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LS3MIP: Land Surface, Snow and Soil Moisture Model Intercomparison Project

2015 LandMIP Workshop

The Land Modelling ("LandMIP") Workshop will be held from October 26-28, 2015, at the Eidgenössische Technische Hochschule (ETH), in Zürich, Switzerland. For directions, click the link below:

Scientific Committee: Sonia Seneviratne, Bart van den Hurk, Gerhard Krinner, Dave Lawrence, Jacob Schewe, Chris Derksen, Katja Frieler, George Hurtt, Hyungjun Kim, Taikan Oki
Local Committee: Barbara Aellig, Edouard Davin, Lukas Gudmundsson, Rene Orth, Sonia Seneviratne


Registration: http://iacweb.ethz.ch/events/landmip/registration_form/registration_form.php
(Registration deadline: August 15, 2015)

Download the invitation leaflet of the meeting here.

Block reservations have been made in different hotels in Zürich for participants in the LandMIP workshop. Find the list of hotels and prices here.

Aim of the meeting

In the context of CMIP6, several new land modeling initiatives and Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPs) will be conducted within the World Climate Research Program (WCRP). These include the Land Surface, Snow and Soil Moisture MIP (LS3MIP) and the Land Use MIP (LUMIP). This represents the first time that dedicated land climate experiments (with offline land and coupled landatmosphere setups) will be conducted within the CMIP framework. In parallel to this effort, the Intersectoral Impact MIP (ISIMIP) has provided and is presently conducting extensive offline impact model experiments, which share several commonalities with the land models used in Earth System Models. The workshop will provide for the first time an interface between these different communities to foster exchange and develop synergies. Main areas of discussion will include:
• Overview and discussion of the LS3MIP experiment
• Overview and discussion of the LUMIP experiment
• Overview and planning of offline land modeling experiment within CMIP6 (LMIP, within LS3MIP and coordinated with GSWP3, LUMIP, and ISIMIP)
• Overview and discussion of ISIMIP Phase 2 experiment
• Discussion of synergies among various existing and planned land modeling projects.


Draft agenda as of October 19, 2015

Land Modelling 'LandMIP' Workshop - October 26-28, 2015 (2.5 days; followed by 2.5 day ISI-MIP meeting)
Monday, October 26, 2015
ETH Zurich, Universitätstr. 16, CHN-building, room L17.1, 8:45-18:30
LS3MIP/LUMIP: Coupled Simulation
8:45-9:05 Introduction, overview of LandMIP workshop, logistics (Sonia Seneviratne, Bart van den Hurk, Dave Lawrence, Jacob Schewe, local committee)
9:05-11:15 LS3MIP: Chair Sonia Seneviratne
9:05-9:30 LS3MIP overview, coupled simulations, integration within CMIP6, feedback from CMIP6 and response (LFMIP) (Gerhard Krinner, LGGE/CNRS, Bart van den Hurk, KNMI)
9:30-10:45 Coupled snow experiments: Overview of previous and related experiments:
-'15: SnowMIP experiments: Richard Essery, University of Edinburgh
-'15: Albedo-snow feedbacks and diagnostics: Mark Flanner, University of Michigan
-'15: Snow-GLACE experiment: Yvan Orsolini, NILU - Norwegian Institute for Air Research
-'15: Characterization of northern hemisphere snow water equivalent datasets for climate model evaluation: Gerhard Krinner, LGGE/CNRS
-15': Discussion
 Coffee Break (Green Floor, CHN-building)
11:15-12:30 Chair: Bart van den Hurk / Gerhard Krinner

Coupled soil moisture experiments: Overview of previous and related experiments:
-'15 GLACE1&2 experiments: Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University
-'15: GLACE-CMIP5 experiment: Sonia Seneviratne, ETH Zurich
-'15 Soil moisture feedbacks on summer temperatures: seasonal forecast and climate change experiments: Jeanne Colin, Meteo-France
-'15: Comparing the impacts of SST and soil moisture in the warm season: Rene orth, ETH Zurich


General discussion LS3MIP coupled experiments

13:00-14:00  Lunch (Green Floor, CHN-building)
14:00-15:00 Chair: Bart van den Hurk / Gerhard Krinner
14:00-15:00 General discussion: LS3MIP coupled experiments (including separate break-out groups on snow and soil moisture)
15:00-18:30 LUMIP: Chair Dave Lawrence


Limitations in our current understanding of land use change on climate: Nathalie de Noblet-Ducoudre, CEA/LSCE

15:20-15:35 Land use change impacts modulated by land-atmosphere coupling strength: Ruth Lorenz, University of new South Wales
15:35-16:05 Coffee break (Green Floor, CHN-building)
16:45-17:00 Land use change and the carbon cycle: Elena Shevliakova, GFDL
17:00-17:15 Idealized deforestation experiments: Victor Brovkin, MPI for Meteorology
17:15-17:30 Background on Shared Socioeconomic Pathways (SSPs) and their implications for land use: Kate Calvin, PNNL
17:30-17:45 Overview of new land use scenarios and datasets and LUMIP experiments: Dave Lawrence, NCAR
17:45-18:30 General discussion: LUMIP planning, Coordination between LUMIP and LS3MIP
19:00-19:30 LS3MIP Special talk
19:00-19:30 Special talk (remote): Randal Koster, NASA/GSFC
Evening: Joint ILEAPS-GEWEX-CliC discussion (ILEAPS, GEWEX and CliC SSC and panel members)
Tuesday, October 27, 2015
ETH Zurich, GEP Pavilion, 8:30-16:30
LMIP, GSWP: Offline Simulations
8:30-11:00 LMIP: Chair Sonia Seneviratne
8:30-8:40 Role of LMIP within LS3MIP and CMIP6: Bart van den Hurk, KNMI, Taikan Oki, The University of Tokyo
8:40-8:55 Overview of LMIP protocol: Hyungjun Kim, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
8:55-9:10 GSWP1&2: Lessons learned: Paul Dirmeyer, George Mason University
9:10-9:20 Forcing datasets for offline simulations: Princeton forcing dataset: Justin Sheffield, Princeton University
9:20-9:30 Forcing datasets for offline simulations: WFDEI datasets: Graham Weedon, Met Office
9:30-9:40 Forcing datasets for offline simulations: NCEP-CRU forcing dataset used in Trendy: Nicolas Viovy, LSCE France
9:40-9:55 Overview of GSWP3 first results & Intercomparison of forcing datasets: Hyungjun Kim, Institute of Industrial Science, The University of Tokyo
9:55-10:10 ISI-MIP Modelling protocol: Jakob Schewe, Katja Frieler, PIK
10:10-10:30 Discussion: Forcing datasets, GSWP3 results
10:30-11:00  Coffee Break (GEP-Pavillon)
11:00-13:00 LMIP: Chair Paul Dirmeyer
11:00-11:15 Earth2Observe overview: Jaap Schellekens, Deltares
11:15-11:25 Earth2Observe multi-model water resources reanalysis: Emanuel Dutra, ECMWF
11:25-11:40 ERA-Interim/Land overview including global soil moisture trends: Gianpaolo Balsamo, ECMWF
11:40-11:55 Overview Trendy experiments and results: Stephen Sitch, Univeristy of Exeter
11:55-12:10 Global carbon project/MstMIP, Trendy and ISI-MIP2.1: Philippe Ciais, LSCE-CEA
12:10-12:25 Land data Assimilation System developent at NASA using the Land Information System (LIS): Suyar Kumar, NASA GSFC
12:25-12:40 MERRA-Land overview: Randal Koster, NASA/GSFC
12:40-13:00 Discussion
13:00-14:00  Lunch (Foyer E-Nord)
14:00-15:00 LMIP: Chair Bart van den Hurk
14:00-15:00 Planning session LMIP
*forcing datasets
*details of set-up
*soil moisture, snow, land fluxes, land cover, carbon
Coordination: Hyungjung Kim, Bart van den Hurk, Gerhard Krinner, Dave Lawrence
15:00-15:30  Coffee break (Foyer E-Nord)
15:30-16:30 Planning session LMIP Continued; discussion of links to ISI-MIP
Coordination: Hyungjung Kim, Bart van den Hurk, Gerhard Krinner, Dave Lawrence
16:30 Close of LMIP session
18:45 Meeting Point outside of the main building, ETH Zurich main entrance, Rämistrasse 101
19:00-23:00 Dinner at the Dozentenfoyer, ETH Zurich, main building, J-floor 
 [Evening: joint ILEAPS-GEWEX-CliC discussion (ILEAPS, GEWEX and CliC SSG and panel members)]
Optional / by invitation
Special session on soil modelling and subsurface modelling (GEWEX SoilWat)
Location: ETH Zurich, Universitätstr. 16, CHN building, room L17.1, 17:00-18:30
Optional / by invitation: Special session on soil modelling and subsurface modelling (GEWEX SoilWat)
ETH Zurich, Universitätstr. 16, Room CHN L17.1, 17:00-18:30
17:00-18:30 GEWEX SoilWat: Chair: Sonia Seneviratne
17:00-17:20 New GEWEX SoilWat initiative: Dani Or, ETH Zurich
17:20-17:35 Overview of GLASS panel and PLUMBER results: (Aaron Boone, CRNM-GAME, Gab Abramovitz, University of New South Wales
17:35-17:50 Incorporating human water management in land models: Taikan Oki,The University of Tokyo
17:50-18:05 Groundwater modeling: Stefan Kollet: Forschungszentrum Jülich
18:05-18:30 Discussion (including program of Leipzig 2016 meeting)
Wednesday, October 28, 2015
ETH Zurich, GEP Pavilion, 9:00-12:30
Open Joint LandMIP/ISI-MIP Session
Wrap-up of the LandMIP sessions and introduction to ISI-MIP (30 min presentations)
9:00-10:00 ISI-MIP: Chair Taikan Oki

Overview on the first two days
Intro: Sonia Seneviratne, ETH Zurich
LS3MIP/LMIP CMIP6 plans: Bart van den Hurk, KNMI

9:30-10:00 An introduction to ISI-MIP: Katja Frieler or Jacob Schewe, PIK
10:00-10:30  Coffee break (Foyer E-Nord)
  From climate to impact: Sectorial presentations (20 min presentations)
10:30-12:30 ISI-MIP: Chair Jacob Schewe
10:30-10:45 Agriculture: Katja Frieler, PIK
10:45-10:55 Water global: Simon Gosling, University of Notthingham
10:55-11:05 Water regional: Valentina Krysanova, PIK
11:05-11:20 Biomes & forestry: Christophe Reyer, PIK
11:15-11:30 Fisheries: Tyler Eddy, Dalhousie University
11:30-11:45 Energy: Robert Vautard, IPSL-LSCE
11:45-12:00 Health: Veronika Huber, PIK/JRC Seville
12:00-12:30 Final discussion, Closing of LandMIP meeting
12:30-14:00  Joint Lunch (Foyer E-Nord)