Continuing with HDTD's focus on that obscure yet fascinating subject, paleoecology (see 1, 2), friend of HDTD Will Baird live-blogged a teleconference on paleoclimate simulations, recently held in the less-snowy-than-Yerevan paradise of Madison, Wisconsin. I've included a copy of the conference's agenda below the fold, with hyperlinks to WB's comments.
Feb. 16: Morning 8:20am: Refreshments 8:20am: Introduction: Matt and Liu Session I: Report on paleo CCSM scientific activity: Chair: A. Winguth A: Pre-Quaternary 8:30am: M. Huber: TBA 9:00am: J. You: Miocene simulation 9:30am: A. Winguth: Permian carbon cycle simulations 10:00am: C. Kelly: Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum 10:30am: (video from NCAR) J. Kiehl: Simulations of Latest Permian Atmospheric Chemistry: Implications for Terrestrial Mass Extinction 11:00am: (video from NCAR) C. Shellito: Permian Climate Atmospheric Chemistry Model 11:30pm: Lunch Break B: Quaternary 1:00pm: S. Vavrus: Testing early human impact hypothesis 1:30pm: Z. Liu: Glacial thermohaline and climate, implication on interhemispheric interaction 2:00pm: B. Briegleb: Transient Holocene simulation 2:30pm: (video from NCAR) C. Ammann: Effect of solar and volcanic forcing on climate in the last millennia 3:00pm: (video from NCAR): N. Mahowald: Dust and sea salt simulations for LGM and Permian 3:30pm: break 4:00pm: D. Archer: CO2 Stew: potential causes of the glacial / interglacial CO2 cycles 4:30pm: C. Jackson: Using Paleodata to constrain CAM3 parametric uncertainties 5:00pm: (video from Purdue) N. Diffenbaugh: Response of the subtropical gyres in the PMIP2 simulations 5:30pm: (video from Nebraska, needs confirmation?) R. Oglesby: deglaciation 6:00pm: (video from Nebraska, needs confirmation?) C. Rowe: TBA Feb. 17: Morning 8:20am: Refreshment 8:20am: Introduction: Liu and Matt Session II: Discussions on CSL allocations: Chair: C. Poulson A. Quaternary Production 8:30am: B. Otto-Bliesner: Interglacial run 9:00am: (video from NCAR) C. Ammann: last two millennia climate B. Pre-Quaternary Production 9:30am: M. Huber: Pliocene climate 10:00am: C. Poulson: Cretaceous climate C. Development: 10:30am: B. Otto-Bliesner: update on CCSM development 11:00am: Discussions on current CSL allocations 11:30am: Discussions on the possible future CSL allocations Handy glossary for the alphabet soup: CCSM: Community Climate System Model CSL: Climate Simulation Lab LGM: Last Glacial Maximum NCAR: National Center for Atmospheric Research PMIP2: Paleoclimate Modelling Intercomparison Project Phase II