1st Session of Climate Dynamics Panel

Thursday, July 2, 2015 to Saturday, July 4, 2015
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Anna Pirani
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Members: Mat Collins (UK, co-chair), Shoshiro Minobe (Japan, co-chair), Anna Pirani (CLIVAR), Marcelo Barreiro (Uruguay), Simona Bordoni (US), Yohai Kaspi (Israel), Noel Keenlyside (Norway), Elisa Manzini (Germany), Rowan Sutton (UK), Shang-Ping Xie (US), Olga Zolina (France)
Guests: Rob Chadwick (Met Office), Adam Scaife (Met Office), James Screen (Exeter), Mark Webb (Met Office)


PDF: Agenda, Meeting and Dinner Venues

Thursday 2nd July

12 noon Meet for lunch at Old Library Room 134, then walk over to Reed Hall
13:30 Introduction to meeting – Mat, Shoshiro, Anna
Processes for mid-latitude air-sea interactions
14:00 Ocean to atmosphere feedback along mid-latitude oceanic fronts - Shoshiro Minobe
Storm Tracks, jet streams and weather systems
14:30 Possible links between Arctic warming and mid-latitude weather - James Screen
15:00 Atmospheric dynamics of midlatitudes jets and storm tracks - Yohai Kaspi
15:30 Tea break
16:00 WCRP Grand Challenge: Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity - Mark Webb
16:30 Stratosphere and Climate - Elisa Manzini
17:00 Extra-tropical storm tracks, moisture transport and understanding regional hydroclimate extremes - Olga Zolina
17:30 Disentangling air-sea coupling in the South Atlantic - Marcelo Barreiro
19:30 Evening Panel dinner - Rusty Bike Exeter

Friday 3rd July

Climate phenomena/modes and their relevance for regional climate change
9:30 Pacific climate variability and long term change - Mat Collins
10:00 Towards predictive understanding of regional climate change - Shang-Ping Xie
10:30 Fundamental monsoon dynamics: idealized monsoons and their response to climate change - Simona Bordoni
11:00 Coffee Break
11:30 Tropical rainfall, Rossby waves and Regional Climate - Adam Scaife
12:00 Tropical rainfall, Rossby waves and regional climate - Rowan Sutton
12:30 Future changes in regional tropical precipitation - Rob Chadwick

13:00 Lunch
14:00 Discussion of panel science areas
15:30 Tea Break
16:00 Discussion of panel vision and future panel activities

Saturday 4th July

9:00-12noon Discussions continued

Talk Guidelines
Please give a brief overview of your research interests, including recent findings. Also highlight Open questions and challenges
Forthcoming opportunities (workshops, meetings, funding calls)
Suggestions for panel activities/deliverables e.g. coordinated meetings, model experiments/analyses, collaboration with other WCRP activities and projects

Talk sessions will be ‘themed’ once we have collected talk titles.


Meeting Venue, University of Exeter, Old Library - Thurs/Friday: Room 134, Saturday:Research Seminar Room A/B
Building 7 - http://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/streathammap/areaamap/


Getting to Exeter: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/directions/

Travel to Exeter from Heathrow:
There are two options:
1/ Take the RailAir bus to Reading and then take a train to Exeter from there
2/ Take the Heathrow Express train to Paddington and then take a train from Paddington to Exeter.
The former is slightly cheaper but the journey can be disrupted due to traffic on the M4.

Accommodation in Exeter: http://www.exeter.ac.uk/visit/university/stay/

Recommendated Accommodation: Holland Hall

Holland Hall is a stunning modern residence with a glass fronted dining room with panoramic views over the Exe Estuary. Holland Hall is situated on the main Streatham Campus, approximately 20 minutes walk from the City Centre. Double En-Suite Bedroom with the following included within the price:

  • Breakfast included.
  • Linen and towels provided
  • Tea and coffee making facilities
  • Complimentary Toiletries
  • Mini Fridge in bedroom
  • Ensuite bathroom comprises of a shower, toilet & wash basin
  • Internet access point
  • Car Parking (subject to availability)

Rate: 60 GBP

Book a room: http://vmkineticsweb01.ex.ac.uk/kxbnb/