Davos atmosphere and cryosphere assembly

Meeting or Conference
International Association of Cryospheric Sciences (IACS); International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS); International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics (IUGG)
08-12 Jul 2013
Switzerland (Davos)

The 2013 Davos atmosphere and cryosphere assembly (DACA-13) offers a platform to discuss the latest developments in atmospheric and cryospheric research. The overall theme “Air, Ice & Process Interactions” implies that it has been recognized that many of the key challenges concerning global environmental change lie at the interface of traditional disciplines. The atmosphere and the cryosphere are particularly important and vulnerable in this context. Attention will therefore be given to atmospheric and cryospheric processes with the aim to also emphasize the many interactions that exist between the atmosphere and the cryosphere.

The IACS and IAMAS communities and international experts working together with DACA-13's Scientific Program Committee have developed a cohesive and exciting program. It features 20 symposia, most of them containing several topical sessions, structured into four blocks. Please follow the links below to find detailed descriptions of the symposia and their sub-sessions plus the corresponding conveners.

In addition to the symposia, central elements of the conference will include keynote presentations by four world-leading experts: Ronald B. Smith (Yale) Valérie Masson-Delmotte (LSCE Paris), Thomas Stocker (University of Bern) and Georg Kaser (University of Innsbruck), and extended poster sessions. Furthermore, a range of scientific excursions and trips will be offered to allow participants to enjoy the surrounding alpine environment.

Symposia topics:

A1 From explaining the Pleistocene to projecting the Anthropocene
A2 Coupling processes in weather and climate
A3 Interannual to decadal climate variability and change
A4 Polar climate change and the cryosphere
A5 Climate change and the mountain cryosphere
A6 Ice sheets in a warming climate
B1 Data assimilation and ensemble forecasting for weather, climate and air quality
B2 High-impact weather, climate extremes, and extremely rare events
B3 Advances in atmospheric dynamics, and mountain weather
B4 Global monsoon, tropical cyclones and tropical dynamics
B5 Atmospheric lightning: physical processes with regional and global impacts
B6 Solar ultra-violet radiation in mountainous regions
B7 Changing chemistry and biogeochemistry in a changing climate: Atmosphere, ocean and ice
C1 Atmospheres and ices in planetary systems
C2 Ice, clouds and climate
C3 Atmospheric-cryospheric chemistry and ice cores
C4 Snow, water, vegetation and the atmospheric boundary layer
C5 Changing mountain water, snow and ice resources
C6 Mountain snow cover and avalanches
D1 Economics of weather and climate risks
D2 A century of international cooperation in geophysics: Examples from IACS and IAMAS

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Event fee

Early bird fee (until 31 March 2013) - 470 CHF, Regular fee - 600 CHF, Student fee (requires copy of a valid student card and identification upon arrival) - 300 CHF, Day pass - 250 CHF

What is included in the event fee

The registration fee includes admission to presentations, poster receptions and the exhibition, as well as daily coffee breaks. It does not cover lunches or the conference dinner. With your hotel booking all public transport in and around Davos is free of charge.

How to register

Please register online.


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