Advanced School and Workshop on American Monsoons – Progress and Future Plans

Aug 19 - 24, 2019 | São Paulo, Brazil

The Advanced School and Workshop on American Monsoons are fostered by the Working Group on American Monsoons, one of the regional monsoons working groups established under the coordination of the CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel.

The purpose of this event is to bring together scientists and students to present and discuss the progress in research on the American monsoons and their role in the global monsoon system, and to plan future activities.

Topics to be covered include:

  • Global context, main features, and life cycle of the American monsoons
  • Variability on diurnal, mesoscale and synoptic time scales; sub-seasonal to seasonal variability
  • Variability on interannual and decadal/interdecadal time scales, modulation of extreme events by climate variability, longer-term variability and climate change
  • Predictability and prediction (weather, sub-seasonal, seasonal and longer lead times), modeling studies
  • Impacts on society; future challenges; plans for observational studies, diagnostic analyses, and modeling activities. Discussions on future collaboration.


The targeted audience includes scientists and advanced undergraduate and graduate students interested in the American monsoons and their role in the global monsoon system. There is no registration fee, but the number of participants is limited. Participants are encouraged to make a presentation. If interested, please submit a short abstract of your contribution through the online registration form, which will be available within the next days.

As a rule, support for travel and subsistence expenses should be secured by the participants. However, limited funds are available for graduate students and early career researchers (those who have obtained a Ph.D. within the last 5 years) who are nationals of, and working in, a developing Latin American country, subject to selection by the activity organizers. Such support is available only for those who attend the entire activity. Those applying for support are asked to submit an abstract. As the activity will be conducted in English, participants should have an adequate knowledge of that language.

For additional information on registration, the program, venue, etc., click here.

Photo Courtesy of Diego Torres Silvestre: Crazy Sky above Sāo Paulo, Brazil