CONFESS 2nd General Assembly

CONFESS hosted its second General Assembly with project partners on the Wednesday, 1st December 2021 from 09:00 UK Time.

All work package leaders and most of the project team members were present and presented the progress of the project.

Presentations from the meeting are available below.

9:00-9:05WelcomeMagdalena Alonso Balmaseda (ECMWF)
9:05-9:10 WP1 updateConstantin Ardilouze (MF)
9:10-9:25 Comparison of LAI trendsGildas Dayon (MF)
9:25-9:40 Impacts of interannually varying LAI vs. evolving LULCSouhail Boussetta (ECMWF)
9:40-9:50Improved effective vegetation cover parameterizationFransje van Oorschot (CNR-ISAC)
9:50-10:00Multi-model study on the effect of inter-annually varying LAIFransje van Oorschot (CNR-ISAC)
10:00-10:05WP2 updateRoberto Bilbao (BSC)
10:05-10:15Tropospheric and volcanic aerosol developmentsTim Stockdale (ECMWF)
10:15-10:25Preliminary evaluation of the CONFESS biomass burning experiments with the ECMWF ENS system.Angela Benedetti (ECMWF)
10:25-10:35An empirical model for predicting biomass emissions.Pablo Ortega (BSC)
10:35-10:45 Comparison of CMIP6, EVA and EVA_H volcanic forcings and climate response in EC-Earth3.Roberto Bilbao (BSC)
10:45-11:00  Coffee break 
11:00-11:05WP3 updateLauriane Batté (MF)
11:05-11:20 Impact of interactive vegetation on seasonal prediction in the CNRM-CM modelGildas Dayon (MF)
11:20-11:35 Effects of the realistic vegetation cover on predictions at seasonal and decadal time scalesAndrea Alessandri / Emanuele DiCarlo (CNR-ISAC)
11:35-11:50 Time-varying vegetation: Initial results from ECMWF seasonal hindcastsRetish Senan (ECMWF)
11:50-12:05 Impact of volcanic eruptions on decadal predictionsRoberto Bilbao (BSC)
WP4 & closure 
12:05 – 12:10WP4 -Coordination and DisseminationTanya Warnaars (ECMWF)