The role of oceans in climate uncertainty (13w5104)
Montserrat Fuentes (North Carolina State University)
Peter Guttorp (University of Washington)
Michael Stein (University of Chicago)
The format of the workshop will be as follows. Every day we will have two lectures, with prepared discussants and then a general discussion. In addition we will have working groups who summarize the current state of affairs, develop research agendas for and work towards solutions of particular types of problems. We will also have poster sessions, to which all participants are encouraged to contribute. During the final day we will draft a comprehensive statement about what needs to be done in order to be able to answer scientifically and politically crucial questions relating to the role of oceans in climate.
In addition to the participants listed below, we will encourage young researchers and graduate students with interests on the interface between climate science and statistics/uncertainty quantification to participate in the workshop. The organizers also form the executive committee of the new NSF network on Statistical approaches in atmospheric and ocean sciences, and will utilize this network to recruit young researchers.