WWRP Polar Prediction Project at the World Weather Open Science Conference

We would like to draw your attention to a session of the WWRP Polar Prediction Project at the World Weather Open Science Conference, which will be held in August 2014 in Montreal, Canada (http://wwosc2014.org/). Papers are welcome that contribute to the development of improved weather and environmental prediction services for the polar regions, on time scales from hours to seasonal.

The following topics are of particular relevance:

Guidance on optimizing polar observing systems, and on coordinating additional observations to support modelling and verification;
Development of data assimilation systems that account for the unique characteristics of polar regions;
Development and exploitation of ensemble prediction systems with appropriate representation of initial and model uncertainties in polar regions;
Improvement of the representation of key polar processes in (coupled) models of the atmosphere, cryosphere, ocean and land;
Improvement of knowledge in two-way linkages between polar and lower latitudes and their implications for prediction;
Determination of predictability and identification of key sources of forecast error in the polar regions;
Development of verification methods suitable for the polar regions; and Understanding and evaluation of the use of (enhanced) prediction information and services in the polar regions.
Invited presentations will be given by Dave Bromwich (Byrd Polar Research Center) and Marika Holland (NCAR).

Abstracts can be submitted until 24 February 2014 through the following website: http://wwosc2014.org/welcome_e.shtml

Please forward this message to interested colleagues.

Best wishes,
Thomas Jung and Peter Bauer (conveners)

P.S.: Further details about the WWRP Polar Prediction Project are available from the following website: http://polarprediction.net/