CMOS special session on Coupled modelling and the Year of Polar Prediction

Thursday, February 18, 2016
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Dear Colleague,
We would like to announce the call for abstracts for the following special session at the upcoming 50th CMOS Congress & joint CGU Annual Meeting May 29 - June 2, 2016, Fredericton, New Brunswick, Canada
Coupled modelling and the Year of Polar Prediction
As numerical weather prediction systems become further refined the interactions across the Air-Ice-Ocean interface are becoming increasingly important. This is giving rise to the development of a new generation of fully-integrated environmental prediction systems composed of atmosphere, ice, ocean, and wave modeling and analysis systems. Such systems are in increasing demand as the utility of marine information products (e.g. for emergency response) becomes more widely recognized. This is particularly relevant for the upcoming Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP), a period of intensive observing, modelling, verification, user-engagement and education activities planned for mid-2017 to mid-2019, to enable a significant improvement in environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond, including ice-ocean forecasting.  YOPP is a major initiative of WMO’s World Weather Research Polar Prediction Project (WWRP-PPP). This session welcomes contributions on coupled environmental prediction on timescales from hours to seasons, covering the range of coupled processes and interactions at play on regional and global spatial scales, and their application in analysis and forecasting systems.  Contributions on observations, modelling and verification related to YOPP are especially invited.  This session is co-sponsored by the Global Ocean Data Assimilation Experiment (GODAE) Ocean View (GOV) Coupled Prediction Task Team (CP-TT) and WWRP-PPP.
Please submit abstracts electronically to : choosing the “interdisciplinary and other” theme and “Coupled modelling and the Year of Polar Prediction” session.  The submission deadline is February 29, 2016.
More information about the Congress can be found at
We hope to see you in Fredericton.
Hal Ritchie and Greg Smith, Meteorological Research Division, Environment and Climate Change Canada
Gregory C. Smith, Ph.D.
Research Scientist, Meteorological Research Division