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ICAE 2022 Conference

Welcome Letter
June 19-24, 2022

Dear Friends and Colleagues,


It is with great pleasure that we invite you to the 17th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE 2022) conference to be held in Tel Aviv, Israel, from  June 19-24, 2022.  ICAE conferences are held every four years under the auspices of the International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity,  a commission of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) which is one of the associations of the International Union of Geophysics and Geodesy (IUGG).


The quadrennial ICAE conference is the world's largest event devoted to the science of atmospheric electricity with topics such as:

•             Lightning discharge physics

•             Thunderstorm research, including charging and meteorology

•             Upper atmospheric discharges (TLEs)

•             Fair weather electricity, including the global electric circuit (GEC)

•             Aerosols and ions

•             Planetary electricity

•             Impacts of climate change on thunderstorms

•             Thunderstorm safety and protection

The ICAE 2022 meeting will provide a platform for researchers and students from all over the world to present their latest atmospheric electricity research and discoveries, while exchanging ideas and networking with colleagues and making new friends. The scientific program will be complemented with an excursion and various social activities. 


The ICAE 2022 will take place in the metropolitan area of Tel Aviv, Israel’s cultural center. Tel Aviv is a busy metropolis, with an energetic atmosphere, exotic markets, an active restaurant/nightlife scene, wide variety of museums, galleries, theaters and concert halls, bordered (on one side) by long stretches of golden beaches along the Mediterranean. It is easy to get to/from Ben Gurion International Airport from all global destinations, and Tel Aviv is less than an hour from Jerusalem. The central location offers opportunities to explore the rich history of the country, and participants are encouraged to spend a few extra days to travel and sight-see. Participants will be able to book tours via the website.


Participants are welcome to submit abstracts for both oral and poster presentations. We especially welcome young scientists and students, particularly from developing countries. We hope to provide some basic financial support for students from developing nations.  Given the COVID-19 situation in 2022, there  is a possibility the conference will be held in a hybrid mode.


We look forward to welcoming you to Israel, for what will be a stimulating and inspiring scientific, social and cultural event.


Looking forward to seeing you in Tel Aviv in 2022!


Colin Price and Yoav Yair

Co-Chairs of the Local Organizing Committee (LOC)

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