Coupled modelling and prediction: from weather to climate

The Collaboration for Australian Weather and Climate Research (CAWCR) will hold its 9th Annual Workshop from the 19-22 October 2015. The CAWCR workshop brings together Australian experts from the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, the Universities and Research Centres, as well as a number of prominent overseas scientists. The workshop will be held at the Bureau of Meteorology, 700 Collins Street, Melbourne. This year’s workshop will focus on coupled modelling and prediction across weather and climate timescales, encompassing the key components of earth system modelling: the atmosphere, land, ocean, ice and chemistry. It will address the status and prospects for improving our understanding, simulation and prediction of coupled processes, particularly as related to advancing our capability to predict high impact weather and climate.

Key Themes:

  • Short to medium range coupled modelling
  • Ocean-atmosphere coupled processes
  • Land-atmosphere interactions
  • High impact weather
  • Coupled data assimilation and reanalysis
  • Current status and future opportunities
  • Scientific Computing Futures and Challenges

Keynote Speakers:

  • Dale Barker (UK MetOffice)
  • Craig Bishop (Naval Research Laboratory)
  • Wenju Cai (CSIRO)
  • Beth Ebert (BoM)
  • Matthew England (UNSW)
  • Tim Johns (UK MetOffice)
  • L. Ruby Leung (Pacific Northwest National Laboratory)
  • Adrian Lock (UK MetOffice)
  • Andy Pitman (UNSW)
  • Kamal Puri (BoM)
  • Lesley Seebeck (BoM)
  • Hendrik Tolman (NOAA)
  • Tongwen Wu (Beijing Climate Center)

Program and Talks/ Presentations:

Download the Workshop Program here

Lightning talks:

Early Career Scientist opportunity: Lightning talks
More information here.


Download the Book of Abstracts here


Bureau of Meteorology
700 Collins Street, Docklands
Melbourne, VIC, Australia

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