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Atmospheric Convection and Air–Sea Interactions over the Tropical Oceans: Scientific Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities

TitleAtmospheric Convection and Air–Sea Interactions over the Tropical Oceans: Scientific Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2020
JournalBulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Volume101
PagesE253 - E258
Abstract / Summary

Atmospheric Convection and Air–Sea Interactions Over the Tropical Oceans

Ninety observational and modeling experts met to review and document progress, identify outstanding issues, and propose approaches for future integrated process studies in atmospheric convection and air–sea interactions over the tropical oceans. Meeting held May 7-9, 2019, in Boulder, Colorado.

Over the past 30 years, the scientific community has made considerable progress in understanding and predicting tropical convection and air–sea interactions, thanks to sustained investments in extensive in situ and remote sensing observations, targeted field experiments, advances in numerical modeling, and vastly improved computational resources and observing technologies. Those investments would not have been fruitful as isolated advancements without the collaborative effort of the atmospheric convection and air–sea interaction research communities. In this spirit, a U.S.- and International CLIVAR–sponsored workshop on “Atmospheric convection and air–sea interactions over the tropical oceans” was held in the spring of 2019 in Boulder, Colorado. The 90 participants were observational and modeling experts from the atmospheric convection and air–sea interactions communities with varying degrees of experience, from early-career researchers and students to senior scientists. The presentations and discussions covered processes over the broad range of spatiotemporal scales. 

URLhttps://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0261.1
DOI10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0261.1
Journal: Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society
Year of Publication: 2020
Volume: 101
Pages: E253 - E258
Publication Date: 03/2020

Atmospheric Convection and Air–Sea Interactions Over the Tropical Oceans

Ninety observational and modeling experts met to review and document progress, identify outstanding issues, and propose approaches for future integrated process studies in atmospheric convection and air–sea interactions over the tropical oceans. Meeting held May 7-9, 2019, in Boulder, Colorado.

Over the past 30 years, the scientific community has made considerable progress in understanding and predicting tropical convection and air–sea interactions, thanks to sustained investments in extensive in situ and remote sensing observations, targeted field experiments, advances in numerical modeling, and vastly improved computational resources and observing technologies. Those investments would not have been fruitful as isolated advancements without the collaborative effort of the atmospheric convection and air–sea interaction research communities. In this spirit, a U.S.- and International CLIVAR–sponsored workshop on “Atmospheric convection and air–sea interactions over the tropical oceans” was held in the spring of 2019 in Boulder, Colorado. The 90 participants were observational and modeling experts from the atmospheric convection and air–sea interactions communities with varying degrees of experience, from early-career researchers and students to senior scientists. The presentations and discussions covered processes over the broad range of spatiotemporal scales. 

DOI: 10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0261.1
Citation:
Hagos, S, G Foltz, C Zhang, E Thompson, H Seo, S Chen, A Capotondi, K Reed, C DeMott, and A Protat.  2020.  "Atmospheric Convection and Air–Sea Interactions over the Tropical Oceans: Scientific Progress, Challenges, and Opportunities."  Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 101: E253 - E258.  https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-19-0261.1.