The first two days will be devoted to the 150th Anniversary Celebration, and consist of invited talks plus poster and other displays.
The balance of the Workshop will comprise oral presentations and a poster session, including both invited and contributed papers. Invited speakers will be identified by the organizing committee. The presentations will fall under these three major sessions and sub-topics:
Session I: Cross-cutting Issues
Session II: Pressure and Wind (air pressure, wind, waves associated with wind)
Session III: Marine Temperatures (air and sea surface, sea-ice associated with SST)
All authors should submit an abstract (100-150 words) by 31 May 2003, preferably by e-mail, but alternatively by fax or paper mail, to the WMO Secretariat (attention Ms T. Manabe, e-mail: Manabe_T@gateway.wmo.ch, fax: +41-22-730-8021). The purpose of these submissions is for allocation of the papers to oral or poster sessions, and for the preparation of a volume of abstracts to be distributed at the Workshop. Only a limited amount of time will be available for oral sessions, so presentations accepted for the poster session are also expected to be of high quality and significance. A session for introduction by authors of posters will be held on Wednesday the 19th.
A special issue of the International Journal of Climatology (Royal Meteorological Society) will be published for CLIMAR-II. Authors of both the oral and poster sessions will be strongly encouraged to submit a full paper to this special journal issue--publication is expected by 2004 or 2005.
A JCOMM Technical Report (CD-ROM) will also be published, which will include abstracts and electronic (PDF) presentations from interested authors. The Technical Report will be distributed to the participants and to all National Meteorological Services.