13th Annual Meeting of the WCRP/CLIVAR/VAMOS Panel (VPM13)

Thursday, July 29, 2010 to Saturday, July 31, 2010
Event City: 
Buenos Aires
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Event Description: 

Buenos Aires, Argentina


Thursday, 29 July, 2010 - Saturday, 31 July, 2010





VAMOS/WGSIP joint group



Location: 29-30 July, Sindicatura General de la Nación (SIGEN) - 31 July, Instituto Tecnológico Buenos Aires (ITBA) Buenos Aires, Argentina.

VPM13 Agenda in format
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Thursday, July 29, 2010 - Morning Session, Plenary - Reports
Chair: Hugo Berbery
09.00 Welcome
- Local welcome
- VAMOS Co-Chairs
H. Berbery
09.10 Local Carolina Vera
09.20 VAMOS Chairs' Report H. Berbery/J. Marengo
09.35 US CLIVAR D. Legler presented by H. Berbery
09.45 CLIVAR SSG issues & outcomes C. Ereño
10.00 Update on NOAA Climate Program J. Huang
10.20 Morning Break  
Chair: Tereza Cavazos
10.50 WCRP (Reestructuration) Carolina Vera
11.10 NAME's New Sience Priorities Dave Gochis
11.40 Tropical bias in the tropical Atlantic Ping Chang
12.00 YOTC Task Force on MJO Chidong Zhang
12.20 Lunch  
Afternoon Session, Plenary - Reports
Chair: Iracema Cavalcanti
14.00 An Update on VAMOS Extremes Working Group Activities and Plans S. Schubert/I. Cavalcanti
14.20 VOCALS Progress and Plans Roberto Mechoso
14.40 MESA's Achievements Jose Marengo/Tercio Ambrizzi
15.00 IASCLIP Progress Dave Enfield
15.20 IASCLIP observations Paquita Zuidema
15.40 Afternoon Break  
16.00 VAMOS and THORPEX Celeste Saulo
12.20 Capacity Building L. Goddard
16.20 General Discussion on VAMOS and the Climate across the Americas Hugo Berbery
18.00 Adjourn  
Friday, July 30, 2010 - Morning Session, Plenary – Climate Science in the Region
Chair: Chidong Zhang
09.00 VAMOS Project Office Jose Meitin
09.20 Climate predictability in Southeastern South America Marcelo Barreiro
09.40 El Nino events in different PDO phases Tercio Ambrizzi
10.00 Climate Variability at Interannual and interdecadal timescales Aldo Montecinos
10.20 Morning Break  
Chair: Dave Gochis
10.50 Regional datasets Olga Penalba
11.10 Mesoscale Convective Systems Paola Salio
11.30 Biomass burning and transports Graciela Ulke
11.50 Land surface forcing in climate modeling Anna Sörensson
12.10 ACC in VAMOS Tereza Cavazos
12.30 Lunch  
Friday, July 30, 2010 - Afternoon Session, Plenary – Climate across the Americas
Chair: Hugo Berbery
14.00 Aquarius/SAC-D Mission Overview Monica Rabolli (CONAE)
14.20 • General discussion on interactions with other Panels:
       Model biases workshop, AIP/VOCALS/IASCLIP
• VAMOS Future Plans and Paths
15.40 Afternoon Break  
16.00 Executive Session  
  • VAMOS Future and Priorities
• VAMOS ICPO plans
• WG on Extremes
• WG on ACC
• VAMOS Modeling and interactions with WGSIP and WGCM
• Initiative in Outreach, Capacity Building, and Education (should VAMOS have one?)
• Next issue of VAMOS newsletter, funding and themes
• VAMOS panel membership
18.00 Adjourn  
Saturday, July 31, 2010 - Morning Session, Joint VAMOS/WGSIP
Chair: Adam Scaife
09.00 Overview of S. American Projects  
  CLIVAR/GEWEX Project for La Plata Basin (LPB)/CLARIS-LPB
CORDEX plans for S. America
Hugo Berbery
Silvina Solman
  Model biases R. Mechoso
  Overview of SIP in S. America Pedro Leite
  VAMOS-WGSIP Modeling Collaboration  
  Forecast metrics for VAMOS applications Celeste Saulo
  Update of CHFP project & VAMOS Modeling Plan Ben Kirtman
  Develop Plans for Implementation and Future Experiments Ben Kirtman
12.30 Lunch  
Saturday, July 31, 2010 - Afternoon Session, Joint VAMOS/WGSIP
Chair: Celeste Saulo
14.00 Subseasonal Prediction A. Kumar
  Invited talks on S. American research  
  Downscaling applications to hydrological models Ramiro Saurral
  Land-atmosphere coupling Anna Sörensson
  Climate variability and extremes Federico Robledo
  Seasonal Forecast at National Meteorological Service of Argentina L. Aldeco/J.M. Stella
17.30 VPM13 & WGSIP13 ends  



Hugo Berbery VAMOS co-chair
Tereza Cavazos
David Enfield
Luis Farfan
Dave Gochis
Lisa Goddard
Ben Kirtman WGSIP co-chair
C. Roberto Mechoso
Aldo Montecinos
Celeste Saulo
Paquita Zuidema
Carlos Ereño
Laura Aldeco
Tercio Ambrizzi
Julian Baez
Marcelo Barreiro
Inés Camilloni
Claudia Campetella
Iracema Cavalcanti
Ping Chang - AIP panel member
Jin Huang
Jose Meitin
Claudio Menéndez
Matilde Nicolini
Mario Núñez
Olga Penalba
Federico Robledo
Paola Salio
Ramiro Saurral
Siegfred Schubert
Anna Sorensson
José Luis Stella
Graciela Ulke
Carolina Vera
Chidong Zhang



A block of rooms has been reserved in the following hotels:

562 Nogaro Hotel
Av. Julio A. Roca 562
Single/double room at US$96.80/night. The rate includes: taxes (21% VAT) American buffet breakfast, Internet access, free use of gym and business center.

725 Continental Hotel
Av. Roque Saenz Peña 725
Single/double room is US$127.05/night, which includes: taxes (21% VAT) American buffet breakfast, Internet access, business center, and free use to pool, gym and sauna.

Both hotels are located in downtown Buenos Aires (see map).

To book a room at any of the two hotels, contact Mr. Alejandro Korngold mentioning the block booking name "CLIVAR Group":

Tel: (+54) (11) 4131-8000 x 179
Fax (+54) (11) 4131-8028
Email: akorngold "at" 725continental.com

We recommend participants make their reservations as soon as possible. The deadline for reservations is 30 APRIL 2010

Meeting location

The VAMOS and WGSIP meetings (29-30 July) will be held at the SIGEN (Sindicatura General de la Nación), Corrientes 381, within walking distance of the recommended hotels. The joint session of both groups (31 July) will be held at the ITBA (Instituto Tecnologico de Buenos Aires), Av. E. Madero 399. See the map below



M1: Meeting room for days 29th and 30th July, SIGEN, Av. Corrientes 381

M2: Meeting room for Saturday, 31st July, ITBA, Av. Eduardo Madero 399 (corner with Av. Corrientes)

H1: 562 Nogaro Hotel, Av. Julio A. Roca 562

H2: 725 Continental Hotel, Av. Roque Saénz Peña 725