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“Air pollution, weather and climate and their mutual interactions from local/urban to global scales” at the EMS Annual Meeting 2018

2018-03-04 in Meetings

A session “Air pollution, weather and climate and their mutual interactions from local/urban to global scales” will be held at the EMS Annual Meeting 2018, from 3 to 7 September 2018 at Budapest, Hungary.

The deadline for abstract submission is 13 April 2018 and the deadline for abstract submission with support application for Young Scientist Travel Award (YSTA) is 7 March 2018.


Leena Järvi, Alexander Baklanov, Vincent-Henri Peuch, Krisztina Labancz and Zita Ferenczi (Conveners)


UP2.2 Air pollution, weather and climate and their mutual interactions from local / urban to global scales

This session is devoted to basic and applied research on atmospheric processes, phenomena and impacts linking the chemical to the physical state of the atmosphere. Particular interest lies in the observations and modelling of the transport, dispersion, transformation and deposition of atmospheric compounds (including air pollutants, pollen, GHGs, radionuclides and other substances naturally or accidentally released) as these processes, their variability and interactions at all spatial and temporal scales are crucial to the development of models used to simulate and predict the past, present and future state and composition of the Earth’s atmosphere.

Within this scope, the session draws from diverse elements of atmospheric science research related to weather, atmospheric composition and climate, and includes theoretical, numerical modelling and experimental studies on scales extending from local to global, including the urban areas. Contributions on the development of observations and modelling techniques as well as on mitigation strategies varying from nature-based solutions to emission reductions also fit the scope of the session.

Targeted towards both disciplinary and interdisciplinary audiences, this session invites oral and poster contributions on topics including, but not limited to, the following:

  • Understanding, describing and modelling the role of meteorological, chemical and physical processes and phenomena on emissions, transport, dispersion, transformation, deposition and biogeochemical cycling of air pollutants,
  • feedback processes between air pollution, meteorology, and climate,
  • characterization of the effect of urban planning choices and other heterogeneities on air pollutant transport, dispersion and concentration in urban areas,
  • air pollution and atmospheric composition monitoring networks and platforms using novel Instrumentation,
  • air quality and transport model development and evaluation using meteorological and chemical observations,
  • air quality forecasting (incl. online modelling integrating chemical weather with NWP modelling) and chemical data assimilation,
  • observations and modelling of urban meteorology including street canyon circulation, heat and mass fluxes within and over cities,
  • environmental meteorology in a changing climate.

In addition to covering the above possible topics, the session can also serve as a dissemination forum for relevant projects, including the Copernicus Atmosphere Monitoring Service (CAMS), COST Actions, WMO Global Atmosphere Watch (GAW) SAG-GURME & SAG-APP, FAIRMODE, as well as national- and European-scale consortium projects.

2nd Smart Cities in Smart Regions 2018 Conference

2018-01-21 in Meetings

Abstract submissions to the 2nd  Smart Cities in Smart Regions 2018 Conferences is now open!. Abstract submission deadline is January 29, 2018.

Lahti University of Applied Sciences is the main organiser of the second international Smart Cities in Smart Regions Conference September 26-27, 2018. All keynotes have confirmed their presence at the Conference and they will introduce their insight into conference sub-themes. New keynote revelations are Kari Herlevi, Project Director of Sitra, Johan Merlevede, Managing Director of Leuven MindGate and İdil Gaziulusoy, Assistant Professor of Aalto University. More information of the keynotes:

The main themes of the conference are:
• Green Infrastructure and Well-being
• Design, Technology and Digitalisation
• Circular economy and Entrepreneurship

ICUC-10 Abstract Deadline – Dec 15, 2017

2017-12-14 in Meetings

The deadline to submit an abstract to the upcoming 10th International Conference on Urban Climate/14th Symposium on the Urban Environment is on December 15, 2017. The conference will be held in New York, New York, 6 – 10 August 2018.


There is NO FEE to submit an abstract! Detailed information, the call for papers and the link to the abstract submission portal are all available on the conference webpage. We hope to see you in New York City!


We encourage citizens from Iran, Chad, Syria, Yemen, North Korea, Sudan, Libya and Somalia that are currently banned from entering the US, to also submit an Abstract before the deadline. We are working on accommodating their research in to the conference.



IPCC call for nominations of authors for the 6th Assessment Report

2017-10-09 in Meetings, Projects, Uncategorized

The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), the UN body for assessing the science related to climate change, is calling for nominations of authors for the Sixth Assessment Report (AR6).

Governments, Observer Organizations and IPCC Bureau Members have been requested to submit nominations of Coordinating Lead Authors, Lead Authors and Review Editors by Friday 27 October 2017 (midnight GMT +1). The Bureaus of the three IPCC Working Groups will then select the author teams from the lists of nominations.

For more information on how to apply see:

Please note that nominations need to be routed through a “focal point”  (a member’s home country) and/or observer organizations.

European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference

2017-10-09 in Meetings

EUGIC 2017 Budapest

2nd European Urban Green Infrastructure Conference
Celebrating Nature-Based Solutions for Cities
29-30 November 2017 Budapest

The Akvárium, Erzsébet tér 12, 1051 Budapest

EUGIC 2017 Budapest brings together global practitioners and local experts in a truly interactive, dynamic and exciting conference – workshops, story corners, exhibitions, Horizon2020 Projects Session and Industry Speed Dating.

Book your IAUC Member discount ticket of 200 EUR (from 300 EUR) which includes all events and the EUGIC 2017 Awards Ceremony here:

Enter the EUGIC 2017 Awards:

Cities IPCC Conference

2017-10-01 in Meetings

The first Cities and Climate Change Science Conference, also referred to as Cities IPCC   is accepting proposals for sessions and individual papers until Oct 6.  The conference is scheduled for 5-7 March, 2018 in Edmonton, Canada. It intends to “foster new scientific knowledge for cities based on science, practice and policy” and to “provide inputs to the products of the IPCC”.

This may be a good opportunity for IAUC members with research interests related to cities and climate change to showcase their work before a multidisciplinary audience and the IPCC and to develop collaborations in advance of ICUC-10.

The conference themes are:

  • Urban emissions, impacts and vulnerabilities (Science and practice of cities)
  • Cities & climate change (Imperatives for action);
  • Solutions for the transition to low carbon and climate resilient cities (Science and practice for cities);
  • Enabling transformative climate action in cities (advancing science and advancing cities)

Session proposals are expected to have a knowledge exchange or co-generation component among the scientific community and practitioner / policy-maker community.

For more information see

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

2017-07-16 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


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

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

2017-07-16 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.
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

2017-07-05 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 ( and by Waves to Weather, a Collaborative Research Center funded by the German Research Council ( 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:

Urban Meteorology Course 28 Aug – 8 Sep 2017 Malaysia

2017-07-05 in Meetings, Resources


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.

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