CAL mid-term project and science meeting
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Monday

08:00-11:00 Registration

08:30 Welcome - Christos Haldoupis and Torsten Neubert

D1: The Sprite Discharge - Torsten Neubert

08:45 Current modeling of high-altitude discharges at Los Alamos - Robert Roussel-Dupre, Los Alamos, USA (abstract)
09:15 High-speed measurements of evolution and propagation of fine structure in sprites - Robert A. Marshall, Stanford University, USA (abstract)
09:45 Simulation of streamer initiation using a particle in cell code with Monte Carlo collisions: application to sprite ignition - Olivier Chanrion, Danish National Space Center, Copenhagen, Denmark (abstract)
10:15 Summary and discussion on future directions
10:30 Coffee Break
11:00 Closure of Session D1

D2: The Thunderstorm Generator - Serge Soula

11:00 Analysis of the thunderstorm systems producing Sprites - Overview of the 2003 campaign - Serge Soula, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (abstract)
11:30 Sprites in relation to their parent thunderstorm system and lightning activity: Results from the 2003 campaign - Oscar van der Velde, Universite Paul Sabatier, Toulouse, France (abstract)
12:00 Lunch 14:00 Experimental studies in Spain relating to CAL - Joan Montanya, Universitat de Catalunya, Spain (abstract)
14:30 Studies in Italy relating to CAL - Claudia Adamo, Institute of Atmospheric Science and Climate (ISAC) - CNR, Rome, Italy (abstract)
15:00 Summary and discussion on future directions
15:15 Coffee Break
15:45 Closure of Session D2

D3: The Atmospheric Electric Circuit - Michael Rycroft

15:45 Outstanding problems in our understanding of the global atmospheric electric circuit and its effect on weather and climate - Michael Rycroft, CAESAR Consultancy, Cambridge, UK (abstract)
16:15 Global ionospheric potential as a part of the global atmospheric electric circuit - Monio Kartalev (abstract)
16:45 The role of sprites in the global atmospheric electric circuit - Anna Odzimek, University of Leicester, UK (abstract)
17:15 Summary and discussion on future directions
17:30 Closure of Sessions D3


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