16/04/2018 - 18/04/2018, Hamburg, Germany
PalMod: Workshop on Model-Data Comparison - expression of interest

The planned workshop is on the comparison of (proxy-/reconstruction-)data and simulations over time-periods spanning up to the last glacial cycle. It will bring together palaeo-climatologists and modellers to develop best practice strategies for comparing transient simulations over periods from the Holocene to the Last Glacial Cycle with a focus on the physical climate system. The initiative for this workshop originates within the German Climate Modelling Initiative PalMod (www.palmod.de).

The workshop is intended to take place from April 16th 2018, noon, to April 18th 2018, noon, at the University of Hamburg, Hamburg, Germany. Further details will be announced closer to the date. This will be a product oriented workshop targeting on at least one consortium paper integrating the efforts and expertise of the participants. The optimal goal of the workshop is to have outlines of full papers at the end of the three days.

The focus will be on

  • the spatio-temporal representation of the physical climate system in models and data in the comparison
  • alternative/summary metrics for comparing data and models
  • how to include the uncertainty of the data in the comparison with the models.

Achieving this goal requires a certain type of workshop. The first half day will be reserved to very short presentations of potential contributions by the participants, the second day will be dedicated to separately working in smaller groups on the three topics mentioned above. The third day will summarise these activities and organise the future work.

This is a semi-open workshop. Everyone interested in attending should send an Expression of Interest to oliver.bothe@hzg.de including the following information:

  • Name and affiliation.
  • Your position (in particular if you are an early career scientist, i.e. PhD student or PhD completion less than seven years ago (provided parental leave fell into that period, up to one year of parental leave time may be added per child, where appropriate.)
  • What could be your contribution to the goals of the workshop; or: why would you be interested to participate and/or contribute to the workshop (5 lines max).
  • To which of the topics “spatio-temporal” comparison, new metrics, or uncertainty do you think you could contribute most.

The deadline for sending the expression of interest has expired.

In case that the number of interested persons exceeds the capacity of the workshop, the organizing committee will have to prioritize taking into account participation in Palmod, research background, diversity, and gender balance.

Probably at least one skype meeting ahead of the workshop will be held to most efficiently use the time in Hamburg.