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Call for Abstracts: Local & Regional Response in the Water Cycle Due to Urbanization 2018 AMS Annual Meeting

July 16, 2017 in Meetings

Session: Local and Regional Response in the Water Cycle Due to Urbanization
Event: 2018 AMS Annual Meeting, 32nd Conference on Hydrology
When:  7-11 January 2018 (session date TBD)
Where: Austin, Texas, United States
Abstracts due: 1 August 2017

Description:  

Urban climate literature consistently suggests that cities impact the water cycle through modifications in evapotranspiration, precipitation, and surface runoff processes. These impacts extend beyond the urban core into adjacent suburban, ex-urban, and rural areas. This session seeks to highlight emerging research that focuses on quantitative analysis of observations and numerical simulations surrounding hydrometeorological response to urbanization on the local and regional scale. Advancements in urban climate theory and research-to-application methods related to the water cycle are also welcome. Submit now!

If you are interested, please submit via the AMS abstract portal.
If you have any questions or suggested speakers, please contact Bradford Johnson at bdjohns@uga.edu.

Call for Abstracts – Fall AGU Session: Urban Areas & Global Change

July 16, 2017 in Meetings

AGU Session on “Urban Areas and Global Change”.  This year the AGU Fall meeting will be held in New Orleans.  We invite abstracts broadly from the urban climate, urban flux, atmospheric science, and related urbanization policy and social science fields.
DEADLINE: 2 August 23:59 EDT/03:59 +1 GMT
Submit an abstract at the following link:
AGU Fall Meeting – New Orleans, 11-15 December 2017
Session GC081: Urban Areas and Global Change
Session Description:
Urban areas have important feedbacks to Earth system processes from local to global scales. Understanding these feedbacks often requires a combination of expertise from different scientific fields. This session invites submissions of new results based on observational, experimental, modeling, or data-analysis studies of biogeochemical or ecological interactions of human-land-atmosphere systems in urban areas; and of socio-institutional and technological components affecting the spatial and temporal patterns of carbon emissions. We encourage submissions from researchers, who develop and deploy new measurement techniques and scaling methods in complex urban environments and from social scientists, engineers and modeling groups that incorporate urban processes in models. Potential topics of this session include, but are not limited to: energy budgets and greenhouse gases in urban areas; effects of urbanization on regional climate, air quality, and biogeochemical cycles; influence of demographic dynamics, affluence, and socio-political conditions; and implications of these interactions for public policy and urban planning.
Organizers:
Galina Churkina, Humboldt University of Berlin, Berlin, Germany
Joseph P McFadden, University of California Santa Barbara, United States
Patricia Romero-Lankao, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Tim M Butler, Institute for Advanced Sustainability Studies, Potsdam, Germany
Co-Organized with:
Global Environmental Change, Atmospheric Sciences, and Global Environmental Change

Special Sessions: Predictability in Urban Areas and Integrated Environmental Prediction

July 5, 2017 in Meetings

Conference on Predictability and Multi-Scale Prediction of High Impact Weather

Special Sessions on Predictability in Urban Areas and Integrated Environmental Prediction

October 9th – 12th 2017 in Landshut, Germany
Last week for abstract submission!
Deadline 7 July 2017

The meeting is co-sponsored by the HIWeather project of the World Weather Research Program (https://www.wmo.int/pages/prog/arep/wwrp/new/high_impact_weather_project.html) and by Waves to Weather, a Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Council (www.wavestoweather.de). With a focused agenda and participation limited to 100-200 people, there will be ample opportunities for discussion and networking.

Keynote talks from:  Ulrich Blahak (DWD – German Meteorological Service, Germany),  George Craig (Ludwig-Maximilians University, Germany),  Jimy Dudhia (UCAR, USA), Tilmann Gneiting (Heidelberg Institute for Theoretical Studies, Germany), Brian Golding (MetOffice, UK),  Sue Grimmond (University of Reading, UK), Bruce Macpherson (Met Office, UK)

Abstracts are solicited for oral and poster presentations including, but not limited to, the following areas:
* The role of scale interactions and error growth in limiting the predictability of high impact weather
* Impact of diabatic processes on predictability of high impact weather
* Multi-scale prediction systems, including data assimilation strategies for improved high impact weather prediction
* Probabilistic forecasting, including statistical post-processing methods
* Evaluation and improved modeling of cloud and PBL processes
* Prediction of high impact weather in urban areas
* Integrated environmental prediction
* Extreme weather events such as floods, damaging winds or heat waves

Full information, including abstract submission and registration is on the conference website: https://hiw2017.wavestoweather.de

Urban Meteorology Course 28 Aug – 8 Sep 2017 Malaysia

July 5, 2017 in Meetings, Resources

Description

28 August – 8 September 2017
Gelang Patah, Malaysia (University of Reading Malaysia Campus)

This training course will cover all aspects of urban meteorology, environment (including air quality) and climate. By the end of the course participants will be able to critique siting of instrumentation in urban areas, undertake modelling of urban areas and know how to deliver climate services in urban areas.

Detailed Description

This course is part of the WMO education and training programme.

All participants are required to register to apply for a place on the course.  This is done by completing a purchase (FREE OF CHARGE) on this system (see link below).   Following registration, participants will be sent an application form by email which should be returned no later than 14 July.  The number of spaces on the course is limited to 25 participants. The local cost of the training course is 450 GBP (578 CHF) which will cover course fees, accommodation, breakfast and lunch.

http://www.store.reading.ac.uk/product-catalogue/faculty-of-science/meteorology/registration-urban-meteorology-environment-and-climate-services-training-course

Note there are some funded places available (review of these will start on 17 July).

1st International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters & Mitigation

July 4, 2017 in Meetings

The 1st International Workshop on Wind-Related Disasters & Mitigation (WRDM) will be held in Tohoku University, Japan on March 11-14, 2018.

Official website:  http://wrdm.jp

Submission deadline of 1 page abstracts has been extended to July 15.

 

ICUC-10 Dates Announced: Aug. 6-10, 2018

June 5, 2017 in Meetings

ICUC-10 will be held August 6-10, 2018  at  The City College of New York (CCNY).  The meeting will be co-held with the next AMS Symposium on the Urban Environment.

The Conference theme is Sustainable and Resilient Urban Environments

A call for papers will be coming soon.

Cities and Climate Conference – Sept 19-21, 2017 Potsdam, Germany

June 1, 2017 in Meetings

Cities and Climate Conference 2017 – September 19th-21st 2017, Potsdam, Germany

The Cities and Climate Conference 2017 will explore the latest advances in research and practice addressing climate change in cities, including issues of risk management, economics of adaptation, infrastructure, planning, governance, and their possible trade-offs and synergies with mitigation and sustainability objectives.

Themes that are covered by the conference are:
– Climate Impacts on Cities
– Sustainable Urban Futures
– Urban Climate Modelling
– Cities as Driver of Climate Change
– Urban Transitions and Transformations
– Urban Adaptation to Climate Change
– Sustainable Urban Governance and Policies
– Climate and Health Effects in Cities

Detailed information, e.g. on the abstract submission, can be found at: http://ccc.ramses-cities.eu/ and in the conference poster.

Urban Climate Summer School – Bucharest

May 5, 2017 in Meetings

The Research Institute of the University of Bucharest will be hosting an Urban Climate Summer School 21-26 August, 2017 in Bucharest Romania. The summer school is primarily intended for doctoral students and post-doctoral researchers who already have basic knowledge and interest for urban climate issues.

Join researchers from around the globe to gain skills in the systematic monitoring and assessment of urban climate change. Participants will benefit from utilizing state-of- art technologies to help understand the physical functionality of cities from the urban climate perspective

Participation is limited to 30 students.

Deadline for application: 15 May 2017

See website for details.

International Conference Friendly City 4

April 13, 2017 in Meetings

University of Sumatera Utara (USU) will host the International Conference Friendly City 4,  October 11-12, 2017 with the theme “From research to implementation for Better Sustainability”
Topic areas related to IAUC include: Physical Environment,Spatial Change & Geographic Information Technologies,Sustainable Built Environment,Town Planning, Urban Design

Registration as a participant and Call For Papers as well as the full paper template can be done through the website http://www.friendlycity.usu.ac.id/.

Abstract Deadline: 2 May 2017

For more information, please visit our website http://www.friendlycity.usu.ac.id/  or send an email to friendlycity@usu.ac.id or FRIENDLYCITYpublishingmanager@yahoo.com

Call for Abstracts: Special Issue in International Journal of Biometeorology

March 1, 2017 in Meetings, Uncategorized

Call for abstracts for a Special issue in International Journal of Biometeorology: intersection of outdoor thermal comfort studies and environmental psychology.

If you have been working in this area, please send us an abstract not longer than 300 words by 30th of April. Please send the abstract to: sanda.lenzholzer@wur.nl, stating your name in the abstract file’s name. Subsequently, we will make a selection of promising contributions and discuss it with the Chief editor of IJB. Soon after, the selected authors will be asked to deliver a full manuscript (due 30th of September 2017), which will be subject to the double-blind review process of IJB. The review process will follow the usual procedure in which external reviewers assess the papers. We expect the first round of reviews to be completed in November.

Organizers: Marialena Nikolopoulou and Sanda Lenzholzer

Details:

The last few years have seen an increasing amount of work in a relatively new area of biometeorology, the intersection of outdoor thermal comfort studies with environmental psychology. Focusing on people not as mere recipients of the complex radiation exchanges outdoors and processes aiming to reach equilibrium with the internal thermoregulatory processes, but actively engaging with the perception of these thermal processes has revealed a new perspective of understanding outdoor thermal experience, enriching the scientific discourse internationally.

This new focus on the more subjective human parameter has provided a complimentary paradigm, highlighting the importance of personal, behavioural and psychological factors in outdoor thermal perception. These new approaches have been increasingly adopted across the world at different geographic and climatic contexts and a lively interdisciplinary field of research has emerged.

In view of these developments, the International Journal of Biometeorology (IJB) being a leader in the field is developing a special issue reflecting the subjective side of outdoor thermal perception and comfort and suitable methods for such investigations.

From phenomenological perspectives encompassing multisensory sensations and the subjective interpretation of these as central themes of ‘thermal perception’, to advances in environmental psychology providing new ways of collecting data on people’s experience of their environment, and the influence of design in shaping our environment affecting thermal perceptions, we are aiming to represent the state-of-the art in the field and inform the scientific discourse. Papers are expected to vary from theoretical positions to field surveys with strong empirical data supporting the debate.

We hope that you can contribute to this special issue and look forward to receive your abstract!

For more information please contact Sanda Lenzholzer
Dr. Dipl. Ing. MA (AA), Associate Professor
Wageningen University & Research
Landscape Architecture Group
sanda.lenzholzer@wur.nl

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