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Polar Climate Working Group
Dick Moritz and Elizabeth Hunke, Co-Chairs

NCAR, Center Green Board Room 3416
22-23 January 2003

Wednesday, 22 January 2003
8:00am Coffee
8:30 - 11:45 PCWG Plenary Session
8:30am Review/Update of PCWG activities - Dick Moritz
8:45am Update from the CCSM SSC - Cecilia Bitz
9:00am Simulations of arctic climate with a single column version of CCSM2 - Dick Moritz and
Cecilia Bitz
9:30am Effects of horizontal resolution of orography on arctic circulation - Cecilia Bitz and Dick Moritz
10:00am Coffee Break
10:15am The unusual variability of high latitude climate as simulated by coupled ocean-atmosphere models - Alex Hall
10:45am Cloud physics formulations in CAM and effects on polar clouds - Phil Rasch
11:15am Discussion
11:45 - 1:15 Lunch
1:15 - 4:30 PCWG Plenary Session
1:15pm Review of CCSM2 simulation with emphasis on polar biases - Bruce Briegleb
1:45pm Antarctic sea ice variability in CCSM2 - Marika Holland
2:15pm Maintenance of the sea ice edge in CCSM2 - Cecilia Bitz
2:45pm Break
3:00pm Ice/ocean coupled modeling of the thermohaline circulation at LANL - Elizabeth Hunke

Discussion topics


- How we can work as a group to address some of the model biases, such as the warm Northern Hemisphere and ice thickness biases

5:00pm Adjourn
Thursday, 23 January 2003
8:00am Coffee
8:30 - 12:00 PCWG Plenary Session
8:30am Update on CCSM2 sea ice model and documentation - Julie Schramm
8:45am Comparison of incremental remapping and MPDATA transport schemes - Bill Lipscomb
9:15am Progress in developing a vector-friendly sea ice code - Cliff Chen
9:45am Break
10:00am The snow cover on land in CCSM2 (CLM) - Keith Oleson
10:30am Other sea ice modeling plans - Elizabeth Hunke
10:45am Discussion topics

- Adoption of incremental remapping advection
- Code vectorization
- Ice-ocean coupling strategy
- Potential improvement of the CSIM snow model
- Future plans

12:00 - 1:30 Lunch
1:30 - 4:00 TBA: Discussion continuation and/or sea ice model core developers' meeting
4:00 Adjourn