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(Chairman: S.C. Solomon)
(Chairman: Gang Lu)
Roble Symposium Program
|*||SESSION I (Chairman: S.C. Solomon)|
|9:00||“On Global Change in the Upper Atmosphere,” Ray Roble|
|9:45||“Solar Proton Evens and Some Aspects of Middle Atmosphere Coupling,” Susan Solomon|
|*||SESSION II (Chairman: Gang Lu)|
|11:00||“Geosciences: The Roble Approach,” Tim Killeen|
|11:45||“Connections Between Thermospheric Dynamics and Climate Modeling: A Historical Perspective,” Bob Dickinson|
|3:30||Remarks, by Stan Solomon, Maura Hagan, Paul Hays, Art Richmond, Gordon Shepherd, John Olivero, and others...|
Roble Symposium Description
A Symposium in honor of Dr. Ray Roble was held on June 18, 2010 at the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, Colorado in conjunction with the 6th IAGA/ICMA/CAWSES workshop on "Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere" and immediately preceding the 2010 CEDAR Workshop.
The symposium honored Dr. Ray Roble, a long-time NCAR scientist and true pioneer in solar-terrestrial research. Throughout his career, Dr. Roble developed and refined a suite of general circulation models of the upper atmosphere and ionosphere of Earth, Venus and Mars that self-consistently account for the underlying physical, dynamical, chemical, radiative, and electromagnetic processes. Dr. Roble recognized the importance of coupling between the Earth's atmospheric layers in studying climate variability and climate change, proposed the concept of whole atmospheric modeling, and demostrated the viability of such models. Whole atmospheric modeling is currently actively pursued and developed in solar-terrestrial research community. Roble and Dickinson  were also the first to demonstrate that global change due to increased greenhouse gas concentrations would occur in the upper atmosphere, substantially impacting ensuing work on this topic, a major theme of the 6th IAGA/ICMA/CAWSES workshop.
The Ray Roble Symposium celebrated the broad spectrum of Dr. Roble's solar-terrestrial research contributions. Invited speakers provided current perspectives on a variety of topics, including upper atmospheric and ionospheric research; climate variability and climate change; and dynamical coupling between atmospheric layers, and reviewed Dr. Roble's contributions in these contexts.
Dr. Robles' colleagues along with all CAWSES and CEDAR Workshop registrants were invited to attend the
Ray Roble Symposium on, Friday, June 18, 2010.
Also see TREND: TREND 2010 Workshop.