15th Session of the Atlantic Region Panel

Saturday, September 17, 2016 to Sunday, September 18, 2016
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15th Session of the Atlantic Region Panel

17 September, 2016

Qingdao, China



Meeting Agenda

1. Agenda of the 15th Session of the Atlantic Regional Panel Meeting (download)

Time: 9 am–noon, September 17

Venue: Salon 3, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Qingdao, China


Topic 1:    Atlantic Observing System (Speich)

09:00 AM    AMOC/SAMOC (Speich/Chidichimo)

09:20 AM   Status of H2020 “Atlantic” European Projects

09:30 AM    PIRATA/PREFACE (Araujo/Peter Brandt)

09:45 AM    Discussions: Going from deep to coastal, from MOC to small-scale, from physics to fisheries? (Speich/Young-Oh Kwan)


Topic 2:    Modeling/Prediction Studies (Chang)

10:00  AM   Decadal Prediction (Knight)

10:15  AM Tropical Atlantic Modeling & Bias Studies (Keenlyside/Chang)

10:30  AM Paleo Modeling Activities (Ivanovic)

10:45  AM Discussions: Going from coarse- to fine-resolution climate simulations? (Chassignet/Robinson)

SAMOC hi-res model/data comparison (Chassignet)

11:00  AM Coffee Break


Topic 3:     Panel Business (Chang/Speich)

11:15  AM Capacity Building (Speich/Brandt)

11:30  AM New Events: Organizing two topical workshops (perhaps with other panels) in the coming 3 years (one next year and another in three years)?

11:45  AM Membership issues

Noon           Adjourn

2. OMDP – ARP Joint Session Agenda (download)

Time: 13:00 – 15:00, 17 September 2016

Venue: Salon 3, Hyatt Regency Hotel, Qingdao, China


1. (20-30 min; Ping Chang, Noel Keenlyside, Peter Brandt, & Anne-Marie Treguier) Discussion on a possible CORE-II paper focusing on the Tropical and South Atlantic, including eastern boundary upwelling regions.

2. (60 min; Ping Chang, Gokhan Danabasoglu, Simona Masina, & Eric Chassignet) Observations and modeling needs. How have the observations in the Atlantic Ocean helped the development and improvements of ocean models? Are there critical observations that are lacking for future ocean model development and improvements? Are there critical areas that we should focus on to improve ocean models using new observations? What is the best strategy to integrate observations and ocean models? Combined use of forward models, reanalysis, and observations to improve understanding of the Atlantic Ocean.

  •     General introduction / review (5-10 min): Chang
  •     Modeling needs from observations, including high-res needs (10-15 min): Chassignet
  •     Forward models and reanalysis products (10 min): Danabasoglu, Masina
  •     Discussion

3. (15-20 min; Hiroyuki Tsujino) An overview of the JRA-55 data sets for use in the next version of the CORE simulations. The overview will include why JRA-55 is chosen, its current status, and some preliminary results from CORE experiments.


Meeting participants

Name Country Role
Ping Chang USA Co-Chair
Sabrina Speich France Co-Chair
Eric Chassignet USA Panel Member
Jeff Knight UK Panel Member
Maria Paz Chidichimo Argentina Panel Member
Moacyr Araujo Brazil Panel Member
Noel Keenlyside Norway Panel Member
Ruza Ivanovic UK Panel Member
Walter Robinson USA Panel Member
Young-Oh Kwon USA Panel Member
Jing Li China ICPO