【POSTPONED】3rd Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modeling of Climate Dynamics: Tropical Oceans, ENSO and their Teleconnections

Monday, August 3, 2020 to Friday, August 14, 2020
Event City: 
Trieste
Italy
Event Attendance: 
By application
Event Contact: 
Jing Li
Event Description: 

3rd Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modeling of Climate Dynamics: Tropical Oceans, ENSO and their Teleconnections

The summer school has been postponed due to COVID-19. The organising committee is trying to explore further opportunities to organise the school.

The El-Niño Southern Oscillation (ENSO) is a strong driver of significant weather and climate anomalies across the globe. ENSO is probably one of the most studied phenomena in climate research, but there are still many open research questions, which will be discussed in this school.
 
​Also ENSO teleconnections continue to be an area of very active research. They include not only effects on the circulation over the mid-latitudes (Europe, Asia, North America, South America), but also a strong influence on the Asian Monsoon. The Monsoon also has its own set of teleconnections not all of which are related to ENSO. It will be very helpful for researchers and students alike to learn the latest advances in the understanding of ENSO dynamics and its broad range of teleconnections. One emphasis of this workshop will be the Asian Monsoon, which is a complex phenomenon of great importance to the regional agriculture and hence to the well-being of a very significant population. In recent years there has been an advance in understanding of how the Monsoon is affected by, and interacts with, the tropical ocean basins, the adjoining land masses, mid-latitudes and the stratosphere.
 

Topics

  • Tropical ocean (ENSO) dynamics, including phenomenology
  • ENSO theory, modeling, prediction
  • Decadal Variability and long term trends
  • ENSO teleconnections
  • Decadal variations of interannual teleconnections
  • Inter-basin connections
  • Tropical-extratropical teleconnections
 
Lecturers
 
  1. S. BORDONI, University of Trento 
  2. M. CANE, Columbia University
  3. A. CAPOTONDI, NOAA
  4. R. CHATTOPADHYAY, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology
  5. A. CHERCHI, INGV
  6. E. GUILYARDI, LOCEAN/IPSL
  7. F.-F. JIN, University of Hawaii
  8. I.-S. KANG, SIO
  9. B. KIRTMAN, University of Miami
  10. M. L'HEUREUX, NOAA
  11. M. LENGAIGNE, Institut de recherce pour the developpement (IRD)
  12. M. MCPHADEN, Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
  13. F. MOLTENI, ECMWF
  14. A. MOURA, INPE
  15. A. SANTOSO, CSIRO
  16. E. SARACHIK, University of Washington
  17. C. WANG, Chinese Academy of Sciences
  18. A. WITTENBERG, Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
  19. S.-P. XIE, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UCSD

​Grants

A limited number of grants are available to support the attendance of selected participants, with priority given to participants from developing countries. There is no registration fee.

Application

Through the online application system.    Deadline: 1 May 2020.

Scientific Organizing Committee

  1. Antonietta Capotondi (University of Colorado and NOAA/ESRL, USA), co-chair of the International CLIVAR Pacific Region Panel; 
  2. David Straus (George Mason University, USA); 
  3. Jagadish Shukla (George Mason University, USA); 
  4. Riccardo Farneti (ICTP, Italy),
  5. Adrian Tompkins (ICTP, Italy)

Local organiser: Fred Kucharski (ICTP, Italy).

Co-sponsors

  • NOAA Climate Variability and Predictability, 
  • NOAA Modeling, Analysis, Prediction and Projection (MAPP), 
  • NSF Physical Oceanography, 
  • US CLIVAR
  • CLIVAR