Rossow Symposium 2017

Clouds, Their Properties, and Their Climate Feedbacks

What have we learned in the satellite era?

A symposium celebrating William B. Rossow’s science contributions and retirement
June 6-8, 2017
Columbia University, New York, N.Y.

The NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies, CCNY/CREST, and Columbia University organized a scientific symposium with the overall theme of “Clouds, Their Properties, and Their Climate Feedbacks”. The motivation for the symposium was the recent retirement of William B. Rossow, after 40 years of exceptional contributions in a wide range of planetary and atmospheric science fields. The objective of the symposium was to stimulate discussion on the progress made over the past decades in understanding cloud properties, processes, and feedbacks, and to explore strategies to tackle the issues that remain unresolved.

The symposium took place over a three-day period in June 2017 at the Davies Auditorium of Schapiro Hall, Columbia University.

Following is the agenda for the sumposium. Except where noted, all hyperlinked presentation titles lead to PDF copies of the presentation slidestack. PowerPoint versions of some presentations are available upon request.