Regional climate variability and change: Detection and attribution of temperature and precipitation variations: Role of greenhouse gases, anthropogenic aerosols, and multidecadal natural variability; high-resolution regional climate projections

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Wednesday, 7 January 2015: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
121BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Chair:  David W. J. Thompson, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO

  8:30 AM
Sinuosity: A robust measure of mid-tropospheric waviness
Jonathan E. Martin, University of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and S. Vavrus, F. Wang, and J. A. Francis
  8:45 AM
  9:00 AM
Free and Forced Changes of the Surface Atmospheric Circulation and Storminess Extremes over the last 140 years
Prashant D. Sardeshmukh, CIRES, Univ. of Colorado and Physical Sciences Division/ESRL/NOAA, Boulder, CO; and G. P. Compo, C. Penland, and C. McColl

  9:15 AM
Forced and Natural North Atlantic SST Impacts on U.S. Hydroclimate in Observations and CMIP5 Models
Mingfang Ting, Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory/Columbia University, Palisades, NY; and C. Li, B. Cook, and Y. Kushnir
  9:45 AM
Estimating the role of natural variability in climate change using observations
David W. J. Thompson, Colorado State University, Ft. Collins, CO; and E. A. Barnes, C. Deser, and W. E. Foust