Call for Abstracts: SPARC QBO Workshop “The QBO and its Global Influence – Past, Present and Future” in Oxford, UK – 26-30 September 2016

Abstract submission and pre-registration deadline: 31 May 2016

The objective of the SPARC QBO Workshop is to gather together researchers to better understand the QBO, its tropospheric origins and its global impacts/teleconnections, including circulation/chemistry effects, within observations, reanalyses, and present-day GCMs.

The Workshop will

(1) evaluate present-day and projected QBO variability in observations and models, including reporting results from the joint model experiments that were planned at the 2015 QBO workshop

(2) explore modelled and observed teleconnections in the climate system, also including those linked with the QBO and

(3) design joint numerical experiments following active participant discussions during special breakout sessions.

The emphasis of (3) will be for addressing the impact of tropical variability on other parts of the climate system.

The meeting will include a combination of keynote, invited and contributed science presentations, mixed in with break-out sessions to discuss further planned experiments. Further details, including Workshop fees, will follow shortly.

Please register your interest for the conference online on the workshop website.