2011 Conference Schedule & Program

The list of talks and posters follows the condensed schedule below.

10:00am: Arrive at MIT campus, take bus to WHOI
12:00pm-1:30pm: Lunch and registration
1:30pm-1:45pm: Introduction
1:45pm-3:15pm: Session I: Climate Dynamics
3:15pm-3:30pm: Break
3:30pm-5:00pm: Session II: Regional Climate
5:00pm-6:15pm: Poster Session A
7:00pm-8:30pm: Dinner
8:30pm-onward: Social and regular shuttles to hotel

7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast
8:30am-10:15am: Session III: Paleoclimate
10:15am-10:30am: Break
10:30am-12:00pm: Session IV: Biogeochemistry
12:00pm-1:00pm: Lunch
1:00pm-2:15pm: Poster Session B
2:15pm-4:00pm: Session V: Atmospheric Dynamics
4:00pm-5:00pm: Break
5:00pm-6:15pm: Poster Session C
6:15pm-7:30pm: Dinner
7:15pm-8:30pm: Keynote Address by Professor Peter Huybers, Harvard University
8:30pm+: Halloween Social and regular shuttles to hotel

7:30am-8:30am: Breakfast
8:30am-10:00am: Session VI: Ocean Dynamics
10:00am-10:15am: Break
10:15am-11:45am: Session VII: Cryosphere
11:45am-12:15pm: Concluding remarks
12:15pm: Box Lunches & Afternoon Activities
3:00pm: Departure

Session I: Climate Dynamics, Friday 1:45 pm – 3:15 pm

Introduction and Overview
Session Chair Martin Singh, MIT

Investigating the reversibility of climate change in a state-of-the-art GCM
Kyle Armour, University of Washington

The transition regimes of Hadley circulation dynamics simulated by an idealized zonally asymmetric 3-D atmospheric model
Jun Zhai, Yale University

Land-ocean surface temperature contrasts: Studies with an idealized GCM
Mike Byrne, MIT

Response of tropical intraseasonal variability to increases in sea surface temperature
Nathan Arnold, Harvard University

Session II: Regional Climate, Friday 3:30 pm – 5:00 pm

Introduction and Overview
Session Chair Tim Cronin, MIT

Climate impacts of colonial deforestation in new england: were colonists to blame for colder, windier winters in 1850?
Elizabeth Burakowski, University of New Hampshire

US maize adaptation to temperature variation
Ethan Butler, Harvard University

The influence of the large-scale circulation on precipitation patterns in the Cascades
Nicholas Siler, University of Washington

Climate change and heatwave properties in Eastern Mediterranean and Middle East
George Zittis, The Cyprus Institute

Poster Session A, Friday 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

A.1 The future of the Budyko curve and dimensionless land aridity
Jacob Steven Scheff, University of Washington

A.2 How to end an ice age: a foraminiferal trace element analysis of the last deglaciation
Kathleen Harazin, Rutgers University

A.3 A new paleoclimate approach to interpreting δ13C in South Pacific corals
Gavin Lemley, SUNY Albany

A.4 The deglaciation chronology of the Weddell Sea embayment, West Antarctica
Kathleen Huybers, UW Earth and Space Sciences

A.5 Estimating global forest biomass and soil carbon
Sahoko Yui, UC Davis

A.6 How hydrological cycle impacts vegetation phenology in Africa during the past three decades
Kaiyu Guan, Princeton University

A.7 Aridification of India during the Holocene
Camilo Ponton, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

A.8 Studying the influence of convection on the isotopic composition of precipitation
Mary Moore, Harvard University

A.9 ENSO related variability of Panay Sill overflow and deep ventilation of the Sulu Sea
Zachary Tessler, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

A.10 Assessment of Twentieth Century interdecadal temperature trends in global climate models and observations
Dawn Marie Kopacz, University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee

A.11 Luminescence dating of englacial sediment: a new absolute dating method for paleoclimate research
Benjamin Franta, Harvard University

A.12 The influence of tropical cyclones on the oceanic circulation
Georgy Manucharyan, Yale University

A.13 Climate change as a vertical shift of the general circulation
Martin Simran Singh, MIT

Session III: Paleoclimate, Saturday 8:30 am – 10:15 am

Introduction and Overview
Session Chair Alyssa Atwood, University of Washington

A comparison of recent δ18O coral records from the Republic of Palau
Michael Osborne, Stanford University

Evaluating the SPCZ interannual changes with both instrumental and coral-derived SSS data
Emilie Dassie, SUNY-Albany

Variability of the Indo-Pacific warm pool convection since 1867 AD in a tree ring oxygen isotopes record
Mengfan Zhu, University of Southern California

Forcing and feedbacks: the role of obliquity and precession in past climate change
Michael Erb, Rutgers University

Ice-age variability: Noisy system or noisy instrument?
Andrew Rhines, Harvard University

Session IV: Biogeochemistry, Saturday 10:30 am – 12:00 pm

Introduction and Overview
Session Chair Jon Grabenstatter, MIT

Using biological productivity and phytoplankton community structure to understand oceanic CO2 uptake: A case study from the Gulf of Alaska
Hilary Palevsky, University of Washington

Flux measurements of H2, COS, and CO2 across a temperate forest snowpack driven by below snow soil microbial processes
Laura Meredith, MIT

Atmospheric dust flux in the Subarctic North Pacific: A proxy evaluation
Sascha Serno, Lamont Doherty Earth Observatory

Particulate iron: An under-appreciated link in the modern carbon cycle?
Dan Ohnemus, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Poster Session B, Saturday 1:00 pm -2:15 pm

B.1 Probing the climate consequences of masking increasing greenhouse gas forcing with solar radiation management
Kelly McCusker, University of Washington

B.2 The effects of mesoscale and synoptic meteorological processes on aerosol variability
Kenneth Neil Harmon, SUNY – Albany

B.3 Holocene deglaciation of the Ross Sea embayment
Perry Spector, University of Washington

B.4 The influence of enhanced radiative forcing on the frequency and intensity of African easterly waves
Christopher Skinner, Stanford University

B.5 Regional, extreme daily precipitation in global and regional climate simulations of North America
Sho Kawazoe, Iowa State University

B.6 Quantifying ENSO, ENSO teleconnection patterns, and Western U.S. extreme precipitation events using the Community Climate System Model
Michael DeFlorio, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

B.7 Investigating the evolution of a barrier island to accelerated sea level rise using a longshore linked two dimensional morphodynamic model
Alejandra C. Ortiz, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

B.8 A-Train cloud retrieval comparisons in the Bay of Bengal
Elizabeth Berry, University of Utah

B.9 Understanding the variability of precipitation on tropical islands
Alison Nugent, Yale University

B.10 Holocene climate changes in the Eastern Equatorial Pacific from a Galapagos Island lacustrine biomarker record
Alyssa Atwood, University of Washington

B.11 Net sediment N2 fluxes in the New England coastal ocean: evidence of direct denitrification
Elise M. Heiss, Boston University

B.12 Why do Antarctic Ice Streams exist? Theoretical understanding of poromechanical processes in deforming basal till and ice near the margins
Thibaut Perol, Harvard University

B.13 Macroturbulent equilibration in a primitive equation system
Malte Jansen, MIT

B.14 Alison Criscitiello, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Session V: Atmospheric Dynamics, Saturday 2:15 pm – 4:00 pm

Introduction and Overview
Session Chair Malte Jansen, MIT

An investigation of vertical structure of convection within various tropical weather states
Zachary Handlos, University of Wisconsin – Madison

Observations of water isotopes above a large tropical convection cell
Anthony O’Brien, Harvard University

Variations in atmospheric eddy lengths with the seasonal cycle and global warming
Todd Mooring, Princeton University

South Pacific wave propagation and summer temperature anomalies in northernmost Antarctic Peninsula
Alfredo J. Costa, Instituto Antartico Argentino

A modeling framework to study interaction between resolved and parameterized waves
Naftali Cohen, Courant Institute/NYU

Poster Session C, Saturday 5:00 pm – 6:15 pm

C.1 The interaction of the subtropical and eddy-driven jets in an idealized model
Amanda O’Rourke, Princeton University

C.2 The effect of ENSO on typhoon landfall via changes in genesis and tracks
Emmi Yonekura, Columbia University

C.3 Impact of climate change on the streamflow of Lower Brahmaputra River
Animesh Kumar Gain, Ca’ Foscari University of Venice

C.4 The robustness of the Atlantic meridional overturning cell
Mona Behl, Florida State University

C.5 Crevasses’ effect on the albedo of the Greenland ice sheet
Kristin Poinar, University of Washington

C.6 Coastal aquifers under climate change: Future trends in maintaining an adequate freshwater supply
Tsvi Pick, Stony Brook University

C.7 Pacific sea surface temperature influence on southwestern United States climate during the past millennium: new evidence from a well-calibrated high-resolution stalagmite δ18O record from the Sierra Nevada mountains
Staryl McCabe-Glynn, University of California, Irvine

C.8 Reconciling the tropical tropospheric temperature trend
Stephen Po-Chedley, University of Washington

C.9 Use of a cluster analysis to investigate the relationship between large-scale dynamics and clouds
Stuart Evans, University of Washington

C.10 Climate variability on the Bolivian Altiplano during the past 50,000 years: insight from molecular proxies
Kyrstin Fornace, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Session VI: Ocean Dynamics, Sunday 8:30 am – 10:00 am

Introduction and Overview
Session Chair Ryan Abernathey, MIT

Estimates of global ocean circulation from Argo floats
Alison Gray, University of Washington

Wind field and sea ice changes for the Last Glacial Maximum Atlantic
Holly Dail, MIT

Near-inertial waves in strong ocean currents
Daniel Whitt, Stanford University

More than just cracks in the Earth: The role of canyons in ocean circulation
Rebecca Dell, MIT/Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution

Session VII: Cryosphere, Sunday 10:15 am – 11:45 am

Introduction and Overview
Session Chair Veronique Dansereau, MIT

Influence of leads in Arctic sea-ice on heat transfers between the ocean and the atmosphere
Sebastien Marcq, Ecole Polytechnique

Evidence for a relationship between ocean warming and southwest Greenland Ice Sheet retreat during the last deglaciation
Kelsey Winsor, University of Wisconsin – Madison

The role of surface energy fluxes in pan-Arctic snow cover changes
Xiaogang Shi, University of Washington

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