3rd Pan-GASS Meeting
Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes

Oct 17 - 21, 2022 | Monterey, CA, USA

Call for Abstracts

The 3rd Pan-GASS conference will be articulated around four main themes, which are outlined below.
We are calling for studies relying on process-oriented diagnostics, modeling, and new observational data, applied to enhance our understanding and modeling capabilities of atmospheric processes and their coupling with the surface. We have listed some potential topics under each of our four main themes, but we also welcome submissions addressing other topics related to the themes which may not be listed below.

    • Convection, precipitation, and organization, including aspects related to:
      • Shallow/deep convection and their transition
      • Precipitation intensity distribution and diurnal and intraseasonal variability
      • Convective momentum transport
      • Atmospheric rivers
      • Extreme events
      • Scale-awareness and transition from parametrized to resolved convection
      • Cloud feedback processes


    • Surface-atmosphere interactions and the boundary layer, including aspects related to:
      • Air-sea interactions
      • Land-atmosphere coupling [surface/orographic drag, role of land processes (snow, soil moisture, soil temperature, and vegetation)] for predictive skill
      • Atmospheric boundary layer over land, ocean, and ice


    • Clouds, radiation, aerosols, and their interactions:
      • Cloud microphysics
      • Fog
      • Aerosol-cloud interactions
      • Cloud-radiation interactions
      • Dynamics-physics coupling


  • Towards “Digital Twins” of the Earth
    Relevant science in support of WCRP’s lighthouse activity on Digital Earth and of the European Commission Destination Earth (DestinE) program, which envision creating Digital Twins (or replicas) of the Earth by optimally blending models and observations. These initiatives will push the co-development of high-resolution Earth-system modeling and the exploitation of billions of observations with digital technologies from the convergence of novel high-performance computing, big data, and Artificial Intelligence (AI) methodologies. The km-scale modeling underlying the Digital Twins, and the related science questions regarding the representation of processes at these scales, is particularly relevant to the GASS community.

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