EMS&ECAC 2014, Session Coastal Meteorology and Oceanography

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EMS&ECAC 2014, Session Coastal Meteorology and Oceanography

#1 Post by Manel_Grifoll » Tue Mar 18, 2014 1:12 pm

Dear colleague,

We draw your attention to the 14th Annual Meeting of the European
Meteorological Society (EMS) and the 10th European Conference on Applied
Climatology (ECAC), which will take place on 6 - 10 October 2014 in
Prague, Czech Republic (<http://www.ems2014.eu/home.html>),
and invite you and interested colleagues to contribute to the
Session on "Coastal Meteorology and Oceanography".

Deadline for abstract submission with application for Young Scientist
Travel Award (YSTA) or waiver: 12 March 2014.

Deadline for abstract submission: 15 April 2014.

We are looking forward to receiving your contributions
Manel Grifoll, Silvio Gualdi, Mario Marcello Miglietta, and Anna Maria


Description of the session:

The purpose of this session is to cover a wide range of atmospheric and
oceanographic phenomena occurring in coastal areas, from synoptic and
mesoscale features down to local scale processes (e.g., land-sea breeze,
orographically induced flows, coastal cloud systems and fronts, wind-jets,
boundary layer phenomena, clouds bands).

A specific attention will be given to:
- analysis and modelling of coupled atmospheric, ocean and wave processes,
with a particular emphasis on the scale interactions and their effects on
the mechanisms of cyclone developments;
- feedbacks between air-sea fluxes and the atmospheric and oceanic
circulation (e.g. effects of sea-surface fluxes on the genesis and
maintenance of cyclones, intensification of tropical cyclones, polar lows,
- estimation of fluxes over sea and coastal land areas as well as the
adjustment of vertical profiles in advective conditions in order to
characterize local versus large-scale processes.

High-impact weather and marine events affecting coastal areas, such as
intense cyclones, severe wind storms and storm surges, heavy rain events
and flash floods, will be also treated. They will be analyzed both from a
meteorological and climatological perspective, including the effects of
climate change. These are paramount issues for highly urbanized coastal
areas that require an optimised management, including urbanization and
renewable energy integration planning strategies.

Contributions from operational centers are very welcome, especially in the
field of operational oceanography and related services, such as coastal
resources management, monitoring and circulation predictions for the sake
of maritime safety and navigation, marine environmental protection,
coastal erosion.

The session topics will be covered with both modelling and/or observation
studies, including in-situ measurements, ground-based and space-borne
remote sensing techniques (scatterometers, synthetic aperture radar, ...).
Results emerging from operational campaigns (e.g., HyMeX, MOON, ...) are
welcome. Studies on model validation and on the effect of parameterization
schemes on atmospheric dynamics and oceanic circulation will be also
considered, as well as on model uncertainties at different scales.
Manel Grifoll
Laboratori d'Enginyeria Maritima
Universitat Politecnica de Catalunya

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