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 Workshop on Attribution of Multi-Annual to Decadal Changes in the Climate System

Dates: 22-24 September 2021
Location: Online
Abstract Submission Deadline: 30 June 2021

The aim of this workshop on “Attribution of multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system” is to document current research, identify challenges, and explore potential pathways towards building an operational capability to attribute multi-annual to decadal changes in the climate system on global-to-regional scales.

Key areas to be addressed include:

  • To what extent is the observing system adequate for the task and how best to use the observations
  • Approaches to assess the roles of internal variability and external factors including greenhouse gases, aerosols, solar variations, volcanic eruptions, ozone and land use.
  • To what extent are models adequate for the task and how to account for model errors, including underestimated signals
  • To what extent do responses to different forcings add linearly
  • How to account for forcing uncertainties?
  • Analysis of physical processes
  • Linking large scale circulation to regional weather and climate hazards
  • Steps needed to build an operational capability

Fifth Convection-Permitting Modeling Workshop 2021 (CPM2021)
High-Resolution Climate Modeling and Hazards

Dates: 7-10 & 14 September 2021
Location: Online Event
Abstract Submission Deadline: 16 July 2021 Extended to 23 July 2021

The main focus of the workshop is on simulating mesoscale processes and extreme events with CPMs at local to global scales and the use of high-resolution climate models for hazard and impact assessments.

Main discussion Topics:

  • Advancements in high-resolution regional and global climate modeling
  • Computer science and next generation supercomputers
  • Toward global CPMs
  • Extreme events and hazards assessments
  • Ensemble based on high-resolution modeling

Registration for the workshop is free and you are encouraged to submit a poster for presentation.

INTROMET-2021 – International Symposium on Tropical Meteorology
Dates: 23-26 November 2021
Location: Online Platform
Abstract Submission Deadline: 31 July 2021 Hosted by the Cochin University of Science and Technology (CUSAT), the proposed theme of The International Symposium on Tropical Meteorology (INTROMET-2021) is Changing Climate: Consequences and Challenges.

It will provide an excellent opportunity for the national and international community of Atmospheric Scientists to discuss various issues of the changing climate and their consequences and challenges.

102nd American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting

Dates: 23–27 January 2022
Location: Houston, Texas, USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 September 2021

The 102nd American Meteorological Society (AMS) Meeting will take place in late January 2022 at the George R. Brown Convention Center. A special symposium and several sessions of interest to the GEWEX community are listed below.

Kevin E. Trenberth Symposium
We invite and encourage you to attend this symposium honoring Dr. Kevin E. Trenberth as he enters into retirement after many years of influential research and community service. Papers for the Kevin E. Trenberth Symposium are solicited on all aspects of climate science, but are especially encouraged on the following topics:

  • Global Water Cycle
  • Global Energy Budget
  • Climate Analysis: Observations and Reanalyses
  • Climate Modeling: Advances and Challenges

Sessions of Interest

  • Improved Monitoring, Modeling, and Prediction of Water Availability Across Scales
    The session is a forum to bring the observational and modeling communities together to advance the state of the science and our predictive capabilities. As such submissions are invited that explore interdisciplinary and integrated approaches to water cycle science that lead to a better understanding of water availability now and in the changing future.
  • Land-Atmosphere and Land-Ocean Interactions
    Conveners: Yongkang Xue (UCLA); Randy Koster (NASA GSFC); Michael Ek  (UCAR); Craig R. Ferguson (State Uni of NY); Justin S. Mankin (Dartmouth College).
    This session focuses on:
    • interfaces between climate, ecosystems, and the land branches of the energy, water, and carbon cycles and the impact of associated land processes on climate variability and change, including extreme events (such as droughts and flooding);
    • the dynamic, physical, and biogeochemical mechanisms by which the land surface (e.g., soil moisture and temperature, albedo, snow, aerosol in snow, vegetation, and streamflow) influence land, atmosphere, and ocean processes and their interactions at subseasonal to decadal time scales;
    • predictability associated with land initialization and land–atmosphere/ocean interactions from subseasonal to decadal time scales; and
    • application and analyses of large scale field campaign data, observational networks, satellite remote sensing, and reanalysis for land model development and interaction studies.
  • Process-based Testing and Evaluation of Weather and Climate Models.
    Conveners: Weiwei Li (NCAR/RAL & DTC), Ligia Bernardet (NOAA/GSL & DTC), James Doyle (NRL), Louisa Nance (NCAR/RAL & DTC)
    The session will focus on:
    • testing and evaluation of model physics components, their interactions, and the impact on the overall performance of a model, and
    • using process-based testing and evaluation to advance understanding of physical processes. Abstracts that apply hierarchical testing approaches and process-based model verification and evaluation methods are particularly encouraged

American Geophysical Union 2021 Fall Meeting

Dates: 13-17 December 2021
Location: New Orleans, Louisiana, USA
Abstract Submission Deadline: 4 August 2021

Sessions of interest to the GEWEX community are listed below. 

24th International Congress on Modelling and Simulation (MODSIM2021)

Dates: 5-9 December 2021 Location: Online Platform and at the University of Sydney and International Convention Centre, Sydney, Australia (hybrid event)

Abstract Submission Deadline: 23 August 2021

With the increase in data availability and recognition of uncertainty, MODSIM2021 will focus on how modeling and simulation can be used to translate data into action.
Building on the traditional modeling and simulation papers in diverse areas, papers will explore the conference theme from a wide spectrum of disciplinary perspectives organized in different streams. Special themes of the conference will include methods that take advantage of large datasets, scenario modeling of uncertain futures under climate change, resource constraints, and conflicting objectives.

CFMIP 2021 Virtual Meeting

Dates: 14-16 September 2021 Location: Virtual Meeting

Abstract Submission Deadline: 1 September 2021

Due to the ongoing pandemic, the 2021 meeting of the Cloud Feedback Model Intercomparison Project (CFMIP 2021) will be held online. Continuing the themes from previous years, contributions related to Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Climate Sensitivity are welcome.

Scientific Themes

  • Forcing, Feedbacks, and Climate Sensitivity
  • Observations and Model Evaluation
  • Precipitation and Hydrological Sensitivity
  • Coupling Clouds with Atmospheric and Oceanic Circulation
  • Extratropical Cloud Processes and Feedbacks
  • Convective Processes

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 December 2021 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 December 2021

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.