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KITP Conference: Frontiers of Climate Science (May 6-10, 2008)     
Sponsored, in part, by BP.
Coordinators: Paul Kushner, Brad Marston, Chris Still
Scientific Advisors: Jean Carlson, Gregory Falkovich, John Harte, Ray Pierrehumbert

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Tuesday, May 06, 2008

Ecosystems and Climate I
Morning Session Chair: Matthew Huber (Purdue)
[Perspective talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion]
[Regular talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

8:50am David Gross
(KITP Director)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
9:00am John Harte
(UC Berkeley)
Problems and Prospects at the Intersection of Ecology and Climate [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am David Noone
(Univ. Colorado, ATOC)
Exchanges at the Interface Between Terrestrial Ecosystems, the Water Cycle and Climate [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:45am MORNING BREAK
11:15am Zhengyu Liu
(Univ. Wisconsin)
On The Abrupt Change of the Northern Africa Climate-Ecosystem in the Holocene: Modeling, Mechanism, and Implications [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK

The General Circulation and Macrotrubulence
Afternoon Session Chair: Paul Kushner (Toronto)
[Perspective talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion]
[Regular talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

1:30pm Tapio Schneider
(Caltech)
Macroturbulence in the General Circulation of the Atmosphere -- an Overview [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Adam Sobel
(Columbia Univ.)
Dynamics of Tropical Intraseasonal Variability[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:45pm DISCUSSION Resolving Moist Processes in Global Climate Models: Prospects and Implications [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI

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Wednesday, May 07, 2008

Ecosystems and Climate II
Morning Session Chair: Chris Still (UCSB)
[Perspective talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion]
[Regular talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

9:00am Inez Fung
(UC Berkeley)
Biosphere Atmosphere Interactions [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am David Siegel
(UCSB)
Pelagic Ecosystems and Ocean Biogeochemistry [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:45am MORNING BREAK
11:15am Tony Michaels
(USC)
Ocean Biology, Food Webs and Climate - The Critical Role of Surprise [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK

Clouds I
Afternoon Session Chair: Grisha Falkovich (Weizmann Institute)
[Perspective talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion]
[Regular talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

1:30pm Andy Majda
(NYU)
Multi-Scale Models for the Tropics: A Systematic Route for Improving Theory, Computational, and Predictive Strategies[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm Paul O'Gorman
(Caltech)
Effect of Climate Change on the Hydrological Cycle [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm POSTER SESSION RECEPTION, WINE &NUTS IN COURTYARD
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Time may vary depending on end of dinner.

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Thursday, May 08, 2008

The General Circulation and Statistical Approaches
Morning Session Chair: Jeff Weiss (CU Boulder)
[Perspective talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion]
[Regular talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

9:00am Jim McWilliams
(UCLA)
Verisimilitude and Imprecision in Climate Simulations [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Greg Holloway
(Inst. of Ocean Sciences)
Entropic Forcing from Microscales to Macroscales [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:45am MORNING BREAK
11:15am Tim Garrett
(Univ. Utah)
Entropy Production in the Cloud-Climate System [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK
1:30pm FREE AFTERNOON Shuttle Available to BWSCI *time is flexible

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Friday, May 09, 2008

Clouds II and the Cryosphere
Morning Session Chair: Antonio Celani (CNRS)
[Perspective talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion]
[Regular talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

9:00am Ray Pierrehumbert
(Univ. Chicago)
Cloud Thermostats and Anti-thermostats [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:00am Olivier Pauluis
(Courant)
Atmospheric Heat Engines: From the Carnot Cycle to the Global Atmospheric Circulation [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:45am MORNING BREAK
11:15am Ken Golden
(Univ. Utah)
Thermal Evolution of Fluid Permeability in Sea Ice[Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK

The Carbon Cycle and Geoengineering
Afternoon Session Chair: Bob Ecke (LANL)
[Perspective talks are 45 min + 15 min discussion]
[Regular talks are 30 min + 15 min discussion]

1:30pm Kurt House
(Harvard)
Electrochemical Acceleration of Chemical Weathering [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:30pm David Keith
(Univ. Calgary)
Photophoretic Levitation of Stratospheric Aerosols for Efficient Geoengineering [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:15pm AFTERNOON BREAK
3:45pm Joe Berry
(Carnegie Inst. Global Ecology)
Linking Biochemical Mechanisms to Earth System Processes: Challenges of Scale [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:45pm DISCUSSION Perspective on the Conference [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
5:45pm RECEPTION, WINE &NUTS
6:30pm SPECIAL EVENTS DINNER
8:30pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location.
(See Jocelyn to sign up.)

ABSTRACTS/POSTER PRESENTATIONS

Freddy Bouchet
(INLN-CNRS)
Equilibrium and Out of Equilibrium Statistical Mechanics of 2D and Geophysical Flows
Stanislav Derevyanko
(Aston Univ.)
The Effect of Turbulence on Droplet Collision and Water Fallout in Warm Clouds
Xavier Levine
(Caltech)
Response of Hadley Circulations to Climate Change
Junjun Liu
(Caltech)
Formation of Jets and Equatorial Superrotation on Jupiter
Melissa Maestas
(Univ. Utah)
The Role of Radiative-dynamic Feedbacks in Amplifying Surface Warming by Arctic stratus under Polluted Conditions[Slides]
Timothy Merlis
(Caltech)
Formation of Extratropical Jets in a Hierarchy of Atmospheric Models
Joerg Schumacher
(Univ. Ilmenau)
Turbulent Fluctuations on Kolmogorov and Sub-Kolomogorov Scales
Agnese Seminara
(HSEAS)
Microdroplet Condensation in Warm Clouds: The Role of Turbulence

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Saturday, May 10, 2008

ENGINEERING THE EARTH: A Public Forum on Controlling the Climate

10:00am Martin Einhorn
(KITP)
Welcome [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:05am Brad Marston (Brown Univ.)
Michael Ditmore (Novim)
Introduction[Podcast][Aud][Cam]
10:15am Kurt House
(Harvard)
The Possibility and Difficulty of Engineering Oceanic and Atmospheric Composition [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
11:00am David Keith
(Univ. Calgary)
Limits to Climate Engineering: Ignorance, Physics and Politics [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
12:00pm LUNCH BREAK Luncheon Buffet in the KITP Courtyard
1:30pm Tony Michaels
(USC)
Ocean Carbon Sequestration - The Acid Test [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
2:15pm Ray Pierrehumbert
(Univ. Chicago)
Perils of the Sulfate Sunshield [Slides][Podcast][Aud][Cam]
3:00pm Moderator: Catherine Gautier
(UCSB)
Roundtable Discussion [Podcast][Aud][Cam]
4:00pm FORUM CONCLUSION
4:45pm SHUTTLE TO BWSCI *Also available to SB Airport and SB Airbus, Goleta location.
(See Jocelyn to sign up.)

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