The 17th International Conference on Clouds & Precipitation, organised by the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation (ICCP), will be held in the city of Manchester, UK, during the week 25 - 29 July 2016.

The Centre for Atmospheric Science (CAS)  in the School of Earth, Atmospheric and Environmental Science (SEAES) at the University of Manchester is delighted to be hosting, this, the XVII Conference in the long running series. The meeting will be held in the Renold building which forms part of the conference facilities on the north campus of the University, in the heart of the city.

The ICCP conferences are organised every 4 years by the International Commission on Clouds and Precipitation, which is a commission of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS), an association of IUGG (International Union of Geodesy and Geophysics).

The goal of the conference is to provide a venue for the presentation of scientific research in the area of clouds and precipitation and to encourage the exchange of ideas within the international community. The conference will host a special session in memory of Sir John Mason, former Director General at the Met Office, and former president of UMIST (one of the previous universities in Manchester that merged to form the current University of Manchester).

Papers will be solicited on theoretical, observational and numerical modelling studies of cloud and precipitation physics, cloud chemistry and cloud dynamics. The following list of topics (a non exhaustive list) will be covered at the conference:

  • Basic cloud and precipitation physics
  • Warm boundary layer clouds
  • Convective clouds (including cloud electrification)
  • Mixed phase clouds (including Arctic/Antarctic stratus, mid-level clouds)
  • Cirrus clouds
  • Orographic clouds
  • Fog and fog layers
  • Mesoscale cloud systems (including severe storms)
  • Tropical clouds
  • Southern Ocean clouds
  • Polar stratospheric clouds and noctilucent clouds
  • Aerosol-cloud-precipitation-interactions and processing
  • Clouds and climate (including radiative properties of clouds)
  • Ice nuclei and cloud condensation nuclei
  • Cloud and precipitation chemistry
  • Measurement techniques (of cloud and precipitation properties) and uncertainties
  • Applications of cloud and precipitation physics

As in the case of previous ICCP conferences, ICCP-2016 will be preceded by an International Cloud Modelling Workshop. This year, the 9th International Cloud Modelling Workshop will be held 18-22 July 2016 at the Met Office in Exeter, UK (i.e. in the week preceding ICCP-2016). Descriptions of the modelling cases and other information about the workshop can be found at: http://icmw2016.weebly.com. This site also contains a link to a registration page. There is no registration fee expected for this workshop.

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