Wednesday and Thursday, 19 & 20 March 2003

NCAR Center Green and Foothills Lab Campuses

Bette Otto-Bliesner and Lisa Sloan, Co-Chairs





Wednesday, 19 March 2003, Center Green Board Room


8:30am Continental Breakfast


CCSM2 for Paleoclimate Simulations


9:00am - 9:15am Welcome - Bette Otto-Bliesner (NCAR) and Lisa Sloan (UCSC)


9:15am - 10:00am Technical Aspects and Mechanics of Setting Up Ocean and Sea Ice Models: Grids, Land Mask, and Initial Conditions - Esther Brady (NCAR), Steve Yeager (NCAR), and John Davis (Los Alamos)


10:00am - 10:30am River Routing and Runoff - Sam Levis (NCAR) and Steve Yeager (NCAR)


10:30am - 10:45am Break


10:45am - 11:15am Technical Aspects and Mechanics of Setting Up Land and Atmosphere - Christine Shields (NCAR)


11:15am - 11:45am Slab Ocean Models for CAM2 - Cindy Shellito (UCSC) and Jim Hack (NCAR)


11:45am - 12:15pm Dynamic Vegetation - Sam Levis (NCAR)


12:15pm - 12:30pm Analysis Programs - Bette Otto-Bliesner (NCAR)


Wednesday, 19 March 2003, Center Green, Room 2402


Tutorial of CCSM2 Paleoclimate Tools


2:00pm - 5:00 pm Hands-on Tutorial




Thursday, 20 March 2003, Foothills Lab, Building 2, Room 1002


Paleoclimate Working Group Planning Meeting


8:30am Continental Breakfast


9:00am - 10:00am Discussions on Goals and Plans for Breckenridge Workshop


10:00am - 10:30am Break with Ocean Model Working Group (Room 1001)


10:30am - 12:30pm JOINT SESSION WITH OCEAN MODEL WORKING GROUP (Rick Smith and Bill Large, Co-Chairs)


Grid Generation (Bette Otto-Bliesner, 30 min)

Alternative Initial Conditions

Cretaceous (Esther Brady, 15 min

Present Day (Gokhan Danabasoglu, 15 min)

Discussion of Alternative Models

2 Degree Resolution (Esther Brady and Steve Jayne, 20 min)

Upper Ocean Model (Jim McWilliams and Gokhan Danabasoglu,15 min)

Sea-Ice Switch Mechanism for Glacial Cycles (Eli Tziperman, 25 min) Can we expect a switch-like mechanism for the sea ice cover during glacial times? Can sea ice control the moisture supply to land ice sheets?


12:30pm Adjourn