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Climate challenges and solutions under the 2C target

October 19-20.
The 2016 Annual Conference of the Italian Society for Climate Sciences (SISC), entitled “Climate challenges and solutions under the 2°C target”,  it aims to foster the scientific debate among scientists, policy and decision makers (Italians and foreigners), NGOs members and other stakeholders whose activities are focused on climate change, as well as its relationships with the environment and socio-economic systems, opportunities and solutions helping in respecting the recent Paris Agreement.
Location: Cagliari, Italy.
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Dating the Anthropocene in Environmental Archives: Bridging the gap between 210Pb and radiocarbon age dating

October 21-23.
The workshop aims to present to the paleocommunity the latest achievements in lake and peat geochronology for the Anthropocene, especially on combining 210Pb dates with traditional and bomb-pulse 14C dates. The workshop will be divided in 2 parts:

  1. Users will be trained using idealized datasets and their own datasets. A special focus will be given on uncertainties and cross-checking between the different geochronological methods to ensure best practice and valuable data.
  2. Time will be dedicated for a number of talks, posters and free discussions.

Location: Toulouse, France.
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STATMOS Workshop on Climate and Weather Extremes

October 23-25.
This workshop will serve two complementary purposes. The first is to introduce graduate students, as well as others wishing to enter into the area of extreme value analysis, to the techniques and challenges that are unique to studying rare events. The second is to provide a venue for statisticians and atmospheric and climate scientists to share ideas and facilitate collaboration aimed at understanding rare, high-impact climate and weather events.
Location: Philadelphia, US.
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EGU Leonardo Topical Conference Series on the Hydrological Cycle
October 25-27.

The EGU Leonardo Topical Conference Series on the Hydrological Cycle is the forum that EGU provides for scientific discussions focused on specific topics around the Hydrological Cycle. This year’s topic is devoted to the Atmospheric Branch of the Hydrological Cycle involving all aspects from evaporation to precipitation..
Location: Ourense, Spain.
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Model hierarchies workshop

November 2-4.
In an in influential essay, Isaac Held indicated how we may bridge this "gap between simulation and understanding". We construct hierarchies of models, with a range of complexity: simpler ones that embody a particular mechanism that underlies some aspect of the full Earth system, to comprehensive general circulation models with an interactive carbon cycle. An impressive range of models form the toolkit of Earth System Science: simplied forms of the primitive equations to study rotating fluids, LES models to study turbulence, cloud-resolving models, and so on, up to AOGCMs and ESMs. Similarly there are modeling experiments also forming a hierarchy from highly idealized settings to the attempts to recreate the observed climate history in all its glory.

A key challenge is how to make the hierarchy more effective, so that we may readily isolate observed behaviour of a complex model in a simpler one, and represent findings from idealized models in GCMs. This workshop solicits talks that address this challenge. A desired outcome of the workshop is a paper intended for a broad audience around the theme of model hierarchies, to which all workshop participants will be encouraged to contribute.
Location: Princeton University, New Jersey, US.
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Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference

November 3-11
The Pan Ocean Remote Sensing Conference (PORSEC) provides an opportunity for the scientists working on various aspects of ocean and atmosphere using remote sensing technology to come together and discuss their results and innovations.
Location: Fortaleza, Brazil.
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28th conference on severe local storms.

November 7-11
Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to severe local storms, which addresses hazards of tornadoes, large hail, flash floods, and damaging local winds that are associated with deep moist convection.  Presentations on results from field programs (e.g., VORTEX-SE, PECAN, MPEX, DC3, VORTEX2) and similar observational campaigns, high impact severe convective weather events, assimilation of data into numerical models for the analysis and prediction of severe convective weather, high-resolution simulations of convection and their mesoscale environments, climatologies of and climate interactions with severe local storms, and studies of the societal impacts of severe local storms are particularly encouraged.
Location: Portland, Oregon, US.
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Ice and Climate: challenges and priorities.

November 15-16
The ANU's Research School of Earth Sciences is happy to announce its inaugural Ice-Climate symposium and workshop: "Ice and Climate: Challenges and priorities". Developing our understanding of ice-sheet-ocean interactions and their response to, and impact on, climate. Identifying key questions in the analysis of these systems and facilitating communication and collaboration on high priority research objectives. Keynote speakers include Professor Ayako Abe-Ouchi from the Division of Climate System Research, University of Tokyo and Professor Rob Deconto from the Department of Geosciences, University of Massachusetts.
Location: Canberra, Australia.
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Bureau of Meteorology R&D Annual Workshop

December 5-9
The workshop brings together Australian experts from the Bureau of Meteorology, CSIRO, the universities and research centres as well as a number of prominent overseas scientists. This year's workshop will focus on datat assimilation across numerous themes. It will address the challenges and vision for the future of this relatively large application of the scientific method. Themes to be discussed include: ensemble DA; atmospheric DA; satellite DA; oceanic DA; land DA; reanalysis/coupled DA; forecast sensitivity; and advanced methods and generalise model data fusion. Early career scientists are urged to attend the student workshop (December 1-2) being held in conjunction with this meeting. 
Location: Melbourne, Australia.
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AGU Fall Meeting.

December 12-16
With approximately 24,000 attendees in 2015, AGU’s Fall Meeting is the largest Earth and space science meeting in the world. 2016 will mark Fall Meeting’s 49th year as the premiere place to present your research; hear about the latest discoveries, trends, and challenges in the field; and network with colleagues that can enhance your career. The fall Meeting brings together the entire Earth and space science community from across the globe for discussions of emerging trends and the latest research.
Location: San Francisco, California, US.
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97th AMS Annual Meeting

January 22-26
The upcoming AMS annual meeting will bring together researchers across the weather, water, and climate community. There are multiple conferences and symposia, as part of the meeting, that will of interest to the CLIVAR community, such as the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change with sessions on Subseasonal-to-seasonal (S2S) Processes and Predictability, Extreme Events, Climate Observations, Large-scale Circulation, and many more. Abstracts are due August 1.
Location: Seattle Washington
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AGU Chapman Conference on Extreme Climate Events Impacts on Aquatic Biogeochemical Cycles and Fluxes

January 22-27
This conference devoted to advancing our knowledge of how aquatic biogeochemical cycles may change due to extreme climate events. The conference proposes to bring together a diverse, interdisciplinary team of scientists from disciplines including hydrology, biogeochemistry, geomorphology, soil sciences, plant and agricultural sciences, atmospheric sciences, ecology, watershed sciences, estuarine and coastal sciences, and engineering. It aims to: (a) synthesize the current state of knowledge; (b) develop conceptual and mechanistic models that will advance the science; (c) explore new directions for experiments, measurements, and modeling studies; and (d) determine how our science can help shape mitigation, management, and restoration strategies for aquatic systems subject to extreme climate events.

Key questions that we seek to address at this conference are:

  • How do we define extreme weather events?
  • What have we learned from past extreme events and what are the long-term consequences of extreme weather events on aquatic ecosystems?
  • How do extreme events influence the export, transport, and transformation of carbon, nitrogen, and phosphorus along the aquatic continuum extending from the source/headwaters to the sea?
  • How are ecosystem structure, functions, and services altered by extreme weather events?
  • How do impacts and ecosystem recovery differ for forested, agricultural, and urban landscapes?
  • Are new land management strategies and restoration paradigms needed for extreme weather events? 

Location: San Juan. Puerto Rico, US
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Symposium on climate change adaption in Asia
February 1-3

The symposium  will focus on strengthening sustainable development and adaptation capabilities, meaning that it will serve the purpose of showcasing experiences from research, field projects and best practice in climate change adaptation in Asian countries, which may be useful or implemented in other countries in the continent.
Location: New Delhi, India.
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Fourth Sante Fe Conference on Global and Regional Climate Change

February 5-9
This conference will focus on climate change and variability from observational and modeling perspectives. Special emphasis will be on climate forcings and feedbacks from global to regional scales. This is the fourth in a series of conferences whose purpose is to bring together researchers with varied interpretations of current and past global and regional climate change, to present the latest research results (observations, modeling and analysis), and to provide speaking and listening opportunities to top climate experts and students.
The Conference will consist of invited and contributed oral presentations and posters. Contributions based on conventional and non-conventional views on climate change and variability are welcome. 
Location: Loretto, Santa Fe, New Mexico, US.
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AMOS/MSNZ annual conference & ANZCF 2017

February 7-10.
Organised jointly by Australian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society (AMOS) and Meteorological Society of New Zealand (MSNZ), the Conference will be held in conjunction with the Australian/New Zealand Climate Forum (ANZCF). The overall theme is Australasian weather, climate and oceans: past, present and future. Sessions may be in line with this theme, or cover any relevant topic, including areas such as:

Surface measurements and earth observations (including instrumentation)

  • Oceans
  • Atmosphere/surface interactions and impacts
  • Weather and Climate and forecasting timescales
  • Weather and climate impacts, including impacts on humans and ecosystems 

Sessions for ANZCF could cover:

  • General climate, paleoclimate, quaternary and deep-time climate
  • Climate history; climate and history
  • Climate operations and services – new observing, data management and modelling needs, new requirements from user sectors
  • Climate impacts, including impacts on humans and ecosystems
  • Climate education

Location: Australian National University, Canberra, ACT.
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PAGES 3rd Young Scientists Meeting
May 7-9

The theme of the OSM and YSM is "Global Challenges for our Common Future: a paleoscience perspective."
These meetings will fully reflect the PAGES structure and themes of climate, environment and humans, the strengthening of the connections between PAGES working groups and the increasing importance of an interdisciplinary approach. 
Location: Morillo de Tou, Spain.
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6th International Summit on Hurricanes and Climate Change: From Hazard to Impact

June 4-9
The challenge to society from extreme events continually increases with coastal population growth and sea level rise. The 6th Summit provides an opportunity for in-depth presentations and discussions focused on quantifying the hazard, vulnerability and impact of hurricanes and the influence of climate change. In particular, we seek contributions that consider the use of physically-based models and focus on risk assessment. Submissions may focus on modern, past, or future climate states.

Topics include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Statistical and dynamical approaches to wind, surge, and rain event risk
  • Accounting for climate change in assessing event risk
  • Tropical cyclone damage functions
  • Demographic trends and tropical cyclone risk
  • Assessing tropical cyclone economic risks
  • Communicating TC risk 

Location: Heraklion, Crete, Greece.
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Regional sea level changes and coastal impacts 

July 10-14  
To meet urgent societal needs for useful infor - mation on sea level, the World Climate Research Program (WCRP) has established the theme “Re - gional Sea-Level Change and Coastal Impacts”, as one of its cross-cutting “Grand Challenge” (GC) science questions. 
The conference will serve as a basis for a new assessment of the state-of-the-art on regional sea level research that will be an important input to the next IPCC assessment. A major outcome from the conference will therefore be an evaluationof the current state of sea level science, an outline of future research requirements for improving our understanding of sea level rise and variability and a description of the observational requirements (both experimental and sustained systematic observations). The outcomes will be published in multiple forms, including an agenda setting peer-reviewed paper specifying the information on coastal seal level change required by coastal communities for adaptation and decision making purposes.
In detail the conference will:

  • Identify the key factors contributing to past, present and future regional sea level rise and variability.
  • Organize a systematic attack on the error budget of these factors.
  • Identify stakeholder needs for sea-level information for coastal planning and management purposes.
  • Define the requirements for new and augmented research, technical development and observations consistent with the above.

Location: The Earth Institute, Columbia University, New York, US.
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Summer school: Fundamental aspects of turbulent flows in climate dynamics 

July 31- August 25 
The summer school will focus on four themes, each to be covered in one of the four weeks of the school: ocean dynamics, large-scale atmosphere dynamics, clouds and convection, and turbulence theory/dynamical systems approaches. Overviews over these themes will be provided by the principal lecturers Paola Cessi, Henk Dijkstra, Stephan Fauve, Raffaele Ferrari, Isaac Held, Caroline Muller, David Romps, Ted Shepherd, and William Young. In addition, there will be 10-12 seminars by invited speakers on current research in these areas.
The summer school is aimed at graduate students and early-career researchers in physics, (applied) mathematics, engineering, the climate sciences, and related fields. A background in climate dynamics is helpful but not necessary. Summer school participants will interact with each other and with the principal lecturers, visitors, and staff in daily journal clubs and research meetings.
Limited funds for students and early-career researcher to support travel to Les Houches and participation in the summer school will be available. Applications to the summer school and for financial support are due by March 15, 2017.
Location: Le Houches France.
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10th International carbon dioxide conference 

August 20-25  
The purpose of this conference is to bring together scientists from different disciplines to work towards an integrated view on the global cycle of carbon in the Earth System. Spatial scales considered range from local and regional towards global synthesis, temporal scales from hours to millennia. Periods addressed include the contemporary, industrial, and future, as well as the last millennia, glacial/interglacial, and stadial/interstadial periods.

Topics will include:

  • trends and variability in carbon stocks and fluxes
  • land use and land management
  • carbon-ecosystem-climate feedbacks and vulnerabilities
  • extreme events
  • linkages between CO2 and other greenhouse gases and between carbon and related tracers (e.g., oxygen, nutrients, and isotopes)
  • direct and indirect effects of high CO2 including ocean acidification
  • natural and anthropogenic drivers
  • allowable anthropogenic carbon emissions to meet multiple climate targets
  • emission mitigation
  • information from atmospheric, oceanic, terrestrial measurements and monitoring networks, from paleo archives, from process, inverse, and Earth System models

Location: Interlaken, Sweden.
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