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.



Asia Oceania Geosciences Society 2021 (AOGS2021)

Dates: 01-06 August 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline: 9 March 2021 (extended)
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Asia Oceania Geosciences Society (AOGS) was established in 2003 to promote geosciences and its application for the benefit of humanity, specifically in Asia and Oceania and with an overarching approach to global issues. AOGS holds annual conventions providing a unique opportunity of exchanging scientific knowledge and discussion to address important geo-scientific issues among academia, research institution and public.

Below you’ll find an excerpt of sessions that might be of interest to the GEWEX Community:

The Third Pole Environment – Hydrometeorological Processes and Human Dimension (HS02)
Conveners: Dr Petrus (Peter) van Oevelen (George Mason Uni./Global Energy and Water Exchanges (GEWEX); Prof Li Jia (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI); Dr Xin Li (Chinese Academy of Sciences); Prof Yaoming Ma (Chinese Academy of Sciences); Dr Toru Terao (Kagawa Uni.)

This session invites contributions dealing with advances in issues to improve the understanding of the interactions of the Asian monsoon, glaciers and the Tibetan plateau in terms of water and energy exchanges in order to assess and understand the causes of changes in cryosphere and hydrosphere in relation to changes of plateau atmosphere in the Asian monsoon system, to predict possible changes in water resources, and to explore the pattern and mechanisms of environment change on Tibetan Plateau and surroundings. A special emphasis is on new projects in the region addressing precipitation in a changing climate as well as those activities that address the human influence on the water cycle.

Regional Climate Downscaling and Cordex: Challenges and Prospects (AS05)
Conveners: Prof Dong-Hyun Cha (Ulsan National Institute of Science and Technology); Prof Koji Dairaku (Uni. of Tsukuba); Prof Jason Evans (Uni. of New South Wales); Prof Fredolin Tangang (Uni. Kebangsaan Malaysia); Prof Shuyu Wang (Nanjing Uni.)

This session covers the following themes: 1) Evaluation of regional downscaling techniques (dynamical and statistical methods); 2) Regional climate projection and understanding of climate sensitivity; 3) Comparison between CORDEX phase 1 and 2; 4) Added-values in regional climate downscaling by comparison with high-quality observation datasets; 5) Development of regional earth system model; 6) Process-based studies on sensitivity to the large-scale forcing, regional forcing, domain size, resolution, physics, etc.; 7) Impact studies of regional anthropogenic forcings such as land-use change, aerosol, and urbanization; 8) Other issues relevant to regional climate downscaling including application to application sectors.

Asian Precipitation Experiment: Process and Predictability of Asian Hydroclimate System (AS28)
Conveners: Dr Toru Terao (Kagawa Uni.); Dr S Das (Central Uni. of Rajasthan); Prof Kyung-Ja Ha (Pusan National Uni.); Prof Li Jia (Institute of Remote Sensing and Digital Earth (RADI) ); Dr Prashant K Srivastava (Banaras Hindu Uni.)

A prospect Regional Hydroclimatological Project under GEWEX framework AsiaPEX (Asian Precipitation Experiment) has been launched. AsiaPEX aims to understand the Asian land precipitation over diverse hydroclimatological conditions for better prediction, disaster reduction and sustainable development. AsiaPEX has six scientific approaches:

  1. observation and estimation of variation and extremes in Asian land precipitation and important variables,
  2. process studies of Asian land precipitation focusing on diverse land-atmosphere coupling,
  3. understanding and prediction of variability of Asian hydroclimatological system from subseasonal to decadal time scales,
  4. high resolution land surface hydrological modeling and monitoring incorporating impacts of human water withdrawal, agriculture, vegetation and cryosphere,
  5. coordinated observation and modeling initiatives, and
  6. detection and projection of the climate change impact on regional precipitation in Asia.

Workshop on Improvement and Calibration of Clouds in Models
Dates: 12–16 April 2021
Abstract Submission Deadline: 28 February 2021

The goal of this workshop is to discuss and share the latest improvements of atmospheric parameterizations for the representation of clouds with a focus on turbulence, convection, cloud, microphysics and radiation.

The workshop is organized in the framework of the High-Tune project ( and follows, in the spirit, the 2017 Delft meeting on the future of cumulus convection and the 2019 Paracon conference. It will be organized around with only one plenary session with a mixture of invited and contributed presentations and poster sessions.

3rd ISMC Conference – Advances in Modeling Soil Systems

Dates: 18-22 May 2021
Location: Online event
Abstract Submission Deadline: 14 March 2021

The conference programme: addresses recent research in the soil-vegetation-atmosphere continuum centered around soils over all spatial scales, time scales, and elements – from processes to prediction.

Scientific Sessions:

  • Integration of Soil Processes in Global Land Surface/Earth System Models
  • Modelling soil formation as a function of critical zone processes
  • Modelling at the interface of soil and plant
  • Model soil contamination and transport of pollutants
  • Scaling soil biogeochemical models
  • Modeling surface runoff and soil erosion at various scales: data, process, and mathematical representation
  • Landscape heterogeneity: pragmatic modelling, methodology standards, harmonized measurements – and related challenges
  • Modelling and evaluation of soil functions at all scales
  • Modelling biogeochemical fluxes and soil organic carbon dynamics in soil systems
  • Advances in soil modeling through data analytics, machine learning and prediction

Atmosphere Special: “Climate Extremes in the Pannonian Basin: Current Approaches and Challenges”

Manuscript submission deadline: 31 March 2021

The aim of this Special Issue is to address different approaches and methodologies in analysing climate extremes in the Pannonian Basin, which is the focus area of the Pannonian Basin Experiment (PannEx), a Regional Hydroclimate Project of the Global Energy and Water Exchanges Project of the World Meteorological Organisation (GEWEX).

This Special Issue intends to cover topics to support our ability to understand and predict climate extremes on both continental and local scales by improving the knowledge of environmental water and energy exchanges on a regional scale related to:

  • the analysis of observation data;
  • synoptic and seasonal conditions generating climate extremes and their impact on a local scale;
  • changes detected in the historical records or estimated based on the modelled data;
  • the social, economic, and environmental impacts of climate extremes;
  • perception, public policies and strategies to be implemented at urban, local and/or regional levels.

This Special Issue is open to all publications (research or review papers). We invite researchers to submit papers for this Special Issue focusing on climate extremes in the Pannonian Basin region.

Frontiers Special: “Energy, Water, and Carbon Dioxide Fluxes at the Earth’s Surface”

Paper submission deadline: 31 March 2021

The goal of this Research Topic is to showcase work that will lead to improved estimation and understanding of the fluxes that couple the atmosphere with the ocean, land and ice. It will cover observational, theoretical and modeling aspects of fluxes of energy (heat and momentum), water, and carbon dioxide at the Earth’s surface, including at the air-sea, air-land and air-ice interfaces. Original Research, Review, Mini-Review, and Perspectives focusing on any of the following or related points are particularly welcome:

  • Processes affecting the Earth’s surface fluxes, and scales of variability and change for these fluxes;
  • Budget estimations of these fluxes;
  • Advances in quantifying, measuring, and modeling these fluxes and development of best practices;
  • Impacts of these Earth surface fluxes on the climate system; and
  • Cross-discipline analyses and observational opportunities.

Remote Sensing Special: “Remote Sensing of Water Cycle Essential Climate Variables and their Applications”

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 March 2021

The focus of this Remote Sensing of the Water Cycle Special Issue is on remote sensing-related Essential Climate Variables (ECV) CDRs of all water cycle components and their applications. Submitted manuscripts will preferably report scientific advances in the following topics, but other topics related to the scope of the Special Issue will also be considered:

  • New water cycle Climate Data Records (CDRs): development and generation procedures;
  • Validation, capability assessment, and intercomparisons of water cycle CDRs;
  • CDR exploitation in long-term analyses: regional climatology, variability and trends, extreme event projections;
  • Droughts and floods: climatology and climatic driver identification;
  • Capability of CDRs to capture extremes;
  • Water cycle CDR exploitation in climate services for societal benefits;
  • Exploratory studies of the connections among the water cycle, agriculture and food, public health, and energy

Water Special Issue: “Hydrological Extremes in a Warming Climate: Nonstationarity, Uncertainties and Impacts”

Paper submission deadline: 31 April 2021

The journal Water (IF: 2.544, ISSN 2073-4441) will feature a Special Issue on “Hydrological Extremes in a Warming Climate: Nonstationarity, Uncertainties and Impacts”. The topics covered by this special Issue will include but not limited to the following:

  • Analysis of historical variability and trends in streamflow extremes (e.g., peak flow, low flow, timing) and teleconnections to hydroclimatic drivers
  • Model based studies on future changes in hydrologic extremes and the role of internal variability and anthropogenic forcings
  • Development and application of nonstationary methods for the evaluation of hydrologic extreme events
  • Evaluation of uncertainties of extreme value projections
  • Methods to quantify flood and drought risks
  • Implications of changes in hydrologic extreme events on water resources management

Advances in Atmospheric Sciences Special: Cloud–Aerosol–Radiation–Precipitation Interaction: Progress and Challenges

Manuscript Submission Deadline: 31 May 2021

This special issue will showcase recent and ongoing research progress in (1) cloud observation techniques and remote sensing inversion algorithm development for cloud properties, and (2) cloud–aerosol–radiation–precipitation interactions and their potential underlying mechanisms. The compilation of research papers in this special issue is expected to improve our understanding of cloud properties and cloud-process-associated issues, as well as assist with the development of cloud-associated parameterization in weather and climate models.

Remote Sensing Special: “Satellite Microwave Remote Sensing for Severe Storms Detection”
Manuscript Submission Deadline: 28 February 2022

This Special Issue will publish contributions from research, operational products, and data assimilation capabilities of microwave satellites used in support of the investigation of severe storms. Studies that address connections with essential climate variables are particularly welcome. Contributions from CubeSat applications and theoretical studies with new microwave sensors onboard future satellite missions are also strongly encouraged.