Abstract submission for Living Planet Symposium 2022

The European Space Agency is pleased to invite you to it’s 2022 Living Planet Symposium. The event, which is held every three years, will take place on 23–27 May 2022 in Bonn, Germany. The symposium is organised with the support of the German Aerospace Center (DLR).

This symposium focuses on how Earth observation contributes to science and society, and how disruptive technologies and actors are changing the traditional Earth observation landscape, which is also creating new opportunities for public and private sector interactions.

More details on the event can be found on the ESA website.

Abstracts can be submitted following this link. Deadline for submission is 26th of November 2021.

Of special interest for the SPARC comunity is the Session A1.11 on „Atmospheric Dynamics and Vertical Coupling”:

The vertical coupling of the atmosphere, both in upward and downward direction, has a strong impact on seasonal and interannual weather prediction and long-term climate projection. A multitude of atmospheric waves transport energy and momentum from the troposphere to the stratosphere and mesosphere, where they impact and change large scale circulations and wind patterns (e.g. the stratospheric polar vortex and the mesospheric general circulation). The changes in the middle atmosphere then couple back to the troposphere and influence our surface weather and climate. These vertical upward and downward coupling processes are not yet fully understood and are a topic of many current research projects. For example, the SPARC project explicitly mentions the stratosphere-troposphere coupling as scientific questions of interest.
To get a better picture of these vertical coupling processes, vertically resolved measurements of wind, temperature and trace gas distribution are necessary. Many current (e.g. ESA’s Aeolus, NASA’s Saber) and future (e.g. ESA’s Altius, Cairt, and Wivern) satellite missions provide such vertically resolved measurements. Usually, these satellite missions measure either temperature and trace gas distribution, or wind. It is expected that the combination of wind data with temperature and trace gas distribution measurements would greatly enhance the understanding of vertical coupling in the atmosphere.
We invite contributions on dynamical coupling between troposphere and middle atmosphere. A special focus shall be on new missions and new methods exploiting remote sensing data for atmospheric waves. Studies exploring synergies between the different satellite missions to improve the understanding of vertical coupling in the atmosphere are particularly welcome.