World Weather Open Science Conference (WWOSC) 2014

Event Type: Conferences and Workshops


16 August 2014 to 21 August 2014

Where: Montreal, Quebec Canada

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This ground-breaking conference will bring together the entire weather science and user communities for the first time to review the state-of-the-art and map out the scientific frontiers for the next decade and more. We encourage you to come to the conference in Montreal to take part and contribute to what promises to be a once in a generation event.

We are particularly excited about bringing together the international community – those starting out in science and those with longer experience – to review progress and set the long-term agenda. There has never been a more important time for weather science, which is poised for great breakthroughs.

Papers are welcome that contribute to the development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal. The following topics are of particular relevance:

  • Guidance on optimizing polar observing systems, and on coordinating additional observations to support modelling and verification;
  • Development of data assimilation systems that account for the unique characteristics of polar regions;
  • Development and exploitation of ensemble prediction systems with appropriate representation of initial and model uncertainties in polar regions;
  • Improvement of the representation of key polar processes in (coupled) models of the atmosphere, cryosphere, ocean and land;
  • Improvement of knowledge in two-way linkages between polar and lower latitudes and their implications for prediction;
  • Determination of predictability and identification of key sources of forecast error in the polar regions;
  • Development of verification methods suitable for the polar regions; and
  • Understanding and evaluation of the use of (enhanced) prediction information and services in the polar regions.