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.



WCRP Open Science Conference 2023 – Advancing Climate Science for a sustainable future

Dates: 23 – 27 October 2023
Location: Kigali Convention Centre, Kigali, Rwanda
Abstract Submission: 1 December 2022 – 28 February 2023

The following themes will be covered during the conference:

Theme 1: Advances in Climate Research
Theme leads: Regina Rodrigues, Rowan Sutton, Orli Lachmy

Showcasing progress and future challenges in understanding Earth’s climate system, and advances in climate science capacity around the world. Sessions will cover, inter alia, climate processes; gaps identified by IPCC; energy, water and carbon cycles; climate modelling, observations and model-data fusion.

Theme 2: Human Interactions with Climate
Theme leads: Lisa Alexander, Pierre Friedlingstein, Izidine Pinto

Analyzing key drivers and impacts of climate change (past, current and future), identifying risks to human and ecosystem health. Sessions will cover, inter alia, climate extremes and associated risks and impacts; water availability, food, ecosystems, health and cities in a changing climate.

Theme 3: Co-produced Climate Services and Solutions
Theme leads: Cathy Vaughan, Bruce Hewitson, Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla

Connecting scientific knowledge, planning, decision-making and policy processes. Sessions will cover, inter alia, near-term regional and climate change information for adaptation and mitigation; climate scenarios; climate intervention research.

Earth Energy Imbalance Assessment Workshop

Dates: 15–18 May 2023
Location: ESA-ESRIN, Frascati (Rome), Italy
Abstract Submission Deadline: 24 February 2023

The aim of the workshop is to engage a wide community with expertise in radiometric remote sensing, satellite altimetry, space gravimetry, ocean in situ measurements and ocean reanalysis to assess and intercompare estimates of Earth’s energy imbalance and their time variability and uncertainties.

Topics addressed during the workshop include:

  1. Status of the different EEI records and their associated uncertainty
  2. Sources of uncertainty in different EEI estimates
  3. Causes for the spread in EEI records
  4. Time variability in EEI records including trends
  5. Regional earth energy budget, regional ocean heat uptake, regional ocean heat content

Tropospheric lapse rate: observations and modeling of past, present and future variations

Dates: 6–7 July 2023
Location: Sorbonne University, Paris, France
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 March 2023

The tropospheric lapse rate is the gradient of temperature though the troposphere. In tropical and subtropical regions, it plays a key role in the climate, through its impact on the large-scale circulation and on convection.

This workshop invites abstracts presenting studies on the tropospheric temperature lapse rate in tropical and subtropical regions, including observational, modeling or theoretical studies on:

  • recent lapse rate changes in the free troposphere or along slopes in mountain regions,
  • mechanisms controlling the lapse rate distribution and its changes,
  • past changes of the lapse rate at the scales of thousands to millions of years,
  • consequences of lapse rate changes on mountain weather and climate, glaciers, large-scale atmospheric circulation, tropical weather and climate.

Special Issue “Remote Sensing Applications in Wildfire Research and Management”

Dr. Dong Chen, Dr. Maria Zubkova, Dr. Joanne Hall and Dr. Michael Humber

Submission deadline: 31 March 2023

This Special Issue aims to collect some of the recent accomplishments with regional and global fire-related, remotely sensed data products with the hope to inspire further development of fire-related remote sensing methodologies. These works can include developments related to remote-sensing-derived fire products as well as developments in the estimation and understanding of how fire interacts with other variables at the landscape scale, such as fuel build-up, fuel post-fire succession, fire regimes, and vegetation type.

Special Issue “Atmospheric Rivers from Modeling and Remote Sensing”

Dr. Sante Laviola, Dr. Francesco Chiaravalloti, Dr. Annalina Lombardi, Dr. Barbara Tomassetti

Submission deadline: 31 March 2023

This Special Issue aims to improve the knowledge of Atmospheric Rivers (ARs) through the publication of groundbreaking papers that focus on innovative and original approaches to research; an example is an evaluation of the effects of AR-forced rainfall on small–medium-sized hydrological basins. The improvement of detection techniques through satellite and numerical models can better quantify the spatio-temporal distribution of rainfall in drainage networks by evaluating the response of hydrographic basins to local effects due to the severity of an events. 

Submitted articles may address, but are not limited to, the following scientific topics:

  • Impact of ARs on heavy rainfall, heavy snowfall and associated floods over the midlatitude areas.
  • Changes in the hydrological response of complex terrain due to Ars.
  • A special focus on the Mediterranean basin: the features, occurrence, seasonality, and effects of ARs in this complex domain.
  • AR-related storms in the contest of climate change.
  • ARs as a key operational product for nowcasting applications and flood risk management.