SPARC eNews 2015-07

Dear SPARC community,

Please find below the most recent SPARC eNews.

The SPARC website is updated frequently, so feel free to check for the most recent news items regularly. If you wish to have anything posted in the news section on the website, please don’t hesitate to contact us:


SPARC News – July 2015


7 July 2015
WCRP/WWRP International Prize for Model Development 2015 – Call for Nominations
Due date for nominations: 1 October 2015
Details on eligibility, required nomination material and selection process can be found at

30 June 2015
IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) 2015 Workshop – Call for Abstracts
Deadline for abstract submission and travel requests: 15 July 2015
Deadline for regular abstracts: 31 July 2015
Deadline for registration: 1 September 2015

23 June 2015
AGU Fall Meeting session 8471 entitled “Methodologies and resulting uncertainties in long-term records of ozone and other atmospheric essential climate variables constructed from multiple data sources.”- Call for submissions
Submission deadline: 5 August 2015

15 June 2015

Several CCMI model datasets can now be accessed through the BADC

Find instructions of how to obtain access to the data on the CCMI website.

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Upcoming SPARC meetings

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20-23 July 2015

Composition and Transport in the Tropical Troposphere and Lower Stratosphere Meeting, Boulder CO, USA
Deadline for applications for support: 15 May 2015
Deadline for abstract submission: 22 May 2015

24-28 August 2015
SPARC Workshop on Storm Tracks, Grindelwald, Switzerland
Deadline for abstract submission: 15 May 2015
Deadline for travel support application: 15 May 2015

5-6 October 2015
Workshop on Solving the Mystery of Carbon Tetrachloride, Zurich, Switzerland
Deadline for abstract submission: 27 July 2015

7-9 October 2015
IGAC/SPARC Chemistry-Climate Model Initiative (CCMI) 2015 Workshop, Rome, Italy
Deadline for abstract submission and travel requests: 15 July 2015
Deadline for registration: 1 September 2015

12-16 October 2015
S-RIP 2015 Workshop and SPARC Data Assimilation Workshop, Paris, France

6-8 April 2016
Workshop on Atmospheric Blocking, Reading, UK

16-20 May 2016
Atmospheric Gravity Waves: Sources and effects on weather and climate


SPARC-related meetings

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7-10 July 2015
Our Common Future under Climate Change, Paris, France

26-31 July 2015
AGU Chapman Conference: The Width of the Tropics: Climate Variations and their Impacts, Santa Fe, NM, USA

15-17 September 2015
8th Atmospheric Limb Workshop, Gothenburg, Sweden

4-9 October 2015
Training school on Convective and volcanic clouds detection, monitoring, and modelling, Castiglione del Lago, Italy
Deadline for applications: 15 July 2015

12-16 October 2015
Atmospheric Chemistry and Dynamics Summer School, Jülich, Germany
Deadline for applications: 30 July 2015

13-16 October 2015
International Conference on Water Resources Assessment and Seasonal Prediction, Koblenz, Germany

20-23 October 2015
WCRP FP7 EMBRACE Workshop on CMIP5 Model Analysis and Scientific Plans for CMIP6, Dubrovnik, Croatia

9-13 November 2015

2nd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Water and Life in the Universe, Foz da Iguacu, Parana, Brazil
Deadline for abstract submission: 31 May 2015

14-18 December 2015
AGU Fall Meeting, San Francisco, CA, USA

2-4 March 2016
Global Climate Observation: The Road to the Future, Amsterdam, Netherlands

5-15 April 2016
Polar Prediction School, Abisko Scientific Research Station, Sweden
Deadline for applications: 20 July 2015


WCRP community meetings

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Science update

A selection of new science articles of interest to the SPARC community (a SPARC Office choice)

Discussion Papers – open for comment

July 2015

June 2015

May 2015

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