Annual Seminar 2022

ECMWF | Reading | 12-16 September 2022

Challenging physics in seamless predictions


In this year's Annual Seminar we will take up the challenges in physics across forecast model resolutions and times scales from the 12-hour 4D-Var window in data assimilation to the seasonal prediction range. Improving these forecasts requires challenging the physics itself, whether it be the underlying processes and their mathematical formulation, scale awareness, interactions between the Earth and the Atmosphere, new observational datasets and/or new forecast products required by the end user.

The programme consists of nine sessions that are followed up in the afternoon by poster sessions, where attendees are invited to present their latest work. The sessions cover:

  • Turbulent processes in the boundary-layer and free atmosphere
  • Air-sea exchange
  • Atmospheric shallow and deep convection
  • The physics dynamics interface and gravity waves
  • Microphysics and clouds
  • Radiation
  • The land surface and orographic drag
  • Stochastic physics and lessons learned from global km-scale simulations, respectively.

Bringing together this exciting community, we are looking forward to lively discussions and new physical insights.


If you would like to attend the Annual Seminar, submit the registration form before the deadline of 29 July.

Abstract submission

We invite poster presentation submissions for the above thematic areas. If you would like to present a poster at the Annual Seminar, submit the abstract submission form before the deadline of 29 July.

Young Scientist Conference Award

The European Meteorological Society invites applications for a Young Scientist Conference Award (YSCA) to support the participation of young scientists at the Annual Seminar. The award includes financial support for travel expenditures of 500€. Visit the EMS website for further information.