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8th Workshop on Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere 2014

Date and venue

Dates: 28 July 2014 - 31 July 2014

Venue: Clare College, Cambridge, United Kingdom

The 8th International Workshop on “Long-Term Changes and Trends in the Atmosphere” will be held in Cambridge, United Kingdom, from 28 to 31 July 2014. The workshop is sponsored by BAS, IAGA, SCOSTEP and RAS. The workshop is hosted by the British Antarctic Survey, and the venue will be Clare College in central Cambridge.International Association of Geomagnetism and Aeronomy

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Workshop focus

Long-term changes to Earth’s atmosphere are becoming more and more relevant to the future of our world and it is paramount that we quantify and understand changes occurring at all levels within the coupled atmospheric system. The increasing concentration of greenhouse gases, stratospheric ozone depletion, Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics logovarying solar and geomagnetic activity, secular change of Earth’s magnetic field, and changing dynamics propagating up from the troposphere are some of the possible causes of long-term changes in the stratosphere, mesosphere, thermosphere and ionosphere. The goals of this workshop are to review the current state of knowledge Royal Astronomical Society logoabout trends in these atmospheric regions, and to discuss what research is necessary for resolving inconsistencies, reducing uncertainties, and achieving a deeper understanding of middle and upper atmospheric climate change – especially the relative influences of anthropogenic and solar effects. While the troposphere is not the main focus of the workshop, it is clear that it has a major role to play in middle and upper atmosphere trends; papers that demonstrate this relevance are also welcome.

Call for abstracts

Abstract submission is now open and closes on 16 May 2014. There will be a poster session for one afternoon during the workshop so please specify whether you would prefer a poster or oral presentation.


The workshop will be hosted at Clare College, in the centre of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Founded in 1326, it is the second oldest college in the University of Cambridge, but prides itself on being also one of the more progressive and informal. It is set by the river Cam, from where it is easy to explore the rest of the historic centre of Cambridge.

Clare College (Photo: Clare College)


A block of rooms at Clare College Memorial Court has been reserved. Single rooms with en-suite bathrooms will be available for £80 per night (£53 per night at reduced rate). Both options include breakfast, internet, and VAT. If you require a double room, please contact the local organizing committee as soon as possible (e-mail: trends2014@bas.ac.uk).

You will be able to book accommodation at the time of registration for the meeting through our website.

Social events

Monday evening Drinks reception in the Scholars Garden at Clare College
Tuesday evening Cambridge city tour with a science theme
Wednesday evening Gala dinner in the Great Hall at Clare College

Registration information

The registration fee will include lunches on Monday-Thursday, the gala dinner, city walking tour, and drinks reception. The registration rate for accompanying persons includes the drinks reception, walking tour and conference dinner. The final registration deadline is 16 May 2014.

Registration rate Early bird (until 25 April 2014) Standard (after 25 April 2014)
Standard £170 £220
Reduced* £150 £200
Accompanying person £75 £80

*Reduced rate is for early career scientists (under 35 years old), students and scientists from developing countries

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Financial support

In addition to the reduced registration rate for early-career scientists and scientists from developing countries, we will offer a limited number of additional support packages on an application basis. Partial travel grants will be provided to support participation of students, early career scientists, scientists from developing countries or scientists from a country whose economy is in transition. These scientists must submit the abstract as lead author. All grant requests should be accompanied by a short Curriculum Vitae (max 2 pages) indicating the scientific motivation and expected benefits. Requests for a grant should be send to the Local Organizing Committee by e-mail with the subject: "Trends 2014, application for grant". Requests should sent at the latest by 28 March 2014. Applicants will be notified on the result of the selection process by early April 2014.

To apply please email trends2014@bas.ac.uk by Friday 28 March 2014.


Andrew Kavanagh (trends2014@bas.ac.uk)

Local Organising Committee

Scientific Program Committee

  • Gufran Beig
  • Jan Lastovika
  • John Emmert
  • Christoph Jacobi
  • Liying Qian
  • Ingrid Cnossen
  • Dan Marsh