33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Climate Variability and Change.


Call for Papers

  • AI and Climate: Impact and Opportunities;
  • African Climate Change and Variability;
  • Arctic-mid-latitude linkages;
  • Atmospheric Rivers: Global Science and Applications;
  • Avoiding Day Zero: Governance of Urban Water Resources and Services (Poster Session);
  • Climate Variability and Change in Amazonia;
  • Climate sensitivity: reconciling paleo, instrumental and model-based estimates;
  • Communicating climate change;
  • El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) dynamics, diversity, prediction and impacts;
  • Identifying the climate change signal in weather events;
  • Inter-basin Interactions Between the Pacific, the Atlantic, and the Indian Ocean and Their Impacts on the Global Climate Variability;
  • Land Use and Land Cover Change – Interactions with Weather and Climate;
  • Miscellaneous topics in climate variability and change;
  • Monsoon dynamics: variability, change and impacts;
  • Results from Coupled Model Intercomparison Project, phase 6 (CMIP6);
  • Seasonal to decadal climate prediction;
  • The dynamics of jet streams and storm tracks in past, present and future climates;
  • The structure and evolution of climate teleconnections;
  • The use of large ensembles in understanding climate variability and change;
  • Understanding extreme and compound weather events;
  • Variability and predictability of climate on sub-seasonal to seasonal timescales;
  • Western North American Climate: Diagnosis, Prediction, and Impacts at Subseasonal to Multi-Decadal Scales

Joint Sessions

  • A stitch in time: protecting and promoting health in a changing climate (Joint between the 11th Conference on Environment and Health and the 33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change) 
  • Aerosol-climate interactions from regional to global scale (Joint between the 12th Symposium on Aerosol - Cloud - Climate Interactions and the 33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change);
  • Earth system modeling and climate change (e.g., Earth system modeling, regional climate modeling, climate change, carbon cycle) (joint with Robert Dickinson Symposium); invited keynote speaker: Gordon Bonan (NCAR)
  • Ethics and governance of weather modification and geoengineering (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification and the 33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change);
  • Aerosol Approaches to Climate Engineering (e.g., results from climate modeling, using analogs such as volcanic eruptions and ship tracks, and development of technology to actually implement solar geoengineering) (joint with Robert Dickinson Symposium and the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification). Papers on the physics of climate engineering should be submitted to this session, and on ethical and governance issues related to climate engineering to the related session at the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; invited keynote speaker: Simone Tilmes (NCAR)

Student Award Opportunities

The Climate Variability and Change Committee welcome 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.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairs: Isla Simpson (email: [email protected]) and Bin Guan(email: [email protected]).