SPARC QBO Workshop
The QBO and its Global Influence - Past, Present and Future

26-30 September 2016, Oxford, United Kingdom

** Registration Deadline: May 31, 2016; Abstract Decision: 7 June, 2016 **

Welcome to the SPARC QBO Workshop 2016

The objective of the SPARC QBO Workshop is to gather together researchers to better understand the QBO, its tropospheric origins and its global impacts/teleconnections, including circulation/chemistry effects, within observations, reanalyses, and present-day GCMs. The Workshop will (1) evaluate present-day and projected QBO variability in observations and models, including reporting results from the joint model experiments that were planned at the 2015 QBO workshop, (2) explore modelled and observed teleconnections in the climate system, also including those linked with the QBO and (3) design joint numerical experiments following active participant discussions during special breakout sessions. The emphasis of (3) will be for addressing the impact of tropical variability on other parts of the climate system.

The Workshop will be held on 26-30 September 2016 within the Department of Physics, University of Oxford. Directions of to how to travel to the venue and book accommodation can be found following the above links.

The meeting will include a combination of keynote, invited and contributed science presentations, mixed in with break-out sessions to discuss further planned experiments. Further details, including Workshop fees, will follow shortly. Please register your interest for the conference online by following the above links.

The Workshop is an outflow of the SPARC-QBOi activity and the QBO and Tropical Variability Group working on the SPARC S-RIP Report.