PMIP-MARGO-PAGES Workshop on Comparing Ocean Models with Paleo-Archives 2012
The Paleoclimate Modeling Intercomparison Project, Phase 3, is holding a workshop on Comparing Ocean Models with Paleo-Archives 2012 (COMPARE 2012) from 18 to 22 March 2012 in Bremen, Germany.
The workshop will be a great opportunity to bring together paleoceanographers and climate modelers. The key purpose will be to carry out the first comparison of marine paleo-proxy data with PMIP3 ocean component results and plan manuscripts to present the outcome.
The emphasis will be on the MARGO (Multi-proxy Approach for the Reconstruction of the Glacial Ocean Surface) sea-surface temperature reconstruction for the LGM (Last Glacial Maximum, ~23,000-19,000 a before present) cold period. However, the workshop will go beyond MARGO and the LGM and include the presentation and assessment of other datasets (for example, with proxies for deep ocean circulation) and time periods (for example, the mid-Holocene, ~6,000 a before present, or the last deglaciation).
We welcome contributions that present new model results, new relevant datasets or outline new ways of data-model comparison (including new measures of model skill and model error in simulating paleoclimate conditions as well as means to quantify uncertainty in paleoceanographic reconstructions).
The MARGO data and the memorandum “The MARGO synthesis of sea-surface temperature reconstructions for the Last Glacial Maximum as a benchmark for PMIP3 data-model comparison” may be found on the GOA website.
Confirmed participants (as of 9 March 2012)
Maxime Ballarotta, Pascale Braconnot, Esther Brady, Pasha Karami, Min-Te Chen, Michel Crucifix, Nils Fischer, Holly Dail, Thibault de Garidel-Thoron, Jake Gebbie, Jeroen Groeneveld, Sandy Harrison, Jennifer Hertzberg, Johann Jungclaus, Masa Kageyama, Michal Kucera, Takasumi Kurahashi, Thomas Laepple, David Lea, Véronique Mariotti, Ute Merkel, Yvonne Milker, Alan Mix, Stefan Mulitza, André Paul, Matthias Prange, Antoni Rosell-Melé, Tilla Roy, Birgit Schneider, Lyudmila Shumilovskikh, Thejna Tharammal, Claire Waelbroek, Xu Zhang
The venue of the workshop is mainly the MARUM building (room 2070).
|Sunday, 18 March 2012||19:30-22:00||Ice-breaker reception in the House of Science|
|Monday, 19 March 2012||9:15-17:40||Presentations (MARUM 2070)|
|19:00||Tour of the city|
|Tuesday, 20 March 2012||9:15-18:00||Presentations (MARUM 2070)/Discussion in working groups|
|19:00||Dinner at MARUM|
|Wednesday, 21 March 2012||9:15-16:00||Discussion in working groups|
|Thursday, 22 March 2012||9:15-12:15||Presentation of working group results/Discussion of recommendations and products|
Detailed program (as of 15 March 2012)
Workshop booklet containing practical information, program, list of participants and abstracts (as of 16 March 2012)
We made reservations for all invited participants (for a single room including breakfast from 18 to 22 March) in the Best Western Hotel Schaper-Siedenburg in the city center. The hotel bills will be paid directly by MARUM.
The tram ('Straßenbahn') line no. 6 (tram stop 'Herdentor', ca. 100 m away from the hotel) takes you in about 15 min to either the university (stop 'Universität/Zentralbereich') or the airport (stop 'Flughafen').
With the same tram line no. 6 you can also go directly from the airport to the university or vice versa in about 30 min.