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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.

Latest Issue of GEWEX News Online

The most recent edition of GEWEX News is now online! Highlights from the issue include:
  • GEOGLOWS coordinates Group on Earth Observations projects that use Earth observations for improved water resource management
  • Baseline Surface Radiation Network convenes to review observations, discuss improvements in instrumentation, and consider data management issues and ways data are used by the larger community
  • ANDEX meets for its first workshop to continue planning its research program on the hydroclimatology of the Andes
  • Convection-Permitting Climate Modeling Workshop makes progress in transitioning to larger model domains and simulating land-atmosphere interactions

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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

8th GEWEX Open Science Conference: Extremes and Water on the Edge

Thank you for a successful 8th GEWEX Open Science Conference! 360 scientists hailing from over 40 countries discussed and presented on issues ranging from mountain and high latitude hydrology to atmospheric and land modeling and observations. We’d like to thank our sponsors for making the Conference possible, and for generously providing the grants allowing students, early career researchers, and scientists from developing nations to attend the event.

If you would like to have your poster presentation featured on the Conference website, please upload it using the form at the bottom of the poster information page. The file must be smaller than 1 MB and should be a JPEG or PDF. Posters will be linked to their titles listed  on the poster program page.

GDAP Publishes Water Vapor Assessment

The preliminary report on the GEWEX Data and Assessments Panel (GDAP)’s Water Vapor Assessment has been published by the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP). GDAP created the GEWEX Water Vapor Assessment (G-VAP), which quantifies the current state of the art in water vapor products being constructed for climate applications and supports GDAP’s selection process of suitable water vapor products for its production of globally consistent water and energy cycle products. The assessment serves as baseline guidance to judge the fitness for purpose of data records, particularly in terms of accuracy and stability. Within G-VAP all three products defined by GCOS to present the Essential Climate Variable water vapor were considered, namely upper tropospheric humidity (UTH), specific humidity (q), and temperature profiles (T), as well as total column water vapour (TCWV). The G-VAP report provides an overview of available satellite sensors and their general advantages and limitations as well as a data record inventory covering all available records of more than 10 years of temporal coverage.

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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