US Climate Variability and Predictability Program

Translating Process Understanding to Improve Climate Models Logistics


Thursday, October 15, 
08:00 – 19:00

Friday, October 16, 
08:00 – 17:00

Local Logistics

Meeting Venue

Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Princeton University Forrestal Campus
201 Forrestal Road
Smagorinsky Semiar Room (Smag Room)
Princeton, NJ 08540-6649
Phone: 609-452-6500

Shuttle Transportation Between Hotel and GFDL

A single 40 passenger shuttle will depart from Hampton Inn to GFDL each morning at 7:30 a.m. sharp.  This shuttle will make a trip from GFDL to the Princeton Campus for the Thursday night reception before returning to the Hampton Inn at 8:00 p.m., or when the poster session wraps up.

Carpool Information

Those renting cars are asked to please plan to car pool colleagues both to the workshop and to the poster session at Princeton.  Many in the group will be heading back to local airports and train stations on Friday afternoon or Saturday morning and might appreciate a ride.  

Follow this link to the carpool chart.   Those willing to provide rides or looking for transport are encouraged to list their details on the Google sheet and connect with colleagues traveling similar routes.

Accommodations and Reservations

Hampton Inn Princeton
4385 US 1 South
Princeton, NJ 08540
Phone:  1-609-951-0066…

The negotiated rate for a King room is $119 + tax.
Make reservations before the October 9 cut-off date.  The group name is CPT Workshop.

Link to Hilton Online Reservations

Questions about accommodations should be directed to:  Jill Reisdorf

Plan to take advantage of the meal service included at the Hampton Inn:

  • Complimentary extended continental breakfast buffet from 6 am -10 pm daily.
  • Complimentary dinner Monday – Thursday night from 5 pm – 7 pm - Iincludes dinner buffet, salad bar, entrée, sides, desserts and beer, wine or soda.

The workshop will provide daily transportation between the Hampton Hotel and GFDL.  Schedule TBD.

Getting There

Link to NOAA/GFDL page with information on how to get to the lab:

Link to hotel transportation and map page:

Train: Amtrak Station (PJC)

Taxi from Princeton Junction to GFDL or Hotel is about 20 minutes.

Newark International Airport (EWR): 
40 miles.
Drive Time: 1 hr.
Taxi cost: $75-100  

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL):
58 miles
Drive Time: 1 hr.
Taxi cost: $100+

Poster Specifications

Posters will be displayed only during the Thursday evening poster session at the Brush Gallery in McDonnell Hall on the Princeton Campus (about 20 minutes away from NOAA/GFDL). Shuttle service and driving/parking directions will be available shortly.

The available poster display panels are 4 feet by 4 feet square peg board.  Format your poster so that it does not exceed 48 inches or 120 centimeters horizontally.  You may make your poster longer than 48 inches or 120 centimeters vertically, but be aware that it will hang below the bottom of the panel and might be difficult to read.  Plan to bring your poster to the session on Thurday and hang it as soon as you arrive at the Brush Gallery.

If you have questions regarding your poster presentation, please contact Jill Reisdorf at