Calls for Papers

Find calls for abstracts in areas of GEWEX-related science below. Meetings are listed by abstract submission deadline.

AGU Fall Meeting 2018

Dates: 10-14 December 2018
Location: Washington, DC, USA
Submission Deadline: 1 August 2018

This year’s fall meeting of the American Geophysical Union marks the organization’s 100th year. As the largest gathering of Earth and space scientists in the world, there are many sessions relevant to GEWEX science. Some of them are listed below. If you would like to have your session included, please email us at with the details.

  • Session ID: 52895
    Session Title: IN001. Accelerating scientific discovery through data, software, workflow, service, and repository evaluation
    Description: This session includes presentations of current assessment efforts around data, software, computational workflows, services, and repositories.
  • Session ID: 50552
    Session Title: H007. Advances in Integrated Observations, Modeling and Predictions for Weather, Climate, and Impact Assessments
    Description: Contributions that demonstrate the use of observations and models in addressing extreme hydrometeorological events are invited. Developments of observational and information systems that discuss ways to increase their effectiveness are also solicited. Presentations on advances in integration of observations from various sources are of high interest.
  • Session ID46923
    Session Title
    : H014. Advances in Understanding Land-Atmosphere Interactions in a Changing Environment
    Description: Observation, satellite, and model-based studies that investigate coupled land-atmosphere processes and feedbacks across a range of spatiotemporal scales are invited to this session.
  • Session ID: 44175
    Session Title: IN016. Communicating Scientific Data Quality through the Lens of Uncertainty
    Description: The goal of this session is to understand how various groups and disciplines are defining uncertainty, conveying or sharing methodologies across domains for their data users, and paving the way to explore how conveying uncertainty information can be made more consistent across multiple Earth science domains.
  • Session ID: 44261
    Session Title: GC040. Environmental, Socio-Economic, and Climatic Changes in Northern Eurasia
    Description: Presentations on environmental changes and ecosystem interactions in Northern Eurasia, the “human dimension,” and tools to address Northern Eurasian challenges are invited.
  • Session ID: 53085
    Session Title: GC058. How Can Global Change Research Inform National Security Decision-Making?
    Description: This session welcomes abstracts showcasing substantive contributions research makes to national security issues as well as current outstanding science needs. Potential topics include development of observations, process studies, and Earth system prediction capabilities, as well as research in important thematic areas, such as human health or the food-energy-water nexus.
  • Session ID: 54306
    Session Title: H071. Hydrologic Data Assimilation
    Description: This session invites studies on data-driven algorithms, modeling tools and platforms to integrate observations (data) with models.
  • Session ID: 46885
    Session Title: A070. Mesoscale and severe convective storms: understanding, and model development and evaluation
    Description: This session invites recent studies that use observations and/or model simulations at various scales to improve our understanding and model simulations of mesoscale convective systems and severe convective storms. The efforts in parameterization development and model evaluation from cloud-resolving models to global models with various observational data are particularly encouraged.
  • Session ID: 46889
    Session Title: A074. Multi-sensor, Model, and Measurement Synergy: Aerosol Sources and Their Environmental Effects
    Description: Presentations are welcome that discuss synergies among measurement techniques and/or models and that characterize aerosols and their environmental effects on regional-to-global scales. This year special focus is on representing aerosol sources, past, present, and/or future.
  • Session ID: 46340
    Session Title: IN050. Near Real-Time/Low Latency Data for Earth Science and Space Weather Applications
    Description: This session seeks contributions that demonstrate the benefit of near real-time/low latency scientific or social media data, and identify gaps in current capabilities.
  • Session ID: 52183
    Session Title: C027. Observing, Modelling, Diagnosing, and Predicting Hydrological and Earth System Change in Cold Regions
    Description: This session invites papers that describe field and modelling studies to address process interactions, the changing nature of hydrological, hydrometeorological and Earth systems in response to climatic drivers, and the diagnosis and prediction of change in high latitude and mountainous cold regions. Studies dealing with biogeochemistry and the integration of water quality and water quantity monitoring and modelling across cold region landscapes and water bodies are also welcome.
  • Session ID: 48660
    Session Title: GC084. Taking the temperature of the Earth: Challenges, trends, and applications across all Earth surface domains
    Description: This is the 6th EarthTemp session at the AGU, with topics related to 1) progress in improving the quality of ST products through rigorous validation, 2) monitoring variability and long-term climate trends, and 3) science applications of ST data to detect and better understand Earth system behavior.
  • Session ID: 53319
    Session Title: GC086. The global water cycle: Linkages of ocean salinity with the atmosphere and terrestrial hydrology
    Description: This session highlights water cycle research that describes linkages between the ocean, atmosphere, and land hydrology. Contributions are invited on all aspects of water cycle research including analyses undertaken using in situ and remote observations from current (e.g., SMAP, SMOS, GRACE, GPM, GCOM-W), past (e.g., Aquarius, TRMM), and future (e.g., SWOT, GRACE-FO) satellite missions, estimates based on numerical models, data assimilation systems, and climate model projections.
  • Session ID: 51491
    Session Title: A102. The Surface Energy Budget: Influences on Spatiotemporal Magnitude and Variability
    Description: This session invites papers on all facets of the global and regional surface energy budgets based on surface observations, satellite-derived records, reanalysis data, and global and regional climate model simulations. Special emphasis is placed on all aspects of field measurements of atmospheric radiation, as well as on the spatial and temporal variations of the different radiative and non-radiative (i.e. latent and sensible heat fluxes) components of the surface energy balance.
  • Session ID: 45178
    Session Title: GC090. The Third Pole Environment (TPE) under Global Changes
    Description: Co-sponsored by TPE (, this session is dedicated to studies of Pan Third Pole atmosphere, cryosphere, hydrosphere, and biosphere and their interactions with global change.
  • Session ID: 45344
    Session Title: A112. Weather and Climate Modeling across Scales: from Global to Convection-Permitting
    DescriptionThis 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 also invite papers addressing sensitivities arising from the response of model physics and dynamics to multiple resolutions.

American Meteorological Society’s 99th Annual Meeting

Dates: 6-10 January 2019
Location: Phoenix, AZ, USA
Submission Deadline: 1 August 2018

The AMS Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. This year’s theme is “Understanding and Building Resilience to Extreme Events by Being Interdisciplinary, International, and Inclusive (III).

Some of the sessions relevant to the GEWEX community are listed below. If you’d like to have your session included, please email with the title and short description of your session.

  • Session Topic ID: 47932
    Session Topic Title: Observing the Boundary Layer from Space
    Conference: 23rd Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
    Session URL:
    Description: In this session, presentations are welcome on studies that utilize space-based observations of the PBL in the context of weather, air quality, and climate. Presentations on future PBL observational systems from space, including ground/air-based developments that could be relevant to future mission concepts, are also welcome.

Special Issue on “Remote Sensing in Hydrological Modelling” in Hydrology

Submission Deadline: 31 December 2018

Aaron Boone and Catherine Ottlé, guest editors for a special issue of Hydrology on “Remote Sensing in Hydrological Modelling,” invite you to submit an article on this topic. The article may be either a full paper or a communication based on your own research in this area, or may be a focused review article on some aspect of the subject.

Hydrology (ISSN 2306-5338, is an open access journal. All submissions will be subject to peer review. If you plan to submit a review article, please provide us with a title and brief description at your earliest convenience, in order to avoid multiple reviews covering the same material

For more information about the Special Issue, please see

For information on manuscript preparation and related matters, please see the instructions for authors,

Although the deadline for submission of manuscripts to the Special Issue is 31 December 2018, Aaron and Catherine would appreciate hearing from you on whether you would be willing to submit a contribution. Please feel free to contact the assistant editor ( if you have any questions.

IV International Conference on El Niño Southern Oscillation: ENSO in a Warmer Climate

Dates: 16-18 October 2018
Location: Guayaquil, Ecuador
Abstract Submission Deadline: Unknown

This conference strives to review progress on the science of ENSO with a focus on examining the range of ENSO “flavors,” assessing the existence of possible and distinct precursors, and examining how the different oceanic and atmospheric processes that drive the different ENSO flavors and impact their predictability would vary in a warming world. More information to come.