The 2019 Gordon Research Conference on Radiation and Climate will focus on critical topics for radiation and climate science, with a theme of bridging spatial and temporal scales. Since physical processes related to radiation and climate occur on scales from the microscale to the global, and from seconds to ice ages, bridging observations and modeling between such scales is challenging but crucial. Each range of spatial and temporal scales adds knowledge and understanding. Topics of this conference will include: ice and liquid clouds, aerosols, climate sensitivity, dynamics, greenhouse gases and the Arctic. Each topic will be discussed from the perspectives of various contrasting scales with a focus on measurement, modeling and theory to analyze critical radiation and climate questions. Posters are invited on all of these topics, with selected posters also presented orally. As is custom with Gordon Research Conferences, there will be time for discussion, reflection and interaction across disciplines and with participants of the related Gordon Research Seminar (GRS).
The conference will consist of nine sessions, on the topics listed below. The conference chair is currently developing their preliminary program, which will include the names of the invited speakers and discussion leaders for each of these sessions. The preliminary program will be available by October 15, 2018. Please check back for updates.
- The Changing Arctic from the Cloud to Ice Age Scale
- Atmospheric Dynamics and Climate from Gravity Waves to Global Circulations
- Ice Processes and Properties and Their Impact on Radiation and Climate from the Micro to Global Scale
- Cloud Observations from Microphysics to Global Systems
- Aerosols and Radiation from In Situ to Satellites and Global Models
- Climate Sensitivity from Current Cloud Processes to Paleo-Climate
- Greenhouse Gases in the Climate System
- Selected Poster Presentations
- The Radiation Budget from Cloud to Global Scale