2nd Announcement: Joint SPARC Dynamics & Observations Workshop

9-14 October, Kyoto, Japan

Important dates:

Registration deadline:7 July 2017

Abstract Decision: 14 July 2017

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

Focus will be on the interplay between large-scale phenomena such as the Madden Julian Oscillation, monsoons, tropical cyclones and the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation, their association with moist convection and its large-scale organisation, as well as 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 QBOi 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 from 9-14 October 2017 in the Maskawa Building for Education and Research at Kyoto University.

The Workshop is an joint between 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.

James Anstey, Neal Butchart, Marv Geller, Kevin Hamilton, Scott Osprey, Shigeo Yoden

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

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