International Atmospheric Rivers Conference 2018 – Abstract Submission and Registration Open Now! Abstracts Due April 2, 2018

The Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), at Scripps Institution of Oceanography (SIO), UC San Diego will be hosting the 2nd International Atmospheric Rivers Conference (IARC) from June 25-28, 2018. The conference is organized by an international committee, with co-chairs from NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory, the US Army Corps of Engineers in Seattle, CW3E, and Instituto Dom Luiz at the University of Lisbon.


The conference will be located at the beautiful Robert Paine Scripps Forum for Science, Society and the Environment on SIO’s campus. The conference will bring together experts across multiple fields to advance the state of the science and explore needs for new information. Traditional oral and poster sessions will be combined with panel discussions. Cutting-edge research with global and regional perspectives on atmospheric river (AR) science will be presented. Topics include: field observations and remote sensing, AR identification and tracking, physical processes, interactions between atmospheric transport and chemistry, forecasting capabilities, ARs and climate change, and emerging directions – as well as many others.


In 2016, CW3E hosted the first ever IARC, drawing over 100 participants from all over the globe including Australia, South America, Europe, Asia and Africa (Ralph et al., 2017). Participants came from all different disciplines and perspectives, from applications, engineering, water management, to researchers using modeling, theory, and observed data to investigate these phenomena. ARs have emerged as a hugely useful conceptual model to focus hydrologists and atmospheric scientists on the transport mechanisms and impacts of precipitation extremes caused by AR landfall, and we look forward to hosting an engaging, inspiring, four-day conference.


Abstract submission deadline is April 2, 2018. Student scholarships, which waive the registration fee, are available. Students are strongly encouraged to apply. The student scholarship application deadline is also April 2, 2018.


For more information regarding this conference, please visit: /iarc2018/. If you have further questions, please contact Dr. Anna Wilson or Dr. Alexandre Ramos.