2011 YOTC ISS Agenda

Agenda and Presentations

The YOTC Symposium is an integrated collage of oral presentations, poster periods, and targeted discussion. The Moderator for each discussion period is charged to identify from the orals, posters and discussions, those areas where substantial progress is being made and where the key challenges lie. The back-to-back scheduling of the YOTC symposium and the AMY workshop seeks synergy between the up-to-seasonal (seamless prediction) focus of the YOTC project and AMY’s longer-timescale objectives.

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Monday May 16, 2011  Second floor, CMA Conference Center

8:00 – 8:45     Registration

Opening, Chair: Jianping Li, co-chair of Local Organizing Committee, AMY IPO

              Xiaofeng Xu, China Meteorological Administration, China-THORPEX

              Guoxiong Wu, WCRP, AMY, Co-chair of the Science Committee

              Mitch Moncrieff, YOTC, Co-chair of the Science Committee

              Jim Caughey, THORPEX International Project Office, WMO

Session 1: Generic Elements of YOTC , Chair: Jim Caughey, THORPEX International Project Office, WMO, Geneva

09:10     Role of tropical convection and its multiscale organization in climate, Guoxiong Wu LASG/IAG/CAS, Beijing, China

09:45     Organized tropical convection and the weather-climate intersection, Mitchell Moncrieff, NCAR, Boulder, CO, USA

10:20     Climate variability and weather highlights during the “Year”, Duane Waliser, JPL/CalTech, CA, USA

10:55     Group Photo + Break

11:25     NASA Giovanni Tools and Services for Supporting the Year of Tropical Convection (YoTC), Dana Ostrenga, NASA GSFC, USA

12:00     On Improving Precipitation Diurnal Cycle and Frequency in Global Climate Models, Xiaoqing Wu, Iowa State Univ., USA

12:35     Lunch

Session 2: MJO and convectively coupled equatorial waves, Chair: Guang Zhang, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

14:00     Overview of the MJO and convectively-coupled equatorial waves during YOTC, Matthew Wheeler, CAWCR, Australia

14:30     Multiscale theories and models of the MJO, Samuel Stechmann, Univ. of Wisconsin - Madison, USA

15:00     Intraseasonal variability as simulated by a GCM with super-parameterization, Marat Khairoutdinov, Stony Brook Univ., USA

15:30     Break + Poster period 1

17:00     Discussion period 1, Moderator: Matt Wheeler

17:30     Ice Breaker

Tuesday May 17, 2011  Second floor, CMA Conference Center

Session 3: Easterly Waves and Tropical Cyclones, Chair: Xiaoqing Wu, Iowa State University

09:00     On the potential causes of non-stationary correlations between West African precipitation systems and Atlantic hurricane activity, Andreas Fink, Univ. Cologne, Germany

09:30     Microphysics in a multi-scale modeling systems with unified physics, W.K. Tao, NASA Goddard, USA

10:00     Tropical cyclones in high-resolution climate models: Progress and uncertainties, Julio Bacmeister, NCAR, USA

10:30     Break + Poster period 2

12:00     Discussion period 2, Moderator: Julio Bacmeister

12:30     Lunch

Session 4: Seamless prediction and hierarchical modeling, Chair: S.J. Lin, GFDL

14:00     Global cloud-system resolving modeling, Masaki Satoh, Atmosphere and Ocean Research Institute, Univ. of Tokyo, Japan

14:30     Cascade: High-resolution large-domain simulations of tropical convection, Christopher Holloway, University of Reading, UK

15:00     YOTC dataset analysis, MJO sensitivity, and ECMWF forecast skill, Peter Bechtold, ECMWF, UK

15:30     Break + Poster period 3

17:00     Discussion Period 3, Moderator: Jon Petch, MetOffice, GCSS Co-Chair

Wednesday May 18, 2011  Second floor, CMA Conference Center

Session 5: Tropical - extratropical interaction, Chair: Peter Bechtold, ECMWF

09:00     The 2010 Pakistan flood and Russia heat wave/wildfires: Teleconnection of hydrometeorologic extremes, William Lau, NASA GSFC, USA

09:30     Predictability at the Intersection of weather and climate, Prashant Sardeshmukh, NOAA/ESRL, USA

10:00     Pacific atmospheric rivers: Impacts on extreme rainfall, flooding, and water supplies, David Reynolds, NWS, Monterey, USA

10:30     Break + Poster period 4

12:00     Discussion period 4, Moderator: Prashant Sardeshmukh

12:30     Lunch

Session 6: Monsoon intraseasonal variability and AMY, Chair: W.K. Tao, NASA Goddard

14:00     Monsoon intraseasonal oscillation: Mechanism and predictability, Bin Wang, University of Hawaii, USA

14:30     Opportunities and Challenges in Prediction of Summer Monsoon Intraseasonal Oscillations, B.N. Goswami, IITM, India

15:00     Progress and prospects of AMY, Jun Matsumoto, Tokyo Metropolitan Univ., Japan

15:30     Break + Poster period 5

17:00     Discussion Period 5, Moderator: Bin Wang and Jun Matsumoto

18:00     YOTC Symposium and AMY Workshop Banquet