The workshop is organized around 4 main topics (Climate-Chemistry interaction; Observed and modeled changes of the middle atmosphere; Stratosphere-troposphere coupling; Seasonal and decadal variability/predictions). 

The format of the workshop consists of invited presentations, and contributed oral and poster presentations.

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Monday,  12  January  2015

08:30 – 09:00 Registration
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome

Session 1: Climate-chemistry interactions (Chair: Bernd Funke)

09:15 – 09:45   Chemistry-Climate interactions: How much model complexity do we
  need to understand observed signals? (Invited) Hauke Schmidt.
09:45 – 10:15  Impact of GHGs on Stratospheric Ozone Recovery over Antarctica,
 (Invited) Natalia Calvo, D. Kinnison, R. R. Garcia, and D.R. Marsh.
10:15 – 10:30  Modelling stratospheric injection of biogenic very short-lived
 bromocarbons and their breakdown products, Alfonso Saiz-López,
 Xavier Rodríguez, Carlos A. Cuevas, Rafael P. Fernández, María Navarro,
 Elliot Atlas, Douglas E. Kinnison and Jean-Francois Lamarque.
10:30 – 10:45  Polar Stratospheric Clouds observations over the Antarctic Belgrano II
 station based on Polarized-Micro Pulse Lidar (P-MPL) measurements,
 Carmen Córdoba-Jabonero, Juan Luis Guerrero-Rascado, Margarita Yela,
 María Parrondo, Manuel Gil-Ojeda and Héctor Ochoa.
10:45 – 11:15   Coffee Break (Bistró Granada "Café" at Plaza Bib-Rambla)

Session 2: Observed and modeled changes of the middle atmosphere (Chair: Manuel Gil-Ojeda)

11:15 – 11:45   Investigating the impact of pollution on the composition of the upper
  troposphere / lower stratosphere using 10 years of Aura Microwave
  Limb Sounder measurements (Invited) Michelle L. Santee, G.L. Manney,
  N.J. Livesey, J.L. Neu, M.J. Schwartz, and W.G. Read.
11:45 – 12:15  Long-term Monitoring of Atmospheric Trace Gases by using groundbased
 FTIR spectrometry at the Izaña Atmospheric Observatory
 (Invited), Omaira E. García, M. Schneider, F. Hase, T. Blumenstock, E. 2
 Sepúlveda, S. Dohe, S. Barthlott, E. Cuevas, A. Redondas, A. GómezPeláez,
 and Y. González.
12:15 – 12:30   Evolution of the Brewer-Dobson circulation for 1979-2012 in three
  reanalyses, Marta Abalos, Bernard Legras, Félix Ploeger, and William J.
12:30 – 12:45  Changes in the characteristics of the stratospheric vortex during
 stratospheric sudden warmings, Laura de la Torre, J.A. Añel, and L.
12:45 – 13:00  Stratospheric NOy: Global budget and variability in 2002-2012 from
 MIPAS observations, Bernd Funke, M. López-Puertas, G. Stiller, T. von
 Clarmann and R. Garcia.
13:00 – 13:15  IMK/IAA water vapor global distributions in the middle atmosphere
  from MIPAS, Maya García-Comas, López-Puertas, M.; Funke, B.; Stiller,
  G.; Lossow, S.; Kiefer, M.; von Clarmann, T.
13:15 – 13:30  Solar cycle and seasonal variability of CO and CO2 in the middle
  atmosphere, Manuel López-Puertas, B. Funke, A. Jurado-Navarro, R. R.
  Garcia, D. R. Marsh, D. E. Kinnison, A. K. Smith, and C. D. Boone.
13:30 – 15:00   Lunch (at restaurant "Pilar del Toro" at Plaza Nueva)

Session 3: Stratosphere-troposphere coupling (Chair: Manuel López-Puertas)

15:00 – 15:30   A Conceptual Framework for Stratosphere-Troposphere Coupling,
 (invited) Mark Baldwin.
15:30 – 15:45   Onset of circulation anomalies during stratospheric vortex weakening
 events: the role of planetary-scale waves, Seok-Woo Son, and Patrick
15:45 – 16:00   A Study on the Structure of Barotropic/Baroclinic Instability in the
 Mesosphere Using a Gravity-wave Resolving General Circulation
 Model, Kaoru Sato and Akihiro Masuda.
16:00 – 16:15  Intraseasonal variability of the wave activity associated with polar
 vortex extremes in the boreal stratosphere, Encarnación Serrano
 Mendoza and Adelaida Díaz Durán.
16:15 – 16:45   Coffee Break (Bistró Granada "Cafe" at Plaza Bib-Rambla)
16:45 – 18:30   Poster Session
18:30 – 19:00   Short guided visit to Palacio de La Madraza
20:30 Conference dinner (Hotel Palacio Santa Paula, c) Gran Vía de Colón, 31)

Tuesday,  13  January  2015  

Session 3: Stratosphere-troposphere coupling (cont.) (Chair: Rolando Garcia)

09:00 – 09:30  The energetics of the polar vortex variability (Invited), José M.
 Castanheira, and Marques C. A. F.
09:30 – 09:45   On the relationship between ENSO, Stratospheric Sudden Warmings
  and Blocking, David Barriopedro and Natalia Calvo.
09:45 – 10:00   Stratospheric sudden warming role on Central Pacific El Niño
  stratospheric response, Maddalen Iza and Natalia Calvo.
10:00 – 10:15   Momentum flux intermittency in a stochastic parameterization of non-
 orographic gravity waves, Álvaro de la Cámara, François Lott, and Albert Hertzog.
10:15 – 10:30   Comparing Sudden Stratospheric Warming Definitions in Reanalysis
  Data, Froila M. Palmeiro, D. Barriopedro, N. Calvo, and R. García-Herrera.
10:30 – 10:45   Tropical widening from isentropic and potential vorticity fields, Juan A.
  Añel, Andrew Gettelman, José M. Castanheira, Laura de la Torre.
10:45 – 11:15   Coffee Break (Bistró Granada "Cafe" at Plaza Bib-Rambla)


Session 4: Seasonal and decadal variability/predictions (Chair: Natalia Calvo)

11:15 – 11:45  The Role of the Stratosphere in Monthly to Decadal Prediction,
(Invited). Adam A. Scaife.
11:45 – 12:15  The SPECS project: Climate prediction for climate services, (Invited)
Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes.
12:15 – 12:30  Regional Influence of Solar Variability on European Climate, Katja
Matthes, Rémi Thieblémont, Nour-Eddine Omrani, Kunihiko Kodera, and
Felicitas Hansen.
12:30 – 12:45  Simulation of secular temperature trends in the stratosphere, mesosphere 
                           and lower thermosphere, Rolando García, and D. R. Marsh.
12:45   End of Workshop

Posters session: Monday, 12 January 2015 (16:45-18:30)

* The poster board size is (width x height) 100x250 cm or 39.4x98.4 in. All
posters will stay on display from Monday morning to Tuesday noon. 


Session 1: Climate-chemistry interactions

P1.1 DOAS and ozonesondes observations for Antarctic stratospheric monitoring, Yela M., 
         Deferrrari, G.,Gil M., Parrondo, C., Iglesias, J., Navarro M., and Ochoa, H.

Session 2: Observed and modeled changes of the middle atmosphere

P2.1 The SAGE III’s mission aboard the International Space Station, L. Thomason, J.
         Zawodny, and D. Flittner.
P2.2 Composition changes at northern high latitudes as observed by MIPAS and MLS
         in February 2009, A. Damiani, B. Funke, M. López Puertas, A. Gardini, T. von
         Clarmann, M. L. Santee, L. Froidevaux, and R. R. Cordero.
P2.3 Ground-based lidar stratospheric aerosols measurements: Rescuing and
         maintaining an important complement of space-borne measurements, J. C.
         Antuña, R. Estevan, and J. L. Guerrero-Rascado.
P2.4 Aerosol particles in the UT-LS from the summer 2011 Nabro’s eruption over
         Spain and Portugal, J.L. Guerrero-Rascado, C. Córdoba-Jabonero, J.A. BravoAranda,
         M. Granados-Muñoz, F. Wagner, F. Molero, D. Lange, J. Preißler, M. Gil-Ojeda,
         A.J. Fernández, M. Sicard, F. Navas-Guzmán, E. Cuevas, A.M. Silva, M.
         Pujadas, A. Comerón , S. Pereira, F. Rocadenbosch , P. Ortiz-Amezcua, J. A.
         Casquero, and L. Alados-Arboledas.
P2.5 First detection of stratospheric particles by lidar at the LALINET Medellín
         Colombia station, J.L. Guerrero-Rascado, D. J. Nisperuza, A. E. Bedoya, D. L.
         Alegria, M. Múnera, A.E. Bastidas, and L. Alados-Arboledas.
P2.6 Variability of the Brewer-Dobson circulation during Stratospheric Sudden
         Warmings, V. M. Chávez-Pérez, L. de la Torre, J. A. Añel, and L. Gimeno.
P2.7 Non-LTE retrievals of CO2 collisional rates and VMRs using limb emission high
         resolution spectra from MIPAS/ENVISAT, A. Jurado-Navarro, M. López-Puertas,
         B. Funke, M. García-Comas, A. Gardini, G. Stiller, T. von Clarmann, U. Grabowski
         and N. Glatthor.
P2.8 TEMPERA, a new ground-based microwave radiometer to provide continuous
         stratospheric temperature profiles, F. Navas-Guzmán.


Session 3: Stratosphere-troposphere coupling

P3.1 Linking parameterized gravity waves in the LMDz-GCM to their frontal Sources,
         Álvaro de la Cámara and François Lott.
P3.2 Sensitivity study of the definition parameters of the Mixing Layer, G. Sáenz, D.
         Barriopedro, and J.A. García.
P3.3 Weakening of the stratospheric polar vortex by Arctic sea-ice loss, Baek-Min Kim,
         Seok-Woo Son, Seung-Ki Min, Jee-Hoon Jeong, Seong-Joong Kim, Xiangdong Zhang,
         Taehyoun Shim, and Jin-Ho Yoon.5
P3.4 Analysis of the tropospheric wave-activity injection into the stratosphere
         preceding polar vortex extremes in the Northern Hemisphere, Adelaida Díaz
         Durán and Encarnación Serrano Mendoza.
P3.5 The future summer NAO trend in CMIP5 and CCMVAL2 models, Ileana Blade.

Session 4: Seasonal and decadal variability/predictions.

P4.1 Total ozone trends over the Iberian Peninsula for the period 1979-2012, M. Antón,
         D. Mateos, D. Bortoli, and M.J. Costa.
P4.2 Dynamical characterization of total ozone column in the Iberian Peninsula
         emphasizing the double tropopause events, D. Mateos, M. Antón, G. Sáenz, M.
         Bañón , J. M. Vilaplana, J. A. García.
P4.3 Hemispheric distributions and solar-induced variability of NOy produced by
         Energetic Particle Precipitation in 2002-2012 as measured by MIPAS, B. Funke,
         M. López-Puertas, T. von Clarmann, G. Stiller, L. Holt, and C. E. Randall.