2009 U.S. AMOC Annual Meeting Agenda

Monday, May 4
0730 - 0800 Continental Breakfast  
0800 - 0815 Welcome Susan Lozier, US AMOC program chair, and Eric Lindstrom NASA Program Scientist
0815 - 0830 Meric Srokosz The UK RAPID programme
0830 - 0900 Stuart Cunningham (invited talk) Sub-seasonal to seasonal variability of the Atlantic Meridonial Overturning Circulation at 26.5 N
0900 - 0920 Torsten Kanzow Large-amplitude fluctuations of deep transports over sloping bathymetry: Impact on the vertical structure of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation at 26.5°N
0920 - 0940 Helen Johnson Basin-wide integrated volume transports in an eddy-filled ocean
0940 - 1000 John Toole LINE W: A SUSTAINED MEASUREMENT PROGRAM SAMPLING THE NORTH ATLANTIC DEEP WESTERN BOUNDARY CURRENT AND GULF STREAM ABOUT 39°N 70°W
1000 - 1030 Coffee Break
1030 - 1100 Amy Bower (Invited talk) Some Observations of the Connectivity (or not) of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
1100 - 1120 Stefan Gary An eddy-driven mechanism for partitioning the AMOC deep limb into the DWBC and an interior pathway
1120 - 1140 Michael McCartney MOC issues at the Tail of the Grand Banks
1140 - 1200 Kathryn Kelly Assessing Meridional Transports in the North Atlantic Ocean
1200 - 1220 Sirpa Hakkinen Shifts in North Atlantic warm water pathways, a sign of AMOC changes?
1220 - 1400 Lunch on your own
1400 - 1430 Rong Zhang (Invited talk) Coherent Surface-Subsurface Fingerprint of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
1430 - 1450 Chunzai Wang Has the AMOC Weakened or Strengthened over the Past Five Decades?
1450 - 1510 W Timothy Liu Spacebased Observations of Atlantic Meridional Water and Heat Transport
1510 - 1530 Tong Lee Consistency of AMOC estimates from global ocean data assimilation products
1530 - 1545 Coffee Break
1545 - 1700 Small groups meet    
1700 - 1900 Poster Session and Reception
Tuesday, May 5
0730 - 0800 Continental Breakfast  
0800 - 0830 Mojib Latif (Invited talk) Multidecadal MOC Variability: Atmospheric Response and Coupled Feedbacks
0830 - 0850 Ping Chang Role of “Weather Noise” in the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
0850 - 0910 David Marshall Oscillatory sensitivity of Atlantic overturning to high-latitude forcing
0910 - 0930 Alexey Fedorov Stability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: the effects of freshwater forcing, wind stress and diapycnal diffusion
0930 - 0945 Coffee Break
0945 - 1005 Silvia Garzoli AMOC variability and connectivity in the South Atlantic
1005 -1025 Shenfu Dong The Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation and its Northward Heat Transport in the South Atlantic
1025 - 1045 Ernesto Munoz Varied representation of the South Atlantic MOC across ocean reanalysis
1045 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1120 Johanna Baehr Optimization of an observing system for the North Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation
1120 - 1140 Patrick Heimbach Implications for Atlantic MOC Observing Systems of Adjoint Model Sensitivities
1140 - 1200 Anthony Rosati Sensitivity of AMOC Predictability to Observing Systems
1200 - 1220 Charles Eriksen Prospects for Transport & Flux Estimation using Deepgliders
1220 - 1400
Lunch on your own
1400 - 1420 Rana Fine Monitoring the Formation Rate of North Atlantic Deep Water Components using Tracer Inventories
1420 - 1440 Igor Yashayaev Variability of Deep Convection in the Labrador Sea in Recent Years
1440 - 1500 Fiammetta Straneo Fresh water transport into the North Atlantic: the contribution from Hudson Strait
1500 - 1520 Craig Lee Davis Strait Transport and Freshwater Fluxes
1520 - 1540 Monica Rhein AMOC heat and volume transports in the subpolar North Atlantic
1540 - 1630 Coffee and poster viewing
1630 - 1730 Small groups meet
1730 - 1800 Break
1800 - 1900 White paper discussions
Wednesday, May 6
0730 - 0800 Continental Breakfast  
0800 - 0900 Small groups meet  
0900 - 0930 Josh Willis (Invited talk) The Day after Yesterday: Good Science, Bad Movies and the Ugly Truth about the AMOC’s Role in Global Climate
0930 - 0950 Thomas Delworth Simulated AMOC response to climate change in a high resolution global coupled climate model
0950 - 1010 Rym Msadek Multidecadal variability of the AMOC and its impact on climate
1010 - 1030 Doron Nof Will Europe cool or warm due to a slowing Atlantic Meridional Overturning Cell?
1030 - 1100 Coffee Break
1100 - 1120 Janina Korper The importance of salinity for AMOC variations in an undisturbed and anthropogenic influenced climate (in press)
1120 - 1140 Aixue Hu Transient Response of the MOC and Climate to Potential Melting of the Greenland Ice Sheet in the 21st Century
1140 - 1200 Dongxiao Zhang Tracking the Phase of AMOC with the North Brazil Current
1200 - 1300 Meeting wrap up

Group Discussions

Group 1, Group 2, Group 3

1300 - 1400 Science Team Meeting/Lunch