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Latest Issue of GEWEX News Now Online

The latest issue of GEWEX News is online! Highlights include an overview of the 8th GEWEX Open Science Conference, a new GEWEX Process Evaluation Study (PROES) on warm rain formation, analysis of satellite- and ground-based data and cloud-resolving modeling in ACPC, and progress from the GEWEX GLASS Panel.
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Submit Nominations for 2018 WCRP/GCOS/WWRP Data and Modeling Prizes

The World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP), and the Global Climate Observing System (GCOS) are awarding two prizes for notable achievements in model and data development. The WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development is awarded for outstanding contributions for model development by WCRP and WWRP. The WCRP/GCOS International Data Prize was established by WCRP and GCOS to reward climate or Earth system data that has had a tangible impact on the community.

Nominations are now open for the 2018 prizes, with a deadline of 1 October 2018. For details, see each respective announcement page:

ISC Survey on the Gender Gap in Science

The International Science Council (ISC) project ‘Gender Gap in Science‘ is a global approach to addressing the gender gap in mathematical, computing, and natural sciences, looking at how to measure the gender gap and how to reduce it. If you are involved in these sciences at any level, including as a student, you are invited to share your career and education experiences before 31 October 2018

Survey link: Global Survey of Scientists

Request for Proposals: AI for Earth

Proposal Deadline: 8 October 2018

The National Geographic Society (NGS) and Microsoft’s AI for Earth program are partnering to support the exploration of how AI can help us understand, engage, and protect the planet. The $1 million AI for Earth Innovation Grant will provide grants to 5-15 novel projects, supporting the creation and deployment of open source trained models and algorithms that are available to other environmental researchers and innovators. 

Researchers can focus their proposal on four core areas, three of which are of direct interest to the GEWEX community: climate change, agriculture, and water. For more details and information on how to submit a proposal, visit

AGU Fall Meeting Sessions of Interest to GEWEX Community

You can see some of the sessions of interest to the GEWEX community on our Calls for Papers page. If you’d like to see your relevant session added to the list, send us an email at

2018 WCRP Workshop: The Earth’s Energy Imbalance and Its Implications (EEI)

Dates: 13-16 November 2018
Location: Toulouse, France

The Earth Energy Imbalance (EEI) is one of the most fundamental metrics defining the status of global climate change and expectations for continued global warming. The WCRP Core Projects are working together for a new WCRP-wide initiative to identify research goals and opportunities on Earth’s Energy Imbalance and to strengthen future international scientific collaboration with experts for EEI assessments.

The expected outcome of the workshop is to identify research goals and opportunities focused on the Earth’s energy imbalance, and synthesize the various aspects across WCRP, through:

  • Discussion and reporting on how the CONCEPT-HEAT topic could evolve into a WCRP topic, together with research goals and priorities.
  • Strengthening future international scientific collaborations with experts concerned with the flow of energy through the climate system, and its implications for climate variability on multiple time scales.
  • Developing plans for future assessments of the Earth Energy Imbalance and its variability with the aim of documenting uncertainties, assessing their implications for prediction, and identifying future observational needs.
  • Developing a community paper on the Earth energy imbalance, or equivalent (e.g., a special issue).

Submit your abstract 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.

Latest Issue of GEWEX News Now Available

Inside the issue:
  • William B. Rossow Symposium highlights scientist’s exceptional career
  • CHRS RainSphere brings precipitation data and information to the public
  • Joint GEWEX-iLEAPS conference session examines human influence on the water cycle
  • Workshop examines development, validation, and application of global satellite soil moisture data
  • Outcomes of the annual GEWEX Data and Assessments (GDAP) and the GEWEX Hydroclimatology Panel (GHP) meetings
  • Hydrology Section Student Subcommittee activities during Fall AGU Meeting
  • Joint YESS-YHS Early Career Researcher Workshop 2018 prior to GEWEX Science Conference

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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