Announcement: TP-Challenges International Conference – 11-14 March 2024 – Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany

This conference will take place in cooperation with the DFG SFB TP-Change and SPARC

The upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) region is important for global climate. Transient processes and small scale scale dynamics at the tropopause affect the distribution and gradients of radiatively active species, aerosols and clouds which in turn may feed back on dynamics.

The focus of the meeting will be on UTLS processes and their feedbacks involving experimental research as well as theory and modeling. We aim at bringing together the expertise on tropopause relevant topics from different fields of research to discuss their relevance for the global atmosphere.

Invited Speakers already confirmed:
A. Gettelman, UCAR, B. Randel, NCAR, C. Williamson, NOAA, A. HertzogIPSL

Research Contributions will be organised into the three TPChange research areas:

  • Research Area A – the role of aerosol and ice particles in the UTLS, their formation, chemistry, evolution and effect on the atmospheric radiation budget
  • Research Area B – the interaction of dynamical and microphysical processes in the UTLS
  • Research Area C – large scale processes and the impact of processes of all scales on UTLS composition and variability, their expected changes in the future and their impact on present and future climate

Time frame will be
*Monday 10:30 to Thursday 13:00 (external guests)
*Thursday after lunch internal discissions will take place, and on Friday training sessions are scheduled.

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