CEDAR email: First Circular for the 10th IAGA/ICMA/SCOSTEP workshop "Long term changes and trends in the atmosphere" (TREND2018) in Hefei, China

Wed Sep 13 07:38:28 MDT 2017

First Circular

10th International Workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere


May 14-18 2018

Hefei, China


The 10th International Workshop on “Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere” will be held in Hefei, China from 14 to 18 2018. The workshop themes are supported by the trends working group II.F of IAGA, ICMA, IAMAS, IUGG, VarSITI and SCOSTEP. The workshop is hosted by University of Science and Technology of China, and the venue will be Swan Lake Hotel in Hefei.

Workshop website


Workshop focus

Long-term changes to Earth’s atmosphere are becoming more and more relevant to the future of our world and it is paramount that we quantify and understand changes occurring at all levels within the coupled atmospheric system. The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases, stratospheric ozone depletion, varying solar and geomagnetic activity, secular change of Earth’s magnetic field, and changing dynamics propagating up from the troposphere are some of the possible causes of long-term changes in the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere. The goals of this workshop are to review the current state of knowledge about trends in these atmospheric regions, and to discuss what research is necessary for resolving inconsistencies, reducing uncertainties, and achieving a deeper understanding of middle and upper atmospheric climate change – especially the relative influences of anthropogenic and solar effects. While the troposphere is not the main focus of the workshop, it is clear that it has a major role to play in middle and upper atmosphere trends; papers that demonstrate this relevance are also welcome. Topics on long-term variations of the atmosphere such as QBO, ENSO, MJO are all welcomed.

Call for abstracts

A formal call for abstracts will follow later. Abstract submission will open in late 2017.


The workshop will be hosted at Swan Lake Hotel in Hefei, walking distance from University of Science and Technology in China. Hefei is the capital city of Anhui Province in central China, north of the Yangzi River that divides the province into two parts. The University of Science and Technology of China is a national research university in Hefei, Anhui, China, under the direct leadership of the Chinese Academy of Sciences. It is a member of the C9 League formed by nine top universities in China. The hotel is adjencent to the Swan Lake.

100 rooms at Swan Lake Hotel has been reserved. Single rooms with en-suite bathrooms will be available for ~$60 per night and single rooms with shared bathroom facilities will be available for ~$50 per night. Both options include breakfast, internet, and VAT. If you require a double room, please contact the local organizing committee as soon as possible (e-mail: litao at ustc.edu.cn ). You will be able to book accommodation at the time of registration for the meeting through our website. For pictures see:


Directions to Hefei and Swan Lake Hotel can be found here:


We will provide shuttles from and to the airport and railway station.

Social events

Monday evening banquet in the Swan Lake Hotel

Wednesday afternoon tour of Hefei and University of Science and Technology of China

Registration information

Standard registration will be available from $380 per person. Further details on reduced rates for early-career scientists and scientists from developing countries will be announced later. The registration fee will include lunches and dinners on Monday-Thursday and drinks reception. Registration for accompanying persons, which includes access to the dinner, drinks reception and walking tour, will be available from $75 per person.

Financial support

We will offer a reduced registration rate for early-career scientists and scientists from developing countries. In addition, we will offer a limited number of additional support packages on an application basis. Further details on eligibility and how to apply will be announced in late 2018.

Local Organizing Committee

Tao Li (Chair, USTC, China)

Jia Yue (Chair, Hampton University, USA)

Shunrong Zhang (Haystack Observatory, MIT, USA)

Jiuhou Lei (USTC, China)

Xianghui Xue (USTC, China)

Liying Qian (NCAR, USA)

Libo Liu (Institute of Geology and Geophysics, China)

Jiyao Xu (National center for Space Sciences, China)

Shaodong Zhang (Wuhan University, China)

e-mail: litao at ustc.edu.cn<mailto:litao at ustc.edu.cn>

jia.yue at hamponu.edu<mailto:jia.yue at hamponu.edu>

Scientific Program Committee

Jan Lastovika (Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Czech Republic)

Gufran Beig (Indian Institute of Tropical Meteorology, India)

Franz-Josef Lubken (Leibniz Institute of Atmospheric Physics, Germany)

Dan Marsh (NCAR, USA)

Stanley Solomon (NCAR, USA)

Shunrong Zhang (Haystack Observatory, MIT, USA)

Duggirala Pallamraju (Physical Research Laboratory, India)

Ana Elias (Universidad Nacional de Tucuman, Argentina)

Jia Yue (Hampton University, USA)

Tao Li (USTC, China)

Previous workshops

1999, Pune, India

2001, Prague, Czech Republic

2004, Sozopol, Bulgaria

2006, Sodankyla, Finland

2008, Saint Petersburg, Russia

2010, Boulder, Colorado, USA

2012, Buenos Aires, Argentina

2014, Cambridge, UK

2016, kühlungsborn, Germany

Jia Yue
Research Associate Professor          Research Associate Scientist
Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences     ESSIC
23 E Tyler Street                                5825 University Research CT
Hampton University                            U. of Maryland
Hampton VA 23668 USA                      College Park, MD, 20740
jia.yue at hamptonu.edu; jiayue at umd.edu

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