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RCM Workshop Agenda


All Sessions will be in the FL2 auditorium, Rm 1022, unless otherwise noted

March 22 – Tuesday

8:00 – 8:30

Registration and coffee.  FL2, Cafeteria atrium.

Session Chair: Ruby Leung

8:30 – 8:35   

Opening remarks - Annick Pouquet, National Center for Atmospheric Research

8:35 – 8:45

Overview of workshop goals - Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

8:45 – 9:30

The needs and requirements of regional climate modeling - Richard Jones, Met Office Hadley Centre

9:30 – 10:15

Status of regional climate modeling - Bill Gutowski, Iowa State University

10:15 - 10:45

BREAK

10:45 – 11:30

Plan and status of WRF - Joe Klemp, National Center for Atmospheric Research

11:30 – 12:00

Plan and status of CLM - Gordon Bonan, National Center for Atmospheric Research

12:00 – 1:00

LUNCH BREAK

Session Chair: Bill Kuo

1:00 – 1:45

Preliminary results of WRF for regional climate modeling - Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

1:45 – 2:05

Development of CWRF - Xin-Zhong Liang, University of Illinois-Urbana Champagne

2:05 – 2:25

The role of cloud resolving model in climate modeling - Dave Randall, Colorado State University

2:25 – 3:00

Discussion

300 – 3:30

BREAK

Session Chair: Joe Tribbia

3:30 – 3:50

Ocean-atmosphere coupling I - Jim McWilliams, University of California Los Angeles

3:50 – 4:10

Ocean-atmosphere coupling II - Kelvin Richards, University of Hawaii

4:10 – 4:30

Two-way coupling of global and regional climate models - Philip Lorenz, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology

4:30 – 5:00

Discussion

5:00 – 7:00 

Posters and reception (links to the posters will be posted, soon)

   

March 23 – Wednesday

8:00 – 8:30

Coffee and Snack.  FL2, Cafeteria atrium

8:30 – 8:45

Overview of science issues and model development needs - Ruby Leung, Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

8:45 – 10:30

Downscaling and process study: Science issues and model development needs (breakout group)

Group A: Room 1003 - Lead: Bill Gutowski               Rapporteur: James Done

Group B: Room 2072 - Lead: Richard Jones           Rapporteur: Noah Diffenbaugh

10:30 – 11:00

 BREAK

11:00 – 12:00

Report on breakout discussion (Chair: Ruby Leung)

12:00 – 1:00

LUNCH BREAK

1:00 – 1:45

Issues of upscaling and downscaling research A GCM:  perspective - Bill Collins, National Center for Atmospheric Research

1:45 – 3:30

Upscaling: Science issues and model development needs (breakout groups)

Group A: Room 1003 - Lead: Jim McWilliams         Rapporteur: Alex Hall

Group B: Room 2072 - Lead: Joe Tribbia                 Rapporteur: Wanli Wu

3:30 – 4:00

BREAK

4:00 – 5:00

Report on breakout discussion (Chair: Bill Kuo)