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KITP Conference: Frontiers in Oceanic, Atmospheric, and Cryospheric Boundary Layers
(May 21-25, 2018)
Coordinators: Baylor Fox-Kemper, Daria Halkides, Brad Marston, and Fiamma Straneo

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Session: Planetary Circulations & Turbulence, Chair: Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown U.)

8:50am Lars Bildsten (KITP) Welcome[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
8:55am Baylor Fox-Kemper (Brown U.) Introduction: A brief summary of KITP boundary layer program so far[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am Peter Sullivan (NCAR / UCAR) Temperature fronts in stable boundary layers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Jim McWilliams (UCLA) Oceanic boundary layer frontogenesis & wave interactions[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Keith Julien (CU Boulder) Investigations of rapidly rotating, stratified & nonhydrostatic flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Leif Thomas (Standford) Symmetric Instability (SI)-Turbulence: A Unique Form of BL Turbulence[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm Krista Soderlund (U. Texas) Convective Dynamics of Icy Ocean Worlds[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm Yong Hu (LaRC) Ocean & atmos. BL measurements from existing & future space based lidar[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

Session: Ocean Biophysics, Chair: Dimitris Menemenlis (JPL)

4:00pm Laure Resplandy (Princeton) Carbon export in the ocean: gravitational, mixed-layer & subduction pumps[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Kelvin Richards (IPRC) The impact of marine viruses in a stirring and mixing environment[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Tuesday, May 22, 2018

Session: Clouds & Convection, Chair: Brad Marston (Brown U.)

9:00am Chris Bretherton (U. Washington) Physical processes and pattern formation in cloudy boundary layers[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Tapio Schneider (Caltech) Unifying the modeling of BLs, convection, clouds & driving it with data[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Joao Teixeira (JPL) Subtropical Turbulence and Clouds: From LES to Climate Models[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Jonathan Mitchell (UCLA) Stratus and stable layers in the Solar System (boundaries optional)[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm Sergej Zilitinkevich (Helsinki) Revision of conventional theory of turbulence in essentially stratified flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]

Session: Cryospheric Boundary Layers, Chair: Andy Thompson (Caltech)

2:45pm Vernon Squire (U. Otago) Contemporary Chronicle of Ocean Wave/Sea Ice Interaction Research[Slides]
2:45pm Dimitris Menemenlis (JPL) Don't let your PBL scheme be rejected by brine![Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:30pm

Afternoon Break

4:00pm G. Manucharyan (Caltech) Submesoscale sea ice-ocean interactions in marginal ice zones[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm Ian Eisenman (UCSD) Iceberg dynamics in glacial and modern oceans[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Wednesday, May 23, 2018

Session: Climate Linkages, Chair: Brodie Pearson (Brown U.)

9:00am George Philander (Princeton) The Precarious Present: Is Global Warming Inhibiting an Incipient Ice Age?[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Surendra Adhikari (Caltech) Solitary Waves of Glacial Mass Loss Detected in Greenland Crustal Motion[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Paul Kushner (U. Toronto) Which burners heat up the Arctic atmosphere?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Simona Bordoni (Caltech) Role of BL dynamics in large-scale Hadley circulations & convergence zones[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

FREE AFTERNOON **Shuttle Available to BWSCI**

Thursday, May 24, 2018

Session: Interdisciplinary, Chair: Qing LI (Brown U.)

9:00am Wes Patterson (JHU/APL) Exploring Europa : Jupiter's Ocean World[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Frank Bryan (NCAR) Mesoscale Air-Sea Interaction[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am Juan Restrepo (OSU) Defining a Trend in A Time Series: Can We Tell How Warm it's Getting?[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:45am Hussein Aluie (U. Rochester) Energy Pathways & Cascades in both Scale and Space: Ocean Applications[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm Tom Dunne (UCSB) Geophysical aspects of the 2018 Montecito debris flows[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:45pm

Afternoon Break

Session: Diversity & Retention in Earth & Planetary Sciences, Chair: D. Halkides (ESR)

3:00pm George Philander (Princeton) The Hedgehog and the Fox A Nelson Mandela Perspective on Global Warming[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm Ashanti Johnson (Cirrus Acad) Diversity & retention of underrepresented groups in STEM & Earth Sciences[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:30pm

RECEPTION

6:00pm

SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER

8:00pm

SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

Friday, May 25, 2018

Session: Ocean Mixing, Chair: Shafer Smith (Courant Institute)

9:00am Andy Thompson (Caltech) Evolution & arrest of a turbulent stratified oceanic bottom BL over a slope[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:45am Stephen Belcher (U. Reading) The OSMOSIS Project[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:30am

Morning Break

11:00am All Participants Open Discussion[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:30pm

Lunch Break

2:00pm

CONFERENCE ENDS - SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location (See Registration Desk BEFORE FRIDAY to sign up.)

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