PMIP3 2nd General Meeting: Crewe Hall, Crewe, Cheshire, UK. 6th-11th May 2012

PMIP3 Project PageA printable agenda can be downloaded here
Activity 1 Oral session with Q & A: Continental Suite
Activity 2 General discussion: Continental Suite
Activity 3 Poster session: Continental Suite & lobby area
Activity 4 Breakout groups: Arnarge Suite
Activity 5 Break/lunch/dinner/free time

Sunday 6th May
2.00pm onwards Registration - Hall of Pillars
6.00pm onwards Champagne Reception - Old House Terrace/Rear Lawn
8.00pm onwards Evening meal - Brasserie

Monday 7th May  
9.30am - 10.00am Welcome and introductory comments & meeting structure (Paul Valdes)

Meeting administration (Jeni Milsom)

The Palaeoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project (Alan Haywood)

10.00am - 10.30am The state of the PMIP3/CMIP5 Archive (Jean-Yves Peterschmitt) invited

Outcomes of the pre-WCRP meeting hosted by Gavin Schmidt (Masa Kageyama) invited

Outcomes of the WCRP CMIP5 meeting (Pascale Braconnot) invited

10.30am - 11.00am Morning tea/coffee break
11.00am - 12.30pm Themed session: climate and environmental sensitivity/response - chaired by Paul Valdes

Joint constraints on the climate sensitivity in HadCM3 using palaeoclimate reconstructions of the mid-Holocene and Last Glacial Maximum (Tamsin Edwards et al.)

The thermal threshold of the Atlantic meridional overturning circulation and its control by wind stress forcing during glacial climate (Akira Oka)

Modelling the climatic diversity of the warm interglacials (Nick Herold)

Evaluating the roles of orbital and greenhouse gas forcing on Last Interglacial climate using a General Circulation Model (Emma Stone et al.)

The effect of orbital forcing on seasonality in the Equatorial Pacific (Michael Erb et al.)

Sensitivity to Glacial Forcing in the CCSM4 (Esther Brady et al.)

12.30pm - 2.00pm Lunch (Brasserie)
2.00pm - 3.30pm Poster introduction and discussion session

This session will begin by poster lead authors presenting 1 slide on the aim/objectives and major findings of the work - maximum 2 minutes per poster

3.30pm - 4.00pm Afternoon tea/coffee break
4.00pm - 5.15pm Themed session: Polar amplification/ocean gateways - chaired by Alan Haywood

The Bering Strait and warm North Atlantic during the Pliocene (Bette-Otto Bliesner and Nan Rosenbloom)

Amplification of Arctic terrestrial surface temperatures by reduced sea-ice extent during the Pliocene (Nan Rosenbloom et al.)

North Atlantic warmth: does it matter how we model Mediterranean-Atlantic exchange? (Ruza Ivanovic et al.)

Amplified northern high latitudes winter warming in EC-Earth (Qiong Zhang)

The last interglacial from eastern Canada to the northern North Atlantic: A more zonal climate than that of the Holocene? (Anne de Vernal et al.)

5.15pm - 5.45pm Day 1: General discussion/questions and answers
7.30pm onwards Evening meal - Brasserie

Tuesday 8th May    
9.00am - 10.30am General session 1 - chaired by Bette Otto-Bliesner

Two ocean states during the Last Glacial Maximum (Xu Zhang et al.)

Climate and terrestrial carbon cycle in PMIP3 mid-Holocene simulation with HadGEM2-ES (Masaru Yoshioka et al.)

Interglacial conditions in the North and South Pacific Ocean (Fabienne Marret and Anne de Vernal)

Mid-Pliocene Climate Modelled Using the UK Hadley Centre Model: PlioMIP Experiments 1 and 2 (Fran Bragg et al.)

Glacial-interglacial changes in the Southern Ocean westerlies? (Louise Sime et al.)

10.30am - 11.00am Morning tea/coffee break
11.00am - 12.30pm Themed session: The Last Millenium - chaired by Johann Jungclaus

Arctic climate and sea-ice changes in simulations over the last millennium (Johann Jungclaus)

Using a multi model CMIP5/PMIP3 ensemble to determine the causes of surface temperature change over the last millennium (Andrew Schurer et al.)

Arctic climate over the past millennium: annual and seasonal responses to external forcings (Elisabeth Crespin et al.)

ENSO teleconnections in the CMIP5/PMIP3 model experiments (Tom Russon et al.)

12.30pm - 2.00pm Lunch (Brasserie)
2.00pm - 3.30pm General Poster and discussion session
3.30pm - 4.00pm Afternoon tea/coffee break
4.00pm - 5.00pm Themed session:data assimilation and data/model comparison - chaired by Sandy Harrison

How well can models simulate mid-Holocene climate? Four important data-model discrepancies (Basil Davis)

Quantitative evaluation of surface temperature in the PMIP2 multi-model ensemble (Julia Hargreaves et al.)

How does data assimilation in the Northern Hemisphere affect the representation of Holocene climate? (Mairesse Aurelien et al.)

Comparing Ocean Models with Paleo-Archives (Andre Paul et al.)

5.00pm - 5.30pm Day 2: General discussion/questions and answers
7.30pm onwards Evening meal - Brasserie

Wednesday 9th May
9.00am - 10.30am General session 2 - chaired by Ayako Abe-Ouchi

Centennial variability in multi-millennial climate simulations with CESM1 (Jenny Brandefelt)

LGM Simulations with the MPI-ESM (Uwe Mikolajewicz et al.)

The Impacts of Topographic Boundary Conditions and Cloud Parameterizations on the Climate of the Last Glacial Maximum (Guido Vettoretti)

Global sensitivity analysis in a GCM : a vegetation-effect application (Michel Crucifix)

10.30am - 11.00am Morning tea/coffee break
11.00am - 12.30pm Themed session: presentation of PMIP3/IPCC papers 1 - chaired by Gilles Ramstein

Benchmarking PMIP3/CMIP5 LGM and mid-Holocene simulations (Pat Bartlein & Sandy Harrison) – Solicited

Clausius-Clapeyron in a cold climate: evaluation of the CMIP5 models (Li Guangqi et al.)

An analysis of the Pliocene Model Intercomparison Project ensemble: large scale features (Daniel Hill et al.)

12.30pm - 1.30pm Lunch (Brasserie)
1.30pm onwards Country sports or guided walk/free time
6.30pm onwards Conference dinner followed by Céilidh - Long Gallery, 2nd fl, Old House

Thursday 10th May
9.30am - 10.30am

Themed session: presentation of PMIP3/IPCC papers 2 - chaired by Pascale Braconnot

Assessing confidence in Pliocene SSTs used to evaluate predictive models (Harry Dowsett et al.) – Solicited

How well do models reproduce terrestrial climates of the Pliocene (Ulrich Salzmann et al.) - Solicited

A model-data comparison for a multi-model ensemble of Early Eocene Atmosphere-Ocean simulations: EoMIP (Dan Lunt et al.) – Solicited

10.30am - 11.00am Morning tea/coffee break
11.00am - 12.30am

Themed session: terrestrial environments and paleohydrology - chaired by Alan Haywood

Monsoonal response to mid-Holocene orbital forcing in a high resolution GCM (Joyce Bosmans et al.)

New scenarios of Holocene anthropogenic land cover change for Earth System modelling (Jed Kaplan et al.)

A space for Sandy...

The Mega-Lake Chad during the mid-Pliocene: occurrence and feedback on climate (Camille Contoux et al.)

Paleoclimatic changes for the past 25,000 years across space and elevation in the southwestern United States (Bob Thompson et al.)

12.30pm - 2.00pm Lunch (Brasserie)
2.00pm - 5.30pm Breakout groups:

1. Uncertainty in data and models (quite popular so there could be two groups). 2. PMIP – where next? 3. Relevance of palaeo in the context of future climate change. 4. Best practice in data/model comparisons. 5. Quantitative evaluation of model performance

7.30pm onwards Evening meal (Brasserie)

Friday 11th May
9.00am - 10.00am

Conference Keynote Address chaired by Paul Valdes: Professor Eric Wolff (FRS) – British Antarctic Survey, UK: Title: How has climate responded to natural perturbations?

10.00am - 10.30am Morning tea/coffee break
10.30am - 12.30pm

Breakout group reports; plenary discussion and formal close of meeting

12.30pm - 2.00pm Lunch break (Brasserie)
2.00pm onwards DEPART