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Nonlinear Processes in Geophysics
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  Information - NP3.02 Scale, Scaling, nonlinear variability and turbulent structures in the atmosphere and the climate (co-listed in AS, CL & HS)

Event Information
This session will highlight nonlinear aspects of ocean and atmosphere dynamics including clouds, radiative transfer, turbulence, and climate. Emphasis will be on the space-time scales of atmospheric, oceanic or climatological structures, fields and time series, on their scaling, multifractal and extremely variable properties. This includes the latest developments of corresponding notions, methods, theories and models needed to understand the underlying fundamental mechanisms.
Specific topics include: theoretical and experimental studies of turbulence, and related cascade models; turbulent transfers of energy, passive and active scalar diffusion/transport (including clouds and precipitation); seasonal, interannual and climate-scale variations and coupling across abroad range of scales; surface/atmosphere interactions; global change problems. In this year's session, focus is placed on the spatio-temporal variability and dynamics on a wide range of scales in observed fields and models, clouds, rain and their interaction with turbulence , and climate variability.

Preliminary List of Solicited Speakers
K. Fraederich
M. Moncrief


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