UCP 2019 Understanding Clouds and Precipitation

February 25, 2019 – March 1, 2019 all-day
Ihnestraße 16-20
14195 Berlin
Wiebke Schubotz

Clouds, through their influence on radiative transfer, help determine Earth’s energy budget and its susceptibility to perturbations. Clouds and their associated precipitation influence the dynamics of circulation systems, especially in the tropics. Increasingly cloud radiative effects are recognized as an additional mechanism for organizing circulation systems. UCP2019, as part of the Grand Science Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity and the German National Project High-Resolution Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction (HD(CP)²) will bring together leading scientists from the observational and modeling communities working on these topics to present their latest findings, and coordinate future activities to advance understanding of the role of clouds and precipitation in the climate system.

The conference is centered around five focus topics:

1. Looking toward global storm-resolving climate simulations
2. Insights from clouds and precipitation from recent and planned field studies
3. Technical advances for simulating, computing and observing clouds and precipitation
4. Coupling of aerosols, clouds and precipitation to circulations systems or the environment
5. Progress in understanding and representing unresolved processes in storm-resolving simulations