Objectives: The central objective of the meeting will be to answer the overarching question, "How should CMIP6 generation models be bested leveraged to inform the IPCC 6th Assessment" and logistically to expedite the analysis of Sixth Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6) models of ocean carbon. This effort builds on ocean carbon cycle efforts during CMIP5 by strengtheing lines of communication between the US observational and analysis communities and the various contributing modeling centers in the US (NASA/GISS, NCAR/CESM, and NOAA/GFDL), Canada (CCCMA), Australia (CSIRO) and Europe as each is planning to perform experiments for CMIP6 in the spring/summer/fall 2018 timeframe and share initial results in a first workshop.
Workshop Goals will be:
- Summarize high profile CMIP5 Ocean Carbon Uptake analyses and challenges as well as the planned suite of CMIP6 experiments
- Summarize new observational constraints including GLODAPv2, SOCAT, SOCCOM, GO-SHIPS, community observational synthesis efforts such as Obs4MIPs, ocean carbon inversions, and atmospheric observations of CO2 and oxygen
- Modeling center reports on model formulation and preliminary analysis of simulated regional and global patterns in heat/carbon/tracer uptake in model CMIP6 experiments
- Discuss mechanisms of heat/carbon/tracer uptake differences across models and observations towards linking physical and biogeochemical drivers and their impact
- Discuss tools and techniques that can lower barriers to analysis.
News and Resources
- Spring 2018: Applications opens (note that we plan on reserving ~20% for attendees to be in early career (PhD - tenure track) stage).
- July 13, 2018 - Application deadline
- July 31, 2018 - Decisions announced
- December 8-9, 2018 - Meeting dates (Washington, DC)