[Announcement] Workshop on Ocean Heat and Freshwater Storage and Transports in Observations and Climate Models
The UK Met Office, the GCOS-GOOS-WCRP Ocean Observations Physics and Climate Panel (OOCP), and the WCRP Climate and Ocean Variability, Predictability, and Change (CLIVAR) Project invite you to participate in a workshop on Ocean Heat and Freshwater Storage and Transports in Observations and Climate Models. The workshop will take place during 26 - 30 October 2020 in Exeter, UK.
Call for Abstracts
The call for abstracts for talks and posters has opened and will close on 22nd May 2020. For abstract submission, please fill in this Abstract Submission Form and send to Maria Hood. Participation is limited to 70 people. The agenda will be finalized in late June and general registration will be open in July. Please note that priority for attendance will be given to participants who have submitted an abstract. Participants are expected to be self-funded. A limited amount of funding is available. See the call for abstracts opening on 20 April for more details.
Aim of the workshop
1. Explore the use of observation-based estimates of large-scale ocean heat and freshwater transport and storage in model evaluation, assessment and development.
2. Assess the current capability of the ocean observing system to measure ocean heat and freshwater transport and storage changes, including budget constraints at global and regional scales to identify priority areas for new observations.
3. Assess CMIP6 models fitness-for-purpose in diagnosing forced heat and freshwater changes, including global and regional conservation of ocean heat and freshwater, systematic model biases, and model representation of regional heat/freshwater budgets.