMP, France)
    • 10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 10:35 Coffee Break 25'
    • 11:00 - 11:40 REMOTE Presentation - ENSO, decadal climate variability and climate change in the Pacific
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 REMOTE Presentation - ENSO, decadal climate variability and climate change in the Pacific 40'
        Speaker: S. Power (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia)
        Material: slides
    • 11:40 - 12:20 Modelling ENSO and the West Pacific
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 11:40 Modelling ENSO and the West Pacific 40'
        Speaker: E. Guilyardi (CNRS, France / University of Reading, United Kingdom)
    • 12:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 12:20 Lunch Break 1h40'
    • 14:00 - 14:20 Stephanie Bush - Separating local and regional sources of tropical summer precipitationbiases in the Met Office Unified Model
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:00 Stephanie Bush - Separating local and regional sources of tropical summer precipitationbiases in the Met Office Unified Model 20'
        Material: slides
    • 14:20 - 14:40 Chiodi, Andrew - La Niña impacts on global seasonal weather anomalies: The OLR perspective
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:20 Chiodi, Andrew - La Niña impacts on global seasonal weather anomalies: The OLR perspective 20'
        Material: slides
    • 14:40 - 15:00 Elaine Miles - Seasonal Prediction of Sea-Level Anomalies in the Western Pacific
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:40 Elaine Miles - Seasonal Prediction of Sea-Level Anomalies in the Western Pacific 20'
        Material: slides
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30'
    • 15:30 - 15:30 Poster session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1)
      • 15:30 Poster session
    • 19:30 - 19:30 Reception
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 19:30 Reception
  • Wednesday, 14 November 2012
    • 09:15 - 09:55 Understanding Indo-Pacific teleconnections on seasonal to decadal scales
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Understanding Indo-Pacific teleconnections on seasonal to decadal scales 40'
        Speaker: F. Molteni (ECMWF)
        Material: slides
    • 09:55 - 10:35 Decadal predictability and prediction: where do we stand?
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:55 Decadal predictability and prediction: where do we stand? 40'
        Speaker: M. Latif (GEOMAR, Germany)
        Material: slides
    • 10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 10:35 Coffee Break 25'
    • 11:00 - 11:40 Decadal Prediction: A First-Round Report
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 Decadal Prediction: A First-Round Report 40'
        Speaker: M. Kimoto (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Japan)
        Material: slides
    • 11:40 - 12:20 Inter-decadal modulations in ENSO teleconnection to Northwest Pacific region: Role of the tropical Indian Ocean.
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 11:40 Inter-decadal modulations in ENSO teleconnection to Northwest Pacific region: Role of the tropical Indian Ocean. 40'
        Speaker: J. Chowdary (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology)
        Material: slides
    • 12:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 12:20 Lunch Break 1h40'
    • 14:20 - 14:40 Rameshan Kallummal- The most dominant response of sea surface temperature in a warming world
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:20 Rameshan Kallummal- The most dominant response of sea surface temperature in a warming world 20'
    • 14:40 - 15:00 Riccardo Farneti - Pacific interdecadal variability driven by tropical-subtropical interactions
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:40 Riccardo Farneti - Pacific interdecadal variability driven by tropical-subtropical interactions 20'
        Material: slides
    • 15:00 - 15:20 Fred Kucharski - Tropical Atlantic influence on Pacific mean state
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 15:00 Fred Kucharski - Tropical Atlantic influence on Pacific mean state 20'
        Material: slides
    • 15:20 - 15:50 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 15:20 Coffee Break 30'
    • 15:50 - 16:50 Poster session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1)
      • 15:50 Poster session 1h0'
  • Thursday, 15 November 2012
    • 09:15 - 09:55 Role of the western Pacific on Monsoon circulation and Pacific response to Atlantic SSTA
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Role of the western Pacific on Monsoon circulation and Pacific response to Atlantic SSTA 40'
        Speaker: I. S. Kang (Seoul National University)
        Material: slides
    • 09:55 - 10:35 Convection Oscillation over the Indo-Western Pacific and Its Relationship with the East Asian Summer Monsoon
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:55 Convection Oscillation over the Indo-Western Pacific and Its Relationship with the East Asian Summer Monsoon 40'
        Speaker: J. Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
        Material: slides
    • 10:35 - 11:00 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 10:35 Coffee Break 25'
    • 11:00 - 11:40 A Tripolar Variability of East Asian Monsoon
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 11:00 A Tripolar Variability of East Asian Monsoon 40'
        Speaker: M. Kimoto (Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Japan)
        Material: slides
    • 11:40 - 12:20 Influences of ENSO teleconnection on the persistence of sea surface temperature in the tropical Indian and Atlantic oceans
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 11:40 Influences of ENSO teleconnection on the persistence of sea surface temperature in the tropical Indian and Atlantic oceans 40'
        Speaker: R. Ding (Chinese Academy of Sciences)
        Material: slides
    • 12:20 - 14:00 Lunch Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 12:20 Lunch Break 1h40'
    • 14:00 - 14:20 Gang Hung - Decadal change in the impact of summer Indian Ocean SST anomaly on the western North Pacific summer monsoons in the late 1970s
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:00 Gang Hung - Decadal change in the impact of summer Indian Ocean SST anomaly on the western North Pacific summer monsoons in the late 1970s 20'
    • 14:20 - 14:40 Martin Jacques Coper - On the summertime temperature variability in southern South America: interannual and interdecadal patterns during the 20th century
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:20 Martin Jacques Coper - On the summertime temperature variability in southern South America: interannual and interdecadal patterns during the 20th century 20'
        Material: slides
    • 14:40 - 15:00 TBA
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 14:40 TBA 20'
    • 15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 15:00 Coffee Break 30'
    • 15:30 - 16:30 Poster session
      Location: Adriatico Guest House - Giambiagi Lecture Hall Area (Lower Level 1)
      • 15:30 Poster session 1h0'
  • Friday, 16 November 2012
    • 09:15 - 10:00 Panel Kang, Kucharski, Molteni, Woolnough
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 09:15 Panel Kang, Kucharski, Molteni, Woolnough 45'
    • 10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Cafeteria
      • 10:00 Coffee Break 30'
    • 10:30 - 12:00 Plans for future coordinated actions - CLOSE
      Location: Adriatico Guest House Giambiagi Lecture Hall
      • 10:30 Plans for future coordinated actions - CLOSE 1h30'