Advanced Study Program Early Career Scientist Assembly Workshop, 19-22 October 2011

The Early Career Scientist Assembly (ECSA) of the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) has invited early career scientists to attend a 3-day workshop in connection with the WCRP Open Science Conference

The theme of the workshop is to examine the diversity of regional climate issues with a focus on developing countries. 35  early career scientists from around the world were selected who research how observations, modeling, analysis and process research can be used to address regional climate issues, to understand which developing regions are most at risk, and determine how regional climate projections can be improved. The primary goal of this workshop is to exchange ideas and establish collaborations for future work between early career scientists from across the world and those from developing countries.

NCAR scientists are invited to join the open session on Thursday, October 20, 2011, in the Main Seminar Room (ML) which is divided into three main topics:

Regional Climate Session

10:30             Greg Holland – Keynote Speaker – Challenges in regional climate modeling for assessing high-impact weather (presented by James Done)

11:00            Auwal Abdussalam – Climate change and variability: The impact on climate-sensitive diseases in northwestern Nigeria

11:15            Pedro Jimenez-Guerrero – A physics ensemble of regional air quality-climate change projections over southwestern Europe

11:30            Natalia Tilinina – Cyclone activity in modern era reanalyses: Comparative assessment

11:45            Benjamin Zaitchik – Informing climate resilience strategies in the Ethiopian highlands

12:00            Discussion

Climate Impact Session

1:15            Roy Rasmussen – Keynote Speaker – Climate research and applications for water resources

1:45            Christoph Mueller – Hot spots and uncertainties: Climate change impacts in Sub-Saharian Africa

2:00            Mayowa Fasona – Principal components of local climate and their implications for climate change adaptation: Case study from the Savannah of Nigeria

2:15            Andrew Monaghan – The NCAR Weather, Climate, and Health Program

2:30            Kuo-Hsien Chang - Accounting carbon & GHGs in agriculture and forest ecosystems using process-based models

2:45            Discussion

Air Quality / Chemistry

3:30            Sasha Madronich – Keynote Speaker – Air quality and the chemistry of climate

4:00            Sachin Ghude – Regional distribution of pollution in India

4:15            Discussion

Will this event be webcast to the public by NCAR|UCAR?: 
Announcement Timing: 
October 18, 2011 to October 20, 2011