Calls for Papers

Find calls for abstracts in areas of GEWEX-related science below. Meetings with abstract submission deadlines list sessions of interest to the GEWEX community.



Workshop on Improvement and Calibration of Clouds in Models
Dates: 12 – 16 April 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 January 2021

The goal of this workshop is to discuss and share the latest improvements of atmospheric parameterizations for the representation of clouds with a focus on turbulence, convection, cloud, microphysics and radiation.

The workshop is organized in the framework of the High-Tune project ( and follows, in the spirit, the 2017 Delft meeting on the future of cumulus convection and the 2019 Paracon conference. It will be organized around with only one plenary session with a mixture of invited and contributed presentations and poster sessions.

Atmosphere Special: “Climate Extremes in the Pannonian Basin: Current Approaches and Challenges”

Manuscript submission deadline: 31 December 2020

The aim of this Special Issue is to address different approaches and methodologies in analysing climate extremes in the Pannonian Basin, which is the focus area of the Pannonian Basin Experiment (PannEx), a Regional Hydroclimate Project of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project of the World Meteorological Organisation (GEWEX).

This Special Issue intends to cover topics to support our ability to understand and predict climate extremes on both continental and local scales by improving the knowledge of environmental water and energy exchanges on a regional scale related to:

  • the analysis of observation data;
  • synoptic and seasonal conditions generating climate extremes and their impact on a local scale;
  • changes detected in the historical records or estimated based on the modelled data;
  • the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate extremes;
  • perception, public policies and strategies to be implemented at urban, local and/or regional levels.

This Special Issue is open to all publications (research or review papers). We invite researchers to submit papers for this Special Issue focusing on climate extremes in the Pannonian Basin region.

Frontiers Special: “Energy, Water, and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes at the Earth’s Surface”

Paper submission deadline: 31 March 2021

The goal of this Research Topic is to showcase work that will lead to improved estimation and understanding of the fluxes that couple the atmosphere with the ocean, land and ice. It will cover observational, theoretical and modeling aspects of fluxes of energy (heat and momentum), water, and carbon dioxide at the Earth’s surface, including at the air-sea, air-land and air-ice interfaces. Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, and Perspectives focusing on any of the following or related points are particularly welcome:

  • Processes affecting the Earth’s surface fluxes, and scales of variability and change for these fluxes;
  • Budget estimations of these fluxes;
  • Advances in quantifying, measuring, and modeling these fluxes and development of best practices;
  • Impacts of these Earth surface fluxes on the climate system; and
  • Cross-discipline analyses and observational opportunities.

Remote Sensing Special: “Remote Sensing of Water Cycle Essential Climate Variables and their Applications”

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 December 2020

The focus of this Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle Special Issue is on remote sensing-related Essential Climate Variables (ECV) CDRs of all water cycle components and their applications. Submitted manuscripts will preferably report scientific advances in the following topics, but other topics related to the scope of the Special Issue will also be considered:

  • New water cycle Climate Data Records (CDRs): development and generation procedures;
  • Validation, capability assessment, and intercomparisons of water cycle CDRs;
  • CDR exploitation in long-term analyses: regional climatology, variability and trends, extreme event projections;
  • Droughts and floods: climatology and climatic driver identification;
  • Capability of CDRs to capture extremes;
  • Water cycle CDR exploitation in climate services for societal benefits;
  • Exploratory studies of the connections among the water cycle, agriculture and food, public health, and energy

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Sixth Assessment Report (AR6)

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 January 2021

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) has extended the cut-off date for scientific literature to be included in the contribution to the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6) of Working Group I, which deals with the physical science basis of climate change to 31 January 2021.

The Working Group I contribution to AR6, Climate Change 2021: The Physical Science Basis, will assess large-scale climate changes, climate processes and feedback and regional climate information. The Working Group I report includes an interactive online atlas, which was also open for review comments.

Water Special Issue: “Hydrological Extremes in a Warming Climate: Nonstationarity, Uncertainties and Impacts”

Paper submission deadline: 31 April 2021

The journal Water (IF: 2.544, ISSN 2073-4441) will feature a Special Issue on “Hydrological Extremes in a Warming Climate: Nonstationarity, Uncertainties and Impacts”. The topics covered by this special Issue will include but not limited to the following:

  • Analysis of historical variability and trends in streamflow extremes (e.g., peak flow, low flow, timing) and teleconnections to hydroclimatic drivers
  • Model based studies on future changes in hydrologic extremes and the role of internal variability and anthropogenic forcings
  • Development and application of nonstationary methods for the evaluation of hydrologic extreme events
  • Evaluation of uncertainties of extreme value projections
  • Methods to quantify flood and drought risks
  • Implications of changes in hydrologic extreme events on water resources management

Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Special: Cloud–Aerosol–Radiation–Precipitation Interaction: Progress and Challenges

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 May 2021

This special issue will showcase recent and ongoing research progress in (1) cloud observation techniques and remote sensing inversion algorithm development for cloud properties, and (2) cloud–aerosol–radiation–precipitation interactions and their potential underlying mechanisms. The compilation of research papers in this special issue is expected to improve our understanding of cloud properties and cloud-process-associated issues, as well as assist with the development of cloud-associated parameterization in weather and climate models.