Calls for Papers

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

2nd Pan-GASS Meeting: Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes (UMAP)

Dates: 26 Feb-2 March 2018
Location: Lorne, near Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017

The UMAP 2018 meeting aims to bring together NWP and climate scientists, observationalists, and modellers to discuss the key issues of atmospheric science. The program will include all aspects and methods of model development from deterministic numerics to stochastic forcing; process modelling to parametrization; observational constraints to diagnostic techniques; and idealized modelling to operational forecasting and climate predictions.

In addition to plenary and poster sessions, the meeting will also include breakout sessions to discuss new ideas and projects related to modelling the atmosphere. This will provide the opportunity for members of the community to propose common activities (e.g., intercomparisons, dedicated diagnostics, observational campaigns) that can be organised under the GASS umbrella.

Call for Papers for “Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4): Improving and Integrating Knowledge across Disciplines on Global Energy, Water and Carbon Cycles”

Submission Deadline: 31 October 2017

Across various disciplines, a number of community-wide initiatives (such as CMIP, GSWP, ISIMIP, HAPPI, ILAMB, etc.) have developed to synthesize and advance knowledge of climate change impacts, land surface processes, and global energy, water and biogeochemical cycles. These have made indispensable contributions to recent advances in Earth system sciences. The 4th international conference of Hydrology delivers Earth System Sciences to Society (HESSS4) was hosted at the Institute of Industrial Science, the University of Tokyo, Tokyo, Japan in May 2017 to provide an agora to strengthen synergies between research communities of climate modeling, monitoring and impact assessment and to discuss how to deliver scientific achievements to our society. Here, we call for papers for a special collection to compile those interdisciplinary works introduced in HESSS4 and extended to the associated communities. Further details of the conference are available on the web page (

The solicitations of this special collection will cover a wide range of interrelated research topics including but not limited to (1) Changes of Climate Forcing and Terrestrial Feedback, (2) Climate Extremes and Impacts Assessment, (3) Natural-Human System Interactions, (4) Satellite Remote Sensing for Extreme Monitoring, (5) Short-/mid-range Hydrologic Forecast, (6) Data and Model Integration, (7) Model Benchmarking and Uncertainty Estimation, and (8) Delivering Science to Society. Contributions linking two or more of these topics are especially encouraged.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site.  For additional information please contact

Special INARCH Issue of Earth System Science Data

Extended Submission Deadline: 6 April 2018

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.

Dates: 16-18 October 2018
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract Submission Deadline: Unknown

This conference strives to review progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors,” assessing the existence of possible and distinct precursors, and examining how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive the different ENSO flavors and impact their predictability would vary in a warming world. More information to come.