International Workshop on Coupled Modeling of Polar Environments (June 4-5, 2016)

Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) Planning Meeting (June 6, 2016)

The 11th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling & Forecasting Workshop, AMOMFW (June 6-8, 2016)

International Symposium on Atmospheric Boundary Layers in High Latitudes (New Date: June 8, 2016)

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center, Columbus, OH

Workshop coordinator: Jonathan Wille

(Note: Meetings on June 6-8 will be streamed live. Please contact workshop coordinator Jonathan Wille for details.)



  • International Workshop on Coupled Modeling of Polar Environments - sponsored by the World Weather Research Program’s Polar Prediction Project

    The polar version of the (Advanced Research) Weather Research and Forecasting model (Polar WRF) developed and maintained by the Polar Meteorology Group has been used extensively for studies of the weather and climate of both polar regions. Typically, these simulations feature an interactive land surface model (Noah or CLM) but the ocean and sea ice conditions are specified. Looking forward, there is increased interest in using coupled models, not just for global scales, but also for high-resolution regional applications. Consequently, to better capture the fully interactive polar environment, fully coupled atmosphere-ocean–sea ice-wave-land models are increasingly being applied for weather and climate investigations. We invite contributions on the use and development of fully coupled models in high northern and southern latitudes, including those based on the Coupled Ocean-Atmosphere-Wave-Sediment Transport model (COAWST), the Regional Arctic System Model (RASM), and the Model Prediction Across Scales (MPAS). We are hoping to attract broad interdisciplinary modeling participation from atmospheric scientists, physical oceanographers, sea ice specialists, land surface scientists, etc. The workshop goal is not only to discuss scientific advances but promote collaborative work.

    This workshop will immediately precede the 11th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMFW), June 6-8 and the International Symposium on Atmospheric Boundary Layers in High Latitudes, both at the Byrd Center, and has synergies with both.

    Deadline for registration and abstracts due on Monday May 9.

  • The 11th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling & Forecasting Workshop

    The Byrd Polar & Climate Research Center at The Ohio State University in cooperation with the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research’s (SCAR) Standing Scientific Group on Physical Sciences (SSG-PS) and the International Association on Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS)/International Commission on Polar Meteorology (ICPM) invite you to attend and participate in the 11th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMFW) June 6-8, 2016.

    This workshop brings together those with research and operational/logistical interests in Antarctic meteorology and forecasting and related disciplines. As in the past, the annual activities and status of Antarctic observing (especially Automatic Weather Stations) and modeling (especially the Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System) efforts will be addressed, and feedback and results from their user communities will be solicited. More broadly, this workshop also is a forum for current results and ideas in Antarctic meteorology, numerical weather prediction, and weather forecasting, from contributors around the world.

    There will be discussions on the relationships among international efforts and Antarctic forecasting, logistical support, and science. We welcome papers and posters on these topics. Deadline for registration is Friday May 6, 2016 with abstracts due the following Monday May 9, 2016.

    AMOMFW 2016 will be preceded by the International Workshop on Coupled Modeling of the Polar Environments, June 4-5, 2016, and followed by the International Symposium on Atmospheric Boundary Layers in High Latitudes, June 8.

    Deadline for registration and abstracts due on Monday May 9.

  • International Symposium on Atmospheric Boundary Layers in High Latitudes - sponsored by the World Weather Research Program’s Polar Prediction Project

    This symposium will focus on the atmospheric boundary layer over snow, ice, and water in high latitudes with the scientific focus from small to large scale processes that are responsible or control exchanges through the boundary layer. The symposium is intended to provide an interdisciplinary forum to bring together researchers working in the areas of high-latitude experimental and theoretical studies of the stable and unstable boundary layers over land, ice, water and sea ice, including atmospheric chemistry. We invite contributions in the following areas:

    1. Studies to better understand the boundary layer processes in the Arctic and Antarctic and their parameterization.
    2. Results from field programs and observatories, insights from laboratory studies, and advances in modeling and reanalysis, e.g., from projects like GABLS-4.
    3. Advances in observing technology of the atmospheric boundary layer in high latitudes.
    4. The role of boundary layers in polar climate change and implications of climate change for surface exchange processes, e.g., over changing sea ice conditions.
    5. The impact of polar boundary layer behaviour on its chemical composition.

    This workshop will held in conjuction with, or in parallel with, the 11th Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modelling and Forecasting Workshop (AMOMFW) on June 8, 2016.

    Deadline for registration and abstracts due on Monday May 9.




Questions, comments, suggestions are most welcome ...

Please email to Dr. David Bromwich or Dr. Sheng-Hung Wang.