UTCC-PROES meeting 2018

GEWEX Upper Tropospheric Clouds & Convection PROcess Evaluation Study meeting

22 – 23 October 2018
UPMC Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Room 24-02, Tour Zamansky (central tower), 24th floor


 9:15 – Welcome, Logistics, Claudia Stubenrauch.

 9:25 – GEWEX update, Graeme Stephens.

 9:40 – UTCC PROES update, & goals for this meeting, Claudia Stubenrauch.

10:10 – The Release 5 CloudSat Products: Upgrades of Relevance to UT Cloud Process Studies, Tristan L’Ecuyer, University of Wisconsin, USA.

Observational analyses of mesoscale convective systems

10:35 – A Mesoscale Convective Systems Database Over the Tropical belt for the 2012-2016 Period,derived from the Meteorological Geostationary fleet, Thomas Fiolleau, CNRS, LEGOS, France.

11:20 – MCS cloud life cycle from merged satellite data, Dominique Bouniol, CNRM, GMME, France.

11:45 – The life cycle of anvil clouds from SEVIRI, Luca Bugliario, DLR, Germany.

12:10 – Monitoring deep convection and convective overshooting using MHS : A CloudSat/Calipso based   assessment, Jean-François Rysman, LMD, France.

14:30 – Horizontal emissivity structure of UT cloud systems and resulting heating (A-Train Synergy), Claudia Stubenrauch, CNRS, LMD, France.

Water Vapor and Convective transport

14:55 – Statistical downscaling of water vapour satellite measurements from observations of tropical ice clouds, Gulia Carella, LSCE, France.

15:20 – Upper tropospheric water vapour and its interaction with cirrus clouds – Insights from two decades of IAGOS in-situ observations, Andreas Petzold, FZ Juelich, Germany.

15:45 – High convective clouds in the Asian monsoon TTL, Bernard Legras, CNRS, LMD, France.

16:30 – On the Use of Tracer Measurements to Diagnose Convective Transport Pathways from the PBL to the UT, Johnny Luo, CUNY, City College, USA.

17:30 – The dynamical and microphysical support of convective anvils, Susan Van den Heever, CSU, USA.

Day 2

Climate variation and feedbacks

9:30 – Observed cloud anomalies associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation, and their radiative feedback, Georgios Papavasileiou, IMK-TRO, KIT, Germany.

9:55 – Regional Intensification of the tropical hydrological cycle during ENSO, Graeme Stephens, NASA JPL, USA.

10:20 – Roles of Convection in the Maintenance of Tropical Margins, Hirohiko Masunaga, Nagoya University, Japan.

11:10 – Quantifying the relative importance of the middle and upper troposphere for the clear-sky outgoing longwave radiation, Venkatachalam Ramaswamy, NOAA GFDL, USA.

Parameterizations and model diagnostic studies

14:00 – Simulating ice crystal formation by convective detrainment and in-situ formation with our new cloud routine for the GCM ECHAM-HAM, Steffen Muench, ETHZ, Switzerland.

14:25 – Using a Cloud System Concept to assess bulk ice fall speed parameterizations in the LMDZ GCM, Marine Bonazzola, LMD, France.

14:50 – A parametrization of the dynamics of cold pool population in the LMDZ GCM, Jean-Yves Grandpeix, LMD, France.

15:15 – High cloud responses to aerosols and surface warming in two versions of E3SM with different
cloud and convection tunings, Po-Lun Ma, PNNL, USA.