Workshop - Monsoons: Past, Present and Future                  

May 18 - 22, 2015

The Keck Center
California Institute of Technology
Pasadena, CA 91125

Workshop Information

Workshop Schedule





Workshop Presentations




Jess Adkins
Professor of Geochemistry and Global Environmental Science,
California Institute of Technology

Tropical Climate Change Spanning Glacial Cycles and Rapid Events from Caves in Borneo

6.3 MB .pdf
Larissa E. Back
Assistant Professor - Department of Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences,
University of Wisconsin-Madison

The Impact of Vertical Motion Structure on the Amplification of Tropical Convection

2.4 MB .pdf
Michela Biasutti
Associate Research Professor
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory, 
Columbia University

Future Changes in the Annual Cycle of Monsoons and the ITCZ

10.4 MB .pdf
William Boos
Assistant Professor - Department of Geology and Geophysics, 
Yale University

A Review of Energetic and Dynamic Theories of Monsoons

Towards a New Understanding of Monsoon Depressions

6.2 MB .pdf

5.8 MB .pdf

Simona Bordoni
Assistant Professor of Environmental Science and Engineering,
California Institute of Technology

Monsoons over Idealized Continents

698 KB .pdf
Mark Cane
G. Unger Vetlesen Professor of Earth and Climate Sciences
Columbia's Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Global Precipitation Changes Shaped by Natural and Anthropogenic Forcing

7.4 MB .pdf
John Chiang
Associate Professor - Department of Geography and Center for Atmospheric Sciences
University of California, Berkeley

Role of Seasonal Transitons and Westerly Jets in East Asian Paleoclimate

12.76 MB .pdf
Tim Cronin
NOAA/HUCE Postdoctoral Fellow

Radiative-Convective Equilibrium over Islands

4.6 MB .pdf
Peter de Menocal
Professor - Department of Earth and Environmental Sciences,
Columbia University
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory

Deglacial ITCZ Shifts and Human Population Responses

15.6 MB .pdf
Spencer Hill
Princeton AOS Graduate Student

Towards Constraining Sahel Rainfall Responses to Global Mean Temperature Changes

12.7 MB .pdf
Kathleen R. Johnson
Associate Professor- Department of Earth System Science,
University of California, Irvine

Orbital to Millennial Scale Variability in the Southeast Asian Monsoon Since the Last Glacial Period

3 MB .pdf
L. Ruby Leung
Earth Systems Analysis & Modeling Laboratory Fellow,
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory

Modeling the Monsoon Circulation and Precipitation: CMIP5 biases and Future Plan

16 MB .pdf
Benjamin R. Lintner
Assistant Professor - Department of Environmental Sciences,

The Role of Soil Moisture in the West African Monsoon

8.3 MB .pdf
David McGee
Assistant Professor - Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences,
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tracing Tropical Precipitation Changes in Past Climates: from Individual Lake Basins to the Zonal Mean

59.7 MB .pdf
Timothy M. Merlis
Assistant Professor - Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,
McGill University

Tropical Circulation Changes Across Forcing Agents

4.5 MB .pdf
Peter Molnar
Professor of Geological Sciences,
Department of Geological Sciences and Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Science (CIRES),
University of Colorado at Boulder

The Growth of the Tibetan Plateau and its Possible Effects on Evolving Asian Climate over the past 15 Million years

37.8 MB .pdf
J. David Neelin
Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences,

Anthropogenic Changes to Tropical & Subtropical Precipitation and Circulation

6.78 MB .pdf
Ji Nie
Postdoctoral Research Scientist - Ocean and Climate Physics
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University

Modeling Interactions Between the Quasi-Geostrophic Vertical Motion and Convection in a Single Column

1.8 MB .pdf
Olivier Pauluis
Professor in Atmosphere Ocean Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Science,
New York University

Isentropic Flows and Monsoonal Circulations

7 MB .pdf
Aaron E. Putnam
Assistant Research Professor,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory
Columbia University

Glacier Fluctuations in the Monsoonal Himalaya During the Pre-Industrial Holocene

23.1 MB .pdf
Richard Seager
Palisades Geophysical Institute/Lamont Research Professor,
Lamont-Doherty Earth Observatory,
Columbia University

Causes of the 2011-14 California Drought: An Unfortunate Series of Weather, Ocean-Forced Variability and/or Climate Change?

44.7 MB .pdf
Tiffany A. Shaw
Assistant Professor of Earth and Environmental Sciences & Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics,
Columbia University

The Role of Land-Sea Contrast in the Circulation Response to Seasonal Insolation and Global Warming

7.9 MB .pdf
Martin Singh
Postdoctoral Researcher - Department of Earth & Planetary Sciences,
Harvard University

Thermodynamic and Dynamic Controls on the Hadley Circulation

1.7 MB .pdf
Hui Su
Research Scientist
Jet Propulsion Laboratory,
California Institute of Technology

Hadley Circulation, Cloud Feedback, Humidity and Climate Sensitivity

10.9 MB .pdf
Jessica E. Tierney
Associate Professor - Department of Geosciences,
University of Arizona

Paleoclimate Perspectives on the Afro-Asian Monsoon

22.3 MB .pdf
Shang-Ping Xie
Professor - Climate, Atmospheric Science & Physical Oceanography,
Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Robust Patterns and Uncertainties of Tropical Rainfall and Circulation Projections

1.7 MB .pdf





Sean Faulk

The Effect of Rotation Rate and Seasonal Forcing on the Migration of the ITCZ in a Moist GCM

2 MB .pdf
Emily C. Gill
University of Colorado, Boulder

An Assessment of the Mean Annual Precipitation Needed to Sustain Mid-Holocene Lakes in Rajasthan, India

3.6 MB .pdf
Salvatore Pascale
California Institute of Technology

The Impact of Gulf Surges on the North American Monsoon and Their Modulation by Tropical and Extra-Tropical Waves

12.9 MB .pdf
Ho-Hsuan Wei
California Institute of Technology

The Role of the African Topography in the South Asian Monsoon

5 MB .pdf
Hongying Yang
UC Irvine

Inter-Annual Controls on Oxygen Isotopes of Precipitation in the Asian Monsoon Region

22.9 MB .pdf