2014 US CLIVAR Summit Presentations

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Tuesday, July 8, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
18:00 to 18:15 Welcome, introductions, meeting objectives, & outcomes Bob Weller Download
18:15 to 18:30 US CLIVAR overview Mike Patterson Download
19:00 to 20:30

Plenary: ENSO Monitoring, Analysis, & Prediction Challenges

19:00 Challenges in Monitoring and Prediction for Current ENSO Conditions Yan Xue Download
19:30 Uncertainties in Prediction - An ENSO Perspective Arun Kumar Download
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:00 to 08:30 Implementing the US CLIVAR Science Plan Bob Weller Download
08:30 to 09:00 International CLIVAR Detlef Stammer Download
09:00 to 10:00

US Agency Engagement

09:05 NSF Update Eric DeWeaver Download
09:15 NOAA Update Sandy Lucas Download
09:25 ONR Update Scott Harper Download
09:35 DOE Update Renu Joseph Download
09:45 DOE - ACME Update Dorothy Koch Download
10:00 to 11:00

Science Updates

10:20 Coordinated Ocean-Ice Reference Experiments Phase II (CORE-II) Gokhan Danabasoglu Download
10:40 Process-Oriented Diagnostics to Inform Model Development Jim Kinter Download
11:00 to 12:30

Science Team & Working Group Reports

11:00 Introduction Mike Patterson Download
11:10 US Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) Science Team Gokhan Danabasoglu Download
11:30 Eastern Tropical Ocean Synthesis Tom Farrar Download
11:50 Hurricanes WG Suzana Camargo Download
12:10 Extremes WG Report Matt Barlow Download
13:50 to 15:10

Working Group Reports

13:50 Greenland Ice Sheet/Ocean Working Group Report Fiamma Straneo Download
14:10 Southern Ocean Heat & Carbon Uptake Joellen Russell Download
14:30 Ocean Carbon Uptake in CMIP5 Models Taka Ito Download
14:50 ENSO Diversity Working Group Antonietta Capotondi Download
15:30 to 17:00

Special Session: Progress and Prospects for Connecting Predictions, Applications, and Decision-Making

15:31 Introduction Gregg Garfin Download
16:00 Progress and Prospects for Connecting the Climate and Water Resource Communities: Predictions, Applications, and Decision Making James Prairie Download
16:20 Progress and Prospects for Connecting the Climate and Agriculture and Forestry Communities: Predictions, Applications, and Decision-Making Linda Joyce Download
16:30 Progress and Prospects for Connecting the Climate and Marine Ecosystem Communities: Predictions, Applications, and Decision-Making Michael Alexander Download
16:40 Progress and Prospects for Connecting the Climate Research and Water Management Communities: Predictions, Applications, and Decision-Making Robert Webb Download
16:50 Progress and Prospects for Connecting the Climate and Natural Resource Communities: Predictions, Applications, and Decision Making Shawn Carter
Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:00 to 08:30 Charge to the Panel breakouts Bob Weller Download
08:00 to 17:30

Breakout sessions all day (see details below)

Friday, July 11, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:00 to 10:00

Breakout sessions continue

10:30 to 11:30

Plenary: Summaries from breakout sessions and action items

Panel Co-chairs Download
11:30 to 12:00 Conclusions and next steps Bob Weller Download

Breakout Sessions

POS Panel Breakout

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:30

Welcome, session objectives, & outcomes

Dimitris Menemenlis
08:45 to 10:00

Session 1: Evaluation of Ocean Phenomena, Observations, & Synthesis

08:45 Review of GODAE OceanView Symposium 2013 and Real-time Ocean Reanalyses Intercomparison to Quantify Uncertainties in Ocean Reanalyses Yan Xue Download
09:05 El Nino, La Nina, and Walker Circulation David Halpern Download
09:25 Overview of obs4MIPs and ana4MIPs Felix Landerer Download
09:45 Discussion on key challenges and opportunities Yan Xue
10:30 to 12:00

Session 2: Utilization of Ocean Observations & Synthesis

10:30 ENSO diversity and impacts Antonietta Capotondi Download
10:50 Pacific Ocean decadal variability and ecosystem response Art Miller Download
11:10 Deeper ocean remote sensing and deeper ocean response to climate change and global warming hiatus Xiao-Hai Yan Download
11:30 Arctic Climate Change and Extreme Midlatitude Events: Observational Analysis and Modeling Investigation Xiangdong Zhang Download
11:50 Discussion on key challenges and opportunities Antonietta Capotondi
13:30 to 15:15

Session 3: Joint Session with PPAI on Observation and Synthesis Requirements for Predictability and Prediction Studies

13:31 Recommendations of the 2012 CLIVAR/GSOP/WHOI air-sea flux workshop, follow-on activities, and specific recommendations for reducing air-sea flux estimation errors Lisan Yu Download
13:50 The International Quality Controlled Ocean Data Base (IQuOD) Initiative Janet Sprintall Download
14:10 Predictability resulting from subsurface climate variability in the Pacific Emanuele Di Lorenzo Download
14:30 Advancing the Nation’s Capability to Anticipate Tornado and Severe Weather Risk Scott Weaver Download
14:50 Discussion on key challenges and opportunities Lisan Yu
15:30 to 16:40

Session 4: Joint Session with PSMI on Diagnostic Tools and Metrics for Intercomparison of Reanalyses and Utilization of Innovation, Increments, and Residuals

15:31 Innovation, increments, and residuals: Definitions and examples Patrick Heimbach Download
15:40 Example utilization of simulation and assimilation residuals Dimitris Menemenlis Download
15:50 Challenges In Evaluating Lower-Dimensional Features Gad Levy Download
16:00 Metrics based on fuzzy similarities between lower dimensional features for intercomparison of reanalyses Barnabas Bede Download
16:15 Discussion on key challenges and opportunities Detlef Stammer
16:45 to 17:30

Session 5: Automatic Differentiation Tools

16:45 Automatic differentiation tools Patrick Heimbach Download
17:00 Fuzzy differentiation tools Barnabas Bede Download
17:10 Discussion on key challenges and opportunities Detlef Stammer
Friday, July 11, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:00 to 10:00

Session 6: Need for Sustained and Improved Ocean Observations and Synthesis

08:00 Climate variability in under sampled regions: The tropical and southern Atlantic Renellys Perez Download
08:20 Need for sustained and improved ocean observations and synthesis for water cycle studies Subrahmanyam Bulusu Download
08:40 Extremes Working Group perspective on need for sustained and improved observations Matt Barlow Download
09:00 Discussion on key challenges and opportunities Renellys Perez

PSMI Panel Breakout

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:30 to 08:45

Welcome, session objectives, & outcomes

08:45 to 10:00

Session 1: Process Study Reviews

08:45 ASIRI Air-Sea Interaction Regional Initiative in the Northern Indian Ocean Amala Mahadevan Download
09:00 SPURS 1 and SPURS 2 Tom Farrar Download
09:15 DYNAMO and YMC Chidong Zhang Download
09:30 Year of Maritime Continent Chidong Zhang Download
09:45 Marginal Ice Zone and Arctic Sea State Craig Lee Download
10:30 to 12:00

Session 2: Joint Session with PPAI on Modeling Metrics for Quantifying Predictions and Predictability

10:30 The Drought Task Force Drought Assessment Protocol and use to evaluate model improvements Andy Wood Download
10:45 Metrics for Quantifying Predictability Limits Kathy Pegion Download
11:00 Predictions using fuzzy metrics-based aggregation of climate models Barnabas Bede Download
11:15 Metrics from the Perspective of the Practitioner's Dilemma Joe Barsugli Download
11:30 Discussion on key challenges and opportunities
13:15 to 14:45

Session 1 (cont.): Process Study Reviews

14:15 to 15:15

Session 3: CPT Reviews

14:15 Ocean-Related Climate Process Teams (CPTs) Gokhan Danabasoglu Download
14:45 Incentivizing research on model development: Experiences from a Climate Process Team project on cloud macrophysics and aerosol indirect effects Vincent Larson Download
15:00 Stratocumulus to cumulus transition Joao Teixeira Download
15:30 to 16:30

Session 4: Joint Session with POS on Diagnostic Tools and Metrics for Intercomparison of Reanalyses and Utilization of Innovation, Increments, and Residuals

16:30 to 17:30

Session 5: Discussion of CPTs (current and future) [a continuation of Session 3]

Friday, July 11, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:00 to 09:00

PSMI Discussion: Synthesize reports, big picture view, future foci

09:00 to 10:00

Wrap-up discussion

PPAI Panel Breakout

Thursday, July 10, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:30 to 08:45

Welcome, session objectives, & outcomes

08:45 to 10:00

Session 1: Benchmarking Predictions and Predictability Limits

08:45 Predictability: A Continuing Saga of Controversies Arun Kumar Download
09:00 Best Practices for Quantifying Improvements in Predictions Arun Kumar Download
09:15 Benchmarking Predictions and Predictability Limits: Estimating Predictability Kathy Pegion Download
10:30 to 12:00

Session 2: Joint Session with PSMI on Modeling Metrics for Quantifying Predictions and Predictability (see PSMI breakout for details)

13:30 to 15:15

Session 3: Joint Session with POS on Observation and Synthesis Requirements for Predictability and Prediction Studies (see POS breakout for details)

15:30 to 17:00

Session 4: Implementing strategies for connecting predictions, applications, & decision making

15:30 Identify and prioiritize scientific, programmatic, and administrative strategies and action items needed to make progress in connecting predictions, applications, and decision making efforts
Friday, July 11, 2014
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
08:00 to 10:00

Session 5: Continuation of implementation strategies for connecting predictions, applications, and decision making and a wrap-up discussion