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.

International GEWEX/GASS/LS4P and TPEMIP Regional Modeling & Aerosol in Snow Workshop

Dates: 7-9 July 2019
Location: The International Conference Center, Nanjing University, Nanjing, China
Presentation Submission Deadline: 15 May 2019
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 July 2019

After the productive and successful LS4P workshop at the 2018 AGU Fall Meeting, this follow-up workshop will focus on regional climate modeling (RCM) intercomparison and the effect of light-absorbing particles in the snow (LAPS). Workshop presentations will cover:

  1. The available field and satellite measurements and reanalyses data in the Third Pole (TP) regions.
  2. Assessments of Regional Climate Model (RCM) downscaling ability in the TP region to realistically producing the TP climate pattern and surface water and energy balances and identify possible causes for model biases.
  3. The possibility and added value in using the RCM for land surface temperature/subsurface temperature (LST/SUBT) remote effect study.
  4. The sources of LAPS in TP and its spatial and temporal variability.
  5. LAPS impact on snow, LST/SUBT, surface hydrology, and subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction.
  6. Other subjects that are related to the LS4P project.

The workshop will also consist of sub-group discussions on the next stage’s TPEMIP RCM and LAPS experiments from July 8 to noon July 9, at which time the workshop will be concluded.

Water Isotopes and Climate Workshop
Dates: 1-3 October 2019
Location: National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Boulder (Co), USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 19 July 2019
Registration Deadline: 27 September 2019 (or when capacity is reached)

Join us at the Water Isotopes and Climate Workshop in Boulder, Colorado this October to develop new strategies for applying isotope ratios towards understanding and predicting the water cycle’s role in climate variability and change. Workshop topics are likely to include (but are not limited to):

  • Performing paleoclimate data model comparisons for water-isotope based proxy systems, including paleoclimate data assimilation schema.
  • Improving observational networks for water isotopes in the ocean, biosphere and atmosphere.
  • Challenges and advantages of incorporating stable water isotope physics in GCMs.
  • Using water isotopes to evaluate and improve model physics and parameterizations.
  • Understanding the relationship between water isotopes and the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere and ocean
  • Evaluating atmosphere-land surface and atmosphere-biosphere interactions.
  • Investigating the global hydrologic cycle, including continental recycling and atmospheric moisture transport.
  • Elucidating the roles of water vapor, clouds, and precipitation processes in controlling climate sensitivity.
  • Understanding internal climate variability from sub-seasonal to centennial time-scales.
  • Integrating paleoclimate data sets with modern observations and climate models toward improved understanding of climate variability and change.

Atmospheric Circulation in a Changing Climate

Dates: 22-25 October 2019
Location: Madrid, Spain
Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2019
Registration Deadline: 20 September 2019

The four-day workshop will be organized about two main science topics:

(1) The role of atmospheric dynamics in climate prediction and change. In particular, the DynVarMIP output request will allow for a first complete assessment of atmospheric momentum and heat transport in CMIP climate models, including the heat and momentum transport associated with subgrid scale boundary layer processes and parameterized gravity wave fluxes.

(2) Stratosphere-troposphere coupling and its role in surface weather predictability. The focus is on sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) timescales, where stratospheric processes appear to be important. A goal is to take advantage of ensemble hindcasts by the forecast systems within the S2S project.

The workshop aim is to bring together the climate change and seasonal prediction communities to focus on related questions on (for example), atmospheric teleconnections, blocking events, storm tracks dynamics, and interactions between the stratospheric polar vortex and the tropospheric jets. To this end, we call for analysis of the CMIP experiments, including the DynVarMIP diagnostic request, and of the S2S hindcast experiments. The workshop will include discussion to facilitate coordination of future analysis efforts.

AGU 2019 Fall Meeting

Dates: 9 -13 December 2019
Location: San Francisco (CA), USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July 2019

GEWEX and GEWEX-related Sessions:

Land-atmosphere interactions of the Tibetan Plateau and their impacts on weather and climate
Session ID#: A085
Session Description:
This session provides a forum to discuss recent progress in establishing observation networks in Tibet and data applications, and in studying physical processes involved in land-atmosphere interactions. It focuses on process studies of land-surface and hydrology, boundary layer, cloud-precipitation, and troposphere-stratosphere exchange of mass and chemical composition. It encourages contributions making novel utilization of multi-scale interdisciplinary modeling and analysis to investigate effects of land-atmosphere interactions on weather and climate.

The Hydro-climate of the Andes: Current Understanding and Future Challenges
Session ID#: A126
Session Description:
This session aims to review the current understanding of the Andean hydro-climate and discuss pressing research challenges, instrumentation and monitoring needs, and human capacity building. We welcome submissions from the local to the continental scales, and from diurnal to interdecadal timescales, with special emphasis on emerging new topics including water and energy budgets, high impact events, precipitation hotspots, climate change and deforestation impacts, climate-vegetation interactions and cryosphere studies, among others.

Understanding and modeling the evolution and impact of mesoscale and severe convective storms
Session ID#: A134
Session Description
This session invites recent studies that use observations and/or model simulations at various scales to improve our understanding, model representation, and impact of MCSs and SCSs across different geographic regimes. Efforts that derive new insights from observations and analysis, parameterization developments, model evaluations from cloud-resolving models to global models with observational data are particularly encouraged.

Weather and Climate Modeling Across Scales: From Global to Convection-Permitting
Session ID#: A139
Session Description:
This session seeks contributions regarding the development or application of high-resolution simulations and multi-scale techniques for investigating weather and climate, such as the impact of climate change on processes at local scales (e.g., precipitation, hydrology, and ecosystems) and teleconnections across scales. We strongly encourage abstracts containing research related to variable resolution, non-hydrostatic modeling, convective permitting modeling or multiscale modeling framework techniques.

Earth’s energy imbalance and energy flows through the climate system
Session ID#: GC027
Session Description:
To further our understanding of climate variability and change we encourage contributions from all relevant disciplines, exploiting in-situ measurements, reanalysis, climate modeling, and remote sensing techniques. Of particular interest are: discussions of uncertainty in heat storage estimates; characterization of the spatio-temporal variability of EEI and internal energy exchanges; processes perturbing energy budgets and energy flows through the climate system.

The Third Pole Environment (TPE) under Global Changes
Session ID#: GC082
Session Description:
This session is dedicated to studies of Pan Third Pole atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere and their interactions with global change. Related contributions are welcomed.

Understanding and predictions of sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) land-induced forcing and atmosphere interactions on droughts/floods and heatwaves
Session ID#: GC088
Session Description:
This session welcomes contributions on improving understanding of sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) variability and prediction of heatwaves and precipitation, especially droughts and floods, through land-induced forcing/atmosphere interactions. Topics include local and remote effects of land surface/subsurface temperature, snow, snow darkening by light-absorbing particles in snow, vegetation, and soil moisture on S2S prediction, as well as mechanisms of dynamic and physical processes and hydroclimate feedback.

Space-based Precipitation Observations, Estimation and Applications: a Centennial Perspective
Session ID#: H123
Session Description:
This session invites contributions in all areas of precipitation science, including perspectives from past decades and future prospects, with a focus on GPM and TRMM. These include algorithms, ground validation, sensor calibration, data fusion, and broad applications of satellite precipitation.

The Role of Soil Moisture in Land–Atmosphere Interactions
Session ID#: H134
Session Description:
This session invites studies employing novel observational or modeling frameworks to highlight variations in the strength of coupled land-atmosphere processes and feedbacks in which soil moisture plays a key role. Studies integrating regional to large-scale networks, field campaign data, or satellite products are of particular interest.

Making Data Uncertainty Information FAIR: Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Reusable
Session ID#: IN035
Session Description:
This session seeks to discover solutions (from conceptual prototype to operational) that intend to make uncertainty information for all varieties of Earth science data Findable, Accessible, Interoperable, and Re-usable. Following these principles, we are targeting open-source solutions and of varying types, such as: web tools/services, documented practices/policies, metadata standards, data recipes, software packages, community repositories/hubs, cloud-based analytics, etc.

Joint Early Career Researchers– Soil Science Networking Event Formulating interdisciplinary science questions
Dates: 8 December 2019 from 12:00 – 17:00
Location: To be determined, San Francisco (CA), USA
Registratiion Submission Deadline: 1 August 2019

We invite Early Career Scientists (ECS) at PostDoc level for an ECS workshop to discuss how you address recent soil research challenges through ongoing research projects. Contributions from the fields but not limited to biogeoscience, climate, hydrological and critical zone science are welcome. After a short introduction, participants dissolve in groups of 4-5 people to identify and work on specific questions. With the skills and experience brought to the table, we identify common ground and shape a roadmap for solving state-of-the-art research questions. Participants will leave with a common understanding of research agendas and a path forward to develop a joint white paper. The workshop nurtures future soil research talents through stimulating international collaboration beyond projects.

Event aim:

  • Networking and experience exchange in a dynamic atmosphere
  • Cross-fertilization of research projects
  • Identify the most urgent gaps and research questions at the intersection of climate-land-biology
  • AGU Preparation & follow-up activities

100th AMS Annual Meeting
Dates: 12-16 January 2020
Location: Boston Convention and Exhibition Center, Boston (MA), USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 August 2019

34th Conference on Hydrology
Session Title: Land-Atmosphere and Land-Ocean Interactions
Session ID:51854
Session Description:
Land-atmosphere and land-ocean interactions play a key role in climate variability and climate/weather predictability across space and time. This session focuses on (1) interfaces between climate, ecosystems, and the land branches of the energy, water, and carbon cycles and the impact of associated land processes, including land-use/land-cover change, on climate variability and change as well as on extreme events (such as droughts and flooding); (2) dynamic, physical, and biogeochemical mechanisms by which the land surface (e.g., soil moisture and temperature, albedo, snow, and vegetation) influences surface water, carbon, and energy balances, atmospheric and ocean processes, and climate; (3) predictability associated with land-surface/atmosphere/ocean interactions and land initialization (such as soil moisture, soil temperature, snow, aerosol in snow, etc.) at sub-seasonal to seasonal, to decadal time scales; and (4) application and analyses of large scale field data and observational networks (such as FLUXNET), satellite remote sensing, and reanalyses data for land model development and land/atmosphere/ocean interaction studies.

Hydrology of the Baltic Sea Basin: Observations, Modelling, Forecasting
Dates: 8-9 October 2019
Location: State Hydrological Institute (SHI), St. Petersburg, Russia
Abstract Submission Deadline: 16 August 2019

The workshop aims to bring together scientists to overcome the barriers in hydrological studies, including monitoring, modelling and forecasting. Both water quantity and quality issues will be discussed. We hope that covering the different facets of hydrology will help us to develop a more integrated understanding of the interactions between the water, energy and matter cycles, and the direct and indirect anthropogenic effects.


  • to review recent scientific contributions to assess past, current and future changes of the water cycle,
  • to share the experience of hydrological and hydrochemical monitoring, using different tools and approaches,
  • to review recent developments in hydrological modelling in the Baltic Sea basin and neighboring domains, and
  • to discuss water quality issues and waste water treatment projects in the Balti c Sea basin.

Special Journal of Climate 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, click here.