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Save the date: 17-19 november 2015, Conference on Water and Energy cycles in the tropics, Paris

The aim of the conference is to provide a forum to review and discuss the latest research on the topic of the water and energy cycles with emphasis on tropical regions. The tropical energy cycles are central to the climate, its variability and its future evolution as reflected in the WCRP Grand Challenges being led by both the GEWEX program and the WGCM. The dynamical nature of the tropical water cycle and the control on the energy balance on both the tropical atmospheric dynamics and water cycle is one of the main incentives of the conference. Sessions covering the various aspects of this complex coupled problem are anticipated, including topics on the large scale Hadley/Walker circulation, the ITCZ, ENSO, monsoons, MJO, tropical convection, extreme rain events and droughts, and water and energy budget studies associated with these phenomena. The conference will bring together theoretical, observing (in-situ and from satellites) and modeling perspectives as well as address the evolution of the tropical phenomena under climate change.

 The conference is to be organized by CNES, CNRS, with the support of IPSL, with the sponsorship of GEWEX and will be held from 17 to 19 November 2015 in the Institut d'Océanographie, in the heart of Paris, France.

 More information and updates at: http://www.water-energy-tropics2015.com/ 


Last Updated ( Monday, 09 March 2015 )
3-5 déc 2014: Réunion GDR Megha-Tropiques

La première réunion du GDR Megha-Tropiques a eu lieu à Bordeaux du 3 au 5 décembre 2014. Cette initiative a permis à une soixantaine de chercheurs francophones de se rencontrer et de partager leurs résultats scientifiques à travers plus de 30 présentations  orales et 15 posters. Les 3 thèmes du GDR, Météorologie Tropicale, hydrométérologie tropicale et Cycle de vie des systèmes convectifs, ainsi que l'axe transverse dédié à la microphysique et au rayonnement micro-onde ont servis de support à de riches discussions.


Last Updated ( Thursday, 11 December 2014 )
13-17 oct 2014: The Climate Symposium
Dr Roca was invited to give a talk on "Tropical Rain Bearing Systems and the changing water cycle" at the Climate Symposium that took place last week in Darmstadt, Germany. Dr Roca presentation's was based on the recently published paper in Journal of Climate dealing with the importance of the Mesoscale Convective Systems in the tropical rainfall budget (Roca et al., 2014 ). At the symposium, an updated investigation was shown where for the first time the rainfall data from the Megha-Tropiques team were used. The TAPEER v1.0 data indeed included all the GPM constellation member active during the period of study (summer 2012) including the MADRAS data. These data available available in the coming weeks through the ICARE data center , stay tuned !
Presentations of the Joint CERES-GERB and SCARAB Earth Radiation Budget Workshop
The MT team hosted a joint workshop on Earth Radiation Budget (ERB), with the CERES, GERB and ScaRaB science teams, on 7-10 october 2014 in Toulouse, France. The purpose of this workshop was to bring the CERES, GERB and ScaRaB communities together in order to maximize the exchange of information and ideas on how to make optimal synergistic use of the data from all 3 missions.
You can find the presentations of the workshop on the CERES web site .
7-10 oct 2014: Joint CERES-GERB and SCARAB Earth Radiation Budget workshop
The CERES, GERB and ScaRaB science teams are pleased to announce a joint workshop on Earth Radiation Budget (ERB) Observations to be hosted by the ScaRaB team on 7-10 October 2014 in Toulouse, France (more details here). All three of these missions provide complementary information on the Earth’s radiation budget. CERES provides cloud-aerosol-radiation budget data globally each day but at limited times of the day due to its sun-synchronous orbit. GERB provides very high temporal coverage of the ERB from its geostationary orbit over a limited portion of the Earth, and ScaRaB on Megha-Tropiques provides ERB data from a low-inclination orbit. Such a remarkable and historic set of concurrent observations will provide unique opportunities to improve our understanding of the ERB from both the observational and modeling perspectives.
The purpose of this workshop is to bring the CERES, GERB, and ScaRaB communities together in order to maximize the exchange of information and ideas on this critically important area of Earth science.
The workshop will consist of 1.5 days of presentations from each team on instrument/algorithm/validation status and two days of invited and contributed science presentations, as well as discussions on how to make optimal synergistic use of the data from all 3 missions
Last Updated ( Thursday, 31 July 2014 )
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