The 7th IPRC Annual Symposium

April 17-18, 2007

Asia Room, Imin Conference Center, East-West Center, Honolulu



Symposium Chairs: Kelvin Richards/Tim Li

April 17, Tuesday

8:45    Opening, Jay McCreary

Session 1: Ocean Dynamics

Chairperson: Max Yaremchuk

9:00 Recirculation Gyre south of the Kuroshio Extension as measured by profiling floats, Peter Hacker

9:20 Eddy driven beta plume and the northern Tsuchiya Jet, Ryo Furue

9:40 Energetics of the global ocean: the role of layer-thickness form drag, Hidenori Aiki

10:00 – 10:30  Coffee Break

10:30 Dynamics of quasi-Lagrangian tracer observed in the ocean mixed layer, Nikolai Maximenko

10:50 Vertical mixing in the Banda Sea and its effect on regional climate, Jim Potemra

11:10 Mechanism for Indian Ocean Warming, Yan Du


Session 2: Ocean Circulation and Variability

Chairperson: Nikolai Maximenko

11:30 Intermediate models of the Atlantic Meridional Overturning Circulation, Jay McCreary

11:50 Mid-depth circulation in the western North Atlantic from profiling float data, Oleg Melnichenko


12:10 – 13:30  Lunch

13:30 Reconstruction of the South China Sea throughflow from climatological data, Max Yaremchuk

13:50 Does the South China Sea Throughflow exist? Zuojun Yu

14:10 Mesoscale variability around the Hawaiian Islands, Yanli Jia

14:30 Modeling the circulation in Kaneohe Bay, Tommy Jensen

14:50 Application of Altimetry Data Assimilation on Mesoscale Eddies Simulation, Shan Gao

15:10 – 15:40  Coffee Break

(Symposium group and individual photos ... Lori will take the pictures ... at the beginning of the afternoon coffee break on the first day …around 3:30 pm…down in the Japanese garden.)


Session 3: Monsoons

Chairperson: Tommy Jensen

15:40 Interdecadal change in major modes of A-AM variability, Bin Wang

16:00 Broad scale Australian monsoon index and its variability, Yoshiyuki Kajikawa

16:20 Global Monsoon Precipitation in the IPCC Twentieth-Century Climate Simulations, Hyung Jin Kim

16:40 Atmospheric Data Collections and Analyses, Yongsheng Zhang

17:00 Systematic errors in the Simulation of Mean Monsoon and its Variability in Coupled Models, Annamalai Hariharasubramania

17:20 The interannual variability of the summertime western North Pacific subtropical high, P.-H. Chung


April 18, Wednesday

Session 4 Atmospheric Processes

Chairperson: Zuojun Yu

9:00 Rapid Filamentation Zone in a Numerically Simulated Tropical Cyclone, Yuqing Wang

9:20 Global mapping of high sea winds based on satellite observations, Takeaki Sampe

9:40 Response of the marine boundary layer and extratropical cyclones to the Gulf Stream and its extension, Justin Small


10:00 – 10:30  Coffee Break

10:30 Cloud mapping over Hawaii: satellite observations and numerical simulations, Yang Yang

10:50 Sensitivity of MJO to the CAPE lapse time in the NCAR CAM3, Ping Liu

11:10 Seasonal variation of tropical cyclone rainfall associated with ENSO, Hisayuki Kubota


Session 5 Ocean/Atmosphere coupling

Chairperson: Xiouhua Fu

11:30 On the origin of tropical Atlantic SST biases in coupled general circulation models, Ingo Richter

11:50 Ocean/atmosphere interactions over the western equatorial Pacific and Maritime continent, Shin Kida


12:10 – 13:30  Lunch

13:30 On the asymmetry of the Indian Ocean Dipole, C.-C. Hong

13:50 Fall persistence barrier of SST in the South China Sea associated with ENSO, Tim Li

14:10 Meridional control of ENSO variability, Axel Timmermann

14:30 Atlantic influence on Pacific climate through Central America: A process study with iROAM, Shang-Ping Xie

14:50 Coupling COAMPS and HYCOM with ESMF framework, Xin Zhang


15:10 – 15:40  Coffee Break


Session 6 Predictability and Stratosphere-Troposphere Connection

Chairperson: Annamalai Hariharasubramania

15:40 SST-feedback extends the predictability of monsoon intraseasonal oscillation, Xiouhua Fu

16:00 Performance of climate prediction models on annual modes of precipitation and its relation with seasonal prediction, June-Yi Lee

16:20 Factors Controlling the Structure and Interannual Fluctuations of Tropical Stratospheric Upwelling and Consequences for Climate Variabilïty, Kevin Hamilton

16:40 Discussion and concluding remark