Second announcement: SPARC Gravity Wave Symposium 2022

This is the second announcement for the 2022 SPARC Gravity Wave Symposium, scheduled to be in the week of March 28th – April 1st 2022 starting on the morning of March 28th and departing after lunch Friday April 1st. The conference site ( is located in the medieval center of the vibrant city of Frankfurt:

At the same time, we will continue monitoring the development of the COVID-19 pandemic and decide in due time whether we move fully to an online format or whether we will go for a hybrid solution, offering all those participants online participation who do not want or are not able to do the trip (decision dates see below).

This SPARC symposium is a continuation of a series of successful similar GW meetings lead-organized by Kevin Hamilton, Joan Alexander, Kaoru Sato, Fuqing Zhang and others over the past couple of decades. The tentative title of the next year’s symposium will be “Atmospheric gravity waves: towards a next-generation representation in weather and climate models”. Research on all aspects of atmospheric gravity waves, including newly emerging topics, will be welcomed but some particular emphases will be given to measurements, simulations, and numerical and theoretical developments, especially those confronting, challenging, and advancing the present-day treatment of gravity waves in atmospheric models.

The web site of the meeting (with information on travel and lodging to be placed there in due time) is

Limited travel-support funds for early-career scientists are available. Those concerned will be asked to submit an informal application together with an abstract of the work they want to present (deadline see below)

The time line of key dates is as follows:

  • End of September 2021: Call for abstracts
  • October 31st 2021: Support application deadline
  • November 15th 2021: Abstract submission deadline
  • December 13th 2021:
    • Finalization of the program.
    • Decision on early career travel support applications.
    • Decision whether the meeting will be fully online, without on-site component. This will only be the case if the pandemic makes travelling impossible even within Europe.

A 3rd announcement (call for abstracts) will be circulated in September 2021.

Co-conveners: Ulrich Achatz, Joan Alexander, Kaoru Sato, Laura Holt, and Riwal Plougonven
Meeting secretary: Aurelia Müller

We look forward to your participation.

Best Regards,

Ulrich, Joan, Kaoru, Laura, and Riwal