The Gordon-Kenan Research Seminar on Radiation & Climate is a unique forum for graduate students, post-docs, and other scientists with comparable levels of experience and education to present and exchange new data and cutting edge ideas.
The focus of this meeting is on outstanding issues in climate change, particularly those in which the interactions between clouds, water vapor, aerosols, and precipitation play a major role. The Conference will feature a broad range of topics, including grand challenges in atmospheric radiation and climate, cloud and water vapor feedbacks, aerosol-cloud-precipitation-climate interactions across scales, new approaches for remote sensing and in-situ observations of clouds, water vapor, aerosols, and precipitation, and multi-scale modeling challenges.
Seed funding for this new Gordon Research Seminar has been provided by the Kenan Institute for Engineering, Technology and Science at North Carolina State University.
|1:00 pm - 5:00 pm||Arrival and Check-in|
|3:30 pm - 3:45 pm||Introductory Comments by GRC Site Staff / Welcome by the GRS Conference Chair|
|3:45 pm - 4:30 pm||Keynote Lecture|
|3:45 pm - 4:15 pm||Brian Soden (University of Miami)|
"Clouds and Climate Sensitivity"
|4:15 pm - 4:30 pm||Discussion|
|4:30 pm - 6:00 pm||Poster Session I|
|7:30 pm - 9:30 pm||Multi-faceted Approaches to Understanding Clouds|
|Discussion Leader: Michael Pritchard (University of California, San Diego)|
|7:30 pm - 7:50 pm||Christine Nam (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)|
"A Glance at Compensating Errors Between Low-level Cloud Fraction and Cloud Optical Properties using CALIPSO and CloudSat Satellite Retrievals."
|7:50 pm - 8:00 pm||Discussion|
|8:00 pm - 8:20 pm||Seethala Chellappan (Max Planck Institute for Meteorology)|
"Evaluating 3D Effects in 1D VIS-NIR Cloud Retrievals using LES Cloud Fields and 3D Radiative Transfer"
|8:20 pm - 8:30 pm||Discussion|
|8:30 pm - 8:50 pm||Wei-Ting Chen (NASA Jet Propulsion Lab / Caltech)|
"The Structure and Environment of Tropical Deep Convective Clouds From A CloudSat-Centric A-Train and ECMWF Analysis Data Set"
|8:50 pm - 9:00 pm||Discussion|
|9:00 pm - 9:20 pm||Abhnil Prasad (University of Auckland)|
"Effect of thin cirrus on decadal cloud height trends from MISR"
|9:20 pm - 9:30 pm||Discussion|
|7:30 am - 8:30 am||Breakfast|
|9:00 am - 11:00 am||Aerosols: Challenges and Progress|
|Discussion Leader: Ralph Kahn (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)|
|9:00 am - 9:20 am||Jasper Kok (National Center for Atmospheric Research)|
"Dust Shatters like Glass: Implications for the Size Distribution of Mineral Dust Aerosols and their Radiative Forcing"
|9:20 am - 9:30 am||Discussion|
|9:30 am - 9:50 am||Hiren Jethva (Hampton University)|
"Retrieving Aerosol Optical Depth above Clouds using OMI Observations"
|9:50 am - 10:00 am||Discussion|
|10:00 am - 10:20 am||John Ten Hoeve (Stanford University)|
"Combining Satellite Analyses with High-Resolution Modeling to Study Biomass Burning Aerosol Microphysical and Radiative Effects on Clouds and Precipitation over Amazonia"
|10:20 am - 10:30 am||Discussion|
|10:30 am - 10:50 am||Cynthia Randles (NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)|
"Aerosol-Climate Coupling in the NASA GEOS-5 Atmospheric General Circulation Model"
|10:50 am - 11:00 am||Discussion|
|11:00 am - 12:30 pm||Poster Session II|
|Coffee will be served in the poster area from 11:00 am - 11:30 am|
|1:30 pm - 2:30 pm||Radiative Climate Feedbacks|
|Discussion Leader: Thomas Ackerman (University of Washington)|
|1:30 pm - 1:50 pm||Alexandra Jonko (Oregon State University)|
"Do Radiative Climate Feedbacks Vary with Time Scale?"
|1:50 pm - 2:00 pm||Discussion|
|2:00 pm - 2:20 pm||Yi Huang (Harvard University)|
"Understand Longwave Climate Feedbacks from Infrared Spectral Measurements"
|2:20 pm - 2:30 pm||Discussion|
|2:30 pm - 3:00 pm||Evaluation Period|
|Fill out GRS Evaluation Forms|
|3:00 pm||Gordon Research Seminar ends. For those attending the associated Gordon Research Conference, please check in at the GRC Office beginning at 4:00 pm.|