2020 Trenberth Symposium

This symposium will celebrate the scientific contributions of Kevin Trenberth on the occasion of his retirement from NCAR. Scientific talks will cover a range of topics that Kevin has contributed to including Earth’s energy budget, modes of internal climate variability, the character of precipitation, attribution of climate extremes, and the realities of a changing climate.

Invited and contributed talks will fill the morning and early afternoon sessions. A lecture given by Kevin will begin at 4pm, followed by a reception in his honor (5:30-8 pm) with an open mic for sharing reminiscences and well-wishes.

Symposium attendance is free of charge, but please register early as registration is capped. Please note that registrations will close on 25 February 2020.

* Participants are required to abide by the CGD Code of Conduct

Event Cancelled due to COVID-19 Concerns

Event Details


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Date & Location

Date: March 16th 2020

Location: NCAR Mesa Lab, Boulder CO

Invited Speakers

  • Jim Hurrell, Colorado State University
  • Aiguo Dai, University at Albany (SUNY)
  • Lijing Cheng, Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Beijing, China

Event Contacts