Call for Papers for “Atmosphere-ice-ocean-ecosystem processes in a thinner Arctic sea ice regime: the Norwegian young sea ICE cruise 2015 (N-ICE2015)”

Submission acceptance begins: 1 April 2016
Submission deadline: 31 July 2016

The sea ice in the Arctic Ocean has been in rapid decline, and the largely perennial ice cover a decade ago has shifted to a ice pack composed mainly of thinner and younger ice, that is more vulnerable to melt during summer and with larger open water extents in recent summers. The conseques of ice loss may be felt far away from the Arctic, notwithstanding the local effects on the interactions between ice-ocean-atmosphere and effects on the Arctic marine ecosystem.

This special section will compile the major results from the half-year N-ICE2015 campaign that took place in winter-spring 2015 in the Arctic ice pack north of Svalbard in JGR-Oceans, JGR-Atmospheres and JGR-Biogeosciences. We especially seek for contributions that takes a holistic approach to understand the interactions between hydrosphere-cryosphere-biosphere and potential effects of ice thinning on all components of the system. We also welcome contributions that make use of data collected during the campaign, and that contribute to a better understanding of the conditions in the study region in pan-Arctic, hemispheric, global and climatological context during the campaign.

Manuscripts are to be submitted through the GEMS Web site. For additional information, please contact jgr-atmospheres@agu.org.


Call for Papers for “Dense water formations in the North Western Mediterranean: from the physical forcings to the biogeochemical consequences”

Submission acceptance begins: 1 September 2015
Submission deadline: 1 July 2016

Guest Editors: Pascal Conan, CNRS-UPMC / UMR7621
Fabrizio D’Ortenzio, CNRS-UPMC / UMR7093
Claude Estournel, CNRS / UMR5560
Pierre Testor, CNRS-UPMC / UMR7159

The North Western Mediterranean is a specific region playing a key role for the hydrology and biogeochemistry of the whole basin due to (1) the deep convection that redistribute organic and inorganic matters all over the water column, and (2) the subsequent intense spring bloom that represents the most important biological process of the basin at the origin of carbon exports. The MerMeX, HyMeX and MOOSE components of the MISTRALS program focus on the impact of winter convection on the water cycle, redistribution and stoichiometry of matter, development and succession of biological community over an annual cycle, and their potential evolutions. This special section compiles the major results of an unprecedented intensive and innovative effort of observation and modelling over a full annual cycle from June 2012 to September 2013. Ship-based operations, autonomous platforms (gliders, Bio-Argo floats, mooring lines), remote-sensing and coupled modelling were combined to better characterize and understand the NWM dense water formation phenomena, including the associated physical processes, and the biogeochemical response of the pelagic ecosystem.

Manuscripts are to be submitted through the GEMS Web site. For additional information, please contact jgr-atmospheres@agu.org.


Call for Papers for “Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry 2012 Studies”

Submission acceptance begins 1 June 2014

Guest Editors: Mary Barth, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Steven Rutledge, Colorado State University
Christopher Cantrell, University of Colorado- Boulder
William Brune, Penn State

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of JGR-Atmospheres on data collected from the Deep Convective Clouds and Chemistry (DC3) field campaign that took place in May-June 2012 in three sampling regions (Alabama, Colorado, and Oklahoma-Texas). The goals of the field campaign were to characterize deep convection and convective transport during active convection and to quantify the changes in upper troposphere chemistry and composition after active convection. Manuscripts associated with the DC3 campaign may include investigations of storm dynamics and physics, lightning and its production of nitrogen oxides, cloud hydrometeor effects on wet scavenging of species, photochemistry in the anvil, effects of deep convection on aerosol properties, and chemical aging in convective outflow plumes.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site. For additional information please contact jgr-atmospheres@agu.org.


Call for Papers for “Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys, 2013 (SEAC4RS)”

Submission acceptance begins 1 June 2014

Guest Editors: Owen B. Toon, University of Colorado
Hal Maring, NASA
Bob Yokelson, University of Montana
Johnny Luo, City College of New York, CUNY
Laura Pan, National Center for Atmospheric Research
Jack Dibb, University of New Hampshire
Jeffrey Reid, Naval Research Laboratory, Marine Meteorology Division
Daniel Jacob, Harvard
Alex Pszenny, NASA

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of JGR-Atmospheres on the Studies of Emissions and Atmospheric Composition, Clouds and Climate Coupling by Regional Surveys (SEAC4RS) field mission, which took place in August and September of 2013. The goals of the field campaign were to determine how pollutant emissions are redistributed via deep convection throughout the troposphere, determine the evolution of gases and aerosols in deep convective outflow and the implications for UT/LS chemistry, identify the influences and feedbacks of aerosol particles from anthropogenic pollution and biomass burning on meteorology and climate through changes in the atmospheric heat budget or through microphysical changes in clouds, and, serve as a calibration/validation test bed for future satellite instruments and missions. The field campaign included three aircraft, which flew across most of the U.S. and the Gulf of Mexico. The studies associated with SEAC4RS include investigations of storm dynamics and physics, cloud properties, boundary layer air chemistry, upper troposphere and lower stratosphere air chemistry and dynamics, biomass combustion, aerosols, and ozone chemistry.


Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site. For additional information please contact jgr-atmospheres@agu.org.


Call for Papers for FASTPHYS1 (Fast Physics in Climate Models: Parameterization, Evaluation and Observation)

Submission acceptance begins 1 October 2013

Guest Editor: Yangang Liu

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of JGR-Atmospheres on Evaluation and Observation. Papers that address the issues below:

Many physical processes that influence Earth’s climate occur on spatial (temporal) scales smaller (shorter) than typical global climate model grid sizes (time steps), and must be parameterized accurately, for example, aerosol/cloud physics, convection, boundary layer processes, radiation, subgrid variability, and process interactions. Development and evaluation of these so-called fast physics parameterizations are thus essential to climate studies, and requires integration from observations to theories to models. Scientific interests in fast physics remain strong. The proposed section will feature the latest studies and development in these areas.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site. For additional information please contact jgr-atmospheres@agu.org.


Call for Papers for “Changing Chemistry in Changing Climate –Asia Focus”

Submission acceptance begins 1 August 2013

Guest Editor: Gufran Beig, Indian Institute of Topical Meteorology
John Burrows, University of Bremen, Germany

Manuscripts are invited for a special section of JGR-Atmospheres on linkages between atmospheric chemistry, climate change and Asian monsoons, emerging topics related to biomass burning, atmospheric brown cloud, long range transport of pollutants, and recent trends in anthropogenic emission with special reference to Asia. Papers should also provide interactive process science between atmospheric chemistry, climate, and monsoon with a special focus on Asia.
We specifically encourage submission of papers presented at the international workshop “Changing Chemistry in Changing Climate: Monsoon (C4)" (sponsored by ICACGP, IGAC and SPARC and IITM) that investigate the relationship between atmospheric chemistry, climate change, and Asian monsoons in addition to addressing current and emerging topics.

Manuscripts should be submitted through the GEMS Web site. For additional information please contact jgr-atmospheres@agu.org.