AMOS 2020 Conference, Fremantle, February 10-14, 2020

Now is the time to submit abstracts for presentations at the AMOS 2020 Conference, to be held in Fremantle, 10-14 February 2020. All abstracts must be submitted via this portal by 11pm AEST, Sunday, September 22. Details of conference sessions can be found here.

09. Land surface processes from local to global scales: This session aims to present the latest research in land surface processes and land-atmosphere interactions. We welcome contributions using both models and observations, ranging from single sites to the global scale, and including both natural and anthropogenically shaped systems. In particular, studies improving our process-based understanding of the land surface and its components (vegetation, soil, surface water, land use etc.) at various time scales are encouraged.

  • Lead convener: Juergen Knauer ( )
  • CLEX conveners:
    • Sanaa Hobeichi ( )
    • Anna Ukkola ( )

18. CMIP the 6th generation: new simulations and new insights?: This session highlights research using new-generation simulations. The focus is to quantify new insights that contrast the latest CMIP6 simulations to those from CMIP5/3. We particularly welcome studies that consider interactions between modelling realms (the ocean, atmosphere, ice, land surface and subsurface), and provide new insights for the Southern Hemisphere and the Australasian region as a whole.

24. Southern Hemisphere oceans variability and change: The Centre for Southern Hemisphere Oceans Research (CSHOR) aims to advance knowledge on Southern Hemisphere oceans and their role in climate. We solicit a broad scope of presentations on the areas above, including mechanisms for Indian Ocean warming, Indo-Pacific teleconnection, low-high latitude interactions, multi-scale air-sea interaction processes, spanning observation-based studies to modelling. This session aims to promote collaborations between CSHOR and the broad climate, ocean, and atmospheric science communities.

26. The story of water and climate in Australia: past variability and lessons for the future: We welcome contributions related to all aspects of past climate variability and change, from observational to millennial time scales spanned by natural archives. The session covers reconstructions of past climatic and environmental change, climate modelling, data-model comparisons, data synthesis efforts, future projections and the lessons for policymakers.

27. Tropical climate variability: dynamics teleconnections and impacts: This session invites contributions of studies that address the dynamics, impacts, and teleconnection of tropical variability, including, but not limited to, Indian Ocean variability, ENSO theory and diversity; seasonal forecasting; inter-basin interactions; model representation and climate change projections.

31. Compound events – An Australian perspective: This session invites researchers analysing CEs to present their findings, research methods, and stakeholder engagement practices to support the growth of the Australian compound event research community. Particularly we would like to invite researchers working on the compound nature of hazards such as heatwaves, bushfires, drought, hydrological extremes, and tropical/extratropical cyclones with an Australian and/or global focus.

35. The changing face of atmospheric heatwaves: This session welcomes submissions covering the broad subject matter of atmospheric heatwaves. These may include, but are not limited to the topics mentioned above: the measurement of heatwaves, heatwave dynamics, notable recent events, the attribution of specific events to key mechanisms and/or anthropogenic influence, trends, projections, predictability and impacts.

37. Catastrophe models and climate change: data needs and approaches in the Australasian region: The finance industry uses catastrophe models to quantify financial impacts of natural perils, including tropical cyclones, severe convective storms, floods, ECLs and bushfires. Catastrophe modelling can be used by governments for setting policy on building codes and standards, and for risk identification for emergency services. Reliable historical climatologies and future climate scenarios of these perils are needed for this modelling. This session explores these demanding requirements and how catastrophe models can be adapted to explore the financial impacts of future climate scenarios.

41. Ocean extremes and their impacts

Ocean extremes (e.g. temperature, sea level), can have significant socio-economic impacts on coastal communities (e.g. infrastructure, fisheries, aquaculture and tourism). Marine heatwaves, for example, have been associated with the redistribution and/or mortality of certain marine species and changes in ecosystem structure. Sustained high spatial and temporal resolution observational datasets and recent developments in ocean modelling have improved our ability to investigate marine extremes, leading to a new understanding, improved predictability and longer-term projections. In this session, we invite physical and biological observational and modelling studies aimed at characterising and understanding the local processes, large-scale drivers and long-term changes in marine extremes and/or their impacts.

45. Climate science and services in government: Government agencies are clients for (often) and providers of (less often) climate services, and require up-to-date information that is targeted and fit-for-purpose. This session invites speakers to present (1) science relevant to government, (2) science undertaken by government agencies and/or (3) science undertaken in collaboration with government.

46. Education, outreach and public engagement in weather, climate and ocean science: Connecting science with the public through education, outreach and public engagement, is an increasingly important, and highly rewarding endeavour. We invite contributions spanning all types of formal and informal education, outreach, and engagement of science with the public, with a focus on new and innovative programs and methods.