First Circular and Call for Papers Seventh WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-7) 23-26 March 2022, New Delhi, India

Advancing the Prediction of Monsoons for Societal Benefit

The International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM) is a major quadrennial symposia/workshops series under the World Weather Research Programme (WWRP) of the World Meteorological Organization (WMO). The seventh workshop in this series, the IWM-7, is being organized at New Delhi, India, jointly by the India Meteorological Department (IMD), Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), Government of India and the WWRP Working Group on Tropical Meteorology Research (WGTMR), in cooperation with the CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel of the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP) and the International Monsoons Project Office (IMPO) hosted by the Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology (IITM). The workshop is scheduled to be held during 23-26 March 2022. The IWM provides a forum for researchers and forecasters to discuss recent advances and current issues involving monsoons as key features of earth-system phenomena covering weather-to-climate time scales affecting large populations around the world. The emphasis is to address monsoon impacts as part of the societal challenges prioritized by the WWRP: high-impact weather, water, agriculture, urbanization and new technologies, in monsoon regions around the world. Outcomes from the workshop are expected to facilitate transfer of new science and technology to National Meteorological and Hydrological Services (NMHSs) in these regions.

An important feature of the workshop program is the inclusion of invited review talks on key monsoon topics of current interest. The proceedings of the workshop will be published in a WMO-sponsored book or in a reputed journal following the peer review process.

Training workshop in conjunction with IWM-7

As in the previous IWM sessions, a training workshop is being organized in conjunction with IWM-7, to offer short courses to NMHS forecasters, focused on the sub-seasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction of monsoons. However, this time the training workshop will be organized in advance of IWM-7 and delivered online, during 01-12 November 2021 on ‘‘Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Prediction of Monsoons’’. More details about the training workshop are available at https://impo.tropmet.res.in/iwm7training.php.

Goal of the workshop

The goal of IWM-7 is to discuss recent developments in monsoon modelling, its prediction, new technologies and tools used for prediction of extreme rainfall events, field experiments and the application of monsoon prediction capabilities to derive societal benefits. The prediction of monsoon will cover all spatial and temporal scales, from weather and sub-seasonal to seasonal and decadal, as well as for long-term climate change projections. Participants are welcome from operational, research and climate services user communities.
In addition to the invited keynote/review talks, IWM-7 will also include invited and contributed oral and poster presentations on different themes indicated below.

Poster presentations on different themes

1.Regional Monsoons
2.Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Predictions
3.Modelling monsoon processes
4.Climate Change and Monsoons
5.High Impact Monsoon Weather
6.Field Experiments and Observational Campaigns
7.Monsoon Information and Prediction for Societal Benefit
8. New Technologies and Tools

How to submit Abstract?

Interested participants are invited to send abstracts of their proposed presentations (oral as well as poster) by 31 October 2021. The abstracts (of maximum 300 words) should be submitted online for which, an online abstract submission portal https://mausam.imd.gov.in/IWM7/form/form.php has been created. Those who have already submitted the abstract earlier may kindly submit it again through this online portal. The abstracts should include the name(s) of author(s), affiliation(s), mailing address and e-mail address and phone number of the corresponding author. The theme (one of the above eight themes) to which the abstract pertains should also be clearly mentioned.

Registration of participants

Further information will soon be available on the IWM-7 website (https://mausam.imd.gov.in/IWM7) Prospective participants need to register through the website following the acceptance of their papers, however, candidates willing to participate without any paper may also do so by registering themselves. In view of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic situation, the modality of the workshop and additional details about the participation procedures will be announced in due course and the workshop will be held online in the unlikely event of continuation of Covid-related restrictions. There is no registration fee, and participation in IWM-7 is restricted to registered participants only.

Important Dates

Abstract submission opens : 30 September 2021
Abstract submission closes : 31 October 2021
Intimation of acceptance : 30 November 2021
Registration opens : 01 December 2021
Registration closes : 31 January, 2022

International Organising Committee (IOC)

M.Ravichandran, Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India, Chair
Deepak Aryal, WCRP GEWEX Expert, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Leila Carvalho, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, USA
Esperenza Cayanan, Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippines
C.P. Chang, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), USA
Sulochana Gadgil, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISx), India
Dieceu Heridies, Centro de Previsão de Tempo e Estudos Climáticos - CPTEC/INPE, Brazil
David Johnston, WWRP HI Weather Project, New Zealand
M. Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department (IMD), India
Aurel Moise, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Singapore
AïdaDiongue Niang, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Senegal
M.N. Rajeevan, Former Secretary, MoES and Member, WMO Research Board, India
M. Ravichandran, WCRP CLIVAR Scientific Steering Group, India
Rupa Kumar Kolli, Executive Director, International Monsoon Project Office, IITM, Pune, India
Jane Rovins, WWRP SERA, USA
Ardhasena Sopaheluwaken, Baden Meteorologi Klimtologi (BMKG), Indonesia
Yuhei Takaya, WWRP/WCRP S2S Project, Japan
Yukari Takayabu, WWRP WGTMR; WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Japan
Andrew Turner, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, UK
Ajit Tyagi, WWRP WGTMR, India
Mathew Wheeler, Bureau of Meteorology (BOM), Australia
Duan Yihong, China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China

National Organising Committee (NOC)

M.Ravichandran, Secretary MoES, Chairman
Sulochana Gadgil, IISc, Bangalore
U.C. Mohanty, IIT Bhubaneswar
S.K. Dash, Past President IMS & IITD, New Delhi
R.S. Nanjundiah, Director, IITM, Pune
E.N. Rajagopal, Former Head, NCMRWF, New Delhi
Ajit Tyagi, Ex DGM, IMD, New Delhi
M. Mohapatra, DGM, IMD & President, IMS, New Delhi
A.K. Mitra, Head, NCMRWF, New Delhi
D.S. Pai, Head CRS, IMD, Pune (Convenor)
D.R. Pattanaik, Head NWP, IMD, New Delhi (Co-ordinator)

International Scientific Committee (ISC)

Chih-Pei Chang (Naval Postgraduate School, USA) Co-Chair
Ajit Tyagi (WWRP WGTMR, India) Co-Chair
Richard H. Johnson (Colorado State University (CSU), USA)
William Boos (Yale University, USA)
B.N. Goswami (Guwahati University, India)
Alice Grimm (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)
Harry Hendon (Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australia)
R Krishnan (WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), IITM, India)
Bin Wang (University of Hawaii, USA)
Brian Golding (WWRP HIWeather, Met Office, UK)
Brian Mapes (University of Miami, USA)
Zhiyong Meng (Peking University, China)
Michael Bell (Colorado State University, USA)
Peter J. Webster (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Frederic Vitart (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts)
A.K. Sahai (WWRP Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), IITM, India)
A. Suryachandra Rao (WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, IITM, India)
Toru Terao (AsiaPEX, Kagawa University, Japan)
Todd Lane (University of Melbourne, Australia)
Paul Roundy (University at Albany, USA)
Dev Niyogi (University of Texas, USA)
Tianjun Zhou (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, China)
Michele Reboita (Federal University of Itajuba, Brazil)
Kazuhisa Tsuboki (Nagoya University, Japan)
Yukari Takayabu (WWRP WGTMR & WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, University of Tokyo, Japan)
Mouhamadou Bamba Sylla (WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Rwanda)
Ngo-Duc Thanh (University of Science & technology of Hanoi, Vietnam)
Fadli Shamsudin (The Agency for the Assessment and Application of Technology (BPPT), Indonesia)
Kunio Yoneyama (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan)
Pramod Kumar Agrawal (Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), India)
Rohinton Emmanuel (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Narendra Kumar Tuteja (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia)
D.S. Pai (India Meteorological Department, India)


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