First announcement: Joint SPARC Dynamics & Observations Workshop (QBOi, FISAPS & SATIO-TCS) in Kyoto, Japan – 9-14 Oct 2017

Registration deadline: 7 July 2017
Abstract Decision: 14 July 2017

The objective of the joint SPARC Dynamics & Observations Workshop is to gather together researchers to better understand the processes and patterns coupling the tropical troposphere, stratosphere and beyond.

An understanding will be gained by focusing on the interplay between large-scale phenomena such as the MJO, monsoons, tropical cyclones and QBO, their association with moist convection and its large scale organization, and their representation within simple and complex models.

The main activities of the joint meeting will include:

  • reporting results from the joint model experiments and analyses that were planned at the 2015 & 2016 SPARC QBO workshops,
  • exploring opportunities for improved awareness, dissemination and exploitation of existing networks of high resolution radiosonde data, and
  • further the science of stratosphere-troposphere coupling within the tropics.

The Workshop will be held on 9-14 October 2017 within the Maskawa Building for Education and Research, at Kyoto University.

The Workshop is an outflow of the SPARC QBOi (Quasi-Biennial Oscillation Initiative), FISAPS (Fine Scale Atmospheric Processes and Structures), and SATIO-TCS (Stratospheric And Tropospheric Influences On Tropical Convective Systems) activities.

Please prepare your abstract and register it at the registration page.

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