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14th International Precipitation Conference   
Emerging directions in precipitation science and applications: going beyond

National Weather Center, Norman   
University of Oklahoma   
June 5 - 9, 2023   


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Important Dates

  • IPC14 India Virtual Workshop: May 12, 2023
  • IPC14 Early Career and Student Virtual Workshop: May 24, 2023 
  • IPC14 Short Courses: June 5, 2023
  • IPC14, main conference: June 6-9, 2023

Thank you for all who submitted an abstract! Here is a sneak peak into abstract topics:        

Conference Theme

Precipitation drives the atmospheric storage, movement, and quality of water. It is both the primary source of freshwater and a major driver of natural hazards. While a fundamental hydrologic flux, precipitation comprises the most challenging processes to estimate, model, and predict, because of its variability at all scales and its evolving interactions with the water, energy, and carbon cycles under a changing climate. It is therefore a major component of uncertainty in weather predictions and climate projections, with significant implications for our ability to quantify water cycle dynamics, inform decision making, and predict hydro-geomorphic hazards in response to extremes. A key to these efforts is model-observations synergy to advance precipitation science by jointly enhancing the accuracy of modeled processes and our insight into observations across space and time scales.     
The theme of IPC14 is “Emerging directions in precipitation science and applications: going beyond” with emphasis on three main topics: 

  • Multi-source observations and modeling of precipitation
  • Water cycle dynamics from regional to global scales
  • Precipitation extremes and hydrological hazards including floods, droughts, and landslides     

Invited Speakers List

  • Will McCarty (Program Scientist in the Weather and Atmospheric Dynamics Focus Area at NASA)  
  • Jin Huang (NOAA Climate Program Office)  --> The GPEX (Global Precipitation Experiment) Science Plan is available for community comments now. The GPEX Science Plan and instructions for providing comments can be accessed from HERE. The deadline for providing input is 15 August 2023.
  • Joseph Turk (NASA, Jet Propulsion Laboratory) 
  • Kelvin Kay Droegemeier (Regents' Professor of Meteorology; Former Director of The White House Office of Science and Technology Policy (OSTP))     

History of IP Conferences

IPC started in 1986 to bring together the international community of hydrologists, atmospheric scientists and mathematicians to capture the state-of-the-art and challenges in precipitation science and applications. The first IPC was organized in Caracas, Venezuela in 1986 as a Chapman Conference, and it has since been hosted around the world. 

  • 2019, IPC 12, UC Irvine, USA
  • 2013, IPC 11, Wageningen, Netherlands
  • 2010, IPC 10, Coimbra, Portugal
  • 2007, IPC 9, Marnes la Vallée, France
  • 2004, IPC 8, Vancouver, Canada
  • 2001, IPC 7, Rockport, USA
  • 1998, IPC 6, Waimea, USA
  • 1995, IPC 5, Elounda, Greece
  • 1993, IPC 4, Iowa City, USA
  • 1991, IPC 3, College Station, USA
  • 1988, IPC 2, Cambridge, USA
  • 1986, Chapman Conference "Rainfall Fields: Estimation, Analysis and Prediction" (IPC 1), Caracas, Venezuela


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