CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – GEWEX Session on Hydrology of High-Elevation Areas

CALL FOR ABSTRACTS – Hydrology of High Elevation Areas Session at 7th International GEWEX Conference

Trending Now: Water
7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Energy and Water Cycle
The Hague, The Netherlands, 14-17 July 2014

Abstract Deadline: 14 February 2014

The increasing demand for fresh water and the impacts of climate change on water availability and extreme events highlight why water is a current major global concern and is “Trending Now.” The Conference will celebrate 25 years of GEWEX research and set the stage for the next phase of research addressing the World Climate Research Programme Grand Challenges on water resources, extremes, and climate sensitivity through observations and data sets, their analyses, process studies, model development and exploitation, applications, technology transfer to operational results, and research capacity development and training for the next generation of scientists.

The Conference will include lead speakers in plenary sessions to provide synthesis and perspective, and an extensive set of parallel sessions to support detailed development of specialist themes. Papers are welcome for all parallel sessions, to be given either as oral presentations or posters.

Abstracts are invited for all topics, including: (1) the climate system; (2) land; and (3) atmosphere. For topic details, see

Please consider submitting an abstract to the Hydrology of High Elevation Areas Session:
High mountains often receive relatively high precipitation volumes, which can quickly form runoff from rainfall, or are stored as snow and ice and form melt water when energy inputs are sufficient. This session will focus on advances in high mountain hydrology, including precipitation, process understanding, observational advances, model development and validation, applications, climate change impacts and projections of future snow and ice hydrology under a changing climate.
Conveners: John Pomeroy, Richard Essery, Ma Yaoming

Abstract Submission and Registration
The abstract deadline is 14 February 2014. Links to abstract submission and conference registration are available at: Abstracts will be used to select presentations for poster and oral sessions. Only one abstract may be submitted per registrant. An abstract should have a minimum of 300 words with a maximum of 1000. There is a non-refundable 40 Euro fee for submitting an abstract. Notification of acceptance to authors is mid-March 2014. If you have any problems submitting an abstract or have questions about the Conference, please contact Shannon Macken at

CUAHSI Cyber Seminars on Snow

CUAHSI – The Consortium of Universities for the Advancement of Hydrologic Science (Inc.) – is running a series of online seminars focused on snow.

Friday 7th Feb.: Dr Matthew Sturm – Arctic Snow
Friday 14th Feb.: Dr Jeff Dozier, Dr Anne Nolin – Mountain snow
Friday 21st Feb.: Dr Tim Link – Forest snow
Friday 7th Mar.: Dr David Robinson – Snow extent

The talks will be presented online on at 3:00 pm Eastern Time – all are welcome!
More details, including instructions on how to connect, are available at

R Lunch – Wednesday January 22nd

The first R Lunch of 2014 is scheduled for Wednesday January 22nd in AGRI 2E17 from 11:30 to 12:30.

Dr Nicole Michel (School of Environment and Sustainability) will present on Dynamic Factor Analysis. DFA is similar to Principal Components Analysis but for time series, and is useful for identifying relationships between time series and environmental covariates.

If time permits, there will also be demonstrations of some useful, but under-used, R commands.

Bring your lunch and learn something new!