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Decadal Cycles in the Sun, Sun-like Stars,
and Earth's Climate System

Agenda

Science Program Speakers

(as of Sept. 21,  2011)


Monday, Sept. 12

Welcoming Reception

5:30 – 6:30 p.m. Canyon Patio, Sedona Hilton Resort


Tuesday, Sept. 13

Welcome and Introduction

  • 8:30 – 9:10 a.m.
    • Welcome/ SORCE Status
      Tom Woods, LASP, University of Colorado, Boulder
      [Presentation]
    • GSFC/LASP Sun Climate Research Center (SCRC) Summary
      Robert Cahalan, NASA GSFC, Climate and Radiation Laboratory, Greenbelt, Maryland
      [Presentation]
    • NASA Earth Science Division Status
      Ramesh Kakar, NASA Headquarters, Washington, DC
      [Presentation]

Session 1.

Solar Irradiance Cycles

Chair: Gary Rottman, LASP, Univ. of Colorado

  • 9:10 – 9:50 a.m.
    • Keynote: Yvonne Unruh, Imperial College, London, UK
      Modeling Spectral Solar Irradiance
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:50 – 10:15 a.m.
    • Matt DeLand (Invited), Science Systems and Applications Inc. (SSAI), Maryland
      Solar Cycle UV Irradiance Variations
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 10:15 – 10:30 a.m.
    • Jerry Harder, LASP, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder
      The Impact of Solar Spectral Irradiance Variability on Middle Atmospheric Ozone
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 10:30 – 11:00 a.m.
    • Break
  • 11:00 – 11:25 a.m.
    • Richard C. Willson (Invited), NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, California
      LASP/TRF Diagnostic Test Results for the ACRIM3 Experiment and Their Implications for the Multi-Decadal TSI Database
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:25 – 11:40 a.m.
    • Greg Kopp, LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder
      Status of the Total Solar Irradiance Climate Data Record
      [abstract]
  • 11:40 – 11:55 p.m.
    • Erik Richard, LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder
      Future SSI Records for JPSS TSIS
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:55 – 1:30 p.m.
    • Buffet Lunch provided at the Sedona Hilton

Session 1 Cont. - Solar Irradiance Cycles

Chair: Greg Kopp, LASP, Univ. of Colorado

  • 1:30 – 1:55 p.m.
    • Werner Schmutz (Invited), PMOD/WRC, Davos, Switzerland
      PREMOS TSI Results
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 1:55 – 2:10 p.m.
    • Steven Dewitte, Royal Meteorological Institute of Belgium, Brussels
      First Results of the Sova-Picard TSI Instrument
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 2:10 – 2:25 p.m.
    • Claus Fröhlich, PMOD/WRC, Davos, Switzerland
      Reconstruction of TSI and Lyman-alpha back to 1913
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 2:25 – 2:40 p.m.
    • Judith Lean, NRL, Washington, DC
      Solar Irradiance Decadal Trends: Real Variability or Instrument Instability?
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 2:40 – 3:15 p.m.
    • Break
  • 3:15 – 3:40 p.m.
    • Thierry Dudok de Wit (Invited), CNRS and University of Orléans, France
      A Blind Source Separation Approach to the Solar Spectral Irradiance: What does the coherence of its variability tell us?
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 3:40 – 3:55 p.m.
    • Dora Preminger, San Fernando Observatory, California State University, Northridge
      The Effects of Active Regions on Solar Spectral Variability: Implications for the Sun's influence on climate
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 3:55 – 4:10 p.m.
    • Matthieu Kretzschmar, Royal Observatory of Belgium/CNRS, Univ. of Orleans, France
      Status and Last Results from the PROBA2/LYRA Solar Radiometer
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 4:10 – 4:25 p.m.
    • Jeff Morrill, NRL, Washington, DC
      Solar UV Spectral Irradiance Measured by SUSIM During Solar Cycle 22 and 23
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 4:25 – 5:00 p.m.
    • Gary Rottman (Invited), LASP, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder
      Solar Variability 1981 to 1989 as Measured by the Solar Mesosphere Explorer
      [abstract | presentation]

 

Wednesday, Sept. 14

Session 2. Climate System Decadal Variability

Chair: Judith Lean, NRL, Washington, DC

  • 8:10 – 8:35 a.m.
    • Vikram Mehta (Invited), Center for Research on the Changing Earth System (CRCES), Maryland
      A Multi-Century History of Solar and Climate Variabilities at Decadal Timescales
      [abstract]
  • 8:35 – 8:50 a.m.
    • Alexander Ruzmaiken, NASA JPL, California Institute of Technology, California
      Decadal Variability of Tropical Pacific Temperature in Relation to Solar Cycles
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 8:50 – 9:05 a.m.
    • John McCormack, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, DC
      Characterizing the Global Impacts of Solar Variability from the Ground to the Thermosphere Using Data Assimilations
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:05 – 9:30 a.m.
    • Mark Serreze (Invited), National Snow & Ice Data Center, CIRES, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder
      External Forcing, Internal Climate Variability and the Arctic's Rapidly Shrinking Sea Ice Cover
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:30 – 9:45 a.m.
    • Stergios Misios, Max Planck Institute for Meteorology, Germany
      Mechanisms Involved in the Amplification of the Solar Cycle Signal in the Tropical Pacific Ocean
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:45 – 10:10 a.m.
    • Break

Session 2 cont. Climate System Decadal Variability

Chair: Vikram Mehta, Center for Research on the Changing Earth System, Maryland

  • 10:10 –10:50 a.m.
    • Keynote: Karin Labitzke, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany
      On the QBO-Solar Relationship throughout the Year
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 10:50 –11:05 a.m.
    • Hua Lu, British Antarctic Survey, Cambridge, UK
      Non-linear and non-stationary Influences of Geomagnetic Activity on the Winter North Atlantic Oscillation
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:05 - 11:30 a.m.
    • Pat Hamill (Invited), San Jose State University, California
      Physical and Optical Properties of the Stratospheric Aerosol Layer
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:30 – 11:45 a.m.
    • Lon Hood, Lunar and Planetary Laboratory, University of Arizona, Tucson
      The Tropical Lower Stratospheric Response to 11-Year Solar Forcing: Dynamical Feedbacks from the Troposphere-Ocean Response
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:45 – 12:00 p.m.
    • Jae Lee, NASA JPL, California Institute of Technology, California
      Aura Microwave Limb Sounder Observations of the Polar Middle Atmosphere: Dynamics and Transport of CO and H2O
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 12:00 – 12:15 p.m.
    • Hiroko Miyahara, University of Tokyo, Japan
      Decadal Variations of Solar Magnetic Field, Heliosphere and the Cosmic Rays, and Their Impact on Climate Change
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 12:15 – 12:30 p.m.
    • King-Fai Li (for Shuhui Wang), NASA JPL, California Institute of Technology, California
      Atmospheric OH Response to the 11-year Solar Cycle -- Could the gap between model and observations be filled by SORCE data?
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 12:30 – 1:45 p.m.
    • Buffet Lunch provided at the Sedona Hilton

 

Session 3. Comparative Sun-Star Cycles


Chair: Marty Snow, LASP, University of Colorado

  • 1:45 – 2:25 p.m.
    • Keynote: Richard R. Radick, Air Force Research Lab., Natl. Solar Observatory, Sunspot, NM
      Cyclic Variations of Sun-like Stars
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 2:25 – 2:40 p.m.
    • Wes Lockwood, Lowell Observatory, Flagstaff, Arizona
      Solar Variability after Dark: Photometric Evidence from Stars and Planets
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 2:40 – 3:05 p.m.
    • Ben Brown (Invited), University of Wisconsin-Madison
      Modeling Sun-like Stars
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 3:05 – 3:30 p.m.
    • Travis Metcalfe (Invited), NCAR, Boulder, Colorado
      The HAO-NOAO-SMARTS Southern HK Project
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 3:30 – 3:55 p.m.
    • Tom Ayres (Invited), CASA, University of Colorado, Boulder
      What about the other Suns?
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 3:55 – 5:30 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 15

Session 4. Climate Sensitivity and Global Energy Imbalance

Chair: Robert Cahalan, NASA GSFC, Climate Radiation Lab., Greenbelt, Maryland

  • 8:30 – 9:10 a.m.
    • Keynote: Gerald North, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
      Climate Sensitivity
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:10 – 9:35 a.m.
    • Brian Soden (Invited), Rosenstiel School for Marine and Atmos. Science, Univ. of Miami, Florida
      Understanding Climate Feedbacks Using Radiative Kernels
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:35- 10:00 a.m.
    • Andrew Dessler (Invited), Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas
      Observational Constraints on the Water Vapor and Cloud Feedbacks
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 10:00 – 10:30 a.m.
    • Break
  • 10:30 – 11:10 a.m.
    • Keynote: Kevin Trenberth, NCAR, Boulder, Colorado
      Tracking Earth Energy: From El Niño to Global Warming
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:25 – 11:50 a.m.
    • Seiji Kato (Invited), NASA Langley Research Center, Hampton, Virginia
      Interannual Variability of Top-of-Atmosphere Albedo Observed by CERES Instruments
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:50 – 12:05 p.m.
    • Peter Pilewskie (for Sebastian Schmidt), LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder
      The Spectral Radiative Effects of Inhomogeneous Clouds and Aerosols
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 12: 05 – 1:30 p.m.
    • Box Lunch provided at the Sedona Hilton

Session 5. Solar Rotational Variability

Chair: Tom Woods, LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder

  • 1:30 – 1:45 p.m.
    • Marty Snow, LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder
      Rotational Variability in the Ultraviolet Solar Spectral Irradiance
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 1:45 – 2:00 p.m.
    • Matthieu Kretzschmar, Royal Observatory of Belgium/CNRS, Univ. of Orleans, France
      Do We Understand Solar Irradiance Variations during Solar Rotations? A multi instrument study
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 2:00 – 2:15 p.m.
    • Bill Peterson, LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder
      Photoelectrons as a Tool to Evaluate Solar EUV and XUV Model Irradiance Spectra
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 2:15 – 2:30 p.m.
    • Hari Om Vats, Physical Research Laboratory, Ahmedabad, India
      Rotational Modulation on Total Solar Irradiance
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 3:00 – 9:00 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 16

Session 6. Modeling and Forecasting Solar Cycles and Climate Impacts

Chair: Erik Richard, LASP, University of Colorado

  • 8:00 – 8:40 a.m.
    • Keynote: Kyle Swanson, University of Wisconsin – Madison
      Climate Regime Shifts
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 8:40 – 8:55 a.m.
    • Robert Cahalan, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
      Modeling Climate Response to Variations in Spectral Solar Irradiance
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 8:55 – 9:20 a.m.
    • Bill Swartz (Invited), Johns Hopkins University, Applied Physics Laboratory, Maryland
      Decadal Variability in the Atmosphere
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:20 – 9:35 a.m.
    • King-Fai Li, California Institute of Technology / Australian National University
      Modeling the 11-year Solar Cycle Response in Upper Atmosphere Hydroxyl Radicals
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:35 – 9:50 a.m.
    • Gary Chapman, San Fernando Observatory, California State University, Northridge
      Modeling TSI Variations from SORCE/TIM
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 9:50 – 10:05 a.m.
    • Nicola Scafetta, Duke University, Durham, North Carolina
      Heliospheric Oscillations and Their Implication for Climate Oscillations and Climate Forecast
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 10:05 – 10:25 a.m.
    • Break
  • 10:25 – 10:50 a.m.
    • Judith Lean (Invited), NRL, Washington, DC
      Forecasting Climate and Ozone Changes on Multi Decadal Time Scales
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 10:50 – 11:05 a.m.
    • Madhulika (Lika) Guhathakurta, NASA Headquarters, Washington DC
      Heliophysics Research in LWS/ILWS
      [presentation]
  • 11:05 – 11:20 a.m.
    • Ken Tapping, Herzberg Institute of Astrophysics, Penticton, BC, Canada
      The Next Generation in Solar Radio Monitoring
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:20 – 11:35 a.m.
    • Peter Pilewskie, LASP, Univ. of Colorado-Boulder
      Solar Spectral Irradiance and Climate
      [abstract]
  • 10:35 – 11:50 a.m.
    • Tom Woods, LASP, University of Colorado-Boulder
      Solar Irradiance Variations during Solar Cycle 24
      [abstract | presentation]
  • 11:50 – 12:15 p.m.
    • Meeting Summary / Discussion (led by Tom Woods)