Meeting on Pattern Scaling and the New Scenario Process

A workshop on Pattern scaling and its application to the new scenario process will take place at NCAR in Boulder, CO, on April 23-25th, 2014.

The goals of the workshop, a background document, a bibliography and a web form to submit an abstract or simply request participation can be found at www2.image.ucar.edu/event/PS2014 together with some initial logistical details. The deadline for requesting participation is January 15, 2014.

The workshop will bring together statisticians, climate scientists, integrated assessment modelers and impact analysts to assess the state of the art of pattern scaling, the needs of the impact and integrated assessment researchers for its outputs, and its potential role in influencing the choice of future CMIP6 scenario experiments. In addition, the workshop will develop a prioritized list of the most cogent and urgent developments the community should pursue.

We will have invited presentations, plenary discussions, break-out groups and — depending on the number of contributed abstracts — a poster session.

The organizing committee consists of Claudia Tebaldi and Brian O’Neill (NCAR), James Murphy (UK Met Office and Hadley Centre) and Tim Carter (SYKE). Please feel free to contact any of us (see webpage for contact information) for further details.

Please circulate this announcement further as you see fit.

We hope you’ll consider attending.

Thank you

Claudia, Brian, James and Tim