Format and Schedule

Final Program

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The conference will span three and a half days with morning sessions of invited and contributed talks.  Afternoons include contributed talks and open panel discussions followed by a poster session. The final day of the meeting will include time for discussion of next steps, a meeting summary, and plans for publication of conference talks.

The meeting will have three main thematic sessions and ample time for collaboration and discussion.  Each thematic session is related to developing a common framework across atmospheric science disciplines with the intent to allow easier collaboration and exchange of information.  The themes and their subtopics are:

  1. The fundamental physics of atmospheres: Discuss the fundamental processes, physics, and typical assumptions used in each subfield; define the variables affecting the different types of atmosphere; frame the big, unanswered questions of each subfield; determine whether the processes can be applied uniformly in models; discuss whether a unified general circulation model is possible, or even desirable or needed
  2. Planetary atmosphere taxonomies: List the common characteristic of currently defined classes and where they fail; determine if there is a better way to group atmospheric types; discuss how such classes can be applied to exoplanet atmospheres
  3. Applying insights, knowledge, and techniques from one field to another: Examine data acquisition and assimilation techniques; discuss best practices for applying context to sparse data sets; determine how knowledge can be applied across disciplines; create recommendations for collaborative research funding opportunities

The thematic sessions will include invited overviews of climatology, including paleoclimate, atmospheric dynamics, atmospheric chemistry, and the state of the field in each discipline.   Contributed papers will be accepted along any of these thematic topics.  The sessions will be interdisciplinary and combine presentations of from each of the Earth, planetary, and exoplanet communities. Open discussion sessions will be devoted to exchange of ideas across disciplines.