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)

18 - 20 March 2019: ICCARUS (ICON COSMO CLM ART User Seminar)

Registration and abstract submission for ICCARUS (ICON COSMO CLM ART User Seminar) 2019 is now open. We are pleased to invite you to participate in ICCARUS 2019, taking place from:

Monday 18 March to Wednesday 20 March 2019 in Offenbach am Main, Germany.

ICCARUS brings together developers and users of the non-hydrostatic COSMO and ICON models, which are used in numerical weather prediction as well as climate simulations and modeling of air quality and its feedback to the atmosphere. The COSMO- and ICON models do not only share some of their physics parameterizations but also many user groups. More details including hotel information, registration form and visa support form for the seminar can be found at

Important deadlines:

  • 30 November 2018: submission of abstracts
  • 25 January 2019: registration

In case of further questions, you may contact iccarus@we dont want spamdwd.de

Other important dates:
8 April to 12 April 2019: Numerical Model Training Course (ICON, COSMO-CLM, ART) in Langen, Germany
In case of further questions concerning the Numerical Model Training Course, you may contact training@we dont want spamdwd.de

7 - 12 April: EGU General Assembly 2019

The EGU General Assembly 2019, taking place in Vienna (Austria) on 7–12 April 2019, will bring together geoscientists from all over the world to one meeting covering all disciplines of the Earth, planetary, and space sciences.

EGU in Vienna in April (7-12) 2019, the abstract submission deadline is 10 January 2019.

Select Program group AS (meaning Atmospheric Sciences), then go to AS4 (Interdisciplinary processes).

EGU2019 Sessions with HD(CP)² chairs:

AS1.27 Atmospheric Convection

Convener: Cathy Hohenegger
Co-conveners: Leo Donner, Holger Tost
This session deals with atmospheric convection, being dry, shallow, or deep convection. ...

NH1.7/AS4.4/HS4.2.3 Coupled atmosphere-hydrological modeling for improved hydro-meteorological prediction (co-organized)

Convener: Harald Kunstmann
Co-conveners: Martin Drews, Stefan Kollet, Alfonso Senatore
Prediction skill of hydro-meteorological forecasting systems has remarkably improved in recent decades. ...

AS4.9/CR3.06/HS11.16 Clouds, moisture, and precipitation in the polar regions: Sources, processes and impacts (co-organized)

Convener: Manfred Wendisch
Co-conveners: Susanne Crewell, Irina V. Gorodetskaya, Tom Lachlan-Cope, Nicole van Lipzig
Clouds play an important role in the polar climate due to their interaction with atmospheric radiation and their role in the hydrological cycle ...

AS4.20/BG1.16/HS11.28 Impact of Land-Atmosphere Feedbacks on Weather and Climate (co-organized)

Convener: Volker Wulfmeyer
Co-conveners: Matthias Mauder, Linda Schlemmer, Chiel van Heerwaarden
The interaction of processes between the land surface, the planetary boundary layer (PBL), and the free troposphere are crucial for the understanding of weather and climate including extremes such as heavy precipitation and droughts. ...

24 - 26 April 2019: l Conference of the DFG Research Unit 1695 Regional Climate Change

University of Hohenheim in Stuttgart, Germany

In the next decades, global climate change will have substantial consequences for the structure and functions of agro-ecosystems, food production and security, water availability and the economic development in many regions of the world. In a joint, truly interdisciplinary 10-yr program, agricultural scientists, biologists, physicists and economists from the University of Hohenheim, Helmholtz-Zentrum München and Justus Liebig University Giessen have investigated the impact of climate change on agriculture in Baden-Württemberg, Germany, by means of field measurements and integrated modeling.

We invite investigators to discuss interdisciplinary results on regional climate change at this conference.

Therefore, you are invited to attend and contribute to this scientific exchange by submitting an abstract to one of our 5 Session Topics before November 30th 2018!

To submit your abstract (max. 2500 characters) for an oral or poster presentation, please follow this link: https://www.eventclass.org/contxt_fgk2019/
For conference details, please visit our website: https://klimawandel.uni-hohenheim.de/en

20 - 24 May 2019: International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling

We are pleased to inform you that the next International Symposium on Tropospheric Profiling (ISTP, 11th edition) will take place in Toulouse from the 20th to the 24th of May, 2019. Dealing with atmospheric measurement and modelling in the troposphere, the main topics of the conference are: profiling of atmospheric state parameters and constituents, the understanding of tropospheric processes, field experiments and the use of experimental data in atmospheric models.

More information can be found on the conference website, at this link : http://www.meteo.fr/cic/meetings/2019/ISTP/index.html

The most important deadlines are :

 - Abstract submission : 15/10/2018 to 04/02/2019

 - Acceptance notification : 20/03/2019

 - Registration open: 15/10/2018

 - Early registration end: 31/03/2019

For more questions please ask to: istp11@meteo.fr

HD(CP)² steering committee telephone conferences

  • Tuesday, Jan 22 2019, 17:00
  • Thursday, Mar 21 2019, 17:00


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