Joint SPARC Dynamics & Observations Workshop

October 9 (Mon) – 14 (Sat), 2017
Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan

The Scientific Organizing Committee for the Joint Workshop:
James Anstey, Neal Butchart, Marv Geller,
Kevin Hamilton, Scott Osprey, and Shigeo Yoden

Supported by Kyoto University (KAKENHI-S&A, IEPS-Hub)

    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 focussing 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 organisation, and their representation within simple and complex models. The main activities of the joint meeting will include
(1) reporting results from the joint model experiments and analyses that were planned at the 2015 & 2016 SPARC QBO workshops,
(2) exploring opportunities for improved awareness, dissemination and exploitation of existing networks of high resolution radiosonde data, and
(3) further the science of stratosphere-troposphere coupling (upward and downward) 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 joint meeting will include a combination of keynote, invited and contributed science presentations, and possible break-out sessions to discuss ongoing and planned activities within the SPARC projects. Further details, including workshop fees, will follow shortly. Please register your interest for the conference online by following this link. A limited amount of travel-grant by WCRP is available for early career scientists and PhD students from developing countries. More informaion can be found at the Abstract Submission page.
    The Workshop is an outflow of the SPARC QBOi (Towards Improving the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation in Global Climate Models), FISAPS (Fine Scale Atmospheric Processes and Structures), and SATIO-TCS (Stratospheric And Tropospheric Influences On Tropical Convective Systems) activities.