2015 IASCLiP Virtual Workshop Agenda

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Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
13:00 to 14:30

Session I: Identifying opportunities and challenges of observing and modeling IAS variability and its teleconnections (chair: German Poveda)

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13:00 Introductions/logistics German Poveda (chair), Kristan Uhlenbrock
13:05 Mesoscale Convective Systems (MCSs) in the Intra-Americas Seas (IAS): Evidence from TRMM (for Session 1) Edward Zipser Download
13:25 Predictability of Eastern Pacific Intraseasonal Variability Neena Joseph Mani Download
13:45 IAS summer weather and its shaping by the atmosphere's zonal mean momentum Brian Mapes Download
14:05 Advancing the understanding of the IAS with the Community Earth System Model Ernesto Munoz Download
14:30 to 15:30

Poster Session I

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15:30 to 17:00

Session II: Ocean-Land-Atmosphere interactions of the Continental Americas and the Caribbean (chair: Erick Rivera)

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15:30 Introduction Erick Rivera (chair)
15:35 Water Cycle Linkages Between the Intra-American Seas and Continental Areas Paul Dirmeyer Download
15:55 Moisture origin and transport processes in Colombia, northern South America Isabel Hoyos Download
16:15 Do the Amazon and Orinoco freshwater plumes really matter for hurricane-induced ocean surface cooling ? Julien Jouanno Download
16:35 The Seasonality of the Great Plains Low-Level Jet and ENSO Relationship Lakshmi Krishnamurthy Download
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
13:05 Toward a unified system for understanding, predicting and projecting regional hurricane activity Gabriel Vecchi Download
13:00 to 14:30

Session III: Weather and climate extremes in the Americas (chair: Chunzai Wang)

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13:00 Introduction Chunzai Wang (chair)
13:25 Impacts of the Atlantic Warm Pool on Atlantic Hurricanes Chunzai Wang Download
13:45 Diurnal to Intraseasonal Variability and the Central American Drought Yolande Serra Download
14:05 Subseasonal-to-seasonal extreme rainfall scenarios for the Caribbean Basin Angel G. Munoz Download
14:30 to 15:30

Poster Session II (see Thursday posters below)

(see Thursday posters below)

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15:30 to 17:00

Session IV: Initiatives to improve observational coverage of the ocean, land, and atmosphere (chair: Yolande Serra)

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15:30 Introduction Yolande Serra (chair)
15:35 COCONet and TLALOCNet: Providing the Intra-Americas Seas Region with Enhanced Atmospheric Observational Capacity John Braun Download
15:55 GPS Meteorological Networks for Process-Oriented Studies of Tropical Deep Convection David Adams Download
16:15 The CARIACO Ocean Time-Series: two decades of biogeochemistry and ecological research to understand ocean and climate variability Frank Muller-Karger Download
16:35 Sustained and Targeted Ocean Observations for Improving Atlantic Tropical Cyclone Intensity and Hurricane Seasonal Forecasts Ricardo Domingues Download
Friday, September 11, 2015
Time Agenda/Abstracts Presenter Presentation
13:45 The Sensitivity of Regional Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere Simulations over the Intra-Americas Seas to the Prescribed Bathymetry Vasu  Misra Download
13:00 to 14:30

Session V: Identifying sources of model biases for the IAS in both coupled and ocean or atmospheric models (Chair: Vasu Misra)

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13:00 Introduction Vasu Misra (chair)
13:05 Intraseasonal variability in the IAS and Its Representation in Models Eric Maloney Download
13:25 The western Colombia low-level jet and its simulation by CMIP5 models Juan Pablo Sierra Download
14:05 The importance of ocean mesoscale variability for air-sea interactions and heat anomaly distribution in the Gulf of Mexico Dian Putrasahan Download
14:30 to 15:30

Poster Session III

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15:30 to 17:00

Session VI: Panel discussion: observations, modeling, predictability, and prediction of the region (chair: Vasu Misra)

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15:35 NASA Precipitation and Other Earth Science Data George Huffman Download
15:45 Ocean Observing in the Intra-American Seas Lynn (Nick) Shay Download
15:55 Model Biases in the Intra-American Seas Shang-Ping Xie Download
16:05 Q&A, general discussion, wrap-up

Poster Presentations

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Poster Title Author Presenter's Affiliation
Observed (1970-1999) climate variability in Central America using a high-resolution meteorological dataset with potential for climate change studies Eric Alfaro Center for Geophysical Research, Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology and School of Physics, University of Costa Rica
Characterization and prediction of the Mid Summer Drought in the Tempisque river basin, North of Costa Rica, Central America, using ENSO and AMO relationships Eric Alfaro Center for Geophysical Research, Center for Research in Marine Sciences and Limnology and School of Physics, University of Costa Rica
Evaluation of GPCP 1DD Precipitation Product Using NEXRAD Q2 Precipitation Estimates over the CONUS Wenjun Cui University of North Dakota
Detection of recent regional sea surface temperature warming in the Intra-Americas Region, 1982-2012 Equisha Glenn The City College of New York (CCNY), NOAA-CREST
Potential Impact of Climate Change on the Intra-Americas Sea: A Dynamic Downscaling of the CMIP5 Model Projections Yanyun Liu University of Miami/CIMAS and NOAA/AOML
ANALYSIS OF SUPERFICIAL SEA TEMPERATURE ANOMALIES IN COLOMBIAN BASIN – CARIBBEAN SEA Angela Rodríguez Universidad Nacional de Colombia, Grupo de investigación CENIT
Choco and Caribbean low-level jets: observations and sensitivity analysis in regional climate models. Johanna Yepes National University of Colombia
Thursday, September 10, 2015
Poster Title Author Presenter's Affiliation
MJO, NAO, ENSO, and Mid-Summer Rainfall in the Caribbean Scott Curtis East Carolina University
Ocean-atmosphere variability related with the midsummer drought over Mexico and Central America in the CFSR reanalysis Ivonne M. García-Martínez Centro de Investigación Científica y de Educación Superior de Ensenada, México
Saharan dust transport to northern South America: a case of study Santiago Giraldo Cárdenas Escuela Ambiental. Universidad de Antioquia
The Warm Pool Variability of the Tropical Northeast Pacific and its Relation to the Atlantic Warm Pool Danielle Groenen Center for Ocean-Atmospheric Prediction Studies, Florida State University
A Coupled Ocean Circulation, Wave, Atmosphere and Marine Ecosystem Prediction System for the IAS Ruoying He North Carolina State University
On the dynamics of the Caribbean Low Level Jet Eduardo Herrera Universidad Nacional Autónoma de México
Fifty Years of African Dust Studies in the Caribbean Basin: The Role of Dust in Climate and Air Quality Joseph Prospero Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science, University of Miami
Friday, September 11, 2015
Poster Title Author Presenter's Affiliation
Building the weather to climate bridge: The Caribbean Rain-Belt Teddy Allen International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
The 2010-2012 extreme wet season in northern South America: causes and moisture sources Paola Arias Universidad de Antioquia
The contribution of tropical cyclones to seasonal precipitation over Mexico Christian Dominguez Instituto de Geografía, UNAM
Characteristics of Tropical Cyclones Making Landfall on the Pacific Coast of Mexico: 1970-2014 Luis M. Farfán Center for Scientific Research and Higher Education at Ensenada (CICESE)
Can we predict seasonal changes in high impact weather in the US? Eunsil Jung University of Miami
Inhomogeneous influence of the Atlantic warm pool on United States precipitation Hailong Liu Institite of Oceanography Shanghai Jiaotong University
Uncertainty quantification for a climatology of the frequency and spatial distribution of North Atlantic tropical cyclone landfalls Susan Tolwinski-Ward AIR Worldwide
Spatial Risk of Extreme Hurricane Winds over the Gulf of Mexico and North Atlantic Jill Trepanier Louisiana State University-Geography and Anthropology
A typology of convection regimes observed over the Caribbean from May to November Nicolas Vigaud International Research Institute (IRI)