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.

International GEWEX/GASS/LS4P and TPEMIP Regional Modeling & Aerosol in Snow Workshop

Dates: 7-9 July 2019
Location: The International Conference Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Presentation Submission Deadline: 15 May 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 July 2019

After the productive and successful LS4P workshop at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, this follow-up workshop will focus on regional climate modeling (RCM) intercomparison and the effect of light-absorbing particles in the snow (LAPS). Workshop presentations will cover:

  1. The available field and satellite measurements and reanalyses data in the Third Pole (TP) regions.
  2. Assessments of Regional Climate Model (RCM) downscaling ability in the TP region to realistically producing the TP climate pattern and surface water and energy balances and identify possible causes for model biases.
  3. The possibility and added value in using the RCM for land surface temperature/subsurface temperature (LST/SUBT) remote effect study.
  4. The sources of LAPS in TP and its spatial and temporal variability.
  5. LAPS impact on snow, LST/SUBT, surface hydrology, and subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction.
  6. Other subjects that are related to the LS4P project.

The workshop will also consist of sub-group discussions on the next stage’s TPEMIP RCM and LAPS experiments from July 8 to noon July 9 at which time the workshop will be concluded.

5th International Baltic Earth Summer School on Climate of the Baltic Sea region

Dates: 26 August – 2 September 2019
Location: Askö Laboratory,Trosa, Sweden
Aplication Deadline: 1 May 2019

The international Summer School “Climate of the Baltic Sea Region” is part of the Master studies of Physics of the University of Rostock.

The course will focus on past and future changes in climate of the Baltic Sea region. Students will be introduced into fundamental processes of the atmosphere, ocean, sea-ice and land surface with relevance for the climate system. We will start from basic principles and equations of motion that describe the circulation and dynamics in the atmosphere, ocean and sea-ice. The available knowledge in the literature about water and energy balances will be presented. Further basic methods of the analysis and modeling of the regional climate system will be introduced, including the statistical analysis of time series to identify changes in regional climate. We will explain atmospheric pressure patterns of the large-scale circulation like the North Atlantic circulation with influence on the Baltic Sea and the corresponding catchment area.

The students will also be introduced into the functioning of the wind-driven and thermohaline circulations of the Baltic Sea. Furthermore, the course will deal with coupled atmosphere-ocean climate models, climate change, the greenhouse gas effect and other drivers of regional climate, dynamical downscaling, and the variability of circulation and regional climate. We will also study the possible impact of climate change on the marine ecosystem including biogeochemical cycles.

CFMIP 2019 Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity

Dates: 30 September-4 October 2019
Location: Mykonos, Greece
Abstract Submission Deadline: 24 May 2019

This Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project (CFMIP) international meeting will focus on the theme of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, will foster collaboration with the GEWEX GASS and CLIVAR CDP programs, and will address all other ongoing CFMIP activities, including CFMIP-sponsored Model Intercomparison Projects (MIPS) and experiments.

The five-day meeting will include oral and poster sessions on:

  • Assessment of cloud feedbacks, adjustments, and climate sensitivity, with emphasis on analyses of CMIP6/CFMIP3 experiments and observations.
  • Role of cloud-radiation-precipitation-circulation coupling in large-scale atmosphere-ocean dynamics (e.g. ITCZ, storm tracks, SST patterns) and the planetary energy balance.
  • Process based analyses of cloud structures and cloud controlling processes using GCMs, fine-scale models, idealized experiments, and observations.
  • Role of the organization of cloud systems in climate: results from RCEMIP experiments and observations.

African Climate Risks Conference 2019

Dates: 7-9 October 2019
Location: Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 April 2019

Africa is vulnerable to natural variations in climate and human-induced climate change. Climate projections for Africa show that the continent may be the second hardest hit by climate change impacts, immediately following polar zones (IPCC, 2007).

The African Climate Risks Conference (ACRC2019) is therefore an open platform for sharing latest climate research on African climate among researchers, and with policy makers, practitioners and development partners, with the goal to ensure the improved flow of knowledge and interactions among researchers, practitioners and decision-makers; toward greater impact and legacy of completed and on-going African climate research initiatives.

The 3-day conference will be held alongside the 08th Conference on Climate Change and Development in Africa (CCDA-VIII).

4th International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2019

Dates: 14-18 October 2019
Location: Beijing, China
Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 April 2019

The 4th International Conference on Regional Climate-CORDEX 2019 (ICRC-CORDEX 2019), will bring together the international regional climate research community, focusing on high resolution climate information and its applications to vulnerability, impacts and adaptation and the full spectrum of potential end users of regional climate information.

After successful ICRC conferences in 2011 (Trieste, Italy), 2013 (Brussels, Belgium) and 2016 (Stockholm, Sweden), the international downscaling community is now invited to Beijing, China, to foster science and application of regional climate downscaling through global partnerships.

The program will cover topics such as advances in modeling and the benefits of downscaling, including how to handle model biases and uncertainties; further development of Earth system models; the human factor; and impacts and applications. The conference will also provide a platform for scientists and users from all parts of the globe to meet and advance capacity development, training and knowledge exchange as well as to build new and enhance existing co-operations.

Special Journal of Climate Collection on Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Its Implications

Submit an article to the new Journal of Climate special collection, “The Earth’s energy imbalance and its implications.” Submissions for the special collection should consider observations and modeling of all aspects of Earth’s energy imbalance and the resultant heating of various components of the Earth system (ocean, land, atmosphere and cryosphere). Authors are reminded that the IPCC AR6 has a deadline of 31st December 2019 for papers to be eligible for citation in the Working Group I report, but the collection itself will continue to accept submissions during 2020. For guidelines and information on sending your contribution, click here.

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

Submission Deadline: Unknown

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 at

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.