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.




6th WGNE workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models

Dates: October 31 – November 4 2022
Location: ECMWF’s headquarters in Reading, UK
Abstract Submission Deadline: June 13, 2022 (extended)

The WCRP Working Group on Numerical Experimentation (WGNE) organises a hybrid workshop on systematic errors in weather and climate models. The workshop will review recent progress made on the atmospheric systematic error priorities identified from the 5th Workshop on Systematic Errors, while also expanding focus to coupled systems. The workshop will be broadly organized around the following themes:

  • Clouds and precipitation
  • Atmosphere-land-ocean-cryosphere interactions
  • (sub-)tropical circulations
  • Stratosphere-Troposphere interactions
  • Machine learning/AI and data assimilation
  • Quantifying uncertainty
  • Challenges and surprises in simulating the climate system

USGCRP Decadal Strategic Plan, 2022-2031

Submission Deadline: 15 July 2022

The U.S. Global Change Research Program (USGCRP), in collaboration with the Office of Science and Technology Policy, seeks feedback on program priorities and accompanying narrative in the strategic pillar sections. Respondents should consider (i) ideas on emerging, large-scale scientific questions related to global change and/or response, especially those where interagency collaboration will be critical; (ii) specific information on how science is or is not being used to inform societal response to climate change, and why; and (iii) knowledge gaps and obstacles to implementing scientific tools or knowledge.

Special Issue on “Extreme Precipitation and Drought: Mechanisms associated with Atmospheric Moisture Transport”

Guest editors:
Luis Gimeno (University of Vigo), Bin Guan (UCLA/JIFRESSE), Ana María Durán-Quesada (University of Costa Rica), Sergio Vicente-Serrano (CSIC. IPE)

Deadline: 30 September 2022

Extreme precipitation and drought are among the most disruptive natural events that disproportionally impact the livelihood of poor communities and threaten vulnerable ecosystems. Most importantly, the frequency and intensity of these extreme events have projected to increase with unknown regional effects as the planet warms. Therefore, understanding mechanisms driving these extremes and their impacts can provide a more solid ground for the interpretation of their variability and trends, from global to regional scales, enhancing societal capability of adapting to future climate change.

This special issue seeks to publish papers on understanding mechanisms driving extreme precipitation and drought in order to provide a more solid ground for the interpretation of their variability and trends, from global to regional scales, enhancing societal capability of adapting to future climate change. We would be very pleased if you agreed to contribute a Research paper or a Review article on all aspects related to this theme.

Special Collection on “Advances in Scaling and Modeling of Land-Atmosphere Interactions”

Special Section Organizers:
David S. Schimel (NASA JPL), Benjamin Poulter (NASA GSFC), Natasha Stavros (NASA JPL), Phil Townsend (University of Wisconsin), Nancy Glenn (Boise State University)

Deadline: 31 May 2022

Earth’s surface and its biological organisms exchange heat, momentum, carbon, and water with the overlying atmosphere at a multitude of scales. However, capturing those interactions across scales remains a challenge for observing systems and Earth system models. Here, the editors solicit papers highlighting recent investigations from land-atmosphere field campaigns, including observational analyses, tests of theoretical approaches to scaling or modeling these processes, and model-based evaluation and diagnostic studies. Papers can be submitted to JGR: Biogeosciences, JGR: Atmospheres, Earth and Space Sciences, or Journal of Advances in Modeling of Earth Systems (JAMES). The latter two are gold open-access and the first two have open-access options.

Water  Special Issue “Hydrological Cycle and Land-Atmosphere Interactions: From Evapotranspiration to Precipitation”

Special Issue Editors:
Prof. Dr. Jiangfeng Wei (School of Atmospheric Science, Nanjing University of Information Science & Technology) and Prof. Dr. Min-Hui Lo (Department of Atmospheric Sciences, National Taiwan University)

Deadline: 31 August 2022

In this Special Issue, studies are sought that investigate the facts and mechanisms related to the processes from surface evapotranspiration to precipitation. The topics covered by this Special Issue will include but not be limited to the following:

  • Land–atmosphere interactions and the hydrological cycle;
  • Atmospheric boundary layer processes, cloud physics, and precipitation;
  • Atmospheric moisture transport and tracking;
  • Impact of human activities on the hydrological cycle;
  • Aerosol–cloud–climate interactions.

Special Issue “Analysis of atmospheric water vapour observations and their uncertainties for climate applications”

Editor(s): ACP co-editors

Coordinators: Thomas Wagner (Satellite Remote Sensing Group, Max Planck Institute for Chemistry) and Martina Krämer (Forschungszentrum Jülich GmbH)

Co-organizers: Marc Schröder (Satellite Based Climate Monitoring, Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD)), Hélène Brogniez (Université Paris-Saclay, UVSQ, CNRS, LATMOS/IPSL), and Tim Trent (University of Leicester)

Deadline: 30 June 2022

Special issue jointly organized between Atmospheric Chemistry and Physics, Atmospheric Measurement Techniques, Earth System Science Data, and Hydrology and Earth System Sciences

This special issue originates from the GEWEX Water Vapor Assessment (G-VAP) and is open for all submissions within scope, not just from G-VAP.

The absorption of energy by water vapor keeps the average temperature on Earth at a level that makes life possible. However, the average temperature increased in recent decades due to increased greenhouse gas emissions. This anthropogenic increase is amplified by the water vapor feedback. Water vapor is further an important component of the water cycle and indirectly of the energy cycle. The role of water vapor in these cycles in a changing climate needs to be fully understood and quantified. Thus, high-quality observations of water vapor and the characterization and validation of associated uncertainties are of high importance for climate applications. Topics covered around atmospheric water vapor include, among others, retrieval development, data records, uncertainty characterization and validation, inter-comparisons, climate applications, and model validation.

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 2032

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.