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2022 US CLIVAR Summit Agenda


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Monday, March 14, 2022
Time (EDT) Agenda Presenter Presentation


08:00 Virtual room open    

Welcome, meeting objectives
US CLIVAR update

Mike Patterson, US CLIVAR Director
Gudrun Magnusdottir, SSC Chair, UC Irvine
09:15 International CLIVAR/WCRP update Gokhan Danabasoglu, NCAR View



Agency updates

Nadya Vinagrodova-Shiffer, NASA Physical Oceanography
Sandy Lucas, NOAA Climate Variability and Predictability
Eric DeWeaver, NSF Climate and Large-scale Dynamics
Renu Joseph, DOE Earth and Environmental Systems Modeling*
Emily Shroyer, ONR Physical Oceanography

11:15 Panel breakouts    
12:00 Lunch    
  The Air-Sea Transition Zone Conveners: Chidong Zhang, Patrick Taylor, Jinbo Wang, and Baoqiang Xiang*  
13:00 Session introduction Chidong Zhang, NOAA PMEL View
13:05 Study Group on Observing the Air-Sea Transition Zone: Motivation, context, charge, and current status Carol Anne Clayson, WHOI View
13:20 Air-sea-ice and wind-current interactions: Strategies for the future Sarah Gille, University of California, San Diego/Scripps Institution of Oceanography* View
13:35 TPOS equatorial process studies Billy Kessler, NOAA PMEL* View
13:50 Discussion    
14:25 Panel breakouts    



PSMI and POS Panels: Cloud Processes in the Climate System

Conveners: Hailong Wang*, Charlotte DeMott, Aaron Levine, and Patrick Taylor  
15:30 Session introduction Charlotte DeMott, Colorado State University View
15:35 Process-oriented model diagnostics and observational constraints on cloud feedback and climate sensitivity Hui Su, Caltech/NASA JPL View
15:50 Understanding moist convection-environment interaction from high-resolution modeling and observations Yang Tian, NCAR* View
16:05 Assessing cloud-aerosol interactions as a source of climate predictability Po-Lun Ma, PNNL* View
16:20 Discussion    
16:55 Panel breakouts    
  PPAI Panel: Climate and Health Conveners: John Nielsen-Gammon, Haiyan Teng, Matt Newman, and Dillon Amaya  
15:30 Session introduction Dillon Amaya, NOAA PSL  
15:35 NIH's strategic plan framework: Intersections with climate Lee Hall, NIH
Lawrence Fine, NIH
15:50 How climate scientists think about climate prediction: Presentation and discussion John Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M View
16:05 NSF efforts in climate and health Anjuli Bamzai, NSF View
16:20 Climate and health: A GeoHealth perspective Ben Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins University* View
16:35 Discussion    

End day 1

Tuesday, March 15, 2022
Time (EDT) Agenda Presenter Presentation


07:30 Virtual room open    
  Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Conveners: Mike Patterson, Chidong Zhang, and Gudrun Magnusdottir  
08:00 Session introduction Mike Patterson, US CLIVAR Director View
08:15 NASEM and OSB DEI efforts

Susan Roberts, NASEM OSB 
Claudia Benitez-Nelson, University of South Carolina*

08:30 AGU DEI efforts Billy Williams, AGU* View
08:45 Discussion   View
09:30 Break    

Enabling Open Science in the Age of Big Data

Conveners: Michelle Gierach*, Charlotte DeMott, Sophie Clayton, Victor Gensini*, and Frederick Bingham  
10:00 Session introduction Sophie Clayton, Old Dominion University View
10:05 Working towards open science in NASA's Earth Science Division Katie Baynes, NASA HQ View
10:20 Scaling climate data analysis in the cloud with Google Earth Engine Tyler Erickson, Google Earth Engine* View
10:35 Transforming to open science Chelle Gentemann, Farallon Institute View
10:50 Discussion    
11:25 Panel breakouts    
12:00 Lunch    
  Sea Level and Coastal Flood Risk Prediction Conveners: Shane Elipot, Jacob Wenegrat, Antonietta Capotondi, and John Callahan  
13:00 Session introduction Antonietta Capotondi, NOAA PSL View
13:10 The North Atlantic sea surface height tripole impacts the frequency of flooding events along the US East Coast Denis Volkov, NOAA AOML* View
13:25 2022 interagency sea level rise and flood risk projections for the US coastlines Billy Sweet, NOAA/NOS* View
13:40 Storm surge and sea-level rise effects on groundwater: An overview Holly Michael, University of Delaware* View
13:55 Discussion    
14:25 Panel breakouts    
15:00 Break    
  Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions Conveners: Gudrun Magnusdottir, Amy Butler*, and Qinghua Ding*  
15:30 Session introduction Amy Butler, NOAA CSL* View
15:42 Overview of current understanding of the role of stratosphere-troposphere interactions in S2S prediction Jason Furtado, University of Oklahoma View
16:00 Strateole 2: Investigating processes in the tropical tropopause layer with long-duration superpressure balloons Martina Bramberger, NorthWest Research Associates* View
16:18 Current research and challenges of stratospheric climate intervention Simone Tilmes, NCAR* View
16:36 Discussion   View

End day 2


Wednesday, March 16, 2022

Time (EDT) Agenda Presenter Presentation


07:30 Virtual room open    
  Hybrid Physics-AI Forecast Models Conveners: Sergey Frolov, Colin Zarzycki, and Matt Newman  
08:00 Session introduction Sergey Frolov, NOAA PSL View
08:10 AI aided hybrid parameterizations Tapio Schneider, Caltech/NASA JPL* View
08:25 ML to identify/correct systematic model error William Crawford, NRL* View
08:40 ML climate prediction/attribution: Use and best practices John Albers, University of Colorado* View
08:55 Discussion    
09:25 Panel breakouts    
10:00 Break    

Panel business breakouts

11:30 Panel summaries and next steps   View
12:30 Summit adjourns