ESSEM COST Action ES1404: A European network for a harmonised monitoring of snow for the benefit of climate change scenarios, hydrology and numerical weather prediction

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Snow Measurement Field School, a 3-day field school on making and analyzing snow measurements, will be held between January 9 - 11, 2018 in Fraser, Colorado.
Application Deadline: September 15, 2017 by 5:00 p.m. EDT

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"Automated Webcam Monitoring of Fractional Snow Cover in Northern Boreal Conditions" by Arslan et al., is published in the special issue "Cryosphere" in "Geociences".



International Conference: Snow - An Ecological Phenomena will be held in Smolenice, Slovakia betweek 19 - 20.09.2017.

Deadline for submission of the abstract: 7 July 2017
Deadline for the paper submission: 31 July 2017
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6th MC Meeting will be held in Smolenice, Slovakia on 19.09.2017.



Next WG Meetings will be held in Smolenice, Slovakia on 20.09.2017.



Event agenda for the 2nd Field Campaign will to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland between 28 February - 2 March 2017, are updated.
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Agenda and practical information for 2nd Field Campaign will to be held in Reykjavik, Iceland between 28 February - 2 March 2017, are updated.
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2nd Field Campaign in Reykjavik, Iceland will be held between 28 February - 2 March 2017, together with a workshop and WG meetings (WG1 and WG2).
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Dear all,

This is a first announcement of the COST ES1404 workshop on snow data assimilation and working group meeting of WG3 during 8-9 March 2017, to be hosted by Deutscher Wetterdienst (DWD) in Offenbach, Germany. Presentations are welcomed on any aspect of snow DA, but of particular relevance for this workshop are presentations on:
  • "Methods for combining satellite observations with conventional in-situ snow measurements and modeling results."
  • "Spatial and temporal representativeness errors of snow measurements for data assimilation in NWP and hydrological models".

  • More information is available on the webpages of the COSMO / CLM / ICON / ART - User Seminar in parallel here and here.
    Please register to the workshop using the registration page of the COSMO / CLM / ICON / ART - User Seminar to January, 31, 2017.
    Important: Please enter always the code "COST1404" as a comment in the registration form.
    Thank you.

    Abstracts can be submitted online using the registration page to January, 31, 2017 or by e-mail to juergen.helmert (at) dwd.de with subject "Abstract COST workshop Offenbach".
    Important: For Online-Abstracts to the workshop please use POSTER as "Preferred kind of your presentation*" for the "DATA ASSIMILATION SESSION" and please enter always the code "COST1404" as a comment in the registration form.

    We are looking forward to meeting you in Offenbach.
    Jürgen Helmert on behalf of the organization team.



    Presentations from "Workshop: Snow Monitoring and Modeling Initiatives in Spain Based On Ground and Satellite Data" are available.
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    The 4th Winter Field Course for Snow Measurement by The NASA Snow Working Group-Remote Sensing will be held in Kananaskis, Canadian Rockies on January 5-9, 2017.

    The closing date for applications to The NASA Snow Working Group-Remote Sensing 4th Winter Field Course for Snow Measurement has been moved up to Friday, 18 November. Applicants will be notified by 1 December.

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    The EGU welcomes proposals for Topical Meetings, Training Schools and Workshops, as well as applications for EGU Sponsorship of External Meetings, for the year 2017. Successful proposals result in high profile EGU events with financial support.

    Proposals for events in 2017 must be submitted by 31 December 2016 only via the on-line form on the EGU website.

    More information about the aims, format and mechanisms of the EGU Topical Events Programme together with application guidelines can be found here.



    'Nature based solution to risk reduction' session will be hosted in EGU2017.



    'Chemical fingerprinting in sediment and water' session will be hosted in EGU2017.



    Moments from Workshop: Snow Monitoring and Modeling Initiatives in Spain Based On Ground and Satellite Data, in collaboration with the COST ES1404 Action, November 2, 2016 are uploaded.

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    A new session on snow, ice and light absorbing impurities (LAI) will be opened at the EGU2017. The title is 'Atmosphere - Cryosphere interaction in the Arctic, at high latitudes and altitudes, and mountains with focus on transport, deposition and effects of dust, black carbon, and other aerosols' and can be found under 'Interdisciplinary Events'. Abstracts on the LAI effects, as well as biological impacts, on snow melt, snow and ice properties, including wider perspectives of radiative forcing and Arctic amplification, are welcomed. The deadline: January 10th, 2017.

    Details can be found here:
    IE1.1/CR1.14/AS4.21 IE1 - Arctic Environmental Change
    Atmosphere - Cryosphere interaction in the Arctic, at high latitudes and altitudes, and mountains with focus on transport, deposition and effects of dust, black carbon, and other aerosols (co-organized)
    Convener: Pavla Dagsson Waldhauserova
    Co-Conveners: Outi Meinander, Biagio Di Mauro, Marie Dumont




    The Copernicus Training and Information Session to be held on 21 - 22 November 2016 in Helsinki at the premises of the Finnish Meteorological Institute is the third in a series of national Copernicus events. The European Commission is organising these sessions at the request of, and in collaboration with Member States. In the specific case of Finland, it includes a User Workshop on the Copernicus Emergency Management Service with participation from stakeholders in neighbouring countries.
    >>More information and registration





    Workshop: Snow Monitoring and Modeling Initiatives in Spain Based On Ground and Satellite Data, in collaboration with the COST ES1404 Action will be held in Granada, Spain on November 2, 2016.

    >>Workshop page



    The 3rd Snow Science Winter School will be held in Sodankylä, Finland on 12 - 18 February 2017.
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    8th EARSeL Workshop on Land Ice and Snow will be held in Bern, 7 - 9 February 2017.
    >>Call for papers
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    Presentations from the Workshop on in-situ snow albedo measurements: toward a snow albedo intercomparison experiment are available.
    >>Workshop page



    Moments from Workshop on in-situ snow albedo measurements: toward a snow albedo intercomparison experiment, 24 - 25 August 2016 are uploaded.

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    Workshop on in-situ snow albedo measurements: toward a snow albedo intercomparison experiment will be held between August 24 - 25, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland. The workshop can also be followed from the live broadcast which will be published in the workshop page.
    >>Link to the workshop page



    IGARSS 2016: Advancing the Understanding of Our Living Planet will be held between 10 - 15 July 2016, in Beijing, China.
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    Submission of manuscripts to "Journal of Hydrology and Hydromechanics" on the thematic issue "Snow resources and hydrological cycle" is now open.
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    Abstract submission deadline for Workshop on in-situ snow albedo measurements: toward a snow albedo intercomparison experiment is extended to 31 May 2016.
    >>Link to the workshop page



    Moments from Workshop on Remote Sensing Products of Cryosphere using Sentinels in Vienna, on April 18, 2016 are uploaded.

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    Presentations from Workshop on Remote Sensing Products of Cryosphere using Sentinels, held on April 18, 2016, Vienna are uploaded.

    >>Link to the workshop page



    Photos from Harmosnow Joint Event on International Workshop, 1st Field Campaign & Meetings, held between 1-3 March 2016 are uploaded.
    >>Gallery page



    Workshop on in-situ snow albedo measurements: toward a snow albedo intercomparison experiment will be held between August 24 - 25, 2016 in Helsinki, Finland.
    Registration is now open and the deadline is 31 July 2016.
    Deadline for the Abstract submission is 15 May 2016.

    >>Detailed information



    Workshop on Remote Sensing Products of Cryosphere using Sentinels will be held on April 18, 2016, Vienna - Austria (Zentralanstalt für Meteorologie und Geodynamik, A-1190 Vienna, Hohe Warte 38, Austria)

    >>Registration
    >>Agenda
    >>Workshop page

    Contact: Ali Nadir Arslan (ali.nadir.arslan (at) fmi.fi)



    Moments from the Expert meeting and workshop on snow data use in Slovakia, on February 15 - 16, 2016 are uploaded. >>Gallery



    Presentations of the workshop on snow data use in Slovakia are now available from the workshop page



    Photos from 6th National Seminar on Snow on the day of Pyry* in collaboration with the COST ES1404 Action (*Blizzard), held in November 2, 2015 are now available in the Gallery.



    1st Field Campaign in Turkey will be held between 1 - 3 March 2016 in Erzurum, together with a workshop, WG meetings and MC meeting. The planned dates are 01 - 03 Mar 2016 and will be organized in Erzurum, Turkey. Palandoken (2610 m) and Guzelyayla (2065 m) stations are selected as two main measurement points for field campaign.
    >>Participation form
    >>Detailed information




    Presentations and posters from "6th National Seminar on Snow on the day of Pyry* in collaboration with the COST ES1404 Action (*Blizzard)" are uploaded under the workshop page



    EU FP7 SEN3APP Project Stakeholder Workshop will be held on November 19, 2015, Helsinki - Finland (Finnish Meteorological Institute, Erik Palmenin Aukio 1)
    The workshop will also be broadcasted on air via Youtube. Please mark it so in the registration form that you will follow the workshop online. The video will be available on workshop page, as well as reachable by the link that will be sent to participants.

    >>Registration
    >>Agenda
    >>Workshop page

    Contact: Ali Nadir Arslan (ali.nadir.arslan (at) fmi.fi)



    Conference Session "Dust and Cryosphere" @ DUST2016, Italy, 12-17 June 2016
    We invite your submission of abstract for the following session at Modelling & Field Studies, "MF01 - DUST AND CRYOSPHERE" at The 2nd International Conference on Atmospheric Dust DUST2016, 12-17 June 2016, in Italy. The session welcomes all modeling and field studies on dust related to cryosphere, either at high latitudes or at high altitudes with snow and ice. The work can focus on, e.g., dust transport, deposition, volcanic dust, polar regions, or health, environmental or climate impacts. These include dust and snow/ice albedo effects.
    Online submission closes on 16th November 2015. Please, visit the conference web site (www.dust2016.org) for details.



    The website and application for the 2nd Snow Science Winter School is now open. The school will be held between 14-20 February 2016, in Preda and Davos, Switzerland.



    3rd MC Meeting Combined with Working Group Meetings is held between 3-4 November 2015 in Helsinki, Finland.
    Link to the documents



    "6th National Seminar on Snow on the day of Pyry* in collaboration with the COST ES1404 Action (*Blizzard)" will be held in Helsinki, Finland on 2 November 2015.

    Date: Monday, November 2, 2015, at 9.00-16.30
    Place: Finnish Meteorological Institute (FMI), room Brainstorm (P-floor),
    Erik Palménin aukio 1, 00560 Helsinki

    >>Link to the programme



    WG3 Meeting with Special Cold Lake Session during the workshop on "Parameterization of Lakes in Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Modelling", June 8, 2015.
    Link to the documents



    Workshop on "Parameterization of Lakes in Numerical Weather Prediction and Climate Modelling", June 7 - 9, 2015.
    Link to the documents



    COST ES1404 Meeting on Reviewing Work Plan & Field Campaigns, June 4-5, 2015.
    Link to the documents



    2nd MC Meeting Combined with Working Group Meetings is held between 18- 20 March 2015 in Grenoble, France.
    Link to the documents
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