Our understanding of the global UTLS has significantly advanced in the last years by new observational data sets and model results. However, deficiencies of our current understanding of the various processes affecting the UTLS composition and dynamics over a broad range of scales still exist. Particularly, coupling and feedback mechanisms between the broad range of processes introduce large uncertainties to quantitative estimates of future changes on the UTLS and surface climate. As a continuation of a number of UTLS focused SPARC workshops (Bad Tölz 2001, Mainz 2005, Boulder 2009), this workshop will bring together experts from different fields of UTLS research. This involves observational and model-based studies as well as theoretical analyses from the local to the global scale.
The workshop aims to 1) summarize the current state of UTLS research, 2) identify the gaps of scientific understanding, and 3) guide the development of future research strategies.
Composition and trends in the UTLS
Transport pathways and source regions
Clouds and aerosols
Circulation changes and dynamical processes affecting the UTLS
Coupling mechanisms between composition and dynamics
Uncertainties and future tasks
Michaela Hegglin (U Reading), Bill Randel (NCAR), Thomas Birner (CSU Fort Collins), Ted Shepherd (U Reading), Heini Wernli (ETH Zürich), S. Borrmann (MPI/U Mainz)
It is planned to have a combination of keynote talks (30 minutes) and contributed talks (15 minutes) as well as time for poster, which will be up for three days.
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The abstract submission as well as the registration for the conference is supported by Converia, a conference management application.