SPARC eNews 2015-11

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Please find below the most recent SPARC eNews.

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SPARC News – November 2015

23 October 2015
Reminder: Article submission for the January 2016 issue of the SPARC newsletter
The SPARC newsletter is published twice per year and includes science articles as well as workshop reports. Register on the SPARC website if you aren’t already receiving the SPARC newsletter (see link below). Please contact the SPARC Office should you be interested in submitting an article for the SPARC newsletter. The deadline for the January 2016 issue is 15 November.
> Guidelines for authors

22 October 2015
Request for input: Decadal survey in Earth science applications from space
The US National Academy of Sciences is preparing for the Decadal Survey of Earth Science Applications from Space, and is requesting short (1500 word) white papers from the broad scientific community with a deadline of 2 November.

14 October 2015
Vacancies: Post-doctoral fellowships (3 positions): Climate change information for regions
Climate System Analysis Group, Fractal Programme, Cape Town, South Africa

6 October 2015
Call for session proposals: IAMAS-IAPSO-IAGA Conference, Capetown, South Africa, 27 August-1 September 2017
Please contact the SPARC Office ( if you are interested in proposing a session.

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Upcoming SPARC meetings 

4-6 November 2015
SOLARIS-HEPPA Working Group Meeting, Boulder, CO, USA

9-13 November 2015
Regional Workshop on chemical and physical processes in the climate system AND
23rd SPARC Scientific Steering Group meeting (by invitation), Boulder, CO, USA

8-11 December 2015
WAVAS II Working Group Meeting, Boulder, CO, USA

16-19 February 2016
SPARC workshop on Stratospheric Change and its Role in Climate Prediction (SHARP), Berlin, Germany
Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2015
Registration deadline: 15 December 2015

7-11 March 2016
Workshop on dynamics, transport and chemistry of the UTLS Asian monsoon, Boulder, CO, USA
Abstract submission deadline: 15 December 2015
Registration deadline: 15 December 2015

6-8 April 2016
Workshop on atmospheric blocking, Reading, UK
Abstract submission deadline: 10 December 2015
Registration deadline: 10 February 2016

25-28 April 2016
2nd Workshop on stratospheric sulfur and its role in climate, Potsdam, Germany

16-20 May 2016
Atmospheric gravity waves: Sources and effects on weather and climate, NY, USA
Abstract submission deadline: 15 November 2015

6-10 June 2016
SPARC DynVar workshop & S-RIP meeting, Helsinki, Finland
Abstract submission deadline: 11 March 2016
Registration deadline: 22 April 2016

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Upcoming SPARC-related meetings

9-13 November 2015
2nd Symposium of the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR): Water and Life in the Universe, Foz da Iguacu, Parana, Brazil

16-20 November 2015
CLIVAR-ICTP International Workshop on Decadal Climate Variability, Trieste, Italy

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

10-14 January 2016
AMS 96th Annual Meeting, New Orleans, Louisiana, 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

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Science update

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

October 2015

September 2015

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