Quantifying Changes in Temperature Distributions II

Tuesday, 16 December 2014: 8:00 AM-10:00 AM
Chairs:  Andrew N Rhines, Karen A McKinnon and Peter J Huybers, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Primary Conveners:  Andrew N Rhines, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
Co-conveners:  Martin Tingley1, Karen A McKinnon2 and Peter J Huybers2, (1)Pennsylvania State University Main Campus, University Park, PA, United States(2)Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States
OSPA Liaisons:  Peter J Huybers, Harvard University, Cambridge, MA, United States

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

8:00 AM
Global Observed Changes in Temperature Extremes
Markus Donat and Lisa V. Alexander, University of New South Wales, Climate Change Research Centre, Sydney, Australia
8:15 AM
Has the Temperature Climate of the United States Become More Extreme?
Laura E Stevens1,2, Kenneth Kunkel1,2, Russell S Vose2 and Richard W Knight1,2, (1)Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites - North Carolina (CICS-NC), Asheville, NC, United States, (2)National Climatic Data Center, Asheville, NC, United States
8:30 AM
Projected Increase in Diurnal and Inter-Diurnal Variations of European Summer Temperatures
Julien Cattiaux1, Hervé Douville1, Robert Schoetter1, Sylvie Parey2 and Pascal Yiou3, (1)CNRM-GAME, Toulouse Cedex 01, France, (2)EDF Electricité de France, Paris, France, (3)LSCE Laboratoire des Sciences du Climat et de l'Environnement, Gif-Sur-Yvette Cedex, France
8:45 AM
Need for Caution in Interpreting Daily Temperature Extremes
Prashant D Sardeshmukh1,2, Gilbert P Compo1,2 and Cecile Penland1, (1)NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)University of Colorado at Boulder, CIRES, Boulder, CO, United States
9:00 AM
Short-tailed Temperature Distributions over North America and Implications for Future Changes in Extremes
Paul Loikith, Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, United States and J David Neelin, University of California Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, United States
9:15 AM
Using Spectral Methods to Quantify Changes in Temperature Variability across Frequencies
Shanshan Sun1, David McInerney2, Michael Stein1, William Leeds3, Andrew N Poppick1, Larissa Nazarenko4, Gavin A Schmidt4 and Elisabeth J Moyer1, (1)University of Chicago, Chicago, IL, United States, (2)University of Adelaide, Adelaide, Australia, (3)Monsanto Corp., St. Louis, MO, United States, (4)NASA/GISS, New York, NY, United States
9:30 AM
A Global Analysis of the Link between Soil Moisture Dynamics and Warm Extremes.
Erik Casagrande1, Niranjan Kumar Kondapalli1, Brigitte Mueller2, Diego G Miralles3 and Annalisa Molini4, (1)Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, (2)Environment Canada, Toronto, ON, Canada, (3)Ghent University, Ghent, Belgium, (4)Masdar Institute of Science and Technology, iWATER, Institute Centre for Water Advanced Technology & Environmental Research, Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
9:45 AM
Physical Factors Influencing Changes in Temperature Distributions
Randall M Dole, NOAA Earth System Research Lab, Boulder, CO, United States