4th Conference on Stochastic Weather Generators

Agenda Track

4th Conference on Stochastic Weather Generators, SWGEN 2018


Tuesday October 2, 2018


8:00-8:25am Registration

8:25-9:30am Keynote 1

9:30-10:20am Generation of Weather Fields (Chair: Will Kleiber)

10:20-10:45am Coffee break

10:45-12:00 Interface of SWGs and Climate Models I (Chair: Steve Sain)

12:00-1:00pm Lunch in the Mesa Lab cafeteria

1:00-2:40pm SWGs for End-User Studies (Chair: Julie Bessac)

2:40-3:10pm Coffee break

3:10-4:50pm Multivariate Methods (Chair: Pierre Ailliot)

5:00-7:00pm Poster session in the Mesa Lab cafeteria

  • Yash Amonkar, Columbia Water Center, Columbia University, Reservoir Computing approach for Nino 3.4 SST predictions
  • Pradeebane Vaittinada Ayar, CNRS-IGE, SpaWGEN-DS: a spatial weather generator for statistical downscaling of precipitation accounting for spatio-temporal non-stationarities

  • Greg Benton, Cornell University, "Estimating the daily distribution of quantitative precipitation over the US"

  • Marie Boutigny, Brest University, "A stochastic rainfall generator for Brest area"

  • Vincent Cailliez, SIDAM, "GenCFox, a stochastic climate generator"

  • Hetal Dabhi, University of Innsbruck, Austria, "Evaluation of a stochastic weather generator for multivariate extremes in different climate zones across Europe"

  • Clement Guilloteau, University of California, Irvine,  "Representation of Uncertainty and Errors in the Wavelet Domain: Application to Satellite Precipitation Products"

  • Anders Hildeman, Chalmers University of Technology, "A joint spatial model of significant wave height and wave period using the SPDE approach"

  • Gabriel Jouan, IRMAR, Université de Rennes 1, "Weather forecasting model calibration at medium range"

  • Eric Lee, University of Notre Dame, "Predicting Dust Storms in Saudi Arabia"

  • Stephen Molinari, Colorado School of Mines, "Reducing Ensemble Size Requirements for CESM-ECT"

  • Nathaniel Onnen, The Ohio State University, "Modeling and prediction for bivariate geostatistical processes"

  • Paul Platzer, LSCE / IMT-A / FEM, "Connecting Ocan Wave Group Focusing and Crest Velocity Gradient"

  • Clare Stephens, University of New South Wales, "Using weather generation to assess hydrologic model performance under climate change"

  • Wenqi Zhang, University of Colorado, "A Stochastic Approach for Downscaling Solar Irradiance Data Products"


Wednesday October 3, 2018


8:00-8:30am Registration

8:30-9:30am Keynote 2

  • Upmanu Lall, "Reflections on stochastic modeling strategies for climate and weather extremes"

9:30-10:20am Modeling and Estimation of Rainfall Extremes (Chair: Will Kleiber)

10:20-10:45am Coffee break

10:45-12:00 SWGs for Wind Applications (Chair: Peter Craigmile)

12:00-1:00pm Lunch in the Mesa Lab cafeteria

1:00-2:15pm Interface of SWGs and Climate Models II (Chair: Joshua French)

2:15-2:45pm Coffee break

2:45-4:15pm Dynamics and Forecasting (Chair: Josh Hewitt)

5 pm Informal gathering at Under the Sun


Thursday October 4, 2018


8:00am-1:00pm Area hike.


This workshop is sponsored in part by the National Science Foundation. 

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