Chapman Conference on
Gravity Waves Processes and Parameterization
Waikoloa Beach Marriott in Kohala Coast, Hawaii, USA

10-14 January 2004,

Program Committee
Conference Objective
Preliminary Topics and Issues
Format and Schedule
Travel Support Deadline 30 Sept. 2003
Meeting Location and Hotel Information
Further Information


Stratospheric Process and their Role in Climate (SPARC)
National Science Foundation (NSF)


Questions related to the scientific program should be addressed to one of the conference conveners.

Kevin Hamilton, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI USA, E-mail:
Toshitaka Tsuda, RASC, Kyoto University, Kyoto, Japan, E-mail:
Robert Vincent, Adelaide University, Adelaide, Australia, E-mail:

Program Committee

Conference Objective

The conference will bring experts in observations and theoretical modelling of the gravity wave field together with colleagues who construct and apply global climate and climate/chemistry models. One focus of discussion will be the observational and analysis strategies that can be used to obtain parameters of direct utility in the formulation of parameterizations of global models.

The conference will allow exchange of information among different modelling groups concerning their practical experience with current gravity wave schemes. Such questions as whether the incorporation of complicated seasonal/geographical source function for the gravity wave parameterizations actually has much impact on the large-scale simulated climate will be extensively discussed, both for the tropical and extratropical simulations.

The conference will be very helpful for graduate students and other young scientists. It will be valuable for the students in more observationally-focused aeronomy programs to be exposed the range of modelling work to be discussed here. Similarly, students in meteorology programs who are involved in global modelling will benefit from being exposed to presentations on the observational issues.

Preliminary Topics and Issues

The conference will focus on a broad but tractable set of issues related to Gravity Waves Processes and Parameterization.

Format and Schedule

The conference will include five days of presentations, discussions, and posters. There will be a mixture of 40-minute invited talks and 20-minute contributed talks with high profile poster sessions.

Registration is closed.

Travel Support

    Application Deadline: 30 September 2003 has past.
Applications are being made to several U.S. agencies to support travel of conference participants. Graduate students and young scientists will receive priority for funding.

Meeting Location and Hotel Information

Specially discounted rooms have been reserved at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott on Hawaii's Big Island. All attendees will be responsible for making their own reservations. Participants should reserve sleeping rooms by 19 December 2003 to ensure that you receive the $130 specially discounted AGU group rate.

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