Boulder, USA

Water Isotopes and Climate Workshop

The goals of the workshop are to develop new strategies for applying isotope ratios towards understanding and predicting the water cycle’s role in climate variability and change. The workshop should attract not just water isotope enthusiasts but also climate scientists and climate modelers specifically interested in questions about the water cycle.

Workshop topics are likely to include (but are not limited to):

  • Performing paleoclimate data model comparisons for water-isotope based proxy systems, including paleoclimate data assimilation schema
  • Improving observational networks for water isotopes in the ocean, biosphere and atmosphere
  • Challenges and advantages of incorporating stable water isotope physics in GCMs
  • Using water isotopes to evaluate and improve model physics and parameterizations
  • Understanding the relationship between water isotopes and the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere and ocean
  • Evaluating atmosphere-land surface and atmosphere-biosphere interactions
  • Investigating the global hydrologic cycle, including continental recycling and atmospheric moisture transport
  • Elucidating the roles of water vapor, clouds, and precipitation processes in controlling climate sensitivity
  • Understanding internal climate variability from sub-seasonal to centennial time-scales.
  • Integrating paleoclimate data sets with modern observations and climate models toward improved understanding of climate variability and change

The deadline for abstract submissions has expired.

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