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Student/Young Scientists Program

Students were invited to enjoy a complimentary hot breakfast on Tuesday and Thursday mornings at the CLIVAR 2004 conference. These breakfasts provided an opportunity to meet and chat with CLIVAR leaders, supporters, speakers and others. The breakfasts were sponsored by ESSIC at the University of Maryland.

A student poster competition was held for each session during the CLIVAR 2004 conference. Winners were awarded certificates and cash prizes, and they were announced at each breakfast.

Jim Hurrell (above left) and Jim Kinter (above right) preside over the student breakfasts and poster award presentations.

Session 2 - The Monsoon System - 1st place to Simona Bordoni from UCLA (above); 2nd place to both Viviane Silva from University of Maryland (below left) and Juergen Bader from Max-Planck Institute in Germany (below right).

Session 3 - The Challenge of Decadal Prediction - 1st place to Junye Chen of Columbia University (above)

Session 4 - Understanding Long-term Climate Variations - 1st place to Lisa Baldini from University College Dublin, Ireland (above)

Session 5 - The Role of the Oceans in Climate - 2nd place to Claudia Valenzuela-Cuevas (above) of the Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, Valparaiso, Chile

Session 6 - Human Influence on Climate - 2nd place to Nicholas Faull (above) of the University of Oxford, United Kingdom





Session 1 - Short-Term Climate Prediction

1st Award: Tannecia Stephenson, University of the West Indies, Kingston, JAMAICA Modes and Circulation Features of the Dry and Early Wet Seasons for the Caribbean

2nd Award: Xuebin Zhang, School of Oceanography, University of Washington, Seattle, WA USA Equatorial Waves and the 2002-2003 El Nino

2nd Award: Takanori Horii, Dept. of Geophysics, Graduate School of Science, Tohoku University, Miyagi, JAPAN A Relationship Between the Timing of El Nino Onset and Subsequent Evolution

Session 2 - The Monsoon Systems

1st Award         Simona Bordoni, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of California, Los Angeles,  CA USA Low-level Winds, SSTs and Precipitation in the North American Monsoon

2nd Award        Viviane Silva, University of Maryland, College Park, MD USA On the Character of Intense Precipitation Events over the Central La Plata Basin

2nd Award        Juergen Bader, Max-Planck-Institute for Meteorology, Hamburg, GERMANY Interactions of the Tropical Oceans in Forcing Anomalous Sub-Sahara West African Rainfall

Session 3 - The Challenge of Decadal Prediction

1st Award         Junye Chen, Columbia University, New York, NY USA Long-Term Surface Temperature Variability in 20th Century at Middle and Low Latitudes

Session 4 - Understanding Long-Term Climate Variations

1st Award         Lisa Baldini, Department of Geology, University College Dublin, Dublin, IRELAND Holocene Climate Variability along the North Atlantic and European Margin: Evidence from Annually Resolved Speleothems

2nd Award        Sudipta Sarkar, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA USA Effect of Land Cover Change on Annual Rainfall over South East Asia

Session 5 - The Role of Oceans in Climate

1st Award         Laura Ciasto, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO USA North Atlantic Atmosphere-Ocean Interaction on Intraseasonal Timescales

2nd Award        Patrick Schultz, Department of Geosciences, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ USA Response of Ocean Ecosystems to Climate Warming

2nd Award        Claudia Valenzuela-Cuevas, Servicio Hidrografico y Oceanografico de la Armada, Valparaiso, CHILE Low Frequency Circulation and Coastal-Trapped Waves Propagation along Central Chile

Session 6 - Human Influence on Climate

1st Award         Joao Santos, Department of Physics, University of Tras-os-Montes e Alto Douro, Vila Real, PORTUGAL Spatial Distribution of Precipitation and Temperature Extremes over Europe and Its Coupling with the Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation

2nd Award        Nicholas Faull, University of Oxford, Oxford, UNITED KINGDOM Climateprediction.net

2nd Award        Emmanuelle Driesschaert, Universite catholique de Louvain, Louvain-la-neuve, BELGIUM Climate Change Experiments with LOVECLIM, a Three-Dimensional Model of the Earth System

Session 7 - Application of CLIVAR Science to Society

1st Award         Swarvanu Dasgupta, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA USA  Dynamic of Atmospheric Pollutants Around the Middle Atlantic Region



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