WEDNESDAY 26th October

Monday 24th | Tuesday 25th |Thursday 27th | Friday 28th

Floor Plan View


Plenary Session A4: Assessing and Improving Model and Predictive Capabilities (Chair: M. Kimoto)

From Regional Weather to Global Climate: Challenges and Progress in Improving Models (C. Jakob)

Challenges and Progress in sub-Seasonal to Decadal Prediction on Regional Scales (A. Scaife)

Long-term Climate Change: Forcing, Response and Climate Sensitivity (S. Bony)

Panel Discussion and Q&A from audience

.....see the list of Plenary Sessions

10:00-10:30 Morning Break sponsored by NCAR Earth System Laboratory (NESL)

Poster Sessions, focus on:

Session C3: Regional Integration of Climate Science, Information and Capacity Building with Regard to Climate Variability and Change in Africa (conveners: J. Polcher, A.T. Gaye, R. Diab, M. Kadi)

Session C25: Predictions and Predictability on Sub-seasonal to Decadal Time Scales (conveners: A. Solomon, N. Keenlyside, M. Kimoto, T. Stockdale)

Session C26: Interactions and Prediction at the Interface of Weather and Climate: Leveraging Multi-Platform/Multi-Sensor Observations, High-Resolution Models and Seamless Predictions (conveners: D. Waliser, S. Woolnough, C. Saulo, F. Molteni)

Session C27: Regional Climate Downscaling and the CORDEX Program (conveners: F. Giorgi, C. Jones)

Session C28: Improving Climate Models, Including their Components and Parameterizations (conveners: C. Bretherton, S. Legg, E. Manzini)

Session C29: Quantifying and Characterizing Uncertainty in Numerical Climate Predictions and Projections (conveners: T. Hamill, D. Sexton, R. Knutti, J. Kinter)

Session C30: Ice Sheet Interactions with the Ocean and Atmosphere in Past, Present and Future Climate (conveners: A. Abe-Ouchi, D. Holland)

Session C31: Improving the Representation of Energy and Water Cycles in Atmospheric Models (conveners: A. Rinke, B. van den Hurk, C. Jimenez, J. Santanello)

Session C32: Earth System Models: Developments and Simulations
(conveners: K. Hibbard, A. Rinke, N. Mahowald, J. Jungclaus, G. Flato, P. Friedlingstein)

Session C33: Understanding Climate Feedbacks (conveners: B. Sanderson, D. Randall)

Session C34: Global Model Evaluation and Projections: CMIP5 and Other Model Intercomparisons (conveners: J. Meehl, D. Waugh, J. Fasullo, K. Williams)

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



Lunch Break on your own

Lunch for all registered Early Career Scientists and Panel Discussion on Communicating Science - Sponsored by American Meteorological Society (AMS)


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

Parallel Sessions

Session B7: Assessing the Reliability of Climate Models, CMIP5 (conveners: V. Eyring, P. Gleckler, B. van den Hurk, Pascale Braconnot)

Session B8: How Climate Change Impacts Climate Variability (conveners: K. Rosenlof, L. Terray, C. Deser, D. Karoly)

Session B9: Radiative Forcing of Climate and Chemistry-Climate Interactions (conveners: T. Shepherd, V. Ramaswamy, T. Nakajima, D. Hauglustaine)

.....see the list of Parallel Sessions

19:00 - 21:00

Conference Gala at Denver Art Museum - co-sponsored by Ball Aerospace and Technologies Corporation

All registered conference participants and spouses are welcome