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Read the latest issue of GEWEX News, featuring articles on a variety of topics:
  • A new dataset of snow water equivalent (SWE) across the conterminous US
  • An exploration of our understanding of stores and fluxes of water and energy at the landscape scale subject to human influence, from GEWEX Regional Hydroclimate Project OzEWEX
  • News from the community working to advance the understanding of clouds and precipitation
  • Updates and developments on simulations and analysis within Phase 6 of the Coupled Model Intercomparison Project (CMIP6)
  • The latest on development, validation, and application of integrated soil moisture data products

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Submit to Journal of Climate Special 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, visit

Paper Published on Early Career Researchers’ Take on Regional Information for Extreme Events

The Young Earth System Scientists (YESS), together with the Young Hydrologic Society (YHS), published a perspective paper on major challenges and opportunities that arise in the study, the understanding of, and the provision of regional information for Climate, Weather and Hydrological (CWH) extreme events (Langendijk et al., 2019; 

This perspective paper emerged from the discussions during the three-day YESS-YHS workshop, held alongside the Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX) Open Science Conference in Canmore, Canada. The roughly 40 Early Career Researchers (ECRs) from 26 countries discussed three possible ways forward in the field: a stronger interaction between users and scientists, a collaborative modeling approach between the different modeling communities, and possible inclusion of unconventional data sources in scientific studies. Read the full article here.

Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk Management

Nanjing, China, 21 October – 1 November 2019

WCRP and its partners seek to bring together early career scientists and professionals to learn from each other on weather and climate extremes and disaster risk reduction and management.

The Institute of Advanced Studies in Climate Extremes and Risk Management aims to provide a collaborative environment for world-leading experts from IPCC Working Groups I and II and future science leaders. The programme is designed for early career researchers, our future leaders in the field of climate science and risk management.

To participate in this training opportunity, please complete the application form. Details about the institute and the online application form can be found on the WCRP website. Limited financial assistance, through a selection process, may be available and can be requested on the application form. The deadline for application is 28 March 2019.

New GEWEX-WGNE Model Comparison Study on Orographic Processes

Read about the new model comparison activity on orographic processes, operating under the framework of GEWEX’s Global Atmospheric System Studies (GASS) Panel and the Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE), at…/complex-mountains-and-their-effects…. COORDE is based on a study by Annelize van Niekerk, Irina Sandu, and Simon Vesper, and will look at the differences in orographic drag parametrizations across models. If you’d like to participate, contact Annelize van Niekerk or Irina Sandu.

EGU General Assembly 2019: GEWEX-Related Sessions

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

The International Soil Modeling Consortium (ISMC) CROSS panel is searching for participants from the GEWEX community. The CROSS scientific panel develops and evaluates interdisciplinary concepts where healthy soil function plays a crucial role through collaboration with several scientific disciplines, bridging environmental science and socio-cultural approaches. CROSS aims to impact both science and society by innovation through its focus on soil science and its applicability to other fields. CROSS aims to realize this by: 1) acting as an exchange platform with other international panels like AGMIP and GEWEX-SoilWat; 2) defining a common vocabulary between scientific (sub)disciplines in order to develop exchange protocols; 3) establishing the conceptual bases needed to promote exchanges with other disciplines (climate research, hydrology, biology, and geology and the socio-economic sciences); 4) publishing papers in journals relevant to stress the importance of soil modeling for tackling key issues; 5) setting up multi-disciplinary working teams in grant proposals, such as H2020; and 6) advertising the existence of this panel at international meetings. If the CROSS panel and its aims appeal to you and you would like to participate, please email and/or

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