WCRP Sea Level 2022 Conference – Abstract submission open!

The WCRP Sea Level 2022 conference will provide an opportunity to share the present status and future of climate-related sea-level research with a strong focus on the application of sea-level science for adaptation and stakeholder needs. Given the critical need for risk assessment and coastal adaptation, it will include direct participation by a global cross-section of both leading sea level researchers and adaptation practitioners. The conference will feature a robust conversation between these communities to inform efforts to bridge science and society at this critical moment, including consideration of the new structure of WCRP.

The conference will take place in Singapore from 12 to 16 July 2022 and abstract submission is now open until 15 March 2022. Early-bird registrations are open until 1 April 2022.

Find out more on the conference website here!

3rd Eddy Cross Disciplinary Symposium Sun, Earth, Planet, Space, Atmosphere and Ocean

Join a frontier community of open scientists shaping the future of Heliophysics from June 6 -10, 2022 in Vail, Colorado for the 3rd Eddy Cross Disciplinary Symposium. We will convene a diverse and international community spanning the geosciences, astrophysics, data science, and heliophysics with scientists worldwide to answer the question “Why Grand Challenges in Solar Terrestrial Physics Require Open Science?” 

You will have the opportunity to learn from and with an uncommon group across the following high-level topics:

  • Open Science Methods: Emerging Open Science Methodologies
  • The Interconnection of Sun, Climate, and Society
  • Risk and Resiliency to Space Weather Disruption
  • (Exo)Planetary Atmosphere: the Impact of Stars and Solar Physics on Habitability and Life

Travel Support for Graduate Students and Postdoctoral Fellows

Approximately 10 graduate students and early postdoctoral fellows will be selected through a competitive process organized by the UCAR Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science. The Eddy Symposium lasts for five days, and each selected participant will receive full travel support including: registration fees, airline tickets, lodging and per diem costs. Applications are due on Friday, March 25, 2022.

For more information please contact Kendra Greb (UCAR/CPAESS).

Funding for the Symposium is provided by NASA and the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR). 

For more information and to register, please visit the Symposium website

Launch Event of the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) at IITM – 28 February 2022

With great pleasure, we wish to inform you that an agreement was signed in July 2021 between the Secretary-General of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the Director of the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM), an autonomous Institute under the Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India, to host an International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) at IITM.

IMPO is a joint effort by WMO and IITM to help coordinate the global monsoon research activities of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP).

To commemorate the launch of the IMPO, a celebratory event is being held online on 28 February 2022 at 13:00 UTC (18.30 IST), coinciding with the National Science Day in India. The event is being streamed live on IITM’s YouTube channel — see flyer below.

The event will feature brief remarks by the lead stakeholders and a science talk:

  • Prof. Dr. Detlef Stammer, Chair, WCRP Joint Scientific Committee
  • Dr. Chris Davis, Chair, WWRP Scientific Steering Committee
  • Dr. Jitendra Singh, Hon’ble Minister of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India (pre-recorded)
  • Dr. M. Ravichandran, Secretary to Govt. of India, Ministry of Earth Sciences
  • Dr. Krishnan Raghavan, Director In-charge, IITM
  • Prof. C.P. Chang, International monsoon expert, USA (Science Talk)

SPARC General Assembly 2022 – Abstract submission now open

SPARC is holding its 7th General Assembly from 24th to 28th October 2022. The format of the SPARC GA will be different from past GAs, as it will be on a multi-hub basis with three locations (hubs) confirmed at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), in Boulder, USA, the European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts (ECMWF), in Reading, UK, and the First Institute of Oceanography (FIO) in Qingdao, China.

Find out more on the SPARC website.

Call for Abstracts now open!

Abstract submissions are now open through an online form (see link below). When you submit an abstract please indicate the scientific theme you would like to present under and which hub you intend to travel to. Overall there will be five scientific themes:New ways of viewing the atmosphere through observations and re-analyses.New understanding of atmospheric composition and variability.Coupling between climate, radiation, and dynamics.How do dynamical processes shape climate variability and trends?Climate prediction from sub-seasonal to decades.Abstracts should be no longer than 250 words and include no figures or other images. Submit your abstract

 Abstract submission closes: 22 May 2022.

Confirmed Keynote Speakers

Boulder Hub:

  • Libby Barnes, Colorado State University, USA.
  • Marvin Geller, Stony Brook University, USA.
  • Peter Hitchcock, Cornell University, USA.
  • Luis Millán, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA.
  • Michelle Santee, NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, USA.
  • Isla Simpson, NCAR, USA.

Qingdao Hub:

  • Suvarna Fadnavis, Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India.
  • Masatomo Fujiwara, Hokkaido University, Japan.
  • Eun-Pa Lim, Bureau of Meteorology, Australia.

Reading Hub:

  • Marie-Lise Chanin, French National Centre for Scientific Research (CNRS), France.
  • Hella Garny, DLR, Germany.
  • Marlene Kretschmer, University of Reading, UK.
  • Irina Sandu, ECMWF, UK.

Important Dates

 Abstract submission: 14 February – 22 May 2022
 Travel support requests: 21 February – 30 April 2022
 Registrations open: Beginning of May 2022

3RD PAN-GASS Meeting Understanding and Modelling Atmospheric Processes – July 25 – 29, 2022, Monterey, USA

The GEWEX Global Atmospheric System Studies Panel (GASS) will hold its 3rd Pan-GASS Meeting, Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes (UMAP 2022) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, CA, USA, from 25-29 July 2022.

UMAP 2022 aims to bring together weather and climate scientists, including both observationalists and modelers, to discuss the key issues of atmospheric science. The program will include all aspects and methods of model development from deterministic numerics to stochastic forcing; process modeling to parametrization; observational constraints to diagnostic techniques; and idealized modeling to operational forecasting and climate predictions. The purpose of the conference is to discuss progress in understanding atmospheric processes and representing them in models, to coordinate current initiatives and make plans for the future.

UMAP 2022 is an in-person meeting. If an in-person meeting is not recommended due to circumstances, UMAP2022 will be postponed to a later date.

For mor Information visit the meeting website.

Call for Abstracts

UMAP 2022 is articulated around four main themes, outlined below. For each of these themes, we are calling for studies relying on process-oriented diagnostics, modeling, and new observational data, applied to enhance our understanding and modeling capabilities of atmospheric processes and their coupling with the surface. The four main themes are:

  • Organization of shallow and deep convection
  • Surface-atmosphere interactions and the boundary layer
  • Cloud systems and associated processes (microphysics, physics, dynamics, radiation)
  • Towards global km-scale modeling and Digital Twins of the Earth System

Proposals for potential new community projects are particularly welcomed, including proposing a topic and possible approaches OR proposing specific activities in greater detail.

Detailed information about the Call for Abstracts can be found in Themes and Sessions.