ENSO and Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (EDV/TPDV) Workshop
The Workshop on ENSO and Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (EDV/TPDV) will be held on the 13 and 14 of October, 2018, right before the IV International ENSO Conference in Guayaquil, Ecuador.
The objective of this workshop is to discuss and review our current understanding of the characteristics and causes of ENSO Decadal Variability (EDV) and Tropical Pacific Decadal Variability (TPDV), including (1) summarizing EDV and TPDV characteristics, (2) the interaction between ENSO, TPDV/"mean-state" and EDV; (3) the other possible mechanisms driving EDV and TPDV; (4) the ability of climate models to simulate TPDV and EDV; (5) the future response to TPDV and EDV to anthropogenic forcing, the predictability and hindcasts of TPDV and EDV and (6) the decadal variability in teleconnections and impacts. We will also review the challenges in understanding and predicting TPDV and EDV and associated recommendations.
This workshop will gather climate scientists from CLIVAR Pacific Regional Panel (A. Capotondi, K. Cobb, J.S. Kug, M. McPhaden, S. McGregor, M. Lengaigne, X. Lin, S. Power, J. Sprintall, J. Vialard, X. Zhang) and ENSO Research Foci members (W. Cai, L. Goddard, E. Guilyardi, T. Lee, A. Wittenberg) as well as other key scientists attending the ENSO conference. About 25 invited participants will join the workshop. A preliminary draft reviewing these aspects is expected as the major output of this workshop.