|International Workshop on Representation of Physical Processess in Weather and Climate Models (INTROSPECT 2017)|
An International Workshop on Representation of Physical Processess in Weather and Climate Models (INTROSPECT 2017) was organized at IITM during 13-16 February 2017. The workshop emphasized the debate of cloud resolving approach or hybrid approach (with parameterized convection and grid scale cloud microphysics) and its impact on model fidelity. The workshop addressed the major challenge areas to numerical prediction models viz., a) need of scale aware parameterizations schemes, b) stochastic and multiscale nature of schemes and c) unified scheme of physical processes. The workshop provided a platform to bring together world renowned experts from all over the globe to meet, discuss and do hands on and deliver lectures to Indian participants/students. About 20 Experts from various premier research Institutes such as ECMWF (UK), NCAR (USA), GSFC and JPL of NASA (USA), Seul National University (Korea), University of Victoria (Canada), Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA), Gorger manson University (USA), University of Tokyo (Japan), KNMI (Netherlands), NCEP (USA), Purdue University (USA), IISc Bangalore, IIT, IMD, NCMRWF, IITM. About 73 participants across the country have participated in the International Workshop. The webcasting of the talks was arranged and benefited the students/faculties who could not attend the workshop. As an outcome of the workshop, it is recommended by the experts, to constitute a consortium where all the researchers working in the field of parameterization can discuss issues related to parameterization in the country. This workshop has worked as a facilitator motivating the students and researchers in taking up cutting edge research in the field of Parameterization.