3rd Pan-GASS Meeting Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes

Jul 25 - 29, 2022 | Monterey, CA, USA



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The GEWEX Global Atmospheric System Studies Panel (GASS) will hold its 3rd Pan-GASS Meeting, Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes (UMAP 2022) at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Monterey, CA, USA, from 25-29 July 2022.

UMAP 2022 aims to bring together weather and climate scientists, including both observationalists and modelers, to discuss the key issues of atmospheric science. The program will include all aspects and methods of model development from deterministic numerics to stochastic forcing; process modeling to parametrization; observational constraints to diagnostic techniques; and idealized modeling to operational forecasting and climate predictions. The purpose of the conference is to discuss progress in understanding atmospheric processes and representing them in models, to coordinate current initiatives and make plans for the future.

UMAP 2022 is an in-person meeting and will follow both State and Federal COVID policies. If an in-person meeting is not recommended due to circumstances, UMAP2022 will be postponed to a later date. See our Refund Policy for more information.



Call for Abstracts

UMAP 2022 is articulated around four main themes, outlined below. For each of these themes, 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. The four main themes are:

  • Organization of shallow and deep convection
  • Surface-atmosphere interactions and the boundary layer
  • Cloud systems and associated processes (microphysics, physics, dynamics, radiation)
  • Towards global km-scale modeling and Digital Twins of the Earth System

Proposals for potential new community projects are particularly welcomed, including proposing a topic and possible approaches OR proposing specific activities in greater detail.

Detailed information about the Call for Abstracts can be found in Themes and Sessions.



ECR Competitions

UMAP 2022 has organized three competitions for Early Career Researchers (ECRs). You are deemed an ECR if you are an undergraduate or postgraduate (Masters/PhD) student or a scientist who has received his or her highest degree (BSc, MSc, or PhD) within the past six years. If parental leave fell in this period, up to one year of parental leave time may be added per child, up to a maximum of four years. 


In collaboration with the center of Excellence in Simulation of Weather and Climate in Europe (ESiWACE), the GEWEX GASS panel has organized a data analysis contest to encourage the use of the data set of the DYnamics of the Atmospheric general circulation Modeled On Non-hydrostatic Domains (DYAMOND). The winner will receive travel support.


In collaboration with the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) program of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), the GEWEX GASS panel has organized a contest for ECRs whose studies have used or will use ARM data. The winners will receive travel support.


In collaboration with the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), the GEWEX GASS panel has organized a contest where participants will be judged on technical content, technical knowledge of the topic, as well as the oral or poster presentation delivery during the conference.

More information on the different competitions and the awards can be found here.

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 Important Dates

28 November 2021: Registration and abstract submission open
31 January 2022: Requests for travel support extended deadline 3 April 2022 (midnight GMT)
31 January 2022 : Application DYAMOND and DOE-ARM competitions extended deadline 3 April 2022 (midnight GMT)
31 January 2022: Abstract submission extended deadline 3 April 2022 (midnight GMT)
21 April 2022: Travel support notification starts*
21 April 2022: Abstract acceptance notification starts*
21 April 2022: Notification of the winners of the DYAMOND and DOE-ARM competitions starts*
21 April 2022: Early bird registration closes (midnight GMT)
01 June 2022: Registration cancellation deadline for full refund (midnight GMT)
25 – 29 July 2022: 3rd Pan-GASS Meeting, “Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes”
29 July 2022: Announcement of the winners of GEWEX/WCRP competition

*Notifications are delayed by approximately 10 days


The preliminary Program is now available and can be accessed here.
An overview of all presentations, Keynote, Oral and Poster, can be found here.
Information about the breakout sessions will become available at the end of June 2022.


Registration and Abstract Submission Fees

Abstract Submission Fee: USD $50 (non-refundable)
Early Career Researcher Registration (Early Bird): USD $250
Early Career Researcher Registration: USD $375
Full Registration (Early Bird): USD $300
Full Registration: USD $425

Registration is closed.



The 3rd Pan-GASS Meeting, Understanding and Modeling Atmospheric Processes will be held at

Hyatt Regency Hotel
1 Old Golf Course Rd
Monterey, CA 93940

Visit Venue & Travel for additional information about traveling to and things to do in Monterey.



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ECR Competition Committee

Sandrine BonyCNRS,LMD/IPSL, Sorbonne University
Carla Gulizia (Chair)     Young Earth System Scientists Community (YESS)
Daniel KlockeESiWACE
Peter van OevelenInternational GEWEX Project Office
Shaocheng XieARM DOE
Xubin ZengClimate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center

Organizing Committee

Sandrine BonyCNRS,LMD/IPSL, Sorbonne University, France
Angela JeffersonLawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Daniel Klocke (Co-Chair)Max-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie, Germany
Shannon MackenInternational GEWEX Project Office, USA
Cheng Tao (ECR)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Peter van Oevelen (Co-Chair)     International GEWEX Project Office, USA
Fernande VervoortInternational GEWEX Project Office, USA
Shaocheng Xie (Co-Chair)Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory, USA
Xubin ZengClimate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center, USA

Scientific Committee

Sandrine BonyCNRS,LMD/IPSL, Sorbonne University
Ian BoutleMet Office UK
Ann FridlindNASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
Carla GuliziaCentro de Investigaciones del Mar y la Atmósfera
Daniel KlockeMax-Planck-Institut für Meteorologie
Irina SanduEuropean Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forcasts
Martin S. Singh     School of Earth, Atmosphere & Environment, Monash University
Shaocheng XieLawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Yongkang XueUniversity of California, Los Angeles
Xubin ZengClimate Dynamics and Hydrometeorology Center

Background image by courtesy of the International GEWEX Project Office