Schedule

International workshop on “Stratosphere-Troposphere Interactions and Prediction of Monsoon weather EXtremes” (STIPMEX)at IITM, Pune during
3-7 June 2024
Program

Day 0

2 June 2024
Training Session-1 Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange processes.
Venue HPC Conference Room, IITM, Pune
09:30 - 10:00 Brief introduction to Stratosphere-Troposphere Exchange processes.
10:00 - 11:00 Introduction to balloon sonde launching techniques.
11:00 - 11:15 Tea Break.
11:15 - 13:00 Hands-on on launching of balloon sonde with suitable sensors followed by data acquisition techniques.
13:00 - 14:00 Lunch Break.
14:00 - 15:00 Satellite and in-situ data analysis, with a special focus on the UTLS region.
15:00 - 16:00 Analysis and visualization of big-data from global chemistry-climate models.
16:00 - 16:30 Tea break.
16:30 - 17:30 Inter-comparison of observational and model data.
17:30 - 18:00 Discussion.
Training Session-2 Prediction of Extreme Weather Events
Venue Aryabhatta Conference Hall
9:30-10:30 Wind and solar forecasting with regional model.
10.30-11.00 Why we need Probabilistic model over deterministic model?
11.00 -11.30 Tea Break  
11.30-13.00 Introduction to GEFS and its probabilistic Forecast products for different extreme events.
13.00-14.00 Lunch break
14.00-16.00 Introduction to AI/ML
16.00-16.30 Tea Break
16.00-17.30 Probabilistic verification of GEFS for monsoon and Extreme rainfall events           
17.30-18.00     Discussion

Day 1

3 June 2024
9:30 to 10:15 Inauguration  
10:15 to 10:45 Keynote Dr. Michael Höpfner, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), Germany
10:45 to 11:15 Tea/coffee break
Session I: Atmospheric composition, chemistry, and dynamics of the UTLS
11:15 to 11:45 Invited Prof. Greg Carmichael, IOWA, USA
11:45 to 12:15 Invited Dr. Mijeong Park, NCAR, USA
12:15 to 12:30 Oral By abstract selection
12:30 to 12:45 Oral By abstract selection
12:45 to 13:00 Oral By abstract selection
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch break
Session II: Response of the Asian summer monsoon to volcanic eruptions, large wildfires, anthropogenic emissions, and potential Stratospheric Aerosol Injection (SAI) scenarios
14:00 to 14:30 Invited Dr. R. Krishnan, IITM Pune, India
14:30 to 15:00 Invited  Dr. Bala Govindasamy, IISc, Bengaluru, India
15:00 to 15:30 Invited Dr. Simone Tilmes, NCAR, USA 
15:30 to 15:45 Oral By abstract selection
15:45 to 16:00 Oral By abstract selection
16:00 to 16:15 Tea/coffee break
16:15 to17:15 Public Talk by Prof. Timothy Palmer, Oxford University on “Primacy of doubt” (online)
17:15 to 19:00 Tea/coffee and poster session

Day 2

4 June 2024
Session III:  Observations in monsoon region with a special focus on recent field campaigns
9:30 to 10:00 Invited Dr. M. Venkat Ratnam, NARL, India
10:00 to 10:30 Invited Dr. Ren Smith, NCAR, USA (on-line)
10:30 to 10:45 Oral By abstract selection
10:45 to 11:00 Oral By abstract selection
11:00 to 11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:30 to 11:50 Lead oral Dr. Jean-Paul, Vernier, NASA, LaRC, USA
11:50 to 12:10 Lead oral Dr. M. Mujumdar, IITM, Pune
12:10 to 12:30 Lead oral Dr. Bärbel Vogel, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
12:30 to 12:45 Oral By abstract selection
12:45 to 13:00 Oral By abstract selection
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch break
 Session IV: Inter-connections of Asian summer monsoon with large scale atmospheric patterns such as Brewer-Dobson Circulation, QBO and ENSO, SSW.
14:00 to 14:30 Invited Prof. K. Mohanakumar, CUSAT, India
14:30 to 14:45 Oral By abstract selection
14:45 to 15:00 Oral By abstract selection
15:00 to 15:15 Oral By abstract selection
15:15 to 15:30 Tea/coffee break
15:30 to 16:30 Public Talk by Dr. V Ramaswamy, GFDL NOAA, USA
16:30 to 18:00 Tea/coffee and poster session
19:00 onwards workshop dinner

Day 3

5 June 2024
Session V: Modelling studies on the transport of pollutants and feedback processes associated with the Asian summer monsoon
9:30 to 10:00 Invited   Dr. Peter Hitchcock, Cornell University, USA 
10:00 to 10:30 Invited Dr. David Plummer, Environment and Climate Change Canada
10:30 to 10:45 Oral By abstract selection
10:45 to 11:00 Oral By abstract selection
11:00 to 11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:30 to 12:00 Invited Dr. Rolf Müller, Forschungszentrum Jülich, Germany
12:00-12:20 Lead Oral Dr. Suvarna Fadnavis, IITM, Pune, India
12:20 to 12:35 Oral By abstract selection
12:35 to 12:50 Oral By abstract selection
12:50 to 13:05 Oral By abstract selection
13:05 to 14:00 Lunch break
Session VI: Extreme weather prediction, Session Chair Dr. A. K. Sahai
14:00 to 14:30 Invited Dr. Takuya Kawabata, MRI, JMA, Japan
14:30 to 15:00 Invited Dr. Paul Davies, UKMO, UK
15:00 to 15:15 Oral By abstract selection
15:15 to 15:30 Oral By abstract selection
15:30 to 18:00 Tea/coffee break and poster session

Day 4

6th June 2024
Session VII: Extreme weather events and prediction, Session Chair: Dr. Rupakumar Kolli
9:30 to 10:00 Keynote Dr. M. Rajeevan, Atria University, India
10:00 to 10:30 Invited Prof. Kerry Emanuel, MIT, USA (online)
10:30 to 11:00 Invited Dr. Estibaliz Gascon ECMWF, Bonn, Germany
11:00 to 11:30 Tea/coffee break
11:30 to 12:00 Invited Dr. Fanglin Yang NCEP, USA 
Session VIII: Stratosphere troposphere exchange processes and their association with monsoon extremes
12:00 to 12:30 Invited Prof. Seok-Woo Son, Seoul National University, South Korea
12:30 to12:45 Oral By abstract selection
12:45 to 13:00 Oral By abstract selection
13:00 to 14:00 Lunch break
14:00 to 14:30 Invited Prof. T. G. Shepherd, University of Reading, UK (on-line)
14:30 to 14:45 Oral By abstract selection
14:45 to 15:00 Oral By abstract selection
Session IX: New approaches for extreme weather events prediction Session Chair: Dr. A. Suryachandra Rao
15:00 to 15:30 Keynote Dr. M Mohapatra IMD
15:30 to 16:00 Invited Dr. Saulo Freitas, INPE, Brazil
16:00 to 16:30 Invited Prof. Arindam Chakraborty IISc, Bengaluru
16:30 to 16:50 Lead oral Dr. R. Ashrit NCMRWF
16:50 to 17:10 Lead oral Dr. P. Mukhopadhyay, IITM, Pune
17:10 to 17:25 Oral By abstract selection
17:30 to 18:30 Tea/coffee break and poster session
19:00 to 20:30 Cultural Program
20:30 to 22:00 Dinner at IITM front lawn

Day 5

7 June 2024
Session X: Observation campaign for understanding processes associated with extreme precipitation events Session Chair: Dr. Thara Prabhakaran
9:30 to 10:00 Keynote Prof. Xubin Zheng Arizona University, USA
10:00 to 10:30 Invited Dr. W K. Tao, GSFC, NASA
10:30 to 11:00 Invited Prof. Toru Terao, Kagawa University, Japan
11:00 to 11:15 Oral By abstract selection
11.15 to 11.30 Tea/coffee break
Sessions XI AI/ML in Weather prediction, Session Chair: Dr. E. N. Rajagopal, IMPO
11:30 to 12:00 Keynote Prof. Dev Niyogi, University of Texas, Austin, USA
12:00 to 12:30 Invited Dr. Pierre Gentine, Univ: of Columbia, USA (Online)
12:30 to 12:45 Oral By abstract selection
12:45 to 13:00 Oral By abstract selection
13:00 to 13:15 Oral By abstract selection
13:15 to 14:00 Lunch break
Session XII Application of Monsoon Weather Forecast for various sectors, Session Chair: Dr. Susmitha Joseph
14:00 to 14:30 Keynote DG, NIWE, India
14:30 to 15:00 Invited Prof. Vimal Mishra, IIT, Gandhinagar, India
15:00 to 15:30 Invited Dr. Tune Usha, NCCR, MoES, Chennai, India
Session XIII: 15:30 to 16:30 Stakeholders Discussion on Renewable Energy and Weather Forecast, Session Chair: Dr. Vinu Valsala Panelist: NDMA on Flood & Lightning management, SDMA, Assam on Flood; Tata Power, Mumbai; Adani Green, Ahmedabad; Mr. Raghuwanshi, WRLDC (Grid India); Renew Power, Delhi & Suzlon, Pune
16:30 to 17:00 Tea/coffee break
17:00 to 18:00 Panel discussion, recommendation and concluding remarks (coordinator: Dr. Vinu Valsala