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ACCESS Science Day 2

An ACCESS science day is being planned for 24th May, 2019 (9.30am-4.00pm), open to anyone who works with or is interested in the Australian Community Climate and Earth System Simulator (ACCESS). The aim is to share current work with ACCESS and both science and technical presentations are welcome. To allow for maximum participation, presentations will be short (10 minutes, maximum 5 slides). The meeting will be held by video conference across four sites:

  • Melbourne: CSIRO Aspendale;
  • Hobart: CSIRO or IMAS Hobart (TBC)
  • Canberra: ANU
  • Sydney: UNSW

We strongly encourage you to attend in person at your nearest location (lunch provided). If this is not possible, video conference details can be provided on request.

If you are interested in attending, please mark the date in your diary and email Reception.Aspendale at by Tuesday May 14th with your name, institution and which venue you will be attending (so that we can organise catering).

If you would like to present, please email simon.marsland at by Tuesday May 14th with your name, institution and the title of your presentation.

A second notice will be distributed once the program has been prepared and to provide any venue specific information.

Location information

CSIRO Aspendale: 107-121 Station Street, Aspendale (Cnr Robertson Parade). Short walk from Aspendale station or parking available. Please sign in at reception. The meeting will be in the lecture theatre.

CSIRO Hobart: Castray Esplanade, Battery Point. Please sign in at reception. The meeting will be in the Auditorium.

ANU: Hales Room, Building Jaeger 7 at RSES. Mills Road. The room is on the first floor. For access to the building, please call Claire Carouge (mobile number will be emailed to Canberra participants). See map: . Parking at ANU is horrendous and best avoided unless arriving before 9am. For the CSIRO people, the best option might be to park at CSIRO Black Mountain and walk. Public transport: 2 bus lines come into ANU: No.3 and No.7. There are also lots of bus lines stopping at ANU outskirts, it’s about 15min walk to the building from these bus stops.

UNSW: Level 4, Mathews Building (F23 on map)in the Climate Change Research Centre board room. Access via gate 11, but parking has to be paid for (top level of multi-storey, H25 on map). Public transport: there are express buses from Central Station but the new light rail system is making this hard.


Program for download/printing

Time Name Title
Presentations from Aspendale
9:30 Simon Marsland Welcome
9:40Helen CleughWorld Climate Research Programme update
9:50Ben Evans Update on NCI peak system, ESGF and other data infrastructure.
10:00 Simon Marsland CMIP6 update
10:10 Martin DixCurrent state of ACCESS-CM2 CMIP6 simulations.
10:20 Arnold SullivanACCESS-CM2 model results.
10:30 Harun RashidACCESS-CM2 climate variability and ENSO.
10:40 Roger Bodman ACCESS-CM2 AMIP simulations.
10:50 Tilo Ziehn/Rachel? LawACCESS-ESM: Australia's Earth System Model and CMIP6.
10:50 Morning tea
Presentations from Canberra, Sydney, Hobart
11:20 Ben Evans Climate and Weather HPC and data at NCI
11:30 Peter Dobrohotoff Making the ACCESS climate model suite more robust and user-friendly, with post-processing options
11:40 Claire Carouge ESMValTool - A diagnostic and performance metrics tool for CMIP6 (pdf)
11:50 Vanessa Haverd Multiple constraints from leaf to globe on land surface impacts on radiative forcing
12:00 Andy Hogg Repeat Year Forcing Strategies for ACCESS-OM2
12:15 Matt England ACCESS model simulations of Antarctic sea-ice expansion and surface ocean cooling over the past four decades
12:25 Mark Decker A cautionary tale about ameliorating parameterizations offline: Improved water fluxes degrades near surface temperature.
12:40 Stephanie Downes Water mass transformation diagnostics in MOM5
12:50 Discussion
1:00 Lunch
Presentations from Aspendale
2:00 Fabio Boeira Dias An Ocean Heat Budget analysis in OGCMs
2:10 Dave Bi Effort of reconfiguring MOM5 to reduce the Southern Ocean warm bias in ACCESS-CM2
2:20 Roger Bodman ACCESS-CM2 Performance
2:30 Scott Wales arccssive - A database of CMIP5 outputs replicated at NCI (pptx)
2:40 David Karoly An update on C20C simulations with ACCESS AM1.3
2:50 Ashok Luhar Improved estimates of dry deposition of ozone using ozone reanalysis and ACCESS
3:00 Discussion / short break
3:10 Eun-Pa Lim Seasonal forecast of the stratosphere-troposphere coupling, using ACCESS-S1
3:20 Belinda Roux Fog and visibility in ACCESS
3:30 Harun Rashid Tropical climate variability in a provisional version of the ACCESS-CM2
3:40 Huqiang Zhang Monsoons in GA7: implication for tropical-extratropical interactions
3:50 Scott Wales GA7.1 at N216 - High Resolution AMIP and Transpose AMIP (pptx)
4:00 Future meetings and other discussion

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