15th VAMOS Panel Meeting

Wednesday, June 6, 2012 to Thursday, June 7, 2012
Event City: 
Event Attendance: 
Event Description: 

Petropolis, Brazil


Wednesday, 6 June, 2012 - Thursday, 7 June, 2012


Location: The panel meeting will be held at the Laboratorio Nacional de Computação Cientifica (LNCC)

Meeting goals:

Engaging grand challenges in American Monsoon research



Last update: Final


Wednesday  6 June, 2012  - Afternoon
  Joint panel discussion with the Modeling workshop  
Thursday 7 June, 2012 - Morning 
9.00-10.30 Session 1  
9:00-9:15 Welcoming remarks and statement of meeting goals  Silva Dias, Gochis and Berbery
9:15-9:45  WCRP reorganization and Regional Panels in WCRP Antonio Busalacchi
9:45-10:00  Provision of skillful and actionable future climate information on regional scales Carolina Vera
10:00-10:15 Regional activities in USCLIVAR Rob Wood
10:15-10:30  New structure of the IAI Directorate Carlos Ereno
10.30-11.00 Break  
11:00-12:30 Session 1 - continue  
11:00-11:15 Model Biases in the Tropical Atlantic and Emerging Activities Paquita Zuidema
11:15-11:30  Paleoclimate Activities Pedro Silva Dias
11:30-11:45  Paleo perspective of the South American Monsoon Maisa Roijas
11:45-12:00  Description of GO-Amazon Assuncao Silva Dias, presented by Pedro Silva Dias
12:00-12:50  Open discussion on critical cross-cut research needs in the Americas  Berbery lead
12.50-2:00 Lunch break  
Thursday 7 June, 2012 - Afternoon pm
2:00 - 3:30 Session 2  
2:00-2:15 Synthesis of VOCALS Rob Wood
2:15-2:30 Synthesis of Regional downscaling efforts and implications for American Monsoon research Ray Arritt
2:30-2:45 Update on the VAMOS Extremes Working Group Iracema Cavalcanti
2:45-3:30 Strategic discussion on new VAMOS priorities and a potential ‘Cross-Hemisphere American Monsoon Project’ (CHAMP) Gochis lead
3.30-4.00 Break  
4:00-6:00 VAMOS Panel Executive Session  
  • Synthesis of Regional downscaling efforts and implications for American Monsoon research Berbery, Gochis
  • VAMOS Newsletter C. Ereno
  • VAMOS business: Membership, Next meeting Berbery, Gochis
6.00 End of VPM-15  




Hugo Berbery VAMOS co-chair
David Gochis VAMOS co-chair
Raymond Arritt
Marcelo Barreiro
Iracema Cavalvanti
Art Douglas
Ben Kirtman
Maisa Rojas
Michael Taylor
Paquita Zuidema
Robert Wood
Carlos Ereño
Tony Busalachi
Carolina Vera
Pedro Silva Dias

Background documents

VPM14 Action List 

VAMOS Modeling Plan

References Paleoclimate S.America June2012 Pedro L Silva Dias