2003 Summer Institute: Rapid Climate Change and Land-Surface Climate Interactions

Start Date/Time:
Location: Sleeping Lady

The second annual PCC Summer Institute focused on two topics, Rapid Climate Change and Land-Surface Climate Interactions. Speakers came from the University of Washington as well as from external institutions, to give review lectures and inspire active discussion.

Participant List
Preliminary Session Outlines

Wednesday, June 18, 2003
Welcome/Introduction Session
Dennis Hartmann (UW): A challenge to scientists to connect their research to real (climate) problems.
Paul Quay (UW; Acting Director, PCC): Update on PCC activities.
Mike Wallace (UW): Lyrical Limericks- a collection of climate related sing-alongs.

Thursday, June 19, 2003
Topic 1: Rapid Climate Change
Eric Stieg (UW ESS):Evidence for rapid climate change/millenial scale variability
Martin Visbeck (Lamont/Columbia): Rapid climate change and the frequency response of the oceans
Gerard Roe (UW ESS):Tropics and the Atmosphere in rapid climate change

Friday, June 20, 2003
Land-surface climate interactions
Amy Snover (UW CIG): Issues in Regional Climate Modeling and Evaluating Impacts
Philip Mote (UW CIG):Downscaling from Global Climate Models
Dennis Lettenmaier (UW CEE): Modeling Regional Consequences of Climate Variability and Change
Don McKenzie (UW CFR/USDA Forest Service): Climatic Variability and Forest Ecosystems

Saturday, June 21, 2003
Closing Session
A Climate-Related Rendition of "Yesterday"