Call for abstracts: 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5) in Rome, Italy, 13 – 17 Nov 2017

Abstract submission deadline: 15 May 2017

The Copernicus Climate Change Service is holding the 5th International Conference on Reanalysis (ICR5) over five days, 13 – 17 November 2017 in Rome, Italy.

ICR5 will provide the opportunity to review progress and discuss future plans in key areas, including:

  • Status of current production systems
  • Observation rescue activities
  • Developments in observational databases
  • Developments in data assimilation
  • Applications, user requirements and feedback
  • Plans for future reanalyses

The conference will be organized around five main topics:

  • Status and plans for future reanalyses
    Global and regional production, inclusive of all WCRP thematic areas: atmosphere, land, ocean and cryosphere – Session organizers: Mike Bosilovich (NASA GMAO), Shinya Kobayashi (JMA), Simona Masina (CMCC)
  • Observations for reanalyses
    Preparation, organization in large archives, data rescue, reanalysis feedback – Session organizers: Marie Doutriaux-Boucher (EUMETSAT), Pierre-Philippe Mathieu (ESA), Nick Rayner (Met Office)
  • Methods for reanalyses
    Data assimilation, Earth-system coupling, uncertainty estimation, challenges specific to regional reanalyses – Session organizers: Magdalena Alonso-Balmaseda (ECMWF), Gil Compo (CU/CIRES & NOAA), Dick Dee (C3S), Zhiquan Liu (NCAR & CMA)
  • Evaluation of reanalyses
    Comparisons with observations, other types of analysis and models, inter-comparisons, diagnostics – Session organizers: Franco Desiato (ISPRA), Masatomo Fujiwara (Hokkaido University), Sonia Seneviratne (ETH), Adrian Simmons (ECMWF)
  • Applications of reanalyses
    Generating time-series of Essential Climate Variables for climate monitoring, validation of third-party products, environmental planning and policies, adaptation and mitigation policies, climate services, industry, scientific research and education, other applications – Session organizers: Andrea Kaiser-Weiss (DWD), Carolin Richter (WMO), Michel Rixen (WCRP), Jean-Noël Thépaut (C3S)

Interested contributors are invited to submit an abstract, specifying the topic of the contribution, whether they would prefer an oral or poster presentation, and if they would like to apply to receive travel support.

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