Atmospheric Circulation in a Changing Climate

A joint DynVarMIP/CMIP6 and SPARC DynVar & SNAP Workshop

22-25 October 2019

Universidad Complutense de Madrid

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General Information
Abstract Submission and Registration
Organizing & Scientific Program Committee
Workshop Location and Travel Information

General information


The four-day workshop will be organized about two main science topics:

(1) The role of atmospheric dynamics in climate prediction and change. In particular, the DynVarMIP output request will allow for a first complete assessment of atmospheric momentum and heat transport in CMIP climate models, including the heat and momentum transport associated with subgrid scale boundary layer processes and parameterized gravity wave fluxes.

(2) Stratosphere-troposphere coupling and its role in surface weather predictability. The focus is on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) timescales, where stratospheric processes appear to be important. A goal is to take advantage of ensemble hindcasts by the forecast systems within the S2S project.

The workshop aim is to bring together the climate change and seasonal prediction communities to focus on related questions on (for example), atmospheric teleconnections, blocking events, storm tracks dynamics, and interactions between the stratospheric polar vortex and the tropospheric jets. To this end, we call for analysis of the CMIP experiments, including the DynVarMIP diagnostic request, and of the S2S hindcast experiments. The workshop will include discussion to facilitate coordination of future analysis efforts.

Travel support for Early Career Scientists (ECS) and participants from underrepresented countries has been provided by the IAMAS, US NSF, and WMO (WCRP/SPARC). ECS’s include students, postdocs, and non-tenured faculty with in approximately 8 years of their PhD.

Scientific Program
  • The role of atmospheric dynamics in climate model biases
  • A mechanistic understanding of atmospheric circulation trends
  • Atmospheric heat and momentum budgets in a changing climate
  • Stratosphere-troposphere coupling and tropospheric predictability
Invited speakers

Rolando Garcia​ NCAR, USA (Keynote Talk),
Blanca Ayarzaguena Porras​ UCM, Spain,
Elisabeth Blanc​ CEA, France,
Paulo Ceppi​ ​Imperial College London, ​UK,
Peter Hitchcock​ Cornell, USA,
Martin Jucker​ UNSW, Australia,
Sarah Kang​ UNIST, Korea,
Andrea Lang​ SUNY Albany, USA
Michael Sigmond​ CCCma, Canada

Abstract Submission and Registration

Important Dates
Abstract submission deadline: 30 June 2019 [closed]
Travel support application deadline: 30 June 2019 [closed]
Registration deadline: 20 September 2019 [closed]
Abstract Submission and Travel Support Requests

Abstract and Travel Support submissions are now closed. For questions about the possibility of late submissions please contact the Scientific Organizing Committee


Registration fee: 240 EUR.

Registration fee includes ice breaker, conference dinner and a guided tour, lunches and coffee breaks (four days).

The registration link will be provided in the letter of abstract acceptance, to be sent by the SOC.

All participants must be registered.

Space is limited to approximately 100 participants.


The joint DynVar & S-RIP meeting will start on Tuesday 22 October 2019 at 9:00 and conclude on Friday 25 October 2019 at 16:30.

The program (final version) can be found here.

Organizing & Scientific Program Committee

Local Organizing Committee

Natalia Calvo (), Ricardo Garcia-Herrera, David Barriopedro, Marta Abalos, Blanca Ayarzagüena, and Alvaro de la Cámara (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain)

Scientific Organizing Committee

Ed Gerber () (New York University, USA), Elisa Manzini (Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Hamburg, DE), Amy Butler (CIRES/University of Colorado and National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Boulder, USA), Natalia Calvo (Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Spain), Andrew Charlton-Perez (University of Reading, UK), Daniela Domeisen (ETH Zürich, CH), and Alexey Karpechko (Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, FI).

Workshop Location and Travel Information

The workshop will be held at the Facultad de Ciencias Físicas (Physics’ building) of Universidad Complutense de Madrid. Within the Physics’ building, the workshop is located in room: Magna 1.

Physics’ building address: Plaza de Ciencias, 1, 28040, Madrid.

How to reach the workshop venue

The closest Metro station to the workshop location is “Ciudad Universitaria”. It takes about 12 min. to walk from “Ciudad Universitaria” Metro station to the Physics’ building.


Close to the venue, hotels are located in Argüelles area, in the vicinity of the Metro station “Argüelles”, also indicated in the map. From the hotel area to the Physics’ building you can either walk (about 35min), or take the metro.

There are many hotels in the vicinity of the venue, some of them are listed below.

Hotel Acta Madfor
Paseo de la Florida, 13, Madrid

Hotel Conde Duque
Plaza Conde Valle Suchil, 5, Madrid

Hotel Leonardo Madrid City Center
Calle Alberto Aguilera, 18, Madrid

Hotel Príncipe Pio
Cuesta de San Vicente, 14, Madrid

Hotel T3 Tirol
Calle Marqués de Urquijo, 4, Madrid

Participants are responsible to make their own reservations.

From Barajas International Airport to Campus by Metro

The Madrid-Barajas International Airport is strategically located just 12 km away from the city centre. It has four terminals (and a satellite terminal, T4S), and it is possible to transfer between terminals using buses or trains that are free for all passengers.

Taking the Metro at the airport is probably the quickest and cheapest option to reach the Physics’ building at UCM. It is easy to use from any of the terminals. There are two stations at the airport: Aeropuerto-T1-T2-T3 and Aeropuerto-T4. The entrances are located on the first floor of terminal 2 (T2) in the connection corridor, and on the first floor of terminal 4 (T4), respectively.

Recommended route (~30 min): Take Line 8 (pink, the only possible line from the airport) to Nuevos Ministerios. Then, transfer in Nuevos Ministerios to Linea 6 Circular (grey), Platform 1, towards Ciudad Universitaria.
Origin: Aeropuerto T1 T2 T3 or Aeropuerto T4.
Destination: Ciudad Universitaria

There are several types of tickets you can buy. An additional charge, called a “Servicio Especial”, is required to enter or exit any of the Airport Metro stations. A Multi Public Transport Card (MULTI card) is needed to load the tickets. The MULTI card can be purchased from the ticket machines at any Metro Station at a cost of 2.5€. However, it is free if you buy a Tourist ticket.

For more information on public transport from the airport and fares, please visit:

From Barajas International Airport to Campus by Taxi

Travelling to the city center by taxi is the most convenient but also the most expensive option. To take a taxi, you must go to the designated taxi stop located at the exits of each one of the terminals. The taximeter shows the price of your ride. We therefore recommend that you make sure prior to the beginning of your ride that the driver has switched the taximeter on, indicating the basic fare. The price for a taxi ride from the Barajas airport to the central area Madrid is a flat rate (currently 30€) one-way; this includes rides to the University or hotels in the Argüelles area. The luggage is included for any tariffs.


We gratefully acknowledge funding kindly provided by the Universidad Complutense Madrid, Instituto de Geociencias, the National Science Foundation (NSF), the World Meterological Organization (WMO), the Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate (SPARC) project of the World Climate Research Programme, and the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) of the International Union for Geophysics and Geodesy (IUGG).