2020 CESM Workshop

The 2020 CESM Workshop will be entirely virtual via Zoom

The 25th Annual CESM Workshop will be a virtual workshop with a modified schedule on its already scheduled date. Specifically, the virtual Workshop will begin with a full-day schedule on 15 June 2020 with presentations on the state of the CESM; by the award recipients; and by one or two invited speakers in the morning, followed by order 15-minute highlight and progress presentations from each of the CESM Working Groups (WG) in the afternoon.

On 16-17 June 2020, working groups and cross working groups have half-day sessions, some with presentations and some that are discussion only.

The deadline for presentations closed on Tuesday, May 26th but registration will remain open through the workshop. If you wish to make a presentation, please email [ fair@ucar.edu ] and include the name of the working group.

More information and schedules will be posted when they become available.

Workshop Details

  • Dates: 15 - 17 June 2020
  • Location: Virtual Workshop Via Zoom
  • Registration: Register Here
  • Agenda: PDF *Draft agenda

Featured Speakers

Each year we welcome two featured speakers from outside of the organization to give our plenary talks. This year we are welcoming Dr. Clara Orbe of NASA and Dr. Mark Zelinka of LLNL. Below you can learn more about them and their work.

Dr. Clara Orbe

Dr. Clara Orbe

Clara Orbe is a Research Physical Scientist at NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies (GISS) with a joint affiliation at NASA Goddard Space Flight Center in the Global Modeling and Assimilation Office. Her research interests are oriented toward an improved understanding of large-scale atmospheric dynamics and transport and how they may respond to future changes in climate. She received her Ph.D in Applied Mathematics from the Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics at Columbia University (2013) and then completed a NASA Postdoctoral Program fellowship before joining GISS as a civil servant in 2018.

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Dr. Mark Zelinka

Dr. Mark Zelinka

Mark Zelinka is an atmospheric scientist in the Cloud Processes Research and Modelling Group at Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory. His research seeks to understand how clouds – through their impact on the Earth’s energy budget -- determine how much global warming accompanies increasing greenhouse gases. He holds a B.S. (2004) in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University and an M.S. (2007) and Ph.D. (2010) in Atmospheric Sciences from University of Washington, where he worked with Dennis Hartmann. Mark was a post-doc at LLNL from 2011-2013 working with Steve Klein. In his free time, Mark enjoys playing music and writing parody songs about his colleagues

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Workshop Agenda *Draft agenda

Monday, 15 June 2020
Time Topic Speaker
8:30 Welcome Everette Joseph, NCAR Director
8:40 State of the CESM Gokhan Danabasoglu
9:20 CESM Distinguished Achievement Award
10:00 CESM Graduate Student Award
10:20 Break
10:40 Plenary Talk I - Representation of Modes of Variability in 6 U.S. Climate Models Clara Orbe, NASA
11:20 Plenary Talk II - Causes of Higher Climate Sensitivity in CMIP6 Models Mark Zelinka, LLNL
12:00 Lunch Break
Brief Updates from the WGs
13:00 Working Group 1 Atmosphere Model Working Group
13:15 Working Group 2 Whole Atmosphere Model Working Group
13:30 Working Group 3 Chemistry Climate Working Group
13:45 Working Group 4 Ocean Model Working Group
14:00 Working Group 5 Biogeochemistry Working Group
14:15 Working Group 6 Land Model Working Group
14:30 Break
14:50 Working Group 7 Polar Climate Working Group
15:05 Working Group 8 Land Ice Working Group
15:20 Working Group 9 Paleoclimate Working Group
15:35 Working Group 10 Software Engineering Working Group
15:50 Working Group 11 Climate Variability and Change Working Group
16:05 Working Group 12 Earth System Prediction Working Group
16:20 Adjourn for the day
Tuesday, 16 June 2020
Time Topic
8:30 - 12:00 Atmosphere Model Working Group
8:30 - 12:00 LMWG-CTSM-FATES - discussion only
13:00 - 16:30 Whole Atmosphere Working Group & Chemistry Climate Working Group - discussion only
13:00 - 16:30 Ocean Model Working Group - discussion only
Wednesday, 17 June 2020
Time Topic
8:30 - 12:00 LMWG-CTSM-FATES - discussion only
8:30 - 12:00 Earth System Prediction Working Group - presentations
8:30 - 12:00 Polar Climate Working Group, Paleoclimate Working Group, & Land Ice Working Group (Joint)
13:00 - 16:30 Climate Variability and Change Working Group
13:00 - 16:30 Software Engineering Working Group

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