The Radiation and Climate GRS provides a unique forum for young doctoral and post-doctoral researchers to present their work, discuss new methods, cutting edge ideas, and pre-published data, as well as to build collaborative relationships with their peers. Experienced mentors and trainee moderators will facilitate active participation in scientific discussion to allow all attendees to be engaged participants rather than spectators.
Process interactions within the Earth system drive our climate to evolve in complex and seemingly chaotic ways. Underneath this complexity lies a fundamental coherence that is exemplified in the structure of atmospheric and oceanic circulations, preferred modes and timescales of variability, and can be readily seen as patterns in the clouds. Understanding the fundamental drivers of this coherence, dictated in part by conservation principles and power law relationships, remains a challenge at the frontiers of radiation and climate science. Leveraging this underlying coherence carries great potential for increasing our understanding of climate system behavior and improving our modeling and predictive capabilities. Moreover, knowledge of theoretical and observational constraints on the climate system enhances our confidence in climate projections to inform societal resilience actions. The power of understanding such constraints on climate system behavior motivates the theme of the 2023 Gordon Research Seminar in Radiation and Climate “Theoretical and Observational Constraints on Climate System Behavior.”
The seminar will feature approximately 10 talks and 2 poster sessions. All attendees are expected to actively participate in the GRS, either by giving an oral presentation or presenting a poster. Therefore, all applications must include an abstract.
The seminar chair will select speakers from abstracts submitted by April 16, 2023. Those applicants who are not chosen for talks and those who apply after the deadline to be considered for an oral presentation will be expected to present a poster. In order to participate, you must submit an application by the date indicated in the Application Information section above.
Gordon Research Seminars are 2-day meetings which take place on the Saturday and Sunday just prior to the start of the associated GRC. The GRS opens with a 1-hour introductory session on Saturday afternoon, followed by a poster session, dinner and a 2-hour session in the evening. Sunday morning begins with breakfast and is followed by another 2-hour session, a second poster session, and lunch. A final 1-hour session takes place just after lunch, and the associated GRC begins later that evening.
An outline of the program components for this GRS is displayed below. The seminar chair is currently developing their detailed program schedule, which will include the speakers they select from submitted abstracts, in addition to any additional components outlined below. The detailed program will be available by May 23, 2023. Please check back for updates.
- To Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts
Philip Stier (University of Oxford, United Kingdom)
- Additional Discussion Leaders May Be Selected from Submitted Abstracts