International Workshop on Convection Parametrization: Progress and Challenges

Jul 15 - 19, 2019 | Met Office, Exeter, UK

ParaCon is hosting the Convection Parametrization: progress and challenges workshop as a follow up to Future of Cumulus Parametrization (Delft, 2017). There will be a side meeting for one of the GASS projects.

Workshop Aims

The aim of this workshop is to discuss and share the latest scientific understanding in convection parametrization research, and follows on from the 2017 Delft meeting on the future of cumulus parametrization. It is hosted by the ParaCon research programme, whose goal is to make significant advances in the representation of convection across model scales from 100 km down to 1 km.

Areas of interest include:

  • Dynamics of updraughts,  downdraughts and cold pools
  • Triggering, cloud populations and organization
  • Convection Parametrization frameworks, and representation of convection in the grey zone
  • Convection-dynamics coupling
  • Turbulence approaches
  • Model evaluation techniques

More information on the Paracon International Workshop on Convection Parametrization and the GASS side meeting can be found here