CFMIP Meeting on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity
Tokyo, Japan, September 25-28th, 2017
The 2017 CFMIP meeting will be in September in Japan, in or near Tokyo. Please
monitor the website for further announcements.
Mark Webb, 25th July, 2016
CFMIP/WCRP/ITCP Conference on Cloud Processes, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity.
ICTP, Trieste, Italy, July 4-7th 2016.
The 2016 CFMIP meeting was
held from 4th-7th July at the
International Centre for Theoretical Physics
in Trieste, Italy. The agenda is available here.
Updated by Mark Webb, 25th July, 2016
CFMIP Meeting on Cloud Processes and Climate Feedbacks
Asilomar Conference Grounds, Monterey, California, USA, June 8-11 2015.
The 2015 CFMIP meeting was held from Monday 8th to Thursday 11th June, 2015 at the
Asilomar Conference Grounds
in Monterey, California, USA.
The meeting agenda is available here (Updated 4th June).
The presentations from the meeting are now available here.
We are grateful to Steve Klein and Lawrence
Livermore National Laboratory for hosting us.
Updated by Mark Webb, 23rd June, 2015
CFMIP/EUCLIPSE Meeting on Cloud Processes and Climate Feedbacks
Egmond aan Zee, The Netherlands, July 8-11 2014.
The 2014 CFMIP meeting was held jointly with the EUCLIPSE project, and was hosted by KNMI at Hotel Zuiderduin in Egmond aan Zee in the Netherlands.
The agenda and presentations are available on the EUCLIPSE website for further information and updates.
Mark Webb, Updated July 2014
Trending Now: Water
7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle
The Hague, The Netherlands, 14-17 July 2014
Abstract Deadline: 14 February 2014
The increasing demand for fresh water and the impacts of climate change
on water availability and extreme events highlight why water is a
current major global concern and is "Trending Now." The Conference will
celebrate 25 years of GEWEX research and set the stage for the next
phase of research addressing the World Climate Research Programme Grand
Challenges on water resources, extremes, and climate sensitivity through
observations and data sets, their analyses, process studies, model
development and exploitation, applications, technology transfer to
operational results, and research capacity development and training for
the next generation of scientists.
The Conference will include lead speakers in plenary sessions to provide
synthesis and perspective, and an extensive set of parallel sessions to
support detailed development of specialist themes. Papers are welcome
for all parallel sessions, to be given either as oral presentations or
Abstracts are invited for all topics, including: (1) the climate system;
(2) land; and (3) atmosphere. For topic details, see the
Please consider submitting an abstract to one of the following
20. Cloud to rainfall transitions - Linking multi-parameter
observations to processes and models. Chris Kummerow, Bjorn Stevens, Jay Mace, Hugh Morrison, Ben Shipway
21. The coupling of clouds, precipitation, and radiation to the
large-scale circulation Sandrine Bony, Chris Bretherton
22. Improving the representation of precipitation, cloud, and radiation
processes in atmospheric models
Jon Petch, Robert Pincus, Steve Woolnough
23. Improving the understanding and modeling of the land-atmosphere
Paul Dirmeyer, Bert Holtslag, Adrian Lock, Joe Santanello
*Abstract Submission and Registration*
The abstract deadline is 14 February 2014. Links to abstract submission
and conference registration are available
CFMIP/EUCLIPSE Meeting on Cloud Processes and Climate Feedbacks
Hamburg, Germany, 10-14th June, 2013
The presentations from this meeting are now available via the EUCLIPSE website.
(Updated, July 2013)
Joint EUCLIPSE-CFMIP meeting, Paris, France, May 29th - June 1st, 2012
The 3rd EUCLIPSE General Assembly and joint EUCLIPSE-CFMIP meeting was held in Paris, from May 29th to June 1st. Please see the EUCLIPSE web site for more details.
Mark Webb, March 2012.
(CFMIP-GCSS Intercomparison of Large-Eddy and Single-Column Models)
March 1-2, 2010 at Stony Brook, Long Island, New York
The objective of this meeting is to understand the physical mechanism
of cloud feedbacks in climate models that participate in the
CGILS case study
with the goal of interpreting climate sensitivities of AR5 models.
Specifically, the meeting will focus on
(1) how the parameterized processes (PBL, stratiform, convective,
radiative) behave and interact to produce clouds in the SCMs
(2) what are the physical mechanisms of cloud feedback in the individual SCMs
(3) what can be learned from the LESs
(4) how can the LES results be used to constrain SCMs
(5) how to extrapolate the CGILS results to cloud feedbacks and climate
sensitivities of the GCMs
Each participating group has been invited to make presentations for an
in-depth analysis of its CGILS results. The presentations will cover all
three CGILS locations (shallow cumulus, stratocumulus and stratus, at
locations s6, s11, s12) , although emphasis will be for location s11
where LES results are available.
The meeting is open to public, but only presentations related to the
meeting objectives are invited. If you do not belong to a participating
group and wish to make a presentation, please send an email to Minghua
Posted by Mark Webb on behalf of Minghua Zhang, Jan 2010
AMS Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence
Keystone, Colorado, 2-6 August 2010
As chair of the AMS Committee on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, I want
to invite you to the next Symposium. It will be held 2-6 August 2010 in
Keystone, Colorado. We specifically hope to have a substantial number
of submissions on boundary layer clouds, which is called out as a topic
for emphasis in the Call for Papers. The conference web site is here
Basic information is on the site now, more will be added in the next few
days. Keystone is in Summit County, a beautiful resort area in the
Rocky Mountains, and about a 2-hour drive from Denver and Boulder.
The Symposium is always a very intense and valuable meeting with high
information density. We hope you will help to maintain that tradition
by presenting your work on boundary layer clouds and related matters.
If you have any questions, please contact me or Branko Kosovic, the
Posted by Mark Webb on behalf of Wayne Angevine November 2009
4th PAN-GCSS meeting on : "Advances in modeling and observing clouds and convection."
June 2-6 2008 at Meteo-France, Toulouse,France.
Meeting announcement and Call for papers
Sponsored by: NASA, U.S. Department of Energy's ARM Program, NOAA, The World Climate Research
Program and Meteo France.
The GEWEX Cloud System Study (GCSS) investigates cloud systems, their role in the
climate system and their representation in models with a view to improving our capability
to predict weather and climate using state-of the-art modeling and data assimilation
systems. GCSS will hold a meeting to review and discuss "Advances in Modeling and
observing Clouds and Convection" from June 2-6 2008 at Meteo-France, Toulouse,
Key areas to be discussed at this meeting are:
"New observations and recent field campaigns",
"High Resolution Modeling on Large Domains" and
"Cloud Climate Feedbacks".
See also the full meeting announcement and call for papers
and the GCSS website.
Sandrine Bony and Mark Webb Nov 2007