FINAL AGENDA

Joint GCSS-GPCI/BLCI-RICO Workshop

NASA/GISS New York USA

18-21 September 2006

 

The workshop is hosted by NASA/GISS in New York city at the corner of 112th street and Broadway.

Further information on the location can be found at  http://www.gis.nasa.gov/about

 

Scientific organizers: 

A. Pier Siebesma (KNMI), siebesma_at_knmi.nl, Chair of GCSS-BLCI

Margreet van Zanten (KNMI), zanten_at_knmi.nl,

Joao Teixeira (NURC),  teixeira_at_nurc.nato.int, Chair of GCSS-GPCI

 

Local organizer:

George Tselioudis (GISS) , gtselioudis_at_giss.nasa.gov

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Monday 18 September                                                                                                            

 

Morning: Opening and Introductory Presentations

 9:00 -  9:10       Opening and welcome: NASA/GISS

  9:10 -   9:20         Practical issues:                                                                                 George Tselioudis (NASA/GISS)

  9:20 -   9:30         Objectives of the Workshop                                                                                      Siebesma/Teixeira  

  9:30 - 10:10        Convective intensities and lifecycles: Some questions for GCSS       Anthony DelGenio (GISS)

 

10:10 - 10:40        Coffee break

 

10:40 - 11:20        Observing Clouds and Water Vapor  with NASA’s A-train                                       Eric Fetzer (JPL)

11:20 - 12:00        Overview of the RICO field Campaign                                                       Bob Rauber (U. of Illinois)

12:00 - 12:30        What happened with DYCOMS since the last GCSS-meeting                Andy Ackermann(GISS)

 

12:30 - 14:15        Lunch break

 

Afternoon: Rico Observations and RICO LES intercomparison

14:15 - 14:45        Aircraft and Radar Observations of cloud and precipation  structure of the trade wind cu during RICO

                                                                                       Bob Rauber (U. of Illinois)

14:45 - 15:15        Cloud and precipitation properties of trade wind cu during RICO derived from radar and satellite observations

                                                                  Larry Di Girolamo (U. of Illinois)

15:15 - 15:45        Entrainment and Microphysics in RICO Cumulus                                                 Hermann Gerber

 

15:45 – 16:15       Coffee break

 

16:15 - 16:45        Atmospheric profile and precipitation properties derived from radar and radio sondes

                                during RICO                                                                                                        Louise Nuijens (KNMI)

16:45 – 17:45       Set up of the RICO intercomparison case for LES and SCM         Margreet van Zanten (KNMI)

 

18:00                      Ice breaker

 

 

Tuesday 19 September

 

Morning: RICO LES intercomparisons

  9:00 - 10:10        Overview of the LES results for the RICO case   Margreet van Zanten (KNMI)

 

10:10 - 10:40        Coffee break

 

10:40 - 11:00        UCLA LES results Bjorn Stevens (UCLA)

11:00 - 11:20 Minimal super-parameterization configurations for the RICO case Marat Khairoutdinov (CSU)

11:20 - 11:40        UKMO LEM results                                                                                              Ben Shipway (UKMO)

11:40 - 12:00        U-Utah LES results                                                                                            Steve Krueger (U-Utah)

 

12:00 - 13:30        Lunch break

 

Afternoon: RICO Single Column Model intercomparisons

13:30 - 14:30        Overview RICO-SCM intercomparison results                                          A. Pier Siebesma (KNMI)

14:30 - 14:50        ECMWF SCM results with a dual mass flux approach                            Roel Neggers (ECMW F)

14:50 - 15:10        Impact of new ARPEGE physics on RICO case                                    P. Marquet (MeteoFrance)

15:10 - 15:30        UKMO SCM results                                                                                         Ben Devendish (UKMO)

 

15:30 - 15:50        Coffee Break

 

15:50 - 16:10        AROME  SCM results                                                                        Sylvie Malardel (Meteo-France)

16:10 - 16:30        Simple detrainment parameterization                                                               Wim de Rooy (KNMI)

16:30 - 16:50        SCM results with LaRC                                                                                                     Anning Cheng

16:50 - 18:00+      Discussion on results and next steps for RICO, DYCOMS, other cases.   Van Zanten/ Siebesma

 

 

 

Wednesday 20 September

 

Morning: GCSS Pacific Cross-section Intercomparison (GPCI)

 09:00 - 10:30       Overview of GPCI results                                                                                          J. Teixeira (NURC)

 

10:30 - 11:00        Coffee break

 

11:00 - 11:20        GFDL AM2 cloud sensitivity to details of convection and cloud parameterizations,

                                a GPCI case study                                                                                                          M. Zhao (GFDL)

11:20 - 11:40        The performance of the CRCM in the Pacific Ocean                                                Y. Jiao (UQM)

11:40 - 12:00        On the use of the GPCI for the tuning and the validation of the new

                                ARPEGE GCM's physics                                                                           P. Marquet (Meteo France)

 

12:00 - 14:00        Lunch break

 

Afternoon: GCSS Pacific Cross-section Intercomparison (GPCI)

14:00 - 14:20        A comparison of forecast and climate simulations with the Met Office GCM    A. Lock (UKMO)

14:20 - 14:40        Sensitivity to the PBL and convective schemes in forecasts with CAM along the

                                GCSS cross-section                                                                                                  C. Hannay (NCAR)

14:40 - 15:00        Spin-up in the UKMO, ECMWF and NCAR forecasts: What can be learned from

                                the first hours                                                                                                          M. Koehler (ECMWF)

15:00 - 15:20        Satellite Estimated Cloud Properties along the GPCI Cross-Section (including first

                                looks from CloudSat)                                                                                                   C. Mitrescu (NRL)

15:20 - 15:40        Attempts to improve distribution of boundary layer clouds in AFES          A.Yoshida (JAMSTEC)

15:40 - 16:00        The diurnal cycle of cloudiness in the standard and MMF CAM simulations C. DeMott (CSU)

 

16:00 - 16:30        Coffee break

 

16:30 - 17:30        GPCI discussion and future plans

 

 

 

Thursday 21 September

 

Morning:

 

 9:00 - 9:30            The Cloud Feedback  Model Intercomparison Project (CFMIP): Progress

                                and Future plans                                                                                                                      Mark Webb

9:30 - 10:00       VOCALS Modeling Plans in the Southeast Tropical Pacific                                       C.R.Mechoso

10:00 - 10:30     Evaluation of the cloud droplet size distribution under the effect of turbulence       Charmaine Franklin

 

10:30 - 11:00        Coffee break

 

11:00 - 11:30        Effective radius in shallow convective clouds:   observations and modelling         W. Grabowski

11:30 -12:00         Radiative Fluxes and susceptibility of LES-simulated trade-wind cu        Hongli Jiang/Zuidema

12:00 - 12:30        A comparison of CRM simulations of trade wind cu with aircraft observations

                                taken during RICO.                                                                                                                   Steve Abel

 

12:30 - 14:00        Lunch break

 

14:00 - 14:30        LES modelling of precipation in BL clouds and parameterizations for GCM’s Olivier Geoffrey

14:30 - 15:00        Ambiguous results of LES in marine stratocumulus clouds             Irina Sandu (Meteo France)

15:00 - 15:30        Cloud holes in DYCOMS-II Scu LES simulations                                       Steve Krueger (U.-Utah)

 

15:30 - 16:00        Coffee break

 

16:00 - 16:30        Shallow Cumulus properties: a closer look at individual clouds           Fleur Couvreux (Meteo France)

16:30 - 17:00        Entrainment rates  in Scu from  computed from a 1D-TKE model    Stephan de Roode (KNMI)

17:00 - 17:30        Designing unified convection parameterizations:

                                               2 proposals related to equation sets and entrainment              Jean-Marcel Piriou

17:30 - 18:00        New ECMWF shallow cu scheme                                                               Roel Neggers (ECMWF)

18:00 -                   Parting Thoughts, Adjourn