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First Circular and Call for Papers Seventh WMO International Workshop on Monsoons (IWM-7) 22-26 March 2022, New Delhi, India

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Day-5 Programme (26 March 2022)    |   Conculding Session Programme (26 March 2022)
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IWM7 Abstract Book     IWM7 Papers in Special Issue of MAUSAM, Apr 2023

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 was also 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 was 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 along with the recordings of the talks by resource persons are available at .

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 15 December 2021. The abstracts (of maximum 300 words) should be submitted online for which, an online abstract submission portal 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 ( 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 : 15 December 2021
Intimation of acceptance : 10 January 2022
Registration opens : 10 January 2022
Registration closes : 15 February, 2022

International Organising Committee (IOC)

M. Ravichandran,Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (MoES), India, Chair
Aïda Diongue Niang, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Senegal
Ajit Tyagi, WWRP WGTMR, India
Andrew Turner, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, UK
Ardhasena Sopaheluwaken, Baden Meteorologi Klimtologi (BMKG), Indonesia
Aurel Moise, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Singapore
C.P. Chang, Naval Postgraduate School (NPS), USA
Deepak Aryal, WCRP GEWEX Expert, Tribhuvan University, Nepal
Duan Yihong, China Meteorological Administration (CMA), China
Esperenza Cayanan, Philippines Atmospheric, Geophysical, and Astronomical Services Administration (PAGASA), Philippines
Harry Hendon, [Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australia]
Jane Rovins, WWRP Societal and Economic Research Applications, USA
Leila Carvalho, WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, USA
M. Mohapatra, Director General of Meteorology, India Meteorological Department (IMD), India
M.N. Rajeevan, Former Secretary, MoES and Member, WMO Research Board, India
Rupa Kumar Kolli, Former Executive Director, International Monsoon Project Office, IITM, Pune, India
Sulochana Gadgil, Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), India
Yuhei Takaya, WWRP/WCRP S2S Project, Japan
Yukari Takayabu, WWRP WGTMR; WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Japan

National Organising Committee (NOC)

M. Ravichandran,Secretary, Ministry of Earth Sciences (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
R. Krishnan, Exec. Director, CCCR, IITM, Pune
E.N. Rajagopal, Former Head, NCMRWF, New Delhi
Ajit Tyagi, Ex DGM, IMD, New Delhi
Rupa Kumar Kolli (Former Executive Director, IMPO, IITM, Pune, India)
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
A.K. Sahai (WWRP Scientific Steering Committee (SSC), IITM, India)
Alice Grimm (Federal University of Paraná, Brazil)
Andrew Turner (WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, UK)
A. Suryachandra Rao (WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, IITM, India)
Aurel Moise (WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, Singapore)
B.N. Goswami (Guwahati University, India)
Bin Wang (University of Hawaii, USA)
Brian Golding (WWRPHI Weather, Met Office, UK)
Chidong Zhang (NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory, USA)
D.S. Pai (India Meteorological Department, India)
Daehyun Kim (University of Washington, USA)
Dev Niyogi (University of Texas, USA)
Frederic Vitart (European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts)
Gabriel Lau (The Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK), Hong Kong)
Harry Hendon (Bureau of Meteorology (BoM), Australia)
Kazuhisa Tsuboki (Nagoya University, Japan)
Kunio Yoneyama (Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science & Technology (JAMSTEC), Japan)
Kyung-Ja Ha (Pusan National University (PNU), South Korea)
Leila Cavalho (University of California Santa Barbara (UCSB), USA)
Michael Bell (Colorado State University, USA)
Ming-Jen Yang (Pacific Science Association)
Narendra Kumar Tuteja (Bureau of Meteorology, Australia)
Ngo-Duc Thanh (University of Science & technology of Hanoi, Vietnam)
Paul Roundy (University at Albany, USA)
Peter J. Webster (Georgia Institute of Technology, USA)
Pramod Kumar Agrawal [Climate Change, Agriculture and Food Security (CCAFS), India]
R. Krishnan [WCRP Joint Scientific Committee (JSC), IITM, India]
Richard H. Johnson [Colorado State University (CSU), USA]
Rohinton Emmanuel (Glasgow Caledonian University, UK)
Rupa Kumar Kolli (Former Executive Director, IMPO, IITM, Pune, India)
Shigeo Yoden (Kyoto University, Japan)
Silva Maria Dias (University of São Paulo (USP), Brazil)
Song Yang (Sun Yat-sen University (SYSU), China)
Sulochana Gadgil (Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), India)
Tianjun Zhou (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, China)
Tim Li (University of Houston, USA)
Todd Lane (University of Melbourne, Australia)
ToruTerao (AsiaPEX, Kagawa University, Japan)
U. C. Mohanty (IIT Bhubaneswar, India)
Yali Luo (China Meteorological Administration, China)
Yuhei Takaya (S2S core project representative, Japan)
Yukari Takayabu (WWRP WGTMR & WCRP CLIVAR/GEWEX Monsoons Panel, University of Tokyo, Japan)
Zhiyong Meng (Peking University, China)