The Future of Cumulus Parametrization

10-14 July 2017, Delft, The Netherlands

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Registration is now closed. You can still register on arrival.

The meeting

Inspired and led by the World Climate Research Programme's Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity the Australian Research Council Centre of Excellence for Climate System Science and the Delft University of Techology are hosting a workshop on the "Future of Cumulus Parametrization".

The purpose of the workshop is to discuss progress, challenges and future directions of the representation of atmospheric convection in weather and climate models. The 4.5-day workshop will discuss all aspects of our ability to observe, understand, model and parametrize the key aspects of cumulus convection. Day 1 will be devoted to current challenges. Day 2 will focus on the organization of convection, while Day 3 will look at convective transitions, such as the diurnal cycle or that from trade-wind to equatorial convection. Day 4 will discuss stochastic approaches and implications of reaching the parametrization grey zone. Day 5 will focus on strategies for future parameterisation development.

The workshop will consist of a mixture of invited and contributed presentations, posters, and discussion sessions conducted in breakout groups. We invite abstracts in any of the above areas as well as general contributions to the topic. All participants will be guaranteed a poster, while selected abstracts will be accepted as oral presentations. The abstract submission deadline has now passed.

Registration is now closed. You can still register on arrival at the meeting. The registration fee will be 150 Euros, which will include morning and afternoon tea as well as lunch every day. It also includes the Icebreaker reception on Monday night.