2nd ICTP Summer School on Theory, Mechanisms and Hierarchical Modelling of Climate Dynamics: Convective Organization and Climate Sensitivity
The school will focus on the organization of convection in the tropics and its possible implications for climate sensitivity. Some idealized convection permitting models show spontaneous clustering of convection can occur, drying the tropical atmosphere and increasing infrared emission to space. This effect could imply a strong negative feedback on the climate that may be missing or poorly represented in global climate models. However, there is open debate concerning the mechanisms involved, the implications for climate, the evidence in the observations, the role of shallow clouds and convection, the spatial scales of instability and the connection of this idealized aggregation to common examples of tropical organization such as the Madden Julian Oscillation or tropical cyclones.
There is no registration fee for the school.
Application deadline: 1 March 2019.