During September 10-14, 2012, the first Pan-Global Atmospheric System Studies (Pan-GASS) Conference will be held at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) Center in Boulder, Colorado. Held in conjunction with the Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX) Global Land/Atmosphere System Study (GLASS) Panel as well as the Madden-Julian Oscillation Task Force, PAN-GASS will primarily focus on the observation, understanding, and modeling of atmospheric physical processes.

The conference agenda is now available.  Topics of the meeting will include:

  • Progress in Representing Atmospheric Processes in Weather and Climate Models
  • Stable Boundary Layers
  • Radiation Modeling in Weather and Climate Models
  • Land-Atmosphere Interactions
  • High-Resolution Modeling, the Gray-Zone, and Stochastic Physics
  • Boundary Layer Cloud Processes and Feedbacks (including CGILS)
  • New Observations and Recent Field Campaigns
  • Cloud Microphysics, Precipitation, and the Interactions of Clouds and Aerosols
  • Polar Cloud Processes
  • The Large-Scale Organization of Tropical Moist Convection.

The co-chairs of Pan-GASS are members of the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE), which is jointly sponsored by the World Climate Research Programme and the World Meteorological Organization Commission for Atmospheric Sciences.  WGNE leads the development of atmospheric models for both climate studies and numerical weather prediction.