# Summer School Tropical multiscale convective systems: Theory, modeling, and observations

## Topic

The summer school is intended for graduate students, post-doctoral fellows, and young researchers in both applied math (with some background in PDEs) and fluid dynamics and/or atmospheric sciences working in the area of tropical meteorology or keen to learn about the subject. The lecturers are specialists in the field and will cover the most important aspects, from the observations, theory, and modeling sides. Lecture topics will range from cloud physics to multiscale organized convective systems (mesoscale through synoptic to planetary scales, including intraseasonal and interannual oscillations), from cloud resolving modeling to general circulation models, from idealized process models to full physics convective parametrizations, and from basic wave theory to multiscale asymptotic models.

The workshop will focus on the state of the art and new research directions in tropical meteorology.

## Speakers

## Additional Information

Atmospheric Convection
by Phil Austin (PDF file [.pdf])

Cloud-resolving modeling
by Wojciech Grabowski (Powerpoint file [.ppt])

Waves and Instabilities in idealized model convective parametrization
by Boualem Khouider (PDF file [.pdf])

Observations of Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves: Overview
by George N. Kiladis (Powerpoint file [.ppt])

Observations of Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves: Overview
by George N. Kiladis (movie file [.avi])

Theory of equatorially trapped wavesTheory of equatorially trapped waves
by Andrew J. Majda (PDF file [.pdf])

Parameterization of the effects of Moist Convection in GCMs
by Norm McFarlane (Powerpoint file [.ppt])

Meso-convective organization
by Mitch Moncrieff (Powerpoint file [.ppt])

The Multiple Scales of El NiÃ±o
by CÃ©cile Penland (PDF file [.pdf])

An Introduction to GCMs
by John Scinocca (Powerpoint file [.ppt])

Cloud Microphysics (in Warm Clouds)
by Knut von Salzen (Powerpoint file [.ppt])

All Files Above in a Zip Archive

Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences, UVic, CCCma

**Scientific, Summer School**

**July 30 â€“ August 3, 2007**

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