Climate Dynamics: Theory, Modeling and Breakthroughs

Session ID#: 23553

Session Description:
How do we prepare the next generation of scientists to tackle the evolving challenges arising in the field of climate dynamics? What are the emerging questions central to further progress in weather and climate research? How can the path of progress in the early days of research on climate dynamics illuminate the way forward in the 21st Century? This Union session will feature invited presentations and a panel discussion motivated by the works of Jule Charney, one of the pioneers of atmospheric circulation theory, numerical weather prediction and climate dynamics. The session will focus on the future of research on the atmosphere, its interactions with the ocean and land, its predictability on a range of scales, and the strategies needed to ensure ongoing scientific progress.
Primary Convener:  Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States
Conveners:  Kathleen Pegion, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States and Natalie Burls, George Mason University Fairfax, Fairfax, VA, United States

  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • ED - Education
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • OS - Ocean Sciences
Index Terms:

3319 General circulation [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3322 Land/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3339 Ocean/atmosphere interactions [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]
3367 Theoretical modeling [ATMOSPHERIC PROCESSES]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Kerry Emanuel, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA, United States
Mark A Cane, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory, Palisades, NY, United States
Inez Y Fung, University of California Berkeley, Berkeley, CA, United States, Stephanie M Wuerth, University of California - Berkeley, Albany, CA, United States and Jeffrey L Anderson, NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States

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