[pccgrads] GSS Talk this Wednesday! (02/11) @5pm in OSB 425 - The
transient development of the double-ITCZ bias in CESM1-CAM5
gquetin at washington.edu
Mon Feb 9 15:18:15 PST 2015
We have a GSS talk from Matthew Woelfle this* Wednesday (02/11) at 5pm in
OSB 425*. Talk title and abstract below.
Greg, Hilary and Brad
Title: *The transient development of the double-ITCZ bias in CESM1-CAM5*
*Abstract:* The dominate precipitation feature in the deep tropics is a
band of convective precipitation known as the Intertropical Convergence
Zone (ITCZ). Over the Pacific basin, many global climate models simulate an
ITCZ which is both too wet and too seasonal resulting a precipitation
maximum on either side of the equator in the annual mean where only a
single maximum is seen in observations. In this talk, I will discuss the
transient development of this double-ITCZ bias in a global climate model
and the sensitivity of the bias to the model’s convective parameterization.
Based on this, I will discuss the implications of my results in light of
other studies’ proposed mechanisms for the bias’s origin and development.
**The PCC Graduate Student Seminar (GSS) is organized by graduate students
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environment where grad students give 25-35 min presentations on their
research followed by a 20 minutes of questions/discussion on the topic.
It's a great opportunity to see what is going on in climate research with
your fellow students down the hall or across campus. Plus, it you are
interested in presenting, it's a great chance to show off some of your own
research and receive feedback on your work. Presentations should be geared
toward a general scientific audience (of graduate students) with ample
background information so everyone can follow. As always, *be*v*er*ages
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If you have not attended the GSS before, we encourage you to attend. It is
a great way to meet other students and get involved in the PCC.
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