C4 IN THE NEWS
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July 12, 1996
Glancing at the weeks and months ahead, we are looking forward to a C4
Science Team Meeting and two INDOEX Workshops. Now, however, we are
enjoying hosting students, professors and researchers for the Summer Course
on Climate Modeling, and welcoming other visitors who are continuing their
collaborative research at our Center.
C4 SCIENCE TEAM MEETING IN JULY
C4 will host a science team meeting at the Scripps Institution of
Oceanography, La Jolla, California from July 25-26th. Visitors include
Profs. Paul Crutzen, James Coakley, and Russ Dickerson; and Drs. Leo
Donner, Andrew Heymsfield, Jeff Kiehl and Philip Rasch. Topics includes
the strategic planning for C4 for the next six years.
INDOEX WORKSHOPS IN FRANCE AND INDIA
There will be two INDOEX Workshops. The first workshop, hosted by
Professor Robert Sadourny, will be held in Paris at the Laboratoire de
Meteorologie Dynamique du CNRS, Ecole Normale Superieure, from September
9-11. The second meeting, organized by Dr. A.P. Mitra, will be held in
India from December 16-19.
SUMMER VISITORS to C4-SIO
Currently in Residence
Dr. A. Jayaraman from the Physical Research Laboratory in Ahmedabad, India,
is collaborating with Drs. Ramanathan and Woodbridge on the problem of
aerosol-radiative-climate interactions (June 25-July 24).
Dr. Jeff Kiehl, Director of the Climate Modeling Section at NCAR in
Boulder, is directing the July 1-19 summer course described below.
Dr. U.C. Mohanty from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences in New Delhi is
working with Dr. Guang Zhang on modeling aspects of INDOEX, and database
diagnostic studies of ITCZ dynamics over the Indian Ocean from July 10-13.
Richard van Hees, a Ph.D. student in Prof. Jos Lelieveld's group at the
Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Research, University of Utrecht, is
working with Dr. Collins and Prof. Coakley to further develop and test his
algorithm to retrieve deep and mid-level convective cloud data from
satellite observations (June 30-July 28 at C4-SIO; July 28-August 11 in
Will Visit Later this Summer
Dr. G. S. Bhat from the Centre for Atmospheric Sciences in Bangalore will
be collaborating with Dr. Ramanathan and other C4 scientists on
INDOEX-related projects, during July - August (dates tentative).
Prof. Paul Crutzen, Director of the Department of Atmospheric Chemistry at
the Max-Planck Institute for Chemistry in Mainz, will visit from July 28 -
August 4 (possibly until August 10).
Prof. James McWilliams from the University of California, Los Angeles, will
also help conduct the summer course described below from July 14-19.
SUMMER COURSE IN CLIMATE MODELING
C4 is sponsoring a summer course in modeling the coupled atmosphere - ocean
system for 25 students, faculty and researchers from July 8 - 19. Topics
of the lectures include the observations of ocean and atmospheric
circulation, parameterization of the physical and dynamical coupling
processes, and current topics in coupled ocean/atmospheric research. Each
lecture is followed by a discussion on a publication or research topic
relevant to the lectures. Focus of the discussions is on coupled
atmosphere-ocean modeling. In addition, lectures on related current
research topics are given by experts in the fields from NCAR, UCLA and SIO.