"The North Atlantic Oscillation"

November, 28- December 1, 2000

University of Vigo (Orense campus), Orense, Galicia, Spain

James Hurrell, Yochanan Kushnir and Martin Visbeck, Conveners
Organising Committee:
C. Appenzeller, M. Baldwin, T. Delworth, C. Deser, K. Drinkwater, H. Graf, P. Lamb,
J. Marshall, M. McCartney,
L. Polvani, D.B. Stephenson and R. Sutton

Monday, November 27:

6:00-8:00 pm Registration at the University

6:00 - 8:00 pm ICEBREAKER at the University Hall (snacks and drinks provided)

Tuesday, November 28:

8:30 am Registration

9:00 - 6:00 Posters on display by:
A-1: Allen, Ambaum, Castanheira, J. Cohen, DeWeaver, ElHamley, Geng, Feldstein ("Atmospheric dynamics..."), Honda, Massacand, Metelka, Nakamura, Nieto, Rogers, Shabbar, Ulbrich, Zhou
A-2: Andronova, Appenzeller, Braesicke, de la Torre, Feldstein ("Recent Shift..."), Garcia ("CLIWOC.."), Haarsma, Jung("Recent Change of ..."), McDonald, Miller, Mokhov, Osborn


9:00 - 9:05 Welcome
9:05 - 9:20 Welcome from the Rector of Orense University
9:20 - 9:40 D.B. Stephenson: (invited) Introduction to the NAO
Chapman Conference

Atmospheric Processes (session chairs: M. Baldwin and L. Polvani)

9:50 - 10:10 D. Thompson (invited)

10:10 - 10:30 O'Neill (invited) "The Structure and Evolution of the Arctic Oscillation in the Stratosphere, and Connections with the Troposphere"

10:30 - 10:45 Oral Poster Introductions (2 mins/poster)

10:45 - 11:30 Poster Session A-1 and Coffee Break

11:30 - 11:45 Y. Orsolini "Signatures of the North Atlantic and Arctic Oscillations on Stratospheric Ozone"
11:45 - 12:00 J. Perlwitz "Characteristic Features of the Dynamic Troposphere-Stratosphere Coupling in the Northern Hemisphere"
12:00 - 12:15 S. Lee "Why is the annular mode dominated by the North Atlantic Oscillation?"

12:15 - 13:00 Discussion Session

13:00 - 2:30 pm Lunch break (lunch will be provided)

Global Climate Change and the NAO (session chairs: H. Graf, Y. Kushnir, and M. Visbeck)

2:30 - 3:00 C. Folland (invited) "Global Climate Change and Variability: the Background to the NAO"
3:00 - 3:20 M. Hoerling "Origin of Low Frequency Variations of the NAO"
3:20 - 3:40 T. Delworth "Interactions Between Global Change, the NAO, and the North Atlantic Termohaline Circulation"

3:40 - 4:40 Poster Session A-2 and Coffee Break

4:40 - 5:10 H. Graf (invited) "The North Atlantic Oscillation, Atmospheric Natural Variability Modes and Climate Change"
5:10 - 5:30 N. Gillett "How Linear is the Arctic Oscillation Response to Greenhouse Gases?"

5:30 - 6:00 Discussion Session

6:45 pm GUIDED TOUR to Orense an welcome reception at the City Hall

Wednesday, November 29:

9:00 - 6:00 Posters on display by:
B-1: Andersson, Belgrano, Cabanes, CabosNarvaez, Carino, Chassignet, Clarke, Cronin, Dong, Drange, Jung, Jung (Gulev lead author), Frankignoul, Furevik, Gerdes, Krahmann, Olafsson, Reverdin, Sathiyamoorthy, Straneo, Tsimplis, Visbeck, Wajsowicz, Woolf, Zhang
B-2: Conil, Esselborn, deVerdiere, Huck, Josey, Kushnir, Manganello, Marshall, Mehta, Nilsson, Nof, Paeth, Pohlmann, Rodwell, Saenz, Schmith, Kvamsto, van Reenen, Wu, Xie

Ocean, Land, Sea-Ice Response to the NAO (session chairs: T. Delworth and M. McCartney)

09:00 - 09:30 B. Dickson (invited) "NAO Behaving Badly"/"Evidence of a deep and abyssal ocean response to high latitude NAO forcing"
09:30 - 09:50 C. Deser "Impact of the "Re-emergence Mechanism" on the Persistence of Winter SST Anomalies"
09:50 - 10:10 R. Curry "Observed Fluctuations of Gyre Transports Associated with the NAO"

10:10 - 11:10 Poster Session B-1 and Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:40 J. Walsh (invited) "Decadal-Scale Sea Ice Variations Since 1870 and their Relation to the North Atlantic Oscillation"
11:40 - 12:00 C. Eden "Mechanism of Interannual to Decadal Variability of the North Atlantic Circulation"

12:00 - 12:30 Discussion

12:30 - 2:30 pm Lunch break (lunch will be provided)

Coupled Ocean-Land-Seaice-Atmosphere Processes (session chairs: J. Marshall and C. Deser)

2:30 - 3:00 M. Latif (invited) "The role of ocean-atmosphere interactions in forcing low-frequency variability of the NAO"
3:00 - 3:30 A. Robertson (invited) "The Arctic Oscillation in General Circulation Models and Observations"

3:30 - 4:30 Poster Session B-2 and Coffee Break

4:30 - 4:50 R. Sutton "The Influence of the North Atlantic Ocean on Decadal Climate Variability"
4:50 - 5:10 R. Seager "Looking Hard for the Ocean's Role in North Atlantic Climate Variability"
5:10 - 5:30 A. Czaja "Observed Impact of Atlantic Sea Surface Temperature Anomalies on the North Atlantic Oscillation"

5:30 - 6:00 Discussion Session

Thursday, November 30:

9:00 - Friday 12:30 Posters on display by:
C-1: Arkin, Barton, Bojariu, Borja, Cherry, Conversi, Cullen, Drinkwater, Fonseca, Fowler, George, Hori, Junge, McHugh, Orsoy, Gimeno (Perez lead author), Pershing, Pozo-Vazquez ("Study on..."), Reid, Schmidt, Topliss (2 papers), Trigo, Vidal, Yiou, Yoo
C-2: Castro-Diez, Esteban-Parra, Frias, Gallego, Garcia ("Influences ..."), Lavin, Martin-Vide, Pozo-Vazquez ("Association between..."), Rasilla, Rodriguez-Puebla
C-3: A. Cohen, D'Arrigo (2 papers), Felis, Garcia ("A NAO proxy..."), Keigwin, Luterbacher, Portis, Rodrigo, Schwager, Smith, Souriau, Timm, Wheeler
C-4: Cassou, Gamiz-Fortis, Hamilton, Lamb, Lloyd-Hughes, Sanchez-Gomez (2 papers), Stephenson, Ulla, Walker

Impacts of the NAO (session chairs: K. Drinkwater and P. Lamb)

09:00 - 09:30 G. Otterson (invited) "Impacts of the NAO on Marine and Terrestrial Ecosystems of the North Atlantic Region"
09:30 - 09:50 C. Greene "Trans-Atlantic Responses of Calanus Finmarchicus to Basin-Scale Forcing Associated with the North Atlantic Oscillation"
09:50 - 10:10 D. Straile "Impacts of the NAO on physics, chemistry and biology of Central European Lakes"

10:10 - 11:10 Poster Session C-1 and C-2 and Coffee Break

11:10 - 11:30 D. Enfield "The Atlantic Multidecadal Oscillation and It's Relationship to Rainfall and River Flows in North America"
11:30 - 11:50 M. Atkinson "Predicting Harvest Quality of UK Wheat From the Winter NAO"

12:00 - 12:30 Discussion

12:30 - 2:30 pm Lunch break (lunch will be provided)

Indices (Instrumental and Proxy) (session chairs: C. Appenzeller and J. Hurrell)

2:30 - 3:15 P. Jones (invited) "Comparison of Instrumental NAO Indices With Proxy Climate Reconstructions"

3:15 - 4:15 Posters Session C-3 and Coffee Break

4:15 - 5:00 E. Cook (invited) "Proxy Reconstructions of the NAO: A Critical Review and Comparison with NAO Indices Estimated from Long European Instrumental Records"

5:00 - 5:30 Discussion Session

6:00 pm GUIDED VISIT to Rivadavia and a typical wine cellar

Friday, December 1:

Predictability (session chairs: D.B. Stephenson and R. Sutton)

09:00 - 09:30 S. Griffies (invited) "Aspects of North Atlantic Predictability and Measures of Predictability"
09:30 - 09:50 M. Collins "The Relative Roles of Initial and Boundary Conditions in Decadal Climate Predictability"

09:50 - 10:50 Poster Session C-4 and Coffee break

10:50 - 11:20 M. Rodwell (invited) "Atlantic Air-Sea Interaction and Seasonal Predictability"
11:20 - 11:40 F. Doblas-Reyes "
Multi-model Seasonal Predictability of the NAO"

11:40 - 12:15 Discussion

12:15 - 12:30 Closing remarks

12:30 End of Conference

2:30 pm Buses leave for GUIDED VISIT to Santiago de Compostela

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