International GEWEX/GASS/LS4P and TPEMIP Regional Modeling & Aerosol in Snow Workshop

Jul 7 - 9, 2019 | Nanjing, China

Since the GEWEX/GASS/”Impact of initialized land temperature and snowpack on sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction” (LS4P) Initiative and “Third Pole Experiment Multi-Model Intercomparison” (TPEMIP) Project was launched in 2018, more evidence and researches supported that the high elevation land surface temperature/subsurface temperature (LST/SUBT) in the initial condition in the Third Pole region (TP) has substantial remote impacts on precipitation at subseasonal to seasonal scales (S2S). After the productive and successful LS4P workshop at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, the follow up workshop will focus on regional climate modeling (RCM) intercomparison and the effect of light-absorbing particles in the snow (LAPS) and will take place from July 7 to July 9, 2019.

The Workshop presentations will cover:

  1.  The available field and satellite measurements and reanalyses data in the TP regions.

  2.  Assessments of RCM downscaling ability in the TP region to realistically producing the TP climate pattern and surface water and energy balances and identify possible causes for model biases.

  3.  The possibility and added value in using the RCM for LST/SUBT remote effect study.

  4.  The sources of LAPS in TP and its spatial and temporal variability.

  5.  LAPS impact on snow, LST/SUBT, surface hydrology, and S2S Prediction.

  6.  Other subjects that are related to the LS4P project.

The Workshop will also consist of sub-group discussions on the next stage’s TPEMIP RCM and LAPS experiments from July 8 to noon July 9 at which time the workshop will be concluded.

For those who need travel support, please send email to Dr. Yongkang Xue before May 1, 2019. Local Organization Committee will provide limited support based on the
need and fund availability.

Venue and Hotel
The local organization members for the 2019 workshop are Weidong Guo (Nanjing University), Weicai Wang (TPE) and Miao Yu (NUIST) and is coordinated by Ismaila Diallo (UCLA),
The workshop will take place at The International Conference Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China.

Presentation Titles and Abstracts
The deadlines for sending in the Presentation Title and/or Abstract are:

The Workshop Program will be available in early June.
For more information on the LS4P initiative click here.