2010 U.S. Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Annual Meeting Agenda

2010 U.S. Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) Annual Meeting Agenda

Organized by the U.S. AMOC Science Team

Tony Lee (Tong.Lee@jpl.nasa.gov) and George Halliwell (George.Halliwell@noaa.gov), co-conveners

Miami, FL USA
7-9 June 2010

Monday, June 7, 2010
8:00 – 8:45 Continental Breakfast and registration  
8:45 – 9:00 Welcome William Johns, U.S. AMOC Program Chair;
Eric Lindstrom, NASA PO Program Manager
 Session 1: In-situ Observation Focus (Chair: Bill Johns and Susan Lozier)
9:00 – 9:15 Amy Bower Subpolar-to-Subtropical Connections:  Labrador Sea Water Spreading Pathways (Continued)
9:15 – 9:30 Beatriz Pena-Molino Recent changes in the circulation and water mass structure of the Deep Western Boundary Current southeast of Cape Cod
9:30 – 9:45 William Smethie, Jr. 129I Transport in the Deep Western Boundary Current (DWBC) in the North Atlantic
9:45 – 10:00 Peter Rhines Seaglider encounters with key AMOC processes in the northern Atlantic/Nordic/Labrador seas
10:00 – 10:15 Charles Eriksen North Atlantic Western Boundary Current Structure Observed by Deepglider
10:15 – 10:45 Coffee and poster  
10:45 – 11:15 Bill Johns (Invited) Progress in characterizing AMOC structure and variability from observations
11:15 – 11:30 Christopher Meinen Variability of the Deep Western Boundary Current at 26.5N
11:30 – 11:45 Zoltan Szuts Vertical-mode decomposition as a dynamic description of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation
11:45 – 12:00 Uwe Send Variability of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Observed at 16N
12:00 – 12:15 Shane Elipot Meridional Transport estimates from the Rapid WAVE array
12:15 – 12:30 Dagmar Kieke Variability in the strength of the subpolar gyre and the formation of deep water - Advances and perspectives -
12:30 – 2:00 Lunch and poster  
 Session 2: Coupled and Idealized Models (AMOC Mechanisms, Predictability, and Climate Impacts) (Chair: Martha Buckley)
2:00 – 2:30 Thomas Delworth (Invited) Simulating the AMOC, its climatic impacts, and its predictability in coupled models
2:30 – 2:45 Rym Msadek A coupled model-observation comparison of the Atlantic heat transport associated with the AMOC
2:45 – 3:00 Rong Zhang Latitudinal Dependence of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC) Variations
3:00 – 3:15 Holger Pohlmann Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Variability in Decadal Climate Prediction Systems
3:15 – 3:30 Bohua Huang Influence of Subtropical Air-Sea Interaction on the Multidecadal AMOC Variability in the NCEP Climate Forecast System
3:30 – 4:00 Coffee and poster  Estoril Room
4:00 – 5:30 Discussion Groups Discuss theme 1 (characterize AMOC variability and structure using observations) and theme 4 (Mechanisms and Predictability of AMOC)
6:00 – 7:30 Poster Session and Reception Estoril Room.   Cash bar and substantial appetizers.
 Tuesday, June 8, 2010
7:45 – 8:15 Continental Breakfast  
Session 2 (continued): Coupled and Idealized Models (AMOC Mechanisms, Predictability, and Climate Impacts) (Chairs: Rym Msadek and Rong Zhang)
8:15 – 8:45 Gokhan Danabasoglu (Invited) AMOC Variability Mechanisms, Their Robustness, and Impacts of Model Configurations
8:45 – 9:00 Martha Buckley Mechanisms of Decadal MOC Variability
9:00 – 9:15 Terrence Joyce (presented by Rong Zhang) On the path of the Gulf Stream and the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation (AMOC)
9:15 – 9:30 Lesley Allison Rapid AMOC fluctuation events in coupled climate models
9:30 – 9:45 Zhengyu Liu (presented by Feng He) Transient simulation of AMOC and climate through the last deglaciation in CCSM3
9:45 – 10:00 Jon Robson Initialized climate predictions of the mid 1990s rapid warming of the North Atlantic subpolar gyre
10:00 – 10:30 Coffee and poster  
10:30 – 11:00 Yochanan Kushir (Invited) The Role of AMOC Variability in Climate
11:00 – 11:15 Mingfang Ting Atlantic Multidecadal Variability and Its Climate Impacts in CMIP3 Models and Observations
11:15 – 11:30 Alexey Fedorov A decadal oscillatory mode of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation.
11:30 – 11:45 Sang-Ki Lee Why does the Atlantic Thermohaline Circulation oscillate on multidecadal timescales?
11:45 – 12:00 Jiayan Yang Atmospheric forcing of marginal-sea overflow (CANCELLED)
12:00 – 12:15 Ross Tulloch Nonnormal thermohaline dynamics in a hierarchy of models
12:15 – 2:00 Lunch and poster  
 Session 3: Ocean Modeling and Synthesis (Chair: LuAnne Thompson)
2:00 – 2:30 Carl Wunsch (Invited) Existing and Potential North Atlantic Circulation Estimates
2:30 – 2:45 Renellys Perez Design and testing of a monitoring array of the MOC in the South Atlantic
2:45 – 3:00 Tong Lee The relationship between meridional volume and heat transports of AMOC: a comparison between observations and ocean state estimation products
3:00 – 3:15 Sirpa Hakkinen The upper limb of AMOC and wind stress curl variability
3:15 – 3:30 Igor Kamenkovich Role of the Southern Ocean in controlling the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation
3:30 – 4:00 Coffee and poster   Estoril Room
4:00 – 5:30 Discussion Groups Discuss theme 2 (impact of observations on constraining AMOC; model-based assessment of observing systems) and theme 3 (Climate impact of AMOC)
 Wednesday, 9 June, 2010
7:45 – 8:15 Continental Breakfast  
 Session 3 (continued): Ocean Modeling and Synthesis (Chair: Tong Lee)
8:15 – 8:30 LuAnne Thompson Estimates of the Ocean Heat Budget in the North Atlantic from Three Models: the role of ocean heat transport convergence
8:30 – 8:45 Stefan Gary Exploring the subpolar to subtropical export pathways of the deep limb of the AMOC with tracers and simulated Lagrangian particles
8:45 – 9:00 Shenfu Dong The Role of Inter-ocean exchanges on Long-term Variability in the Northward Heat Transport in the South Atlantic
9:00 – 9:15 Erik Van Sebille Assessing Agulhas leakage
9:15 – 9:30 Xaiobiao Xu Transport of Nordic Seas Overflow Water in the Northernmost North Atlantic: Insights from Eddy-resolving Simulations
 Session 4: Satellite Observations (Chair: Will Hobbs)
9:30 – 9:45 Josh Willis Can In-Situ Floats and Satellite Altimeters Detect Long-Term Changes in Atlantic Ocean Overturning?
9:45 – 10:00 C. K. Shum Potential Monitoring of Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation Evolution Using Contemporary Satellite Observations
10:00 – 10:15 Timothy Liu The Annual Cycle of Atlantic Meridional Transport Observed from Space
10:15 – 10:30 Xiao-Hai Yan Characteristic Features of DOC in the Labrador Sea based on Multi-Sensor Measurements
10:30 – 10:45 Coffee  
10:45 – 11:45 Plenary discussion  
11:45 – 12:30 Discussion group summary; wrap up  


Poster Presentations (to be displayed June 7-8)

Lead author Title
Kristin Burkholder Spatial and Temporal Variability in Subtropical to Subpolar Gyre Exchange in the North Atlantic
Geoffrey Gebbie Is the intergyre gyre real?
George Halliwell Observing System Simulation Experiments for the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation: Problems and Progress
Will Hobbs Estimates of mid-latitude AMOC heat transport from ARGO float data
Young-Heon Jo Variation of Rossby Waves and Gulf Stream in North Atlantic derived from Altimetry and Microwave–SST using Ensemble Empirical Mode Decomposition
Kelly Kilbourne Radiocarbon in corals as a Eularian observation system of tropical surface circulation
Young-Oh Kwon Multi-decadal Variability of AMOC in CCSM3
Peter Minnett Seeking AMOC signatures in satellite data
Ernesto Munoz Varied representation of the Atlantic meridional heat transport and meridional streamfunction across multi-decadal ocean reanalyses
Jon Robson An observed rapid warming of the North Atlantic in the 1990s
Fabian Schlosser On the establishment of large-scale mass convergence in meridional overturning cirbulation
Benjamin Shaw OFES Models and the MOC: A comparison of model-produced and observed MOC characteristics in the North Atlantic Ocean
Erik Van Sebille On the spatial patterns of the gyre heat flux
Jinting Zhang Contributions to the interannual SSH anomoly variability in the North Atlantic Ocean