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date: Thu, 8 Jun 2000 12:34:35 GMT
from: Carole Edis-Williams <>
subject: Workshop on systematic errors - 16-20 October 2000

To all Potential Participants

Please see the following which is also a reminder that abstracts are due by the END OF JUNE.

Hope to see you there

Martin Miller and Kamal Puri (Workshop Organisers)


World Climate Research Programme (WCRP)
Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre (BMRC)


16-20 October 2000
at the Bureau of Meteorology, Melbourne, Australia

The WCRP Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) and the Australian
Bureau of Meteorology Research Centre (BMRC) will host a Workshop on Systematic
Errors in October this year in Melbourne, Australia. The last meeting on this
subject was held in Toronto, Canada in 1988, and the aim of the 2000 Workshop
is to review progress since then, and to consider future directions.

Systematic errors in atmospheric models continue to limit the effectiveness of
models in almost all applications. The Workshop will address issues such as
mean errors and their evolution in atmospheric models, with emphasis on the
sensitivity of systematic errors either to parameterisations or resolution
within a single model, or as a function of different models (e.g. AMIP-2 or
similar studies). Summaries of standard measures of systematic errors of a
single model 'climate' could be presented as posters. In addition to ensemble
and time-mean errors, systematic errors in variability will also be addressed.

An important session will focus on alternative approaches aimed at providing
new insights into the nature of, and hypotheses as to the cause of systematic
errors (many of which have persisted through years of model developments), and
to discuss ways of moving beyond the traditional time-mean (or ensemble-mean)
approach. Analyses based on individual models would be appropriate here for the
purposes of demonstration. Additional studies of diagnostics of initial model
tendencies, analysis increments, use of adjoints, flow dependence of errors,
etc. are encouraged.

Although the emphasis of the Workshop is on atmospheric models, studies on
the atmospheric component of coupled models will be included in the programme.

It is intended to include sessions on errors in mean circulation, fluxes,
clouds and variability with invited talks in each. A discussion session is also
planned. Poster sessions will be social occasions where possible.

The Bureau of Meteorology building is located in Melbourne's central business
area, close to a splendid variety of cafes, restaurants, bars etc. for
extra-curricular activities!

Submission of short abstracts (300 words, text only) will be by electronic
means through the website

from early March until late June. Selection of oral and poster presentations
will be made by the Scientific Organising Committee and numbers may have to be
limited. Details regarding the publication of papers will be found on
the website.

For specific queries please contact either:
Dr Kamal Puri Dr Martin Miller
(Chair of Local Organising Committee) (Chair of Scientific Organising
GPO Box 1289K Shinfield Park
Melbourne Reading
Vic.3001 Berks RG2 9AX
Australia United Kingdom
Tel: (+ 61 3) 9669 4433 Tel: (+ 44 118) 949 9070
Fax: (+61 3) 9669 4660 Fax: (+ 44 118) 986 9450
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