Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:
African climate variations and change;
atmospheric rivers and other extreme climate events;
carbon-cycle climate interactions;
cities and megacities: climate variability, change, and extremes;
climate extremes in the tropical Americas: past, present, and future;
climate variability and change in the holocene;
clouds and climate;
communicating climate change;
decadal–multidecadal climate variability and predictability;
El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) dynamics, diversity, prediction, and impacts;
emerging surprises in climate change;
extreme climate events in the middle latitudes;
land use and land cover change: interactions with climate;
new science from high-resolution coupled models;
polar climate variability and change;
tropical climate variability and change; and
variability and change in jets and storm tracks.
Possible joint sessions include the following:
advances in understanding land-atmosphere interactions (joint between the 33rd Conference on Hydrology and the 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change);
drought monitoring, early warning, and projection in the 21st century—beyond PDSI (joint between the 33rd Conference on Hydrology, the 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change, and the 24th Conference on Applied Climatology);
variability and predictability of climate on subseasonal-to-seasonal time scales (joint between the 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the Seventh Symposium on the Madden–Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability);
role of the stratosphere in climate variability, change, and prediction (Themed Joint Session) (joint between the 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the 20th Conference on Middle Atmosphere); and
stratospheric ozone, chemistry, and climate (Themed Joint Session) (joint between the 20th Conference on Middle Atmosphere and the 32nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change).
*Dr. Paul Newman will be a Core Science Keynote Speaker at the beginning of this session.
Student Award Opportunities
The Climate Variability and Change Committee welcomes abstract submissions from students and postdocs. Awards will recognize outstanding oral and poster presentations given by students. To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university, and you also must be the lead author and presenter of the work. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.