The 13th International Meeting on Statistical Climatology will be held in Canmore, Alberta from June 6th to 10th, 2016. The meetings, which have been held roughly every three years since 1979, are organized by independent statisticians, climatologists and atmospheric scientists. The meetings facilitate communication between the science and statistics communities and promote good statistical practice in climate and atmospheric science. The local organizer of the 13th meeting is Dr. Francis Zwiers. This meeting is sponsored by the Pacific Climate Impact Consortium and the World Climate Research Program.
Contributions are invited in all aspects of the application of statistical methods in climate research and the development of new statistical methods and theories relevant to climate applications. In addition, a number of named sessions are planned, including: climate data homogenization and climate trends/variability assessment, the Detection and Attribution Model Intercomparison Project (DAMIP) and relevant applications, The WCRP Grand Challenge on extremes, the attribution of extreme weather events and their impacts to external drivers of climate change, understanding climate variability and its teleconnections under global warming, extreme value theory and its applications, nonlinear methods in statistical climatology, statistical approaches for weather and climate model validation and evaluation, advanced methods for evaluating weather and climate extremes in climate model simulations, statistical downscaling of climate model simulations, and the stochastic analysis of the hydrologic cycle.
The deadline for submitting an abstract is Feb. 15th, 2016.