Call for Abstracts

This year’s ACPC workshop will be held on May 20-22, 2024 at Imperial College in London, UK and online. The first half of the meeting will be devoted to shallow cloud studies, with the second half focused on deep convective cloud studies.

ACPC aims at a better scientific understanding of the interactions between aerosols, clouds, precipitation, and climate at a fundamental level. The goal is to identify, disentangle, and quantify signals of impacts of aerosol perturbations on clouds, precipitation, and radiation, considering adjustments and feedback processes by synergistically exploiting observations and models across scales. 

We would like to invite you to submit titles/abstracts of presentations (oral or poster) on topics relevant to ACPC themes for shallow and deep clouds. Priority will be given to those presentations that align with the current ACPC roadmaps (natural experiments, deep convection). We are also especially interested in presentations that offer new directions for the ACPC initiative or new approaches in advancing ACPC science. Some topics of interest are: Shallow clouds (Impacts of shipping emission regulations on cloud properties, natural laboratories, marine cloud brightening), Deep Clouds (Modeling and analysis related to the TRACER/ESCAPE field campaigns, aerosol invigoration/enervation).

Please submit your title/abstract via this google form by the (DEADLINE EXTENDED) 8th of April 2024.

Registration details to follow.



Workshop details

When: Monday 20th (afternoon) to Wednesday 22nd (end of day) May 2024

Where: Department of Physics, South Kensington Campus, Imperial College London

Agenda: ACPC Agenda (last updated 12th March 2024)

Registration: Information to be updated shortly. There will be a small registration cost (<£100) to cover food during the meeting.

Getting here/flight information: Please see the College webpage.

Although not covered on this webpage, it is also very easy to cycle to Imperial from other locations in the city centre or some of the main rail stations. Please see this page from Transport for London or contact the local committee for more information.

Note that there is little parking at the South Kensington Campus, arriving by public transport is advised. Please contact the committee if you require a parking permit.

Where to stay:  The Chelsea Flower show is in the days immediately following ACPC, so hotels very close to Imperial may have limited availability. London has a good public transport network, so it in not necessary to stay in South Kensington. 

These hotels have offered a preferential rate to people travelling to Imperial - it may be necessary to contact the hotel directly to get this rate.

Hotel Address Room Rates Inclusions Website
Gem Hotel (Strathmore) 41 Queens Gate Gardens
SB Superior - £156
Double/Twin Superior - £174
Executive - £ £204
English breakfast
Millennium Gloucester Hotel 4-18 Harrington Gardens
Single - £178
Double - £198
Full breakfast

The Queen's Gate Hotel 31-34 Queen’s Gate,
Standard Queen/Twin Room - £190
Standard Club Room- £236
Deluxe Queen Room- £260
Deluxe Club Room - £300
Deluxe Executive Room - £350
Continental & cooked breakfast

The Bailey's Hotel 140 Gloucester Road
Cosy Room - £195
Classic Room - £229
Deluxe Room - £262.00
Bed and Breakfast

The Gore 190 Queen’s Gate, London
Classic Double Room - £198
Superior Double Room - £223
Deluxe Double Room - £253.00


Organising committee: Michael Jensen (Brookhaven National Lab), Matt Christensen (Pacific Northwest National Lab), Jiwen Fan (Argonne National Lab), Andrew Gettelman (PNNL), Minghuai Wang (Nanjing University), Edward Gryspeerdt (Imperial College, Local contact).


About The ACPC initiative

The Aerosol, Cloud, Precipitation and Climate Working Group is a joint initiative of the International Geosphere–Biosphere Programme (IGBP) and the World Climate Research Programme (WCRP), developed through the cooperation of the IGBP's Integrated Land Ecosystem–Atmosphere Processes Study (iLEAPS) and International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) and WCRP's Global Energy and Water Cycle Experiment (GEWEX).

This group meets annually to discuss progress towards research roadmaps in the sub-topics of marine low cloud systems and deep convective systems. Through these annual meetings, progress is tracked, define next steps and coordinate research activities.