Atmospheric circulation in a changing climate - DynVarMIP workshop  
Venue: Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain.
Dates: 22-25 October 2019.

Gerber and Manzini (2016) The Dynamics and Variability Model Intercomparison Project (DynVarMIP) for CMIP6: assessing the stratosphere–troposphere system. Geosci. Model Dev., 9, 3413–3425






DynVarMIP workhop on

Atmospheric circulation in a changing climate

22-25 October 2019

Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain.

The four-day workshop will be organized about two main science topics:

(1) The role of atmospheric dynamics in climate prediction and change. In particular, the DynVarMIP output request will allow for a first complete assessment of atmospheric momentum and heat transport in CMIP climate models, including the heat and momentum transport associated with subgrid scale boundary layer processes and parameterized gravity wave fluxes.

(2) Stratosphere-troposphere coupling and its role in surface weather predictability. The focus is on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) timescales, where stratospheric processes appear to be important. A goal is to take advantage of ensemble hindcasts by the forecast systems within the S2S project.

The workshop aim is to bring together the climate change and seasonal prediction communities to focus on related questions on (for example), atmospheric teleconnections, blocking events, storm tracks dynamics, and interactions between the stratospheric polar vortex and the tropospheric jets. To this end, we call for analysis of the CMIP experiments, including the DynVarMIP diagnostic request, and of the S2S hindcast experiments. The workshop will include discussion to facilitate coordination of future analysis efforts.

For abstract submission, registration, venue information and accommodation please visit the workshop page at SPARC.

Important Deadlines

Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2019
Travel support application deadline: 30 June 2019
Registration deadline: 20 September 2019








DynVar Workshop 4 (June 2016)

The 4th SPARC DynVar workshop titled  "Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation: Confronting Model Biases and Uncovering Mechanisms" has taken place jointly with S-RIP, 6-10 June 2016, at the Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland.

The outcome of the workshop is reported in the SPARC Newsletter 48 (Gerber et al, p 26) January 2017.

DynVar Workshop 3 (April 2013)

The 3rd SPARC DynVar workshop has taken place jointly with the 1st SPARC SNAP Workshop, 22-26 April 2013, at the University of Reading, England, UK.

The outcome of the workshop is reported in the SPARC Newsletter 41 (Manzini et al, p 40) July 2013.


DynVar Workshop 2 (November 2010)

The SPARC DynVar Activity has held its 2nd workshop in 3-5 November 2010, at the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, Colorado, USA.

The outcome of the workshop is reported in the SPARC Newsletter 36 (Manzini et al, p 19) January 2011.


DynVar Workshop 1 (March 2008)

The SPARC DynVar Activity has held its first workshop at the University of Toronto, Canada, 27-28 March 2008

The outcome of the Workshop is reported in the SPARC Newsletter 32 (Kushner  et al, p 13) January 2009.