Monday, May 6, 2013

Comparative Climatology Symposium: New Approaches to Climate Research

After being alerted to the Comparative Climatology Symposium at NASA HQ tomorrow (see agenda below) I took a look at some of the recent papers/articles by the scheduled presenters.  Several on the list to read - these look particularly interesting:

Several others to follow.

 Thanks to SpaceRef for highlighting this event

Comparative Climatology Symposium: 

New Approaches to Climate Research 


Category: Planetary Exploration

Event Format: Symposium

Date: Tuesday, May 7, 2013

Location: NASA Headquarters Auditorium 300 EST SW, Washington, DC 20546, US

The symposium will highlight the similarities and contrasts between the environments of the terrestrial planets: Venus, Earth, Mars, and Titan. Presentations will cover current Earth climate models, Earth observation, past and current Venus missions (as a laboratory for Earth climate), observational studies of the Terrestrial planets (exoplanets), and the influence of the Sun on climate. The Symposium will conclude with a panel discussion and Q/A.
9:OO- 5:OOpm EDT
09:00 - 09:15 NASA's Office of Chief Scientist- Welcoming Remarks
09:15 - 09:35 John Grunsfeld, SMD AA - Keynote
09:35 - 09:50 Jim Green/PSD - Setting the framework
09:50 - 10:20 David Grinspoon - Comparative Climatology
10:20 10:300 Break
10:30 - 11:00 Lori Glaze/Mark Bullock - Results from the 2012 Comparative Climatology Conference
11:00 - 11:30 Roald Sagdeev - What we learned about climate from Venus Russian missions
11:30 - 12:00 Jack Kaye/ ESD - Understanding Earth Climate from Earth Observations
12:00 - 01:00 Lunch break
01:00 - 01:30 Lennart Bengtsson - Towards Understanding the Climate of Venus from the perspective of an Earthling- a modeling approach
01:30 - 02:00 David Crisp - Towards Understanding the Climate from Terrestrial planets - an observational perspective
02:00 - 02:30 Roger Bonnet - Understanding Venus: perspective and approaches
02:30 - 03:30 Mark Marley/ASTRO - Exoplanets Perspective on Climate
03:30 - 04:00 Madhulika Guhathakurta/HELIO - Sun Influence on Climate
4:00 - 04:10 Break
04:10 - 05:00 Panel Discussion - SMD Directors - MC by Ellen Stofan
POC: A. Ocampo 202 358-2152 or 

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