Community Workshop on developing requirements for in situ and remote-sensing capabilities in convective and turbulent environments

Early Career Scientist (less than 5 years since degree award), Post Doc, and Graduate Student travel support applications are due no later than 12:00 AM on 24 April.

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Special poster session details now available

22-24 May 2017

UCAR Center Green Campus

We are pleased to announce the dates and location of the upcoming C-RITE community workshop to examine requirements, opportunities and priorities for observations in turbulent and convective environments. The workshop will be convened by the National Center for Atmospheric Research. The focus of the workshop will be on in-situ and remotely-sensed observations that are needed for scientific advancement in understanding and predicting turbulent and convective processes and their impacts across environments.

Please mark your calendars and save the dates. More information about the workshop will be forthcoming in the coming weeks. For questions at this time, please feel free to contact workshop co-conveners Vanda Grubišić and Chris Davis at grubisic@ucar.edu and cdavis@ucar.edu.


The Community Workshop on Developing Requirements for In-situ and Remote-Sensing Capabilities in Convective and Turbulent Environments (C-RITE) is planned to assist the National Science Foundation in defining next generation technologies and observing capabilities best suited to facilitate studies of the physical characteristics of environments ranging from turbulent boundary layers, shallow to severe convection, organized mesoscale convective and supercell convective systems, and the exchanges of heat and momentum across land, ocean, and atmosphere boundaries.

The Workshop Objectives are to:

  1. Identify science needs for future observing capabilities that are informed by the need for broader advancement in understanding processes, interactions among processes, and simulations for understanding;
  2. Match science needs with the inventory of existing atmospheric observing facilities currently available for in situ and remote sensing in turbulent and convective environments;
  3. Identify gaps in the current facility inventory; and
  4. Identify observing capabilities that will meet future needs.

The general science topics and focused break-out groups that form the agenda are:

  1. Boundary Layer Flow and Turbulence
    • Stable Boundary Layers
    • Convective Boundary Layers and Entrainment Processes
    • Effects of Topography and Land Use
  2. Dynamics and Thermodynamics of Convection
    • Continental Convection
    • Maritime Convection
    • Shallow convection
  3. Free Troposphere Flows and Turbulence
    • Mountain Winds And Turbulence
    • Turbulence in Clouds
    • Clear-air Turbulence
  4. Physical Processes in Convection
    • Cloud Electricity and Lightning
    • Aerosols, Cloud Physics and Radiation
    • Chemistry

The C-RITE Workshop draft agenda is now available on this web site. The workshop includes a mix of invited presentations, plenary sessions, and breakout discussion groups.

Please continue to check back soon for further updates.