2022 SPARC Gravity Wave Symposium

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Date: March 28 - April 1 2022:  starting on the morning of March 28th and departing after lunch Friday April 1st. An outing is planned for Friday afternoon for those who stay until Saturday.

This SPARC symposium is a continuation of a series of successful similar GW meetings lead-organized by Kevin Hamilton, Joan Alexander, Kaoru Sato, Fuqing Zhang and others over the past couple of decades. The tentative title of the next year’s symposium will be “Atmospheric gravity waves: towards a next-generation representation in weather and climate models”. Research on all aspects of atmospheric gravity waves, including newly emerging topics, will be welcomed but some particular emphases will be given to measurements, simulations, and numerical and theoretical developments, especially those confronting, challenging, and advancing the present-day treatment of gravity waves in atmospheric models.

While we are aiming for an in-person meeting, we will continue monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and decide in due time whether we will go to an online format (rather unlikely from the present perspective) or whether we will go for a hybrid solution, offering all those participants online participation who do not want or are not able to do the trip (see decision dates below).

Invited speakers will be (in alphabetic order) M. Bramberger (CoRA, USA), S. Gisinger (DLR, Germany), N. Hindley (Univ Bath, UK), H. Kafiabad (Univ. Edinburgh, UK), M.-J. Kang (Yonsei Univ., Korea), Y.-H. Kim (Goethe Univ. Germany), M. Kohma (Univ. Tokyo, Japan), I. Krisch (DLR, Germany), C. Kruse (CoRA, USA), H. Liu (NCAR, USA), I. Polichtchouk (ECMWF, UK), C. Rodda (Univ. Grenoble, France), P. Sacha (Univ. Prague, Czech. Republic), A. Sheshadri (Stanford, USA), C. Stephan (MPI Meteorology, Germany), B. Thurairajah (Virginia Tech, USA), S. Vadas (CoRA, USA), and S. Watanabe (JAMSTEC, Japan).


The time line of key dates is as follows:

  • Vovember 15th 2021: Support application deadline
  • November 15th 2021: Abstract submission deadline
  • December 13th 2021:
    •    →Finalization of the program.
    •    →Decision on early career travel support applications.
    •    →Decision whether the meeting will be fully online, without on-site component. This will only be the case if the pandemic makes travelling impossible even within Europe

Abstract Submission is now  opened. Please follow this link

Conference Site will be the the Conference Center of the Evangelische Akademie. It is located in the medieval center of the vibrant city of Frankfurt: https://frankfurt.de/english/about-frankfurt

If you have any questions, please contact the conference office: mueller@iau.uni-frankfurt.de.