Calls for Papers

Find calls for abstracts in areas of GEWEX-related science below. Meetings with abstract submission deadlines list sessions of interest to the GEWEX community.

Special Issue on “Remote Sensing in Hydrological Modelling” in Hydrology

Submission Deadline: —

Aaron Boone and Catherine Ottlé, guest editors for a special issue of Hydrology on “Remote Sensing in Hydrological Modelling,” invite you to submit an article on this topic. The article may be either a full paper or a communication based on your own research in this area, or may be a focused review article on some aspect of the subject.

Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338, is an open access journal. All submissions will be subject to peer review. If you plan to submit a review article, please provide us with a title and brief description at your earliest convenience, in order to avoid multiple reviews covering the same material

For more information about the Special Issue, please see

For information on manuscript preparation and related matters, please see the instructions for authors,

Although the deadline for submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue is 31 December 2018, Aaron and Catherine would appreciate hearing from you on whether you would be willing to submit a contribution. Please feel free to contact the assistant editor ( if you have any questions.

EGU General Assembly 2019

Dates: 7-12 April 2019
Location: Vienna, Austria
Abstract Submission Deadline: 10 January 2019, 13:00 CET

Sessions relevant to GEWEX science are listed below. If you know of or are involved in a session that you’d like to have included, please email us at

  • Town Hall on Water for the Food Baskets of the World
    TM10: “Water for the Food Baskets of the World,” A WCRP grand challenge
    Convener: Peter van Oevelen
  • Climate Research over South America: Variability, Change, and Attribution (co-organized)
    Session CL4.11/AS4.18
    This session seeks contributions from a wide range of topics focusing on climate research over South America. Topics include, but are not limited to: climate change, climate variability, and extreme events in the past, present, and future using diagnostic, modeling, and statistical approaches.
  • Convection-Permitting Atmospheric Modelling
    Session CL5.04/AS1.28
    This session explores advances and challenges in convection-permitting atmospheric modelling using the newest generation of atmospheric models that allow for the explicit treatment of convective processes (grid spacing ≤ 4 km).
  • Earth Radiation Budget, Radiative Forcing and Climate Change
    Session CL2.01/AS4.34
    Observational and modeling papers on all aspects of radiation in the climate system are invited. A specific aim of this session is to bring together newly available information on the spatial and temporal variation of radiative and energy fluxes at the surface, within the atmosphere and at the top of atmosphere.
  • Impact of Land-Atmosphere Feedbacks on Weather and Climate
    Session AS4.20/BG1.16/HS11.28
    In this session, current research activities contributing to this understanding, including L-A interaction and feedback to the diurnal cycle of the PBL, clouds, and precipitation as well as surface fluxes such as evapotranspiration and entrainment, will be presented and discussed.
  • Land-climate interactions from models and observations: Implications from past to future climate
    Session CL4.29
    This session aims to bring together studies investigating land-climate interactions from various angles, including meteorological, hydrological, biophysical, biogeochemical, and ecosystem perspectives. We encourage contributions investigating the connections between land states and various other aspects of the climate system.
  • Physical Processes of Air-Sea Interaction and Their Representation
    Session AS2.5/OS4.14
    This session aims at fostering exchanges and discussions on the physical processes at work at the air-sea interface, their observation, and their representation in coupled numerical models
  • The Third Pole Environment (TPE) Under Global Changes
    Session ITS4.8/AS4.46/BG1.41/CL3.13/CR1.12/GM5.6
    This session is dedicated to studies of the Pan Third Pole atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere, and their interactions with global change.

Aerosols, Clouds, Precipitation and Climate (ACPC) Workshop

Dates: 24 – 26 April 2019
Location: School of Atmospheric Sciences, Nanjing University (NJU) (Xianlin Campus), Nanjing, China
Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 February 2019

The uncertainties about interactions between aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and climate (ACPC) are a fundamental limitation to our ability to understand past climate change and to project future warming reliably.The ACPC initiative aims at a better scientific understanding of these interactions at a fundamental level. The goal is to identify, disentangle, and quantify signals of impacts of aerosol perturbations on clouds, precipitation, and radiation, taking into account adjustments and feedback processes by synergistically exploiting observations and models across scales.

The scientific program is from Wed, 24 April, 9 am to Fri, 26 April, 3pm, and session topics include:
Deep clouds I : Houston modelling study results
Deep clouds II : TRACER field campaign preparations
Shallow clouds: Early results on Southern-Oceans and other relevant topics

Each session topics is followed by extended discussion time for which short pitch presentations are also allowed.

12th International Precipitation Conference (IPC12)

Dates: 19-21 June 2019
Location: University of California Irvine, Irvine, CA, USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 15 February 2019

The 12th International Precipitation Conference (IPC12) will take place on June 19-21, 2019 at the Beckman Center in Irvine, California. The theme of IPC12 will be “Precipitation Estimation and Prediction at Global to Regional scales: Advances in Hydroclimatology and Impact Studies,”with emphasis on three main topics: (1) estimation of precipitation from multiple sensors; (2) water cycle dynamics and predictive modeling at local to global scales; and (3) hydrologic impacts of precipitation extremes and anticipated change.

A special feature of IPC12 is the Soroosh Sorooshian Hydrometeorology Symposium to honor the pioneering career of Professor Soroosh Sorooshian in advancing hydrometeorology research and applications and his community leadership in developing global precipitation products used worldwide for hydrologic prediction and water resources management. Details on the venue, travel information and deadlines for registration and abstract submission can be found on the website.

IUGG General Assembly

Dates: 8-18 July 2019
Location: Montreal, Canada
Abstract Submission Deadline: 18 February 2019

Sessions relevant to GEWEX science are listed below. If you know of or are involved in a session that you’d like to have included, please email us at

  • Geodesy for Atmospheric and Hydrospheric Climate Research
    Session JG04
    The session aims at bringing together geodesists using different observation techniques (GRACE, GNSS, altimetry,…) with climate scientists / modelers. It is jointly organized by the IUGG associations IAG (geodesy), IAMAS (atmosphere), IACS (cryosphere), and IAPSO (ocean).

  • Hydrometeorologic and coastal extremes in current and future climates (IAMAS, IAHS)
    Session JM04
    This symposium covers hydrometeorologic and coastal extremes in terms of their causal mechanisms, modelling and forecasting, and the adaptation-mitigation-sustainability-resilience nexus. Contributions are invited in the following and related areas:

    • Advances in modelling observed precipitation extremes, floods, droughts, wildland fires, and storm surges;
    • Future evolution, causal mechanisms and forecasting and management of hydrometeorologic and coastal extremes;
    • Hydrometeorologic extremes in relation to developing resilient and sustainable infrastructure;
    • Examples that link physical and socio-economic components of risk exposure and vulnerability.

    Abstracts on topics primarily on meteorological extremes modeling, mechanisms, and forecasting are encouraged for submission to the symposium on High-impact Weather and Climate Extremes (M12).

  • Recent Advances in Regional Climate Modeling
    Session JM06
    This symposium addresses regional climate modelling, looking into recent developments and analyses for both validation and climate-change purposes, based on single model to large ensembles of simulations. We are also interested in analyses that go beyond the typical surface meteorological variables, looking into cryospheric and hydrological fields.

AOGS 2019 16th Annual Meeting

Dates: 28 Jul – 2 Aug, 2019
Location: Singapore
Abstract Submission Deadline: 19 February 2019 (extended)

Sessions relevant to GEWEX science are listed below. If you know of or are involved in a session that you’d like to have included, please email us at

  • The Third Pole Environment – Hydrometeorological Processes and Human Dimensio
    session HS07
    This session invites contributions dealing with advances in issues to improve the understanding of the interactions of the Asian monsoon, glaciers, and the Tibetan plateau in terms of water and energy exchanges in order to assess and understand the causes of changes in the cryosphere and the hydrosphere in relation to changes of plateau atmosphere in the Asian monsoon system, to predict possible changes in water resources, and to explore the pattern and mechanisms of environment change on Tibetan Plateau and surroundings regarding the human dimension of the changing environments in the Third Pole Environment.
  • Enhancing S2S Prediction via Convection Permitting Models
    Session IG11
    We propose a workshop that brings the modern development in convection-permitting modeling within the framework of subseasonal climate predictability research.

International Mountain Conference 2019

Dates: 8 – 12 September 2019
Location: Innsbruck
Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 February 2019

Evaluating the responses of mountains to climate and other changes, and their resilience as social-ecological systems, requires the consideration of multiple and mutually interacting stressors. The IMC 2019 aims to encourage in-depth cross-disciplinary discussions towards a new understanding of mountain systems, their responses and resiliencies.

Climate change is an ongoing global phenomenon. The topography of mountain regions means that the processes and impacts of climate change are typically more complex in these regions than in the lowlands, and therefore more challenging to understand and predict. At the same time, mountain systems affected by climate change also provide many services, not only to local residents but also to people living in the lowlands. In total, around one quarter of the Earth’s population lives in the mountains and their forelands.

In light of this, the International Mountain Conference 2019 will focus on

  • The investigation of processes and the detection of changes in climate and other factors more or less influenced by climate (e.g., social, environmental, or infrastructural changes)
  • The consequences of the changes with respect to the vulnerabilities of socio-ecological systems
  • Strategies for adaptation and transformation

EMS Annual Meeting 2019

Dates: 9 – 13 September, 2019

Location: Technical University of Denmark (DTU) on the Lyngby Campus near Copenhagen, Denmark

Abstract Submission Deadline: 12 April 2019

A session relevant to GEWEX science is listed below. If you know of or are involved in a session that you’d like to have included, please email us at

  • European Regional Hydroclimate Projects helping understand water cycle processes and drivers
    session UP2.7
    In order to help prepare our societies to a different climate and ensure adequate water resources, we need to advance our process understanding and enhance our forecasting capabilities at all scales from days to centuries.
    Since a number of years the European continent hosts three Regional Hydroclimate Projects (RHPs) sponsored by the Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project (GEWEX) of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). These projects, though at various stage of their implementation, have the same objectives of providing a multi-disciplinary understanding of the water cycle under a changing climate and evolving human water usages.

    This session invites oral and poster presentations dealing with the main scientific questions identified in these European RHPs. Several of these questions are common to other part of Europe and the world. Thus, this session will focus on the specific scientific, observational, forecasting, impact, application, collaboration and socio-economic issue:

    • Water balance at the basin scale;
    • Forecasting extreme rainfall events and their evolution in a warmer climate;
    • Forecasting of Basin floods and flash floods: water for societal security under changing climate conditions;
    • Understanding drought formation and improving early warning systems;
    • Impact of irrigation on the water cycle;
    • Agro-climatological and biological systems: Agriculture response to climate changes and weather extremes;
    • Local climate interactions with energy fluxes: agronomical process modelling and micrometeorology;
    • Urban issues: urban metabolism, energy flows and interactions with surrounding areas;
    • Regional climate modelling: Extreme weather and climate events as a risk to sustainable development;
    • Regional Earth System processes which couple physical, biological and chemical cycles of the atmosphere, land and ocean;
    • Impact and vulnerability assessments of climate changes and extreme weather events on different socio-economic sectors;
    • Outreach, exploitation and education.

    The conveners will also organize a short panel discussion within the session to examine which coordinated actions could be undertaken between the three European RHPs.

International Conference of Future Earth: “Towards a Sustainable Water Future”

Dates: 24 – 27 Septmber 2019
Location: Bengaluru, India
Submission Deadline: 28 February 2019

The conference will address the current state of global water resource challenges, future pathways and scenarios, and different technological, institutional solutions to accelerate the implementation of water-related Sustainable Development Goals and the 2030 Agenda targets with an aim of ‘leaving no one behind’.