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TP-Challenges International Conference
11-14 March 2024
Johannes Gutenberg University, Mainz, Germany



This conference will take place in cooperation with the DFG SFB TP-Change and SPARC

The upper troposphere/lower stratosphere (UTLS) region is important for global climate. Transient processes and small scale scale dynamics at the tropopause affect the distribution and gradients of radiatively active species, aerosols and clouds which in turn may feed back on dynamics.

The focus of the meeting will be on UTLS processes and their feedbacks involving experimental research as well as theory and modeling. We aim at bringing together the expertise on tropopause relevant topics from different fields of research to discuss their relevance for the global atmosphere.

Invited Speakers already confirmed:
A. Gettelman, UCAR, B. Randel, NCAR, C. Williamson, NOAA, A. Hertzog, IPSL

Research Contributions will be organised into the three TPChange research areas:

  • Research Area A - the role of aerosol and ice particles in the UTLS, their formation, chemistry, evolution and effect on the atmospheric radiation budget
  • Research Area B - the interaction of dynamical and microphysical processes in the UTLS
  • Research Area C - large scale processes and the impact of processes of all scales on UTLS composition and variability, their expected changes in the future and their impact on present and future climate

Time frame will be
*Monday 10:30 to Thursday 13:00 (external guests)
*Thursday after lunch internal discissions will take place, and on Friday training sessions are scheduled.

Registration information:

Please register now by the registration button left. 
Early registration conference fee is 235 EUR (standard) and 215 (students). Included in the fee is an icebreaker and a conference dinner. Deadline for early registration is 31 December 2023.

Please submit your abstract now by the submission button to the left. Deadline is 15 December 2023.

Please be aware that we will have only a limited number of places for the conference. We will have to close the registration form if this limit is reached. Also, we will have only a limited number of oral presentations and your submitted oral presentation type may be changed into poster.

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Information for ->TP-Change Members

If you have any questions, please contact the organizing committee at: tp-challenges2024[at]uni-mainz.de

Abstract submission as well as registration for the conference is supported by Converia, a conference management application.