2022 SPARC Gravity Wave Symposium

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 syymposium 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 this 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.

In line with the present Corona regulations in Germany, the meeting is offered in a hybrid format, i.e. participants will be able to participate in person or online. Late adjustments to updated regulations cannot be excluded completely. Colleagues who want to attend in person will have to prove full vaccination protection. Presently this means in most cases means three vaccinations. For further information on the present local requirements please have a look at the travel information site.

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:

  • November 15th 2021: Support application deadline
  • November 15th 2021: Abstract submission deadline
  • December 13th 2021:
    •    →Information to applicants about the acceptance/rejection of their abstracts
    •    →Decision on early-career travel-support applications
  • February 28th: Finalization of the program

Registration is now open. Conference format will be a hybrid version to allow both online and in presence participation.

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

Latest announcement to download:

Reminder-Third Announcement

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