Calls for Papers

Find calls for abstracts in areas of GEWEX-related science below. Meetings are listed by abstract submission deadline.


Frontiers in Ocean-Atmosphere Exchange: Air Sea Interface and Fluxes of Mass and Energy

Dates: 15-18 May 2017
Location: Institut d’Études Scientifiques de Cargèse, Corsica
Extended Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2017

Ocean-atmosphere fluxes of momentum, heat, freshwater, gasses, and aerosols play a critical role in the regulation of climate. The problem of adequately describing air-sea fluxes is complex, and simplistic parameterizations are not sufficient to represent the fluxes in models. This workshop aims to come to a mechanistic understanding of the processes affecting exchange of mass and energy across the air-sea interface from nano-to-global scales. The abstract submission deadline is 15 March 2017, and topics include developments in air-sea flux observations, translating upper ocean turbulence observations into parameterisations and models, and more.


Workshop on the Future of Cumulus Parametrization

Dates: 10-14th July 2017
Location: Delft University of Technology, the Netherlands
Abstract Deadline: 31 March 2017

The purpose of this workshop is to discuss progress, challenges, and future directions of the representation of atmospheric convection in weather and climate models. The 4.5-day meeting will discuss all aspects of our ability to observe, understand, model, and parametrize the key aspects of cumulus convection. For more information on abstract topics and registration, check here.


COSPAR 2017 – 3rd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Small Satellites for Space Research

Dates: 18-22 September 2017
Location: Jeju Island, South Korea
Abstract Deadline: 31 March 201

COSPAR symposiums aims to promote space research at a regional level in emerging countries and are held every two years in a different area of the world. Topics for this symposium range from new ideas for upper atmosphere research with micro- and nano-satellites to enabling new technologies.


1st International Surface Working Group Meeting

Dates: 19-20 July 2017
Location: Monterey, CA, USA
Abstract Deadline: 14 April 2017

The inaugural International Surface Working Group (ISWG) looks to discuss and investigate issues which are felt to not have received either coherent or sufficient backing from existing international scientific coordination but are critical to support operational applications in forecasting and the monitoring of weather and climate. The workshop will be designed to be inclusive of all surfaces: land, ocean, and sea-ice. This workshop seeks to bring together scientists working on areas which are particularly poorly monitored by current satellite missions, such as satellite-based estimation of soil moisture, snow, land surface temperature and surface water body extents, and promote international coordination of these areas. 


7th International Workshop on Catchment Hydrological Modeling and Data Assimilation (CAHMDA-VI)

Dates: 20-24 August 2017
Location: Xi’an, Shanxi, China
Abstract Deadline: 15 April 2017

The CAHMDA workshop takes place every two years, and this year’s Xi’an workshop focuses on provoking a further discussion about data assimilation methods and applications in remote sensing-hydrology-climatology research, including observation design, the performance assessments of observation instruments, and the use of new instruments. Researchers will discuss the latest developments and applications of new techniques, advancing understanding in catchment hydrological modeling and data assimilation techniques.


2017 CFMIP Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity

Dates: 25-28 September 2017
Location: University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan
Abstract Deadline: 30 April 2017

The Meeting on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity will be held 25-28 September 2017 at Itoh HallHongo CampusUniversity of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan. This CFMIP international meeting will focus on the theme of the WCRP Grand Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity, in addition to addressing other ongoing CFMIP activities.

The four-day meeting will contain oral and poster sessions on:
  • Modeling and observational constraints on cloud feedbacks, adjustments, and climate sensitivity, including the role of moist convection in cloud feedbacks
  • Cloud/circulation/precipitation coupling and its variability in present and future climates, including hydrological extremes and ITCZ and storm track changes
  • Process-based evaluation of clouds and cloud-controlling factors in climate models using fine scale models and observations, including satellite simulators
  • Interactions between clouds, greenhouse gases, and aerosols and their affect on temperature and precipitation in a changing climate
  • How the organization of cloud systems will interact with climate change
  • Coordination of CFMIP and Grand Challenge activities with CMIP6
  • Early outputs from analyses to the CMIP6/CFMIP3 experiments

5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5)

Dates: 13-17 November 2017
Location: Rome, Italy
Abstract Deadline: 15 May 2017

This conference will bring together reanalysis producers, observation providers, numerical modelers, and the user community to review current reanalysis activities and to discuss user needs for future reanalyses. ICR5 will provide us the opportunity to review progress and discuss future plans in key areas, including:

  • Status of current production systems
  • Observation rescue activities
  • Developments in observational databases
  • Developments in data assimilation
  • Applications, user requirements and feedback
  • Plans for future reanalyses

Special INARCH Issue of Earth System Science Data

Submission Deadline: 30 September 2017

This special issue will be open to all submissions within its scope. There is an international need to improve the understanding and modeling of mountain snow and ice hydrological processes. This has prompted 40 scientists, operating 23 mountain research catchments around the world, to launch a new GEWEX Hydroclimate Panel Cross-cut Project – INARCH, the International Network for Alpine Research Catchment Hydrology.

This mountain hydrology data publication special issue will compile data from mountain catchments around the world in one central repository to the benefit of global alpine hydrological research. The editors will entertain papers on cold regions catchments in comparative studies with mountain catchments.