CFMIP/WCRP/ICTP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity

The CFMIP/WCRP/ICTP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation andClimate Sensitivity will be held 4-7 July 2016 at the InternationalCenter for Theoretical Physics, Trieste, Italy. This CFMIP/WCRP/ICTPinternational conference will focus on the theme of the WCRP GrandChallenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, in addition toaddressing other ongoing CFMIP activities.

The four-day conference will contain oral and poster sessions on:

  • Modeling and observational constraints on cloud feedbacks, adjustments and climate sensitivity, including the role of moist convection in cloud feedbacks
  • Cloud/circulation/precipitation coupling and its variability in present and future climates, including hydrological extremes and ITCZ and storm track changes.
  • Process based evaluation of clouds and cloud controlling factors in climate models using fine scale models and observations, including satellite simulators.
  • How will the organization of cloud systems interact with climate change?Coordination of CFMIP and Grand Challenge activities with CMIP6.

The deadline for abstract submissions is 15 April 2016.

For more information, please visit the conference site at:


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