2017 CFMIP Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity
Itoh Hall, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
September 25-28, 2017
The Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity will be held 25-28 September 2017 at Itoh Hall, Hongo Campus, University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan.
This CFMIP international meeting will focus on the theme of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, in addition to addressing other ongoing CFMIP activities.
The four-day meeting will contain oral and poster sessions on:
  • Modeling and observational constraints on cloud feedbacks, adjustments and climate sensitivity, including the role of moist convection in cloud feedbacks
  • Cloud/circulation/precipitation coupling and its variability in present and future climates, including hydrological extremes and ITCZ and storm track changes.
  • Process based evaluation of clouds and cloud controlling factors in climate models using fine scale models and observations, including satellite simulators.
  • How the interactions between clouds, greenhouse gases and aerosols affect temperature and precipitation in a changing climate?
  • How will the organization of cloud systems interact with climate change?
  • Coordination of CFMIP and Grand Challenge activities with CMIP6.
  • Early outputs from analyses to the CMIP6/CFMIP3 experiments.

Important dates

  • Meeting agenda has been revised (2 August, 2017)
  • Registration has been closed!
    • Registration fee of 15,000 JPY will be requested to all participants.

Rough timetable of the meeting

  • 25 September (Mon)
    • Registration (8:30AM-)
    • Session 1: Cloud feedbacks and emergent constraints
    • Session 2: Forcing, feedbacks, and climate sensitivity
  • 26 September (Tue)
    • Session 3: Low cloud feedbacks and adjustments
    • Session 4: Precipitation and hydrological sensitivity
    • Poster session 1
    • Session 5: Coupling of clouds with circulation
  • 27 September (Wed)
    • Session 6: Convective organization and role of clouds in climate variability
    • Session 7: Observations and model evaluation for process-level understanding of clouds
    • Poster session 2
    • Session 8: Extratopical cloud feedbacks and cloud-aerosol interactions
    • Workshop dinner
  • 28 September (Thu)
    • Session 9: Climate model development toward better representation of clouds
    • Session 10: CFMIP experiments and CFMIP-related activities
    • Adjourn (around noon)

Organizing Committee

For more information, please contact Masahiro Watanabe.

Link to the CFMIP webpage.
This meeting is hosted by:
This conference is supported by the Integrated Research Program for Advancing Climate Models from MEXT, Japan, and also by Nature Research.
Last update: August 8, 2017