THURSDAY 27th October

Monday 24th |Tuesday 25th | Wednesday 26th | Friday 28th

Floor Plan View


Plenary Session A5: Climate Assessments and Future Challenges (Chair: T. Stocker)

Changes in Atmospheric Composition: Implication for Irreversible Climate Change and Mitigation Choices (S. Solomon)

Cryosphere and Sea-Level Variability and Change (K. Steffen)

Attribution of Weather and Climate-Related Extreme Events (P. Stott)

Panel Discussion and Q&A from audience

.....see the list of Plenary Sessions

10:00-10:30 Morning Break sponsored by Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES)

Poster Sessions, focus on:

Session C4: Meeting the Needs for Integrated Climate Science, Information and Capacity Building with Regard to Climate Variability and Change in Europe (conveners: V. Pope, C. Goodess, M. Beniston, P. Lionello)

Session C35: Stratospheric Ozone and Other Trace Gases (conveners: D. Fahey, P. Newman)

Session C36: Large-scale Climate Variability and Change (conveners: D. Bromwich, C. Deser, P. Kushner)

Session C37: Ocean Circulation and Ventilation (conveners: B. Sloyan, S. Garzoli, S. Griffies, B. Johns)

Session C38: Sea Level Variability and Change (conveners: J. Church, J. Gregory)

Session C39: Understanding and Characterizing Past, Present and Future Climate Extremes Through Observations and Model Simulations (conveners: C. Tebaldi, S. Schubert, O. Zolina, P. Groisman)

Session C40: The Changing Cryosphere and Its Role in the Climate System (conveners: C. Xiao, M. Holland, L. Hinzman)

Session C41: Attribution of Changing Climate Conditions to Inform Adaptation and Mitigation (conveners: D. Stone, M. Hoerling, J. Perlwitz, N. Christidis)

Session C42: Air Quality and Effects of Aerosols and Pollution (conveners: J. Staehelin, P. Rasch, K. Law, C. Venkataraman, K. Yutaka, T. Zhu)

Session C43: Water Resources and the Hydrological Cycle Over Land (conveners: E. Wood, R. Stewart)

Session C44: The Changing Role of the Ocean and Land in the Global Carbon Balance (conveners: C. Sabine, T. Tanhua, V. Romanovsky, J. Canadell)

Session C45: Geoengineering to Counteract Global Warming? (conveners: A. Robock, T. Peter)

.....see the list of Poster Sessions and Poster layout map

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break on your own


including a coffee/tea break from 15:30 to 16:00

Parallel Sessions

Session B10: Land Cover and Land Use Changes and their Impacts on Hydroclimate, Ecosystems and Society (conveners: T. Oki, E. Blyth)

Session B11: Cryosphere and Climate (conveners: M. Serreze, V. Kattsov, M. Drinkwater)

Session B12: Understanding Anthropogenic Climate Change in Terms of Processes and Feedbacks (conveners: C. Senior, J. Mitchell)

.....see the list of Parallel Sessions

18:15- 20:00

US Global Change Research Program Town Hall Meeting - open to the public

Overview and discussion of the major directions for the USGCRP, including the decadal Strategic Plan for the Program (Conveners: Dr. Thomas R. Karl, Chair of the US Subcommittee on Global Change Research, and Dr. Thomas Armstrong, Director of the USGCRP National Coordination Office)


Location: Plaza Ballroom C