8 - 12 October 2018: The future of weather prediction: developments and challenges across scales (Symposium)

Venue: Harnack-Haus in Berlin. The meeting is hosted by the Hans-Ertel Centre for Weather Research.
Date: 8 - 12 October 2018
Abstract submission
: July 23. Note that space is limited and, if necessary, a selection will be made based on abstracts.

Registration deadline: 31 August 2018

Topic: The goal of the symposium is to discuss cutting edge development related to weather forecasts, from basic research on atmospheric processes, new modeling and new observational strategies, to communication to society. The scientific program is made of five sessions related to: high performance computing, observations for convective-scale models, subgrid-scale processes, data assimilation and ensembles, as well as impact modeling and communication of risk and uncertainty.

More details on the sessions and on the symposium can be found online at:

Scientific organizing committee: Martin Göber, Cathy Hohenegger, Tijana Janjic-Pfander, Jan Keller, Daniel Klocke, Henning Rust, Juerg Schmidli, Annika Schomburg, Sabrina Wahl, Martin Weissmann



25 Feb - 1 March: UCP2019: Understanding Clouds and Precipitation

Venue: Harnack-Haus, Ihnestraße 16-20, 14195 Berlin
Time: 25 February - 1 March 2019
Abstracts: 15 August - 31 October  2018
Registration: starting mid-November 2018

Conference Scope

Clouds, through their influence on radiative transfer, help determine Earth's energy budget and its susceptibility to perturbations. Clouds and their associated precipitation influence the dynamics of circulation systems, especially in the tropics. Increasingly cloud radiative effects are recognized as an additional mechanism for organizing circulation systems. UCP2019, as part of the Grand Science Challenge on Clouds, Circulation and Climate Sensitivity and the German National Project High-Resolution Clouds and Precipitation for Climate Prediction (HD(CP)2) will bring together leading scientists from the observational and modeling communities working on these topics to present their latest findings, and coordinate future activities to advance understanding of the role of clouds and precipitation in the climate system.

Organization Committee

Ulrich Löhnert
Andreas Macke
Bjorn Stevens
Allison Wing
Daniel Klocke
Wiebke Schubotz (Coordination)

HD(CP)² steering committee telephone conferences

  • Friday, 26th of October
  • Thursday, 15th of November





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