Bonn, Germany

International Symposium on Regional Reanalysis

The Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research is hosting the first International Symposium on Regional Reanalysis from 17 to 19 July 2018 in Bonn (Germany).

Conference website: http://isrr.meteo.uni-bonn.de/

Reanalyses and in particular reagional reanalyses have drawn more and more attention over the last decade. The first regional reanalysis for North America and the next one for the Arctic initiated a process of development of high-resolution regional reanalysis systems targeted at specific regions of the earth. For Europe, the FP7-funded UERRA project (2014-2017) gave a boost to national initiatives. This lead to the production of three different regional reanalysis data sets including ensemble approaches and supported the integration of regional reanalysis in the Copernicus Climate Change Services. Regional reanalyses are becoming an essential tool in monitoring climate and developing weather- and climate-based applications. As a consequence, new projects are now initiated all over the world (e.g., China, Japan, Canada, Australia) in order to produce regional reanalysis data sets.

In order to address this increasing interest in regional reanalysis and foster discussion and exchange of ideas, the Hans-Ertel-Centre for Weather Research is hosting the first International Symposium on Regional Reanalysis (ISRR) from 17 to 19 July 2018 in Bonn (Germany) with the goal to discuss and promote all aspects of regional reanalyses. The abstract deadline is 15 April 2018.

As a lot of users of regional reanalyses are focused on non-meteorological or commercial applications, the symposium is intended to address the issue of better integrating such applications and enhancing the interaction with users in regional reanalysis efforts. Therefore, users from different fields of applications (e.g., renewable energy, hydrology, agriculture, …) are invited in an effort to enhance the outreach and initiate discussions between developers and users in order to advance the quality and usability of regional reanalyses.

A second important topic for regional reanalysis is the development of appropriate boundary and input data sets. This includes data sets as a result of data rescue, post-processing or quality control, e.g. for satellite, remote sensing or in-situ observations. With land surface heterogeneity being a crucial part in high-resolution modeling especially with respect to land surface changes, the symposium especially welcomes contributions from efforts to generate high-resolution land surface data sets (and time series of these) applicable as lower boundary conditions in atmospheric reanalysis systems as well as in coupled reanalysis approaches.

It is the hope that such an event will function as a kick-off for a series of recurring conferences or meetings on regional reanalysis in the following years. For more information on the symposium, please visit the website (isrr.meteo.uni-bonn.de) or contact us by email (isrr@uni-bonn.de).

The abstract submission deadline has expired.

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