Meetings of Interest

Dates Meeting Important Deadlines
22 June 2020 - 26 June 2020 Improvement and Calibration of Clouds in Models

Due to the impacts of COVID-19, this meeting is now postponed until April 12 to 16, 2021. However, organizers will maintain the workshop to define a common format for in- and outputs for single-column models. This will occur via video-conference.

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The goal of this workshop is to discuss and share the latest improvements of atmospheric parameterizations for the representation of clouds with a focus on turbulence, convection, cloud, microphysics and radiation. This concerns any type of models: regional or global models with numerical weather prediction or climate applications. Topics will include:

  • Observations and LES for parameterization developments: systematic comparison of SCM to LES on an ensemble of cases; parameterization-oriented diagnostics
  • Recent progresses in cloud, turbulence, convection, microphysics parameterizations
  • Cloud radiative effects: reference computation, cloud overlap and heterogeneity issues, new development in parameterization
  • Strategy of tuning: process-oriented calibration of parameterizations, link with 3D tuning
  • Machine learning for model improvement
  • Future for the representation of clouds in models
23 June 2020 - 26 June 2020 2020 ARM/ASR Joint Meeting (Online)

ARM-ASR 2020 Joint MeetingThe 2020 Joint ARM/ASR User Facility and Principal Investigators Meeting will be a “virtual” meeting this year.  The program managers have developed a streamlined agenda for the remote meeting that still captures some of the critical elements of the ARM/ASR meeting. The meeting will still contain programmatic updates, plenary presentations, poster abstract talks, and breakout sessions.  There will also be a session on the next ARM Decadal Vision plan.

Please see the draft meeting agenda on the meeting web page at  This webpage will be updated with more details as the agenda is finalized. In the next couple of weeks, organizers will send out more information regarding participation in the breakout and working group sessions.

Please note, that while participation in the virtual meeting is open to the ARM/ASR community and other interested scientists, participants will still be required to register for the meeting.  This will help keep the meeting secure and help ARM and ASR plan the required meeting support.  More registration information will be provided in the next few weeks.

This will be the first time that ARM/ASR will hold a large virtual meeting, and there are bound to be a few bumps along the way.  While everything is being done to ensure that this is a productive meeting, organizers do ask for your patience through this process.  They also ask that you work with the breakout session organizers and respond to their requests in a timely manner to ensure that the breakout sessions go smoothly.

3 August 2020 - 7 August 2020 International Conference on Clouds and Precipitation 2020

Due to COVID-19, this conference is postponed until 2021. The abstract submission system will reopen later this year, so abstracts from the 2020 conference can be revised or new abstracts can be submitted.

7 December 2020 - 11 December 2020 2020 American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting

AGU’s 2020 fall meeting is scheduled for December 7 to 11 in San Francisco. However, with the uncertainty of COVID-19, AGU is preparing three possible scenarios for the Fall Meeting sessions, keynotes, and networking.