AMS Call for Papers
2013 AMS Meetings
19th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, 17–21 June 2013, Newport, Rhode Island
The 19th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics (AOFD), sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics, will be held jointly with 17th AMS Conference on the Middle Atmosphere on 17-21 June 2013 at the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. Preliminary programs and registration details will be posted on the AMS website (www.ametsoc.org) in early-March 2013. General information on hotel accommodations will be available on the AMS website.
Papers are solicited in all areas of atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics spanning theory, observations, and modeling. Three special sessions are planned on (1) the ocean Meridional Overturning Circulation, (2) Balance/Imbalance in the Atmosphere and Ocean, and (3) a celebration of the accomplishments and contributions of Isaac Held during the year of his 65th birthday. In addition, joint sessions will be held with the Middle Atmosphere Conference. Final session topics will be based on the number and topics of abstracts received. There will be cash awards of $150 for the top five oral presentations and for the top three poster presentations. There will also be limited travel funding available to those students according to their need.
The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 22 April 2013. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 21 July 2013. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
For further program information please contact the program chairpersons; George N. Kiladis, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences, Division, Boulder CO, email George.Kiladis@noaa.gov, tel. 303-497-3892; Tiffany A. Shaw, Department of Earth and Environmental Science& Department of Applied Physics and Applied Mathematics, Columbia University, New York NY, email email@example.com, tel. 212-851-5935; Leif Thomas, Department of Environmental Earth System Science, Stanford University, Stanford CA, email firstname.lastname@example.org, tel. 650-721-1140; Steven B. Feldstein, Department of Meteorology, The Pennsylvania State University, University Park PA, email email@example.com, tel. 814-865-7042. (8/12; r12/12)
17th Conference on the Middle Atmosphere, 17–21 June 2013, Newport, Rhode Island
The 17th Conference on the Middle Atmosphere, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held on 17–21 June 2013 at the Hotel Viking in Newport, Rhode Island. The deadline for abstract submission is 15 March, 2013.
Papers are solicited in all areas of interest to the Middle Atmosphere. Special attention will be given to the impacts of the stratosphere on the climate system, and joint sessions will be held in conjunction with the 19th Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics.
The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 22 April 2013. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 21 July 2013. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
For further program information please contact the program chairperson: Lorenzo M Polvani, Columbia University, email: firstname.lastname@example.org. (8/12)
41st Broadcast Meteorology Conference, 26–28 June, 2013, Nashville, TN
The 41st Broadcast Meteorology Conference, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Board of Broadcast Meteorology, will be held in Nashville, TN 26–28 June 2013. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS website by early November, 2012.
As with last year’s conference in Boston we hope to take advantage of everything the area has to offer. Nashville is best known as “Music City” while Bon Appetit calls it “one of the coolest, tastiest cities in the south.” Both U.S. News and World Report and Travel and Leisure recently ranked Nashville as one of the top 5 most affordable destinations in the country.
Meteorologically, Nashville is in an area nicknamed “Dixie Alley” for the large number of violent and deadly tornados. With severe storms being an important part of the area’s weather and climate, the 41st Broadcast Meteorology Conference will be coincident with the 2nd Conference on Storm Warnings and Communication. There will be joint sessions between the conferences to highlight the importance of communicating clear weather information during times of severe storms.
We plan on interacting with many of the local agencies and research centers, in addition to offering social events and family activities for time outside of the conference sessions in an effort to make the 41st conference one not to miss!
Anyone within the general realm of science and technology is invited to submit an abstract. Broadcast meteorologists are especially encouraged as are meteorologists within the general Middle Tennessee area in an effort to give some local flavor to the program.
To reflect the climatology of the area and the joint conference sessions, we especially encourage submissions related to severe weather and storm warning communications this year. Those in the atmospheric science community beyond television, including the research and operational fields, should consider presenting topics that impact broadcast meteorology. This is a unique opportunity to present to professional communicators that also share in the expertise of atmospheric science.
In addition to the usual sessions dedicated to science and technology, we would like to include a light-hearted session dedicated to unique examples of on-air work. We hope those with fun, entertaining, or even embarrassing videos will consider presenting those videos and what was learned from the experience with the idea being that we can all learn from each other’s mistakes.
Other welcome topics include operational forecasting, weather analysis and atmospheric modeling, computer technology and graphic development, education, outreach, and duties that extend beyond the weather center. Station scientist content including climate change, earthquakes and tsunamis and other interdisciplinary topics are strongly suggested.
The deadline for abstracts has passed.
In addition to the broadcast conference, a one day short course will be held on 25 June 2013. Details will be posted on the AMS website as soon as they become available.
Please do not hesitate to contact any of the conference co-chairs, Rob Eicher (e-mail: email@example.com; tel: 407-741-5056), Ross Janssen (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; tel: 316-706-0341), or Carrie Rose (e-mail: email@example.com; tel: 804-393-1479) with any questions, comments, or for additional program information. (1/13)
Second Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication, 26–28 June 2013, Nashville, TN
The Second Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication, sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts and the Committee on Severe Local Storms, will be held 26–28 June 2013. A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will appear on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org) by late November, 2012.
Despite high-quality warnings and longer than average lead times, 553 lives were lost in tornadoes in 2011, the second deadliest tornado year in U.S. history. Since then, several multi-disciplinary and multi-organizational meetings have been held focused on what it takes for our country to become a “Weather Ready Nation.” Reports from these meetings all carry a theme of improved communication of weather warnings.
Our society is becoming increasingly mobile and connected. People have more options for receiving warnings and are getting those warnings with more advance notice than ever before. This leads to new questions regarding the dissemination of warnings to our connected society and reactions to those warnings. How can the weather enterprise capitalize on the precision of storm-based warnings? What are the best ways to get the warning out and encourage response? How will people react given extended lead times?
Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to communicating warnings for high-impact weather events, including:
• Risk and warning communication: How to communicate the warning to maximize understanding and action, including studies of how people receive, internalize, and react to warnings
• Disseminating the warning:
• Role of social media in the warning dissemination, confirmation, and response process
• Role of mobile apps and other personalized warning services
• Impact, effectiveness and weaknesses of the Commercial Mobile Alert System (CMAS)/Wireless Emergency Alerts (WEA) that wireless carriers rolled out across the nation in 2012
• Updates from projects launched as a result of the Weather Ready Nation initiative
• Outreach and education efforts
• The warning partnership: Evolving roles of the National Weather Service, broadcast meteorologists, and the emergency management community
• Improvements in warning research technology and techniques, including the shift toward Warn-On-Forecast
The deadline for abstracts has passed.
For additional information please contact one of the program chairs: Nate Johnson, WRAL-TV and NC State University/Department of Communication; Raleigh, North Carolina (firstname.lastname@example.org); John Ferree, NOAA/National Weather Service Storm Prediction Center; Norman, Oklahoma (John.T.Ferree@noaa.gov); or Harold Brooks, NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory; Norman, Oklahoma (Harold.Brooks@noaa.gov) (1/13)
15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, 6–9 August 2013, Portland, Oregon
The 15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Mesoscale Processes, will be held Tuesday, 6–Friday, 9 August 2013 at the Doubletree Hotel in Portland, OR. A preliminary program, along with hotel and registration information, will be posted on the AMS website (www.ametsoc.org) in early Spring 2013.
The program committee seeks contributions in all areas of mesoscale meteorology, including the structure and evolution of tropical and extratropical cyclones; orographic, coastal and other thermally driven mesoscale circulation systems; mountain waves and mechanically forced flows; the dynamics and structure of mesoscale precipitation systems; theoretical and modeling studies of mesoscale processes; the dynamics of balanced and unbalanced flows; mesoscale instabilities; mesoscale predictability and data assimilation; multiscale interactions; parameterization of mesoscale processes in numerical weather prediction and climate models; and results from recent test-bed investigations and field research programs.
We also encourage papers for an anticipated special session on the dynamics of recent high-impact events associated with mesoscale phenomena.
Student submissions are welcomed and awards will be given for the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference; students need to indicate their willingness to be considered for these awards when submitting their abstract. The Mesoscale Processes Committee is also offering two travel awards of $450 each to help supplement travel expenses. To be eligible for a travel award, students must be current AMS student members and submit an abstract for presentation at the meeting. To apply for a travel award please send your CV and a brief (1/2 page) justification to the program chairpersons by 5 April 2013.
AMS policy limits participants to one oral presentation each. The deadline for abstracts has passed.
For additional information, please contact the program chairpersons: Craig Epifanio (Texas A&M University, tel: 979-845-9224, fax: 979-862-4466, email: email@example.com) or Todd Lane (University of Melbourne, tel: +61-3-8344-6516, fax: +61-3-8344-7761, email: firstname.lastname@example.org). (2/12)
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36th Conference on Radar Meteorology, 16–20 September 2013, Breckenridge, Colorado
The 36th Conference on Radar Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held at the Beaver Run Conference Center in Breckenridge, Colorado, 16–20 September 2013. Information on the technical program, registration, hotel, and other general information will be available on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/fainst/201336radar.html).
While the technical program is designed around eight themes, contributions are solicited on all aspects of radar meteorology. The eight technical program themes and topics include: Emerging Technology and Future Directions: advances in radar hardware, advances in signal/array processing, innovative applications of current technology, integrating new technologies in field campaigns, phased array radar, solid-state pulse compression radar, gap-filling weather radar networks; Precipitation & Hydrologic Applications (Operational): operational radar networks, impacts of operational radar on weather forecasts, nowcasting, radar data climatologies, testbeds: multi-sensor networks; Advances in Precipitation & Microphysics Estimation (Research): dual-Doppler & multi-radar approaches, multi-sensor approaches (radar/ lidar / gauge studies), profiler & scanning radar studies, Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE), hydrometeor identification, aeroecology; Polarimetric Radar: operational radar networks (S-, C-, & X-band), polarimetric research radars, severe weather, mesoscale meteorology, upgrades to operational radar networks; Use of Radar Data for NWP Models: assimilation of radar data into convection-scale models, assimilation of polarimetric measurements, use of radar data for convection-scale model validation, combined use of radar and satellite data in NWP models, automated data quality & analysis tools for NWP models, convective-scale ensemble prediction involving radar; Field Campaigns: including DYNAMO, CINDY, CHUVA, AMIE, HyMeX, MC3E, GCPEX, C3VP, TiMREX, VORTEX-2, PLOWS, PREDICT/GRIP/IFEX, ICE-T, and other field campaigns; Airborne and Spaceborne Radars: airborne radar systems (UAS and manned aircraft), spaceborne satellite missions (CloudSat, TRMM, GPM, EarthCare), future satellite missions; Millimeter Wavelength Radars: ARM – CloudNet – German Supersites, multi-wavelength K/W/X systems, synergistic observations (radar / lidar / radiometer).
Please submit your abstract electronically via the AMS Web page (http://www.ametsoc.org/AMS). Abstract submitted by the revised deadline date of Friday, 17 May 2013 will be considered for oral and poster contributions. The abstract submission fee will be $95, payable by credit card or purchase order and is charged at the time of submission. Refunds will be given only if your abstract is not accepted. This abstract fee covers the costs of submitting your pre-conference abstract, extended abstract and an on-site audio recording of your oral presentation (oral presenters) or PDF placement of your poster (poster presenters) for the conference on-line archive available to all to search and view. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 14 June 2013. All accepted presentations are solicited to submit an extended abstract that will be available on-line via the AMS web page and must be received by Wednesday, 11 September 2013.
Outstanding oral and poster student presentations will be recognized at the
conference. Those interested in entering a student competition must so
indicate at the time of abstract submission.
Exhibitors are solicited to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space and present their latest technologies and advancements. Exhibitors are also encouraged to participate in the technical program by contributing abstracts to oral and poster sessions showing how their products and services are used in the field of radar meteorology.
For technical program questions please contact co-chairs Christopher R. Williams, University of Colorado Boulder (303-497-3829, email@example.com) or J. Vivekanandan, National Center for Atmospheric Research (303-497-8402, firstname.lastname@example.org). For exhibitor questions, please contact Jenn Rosen, (617-226-3972, email@example.com). For all other questions please contact Cara Campbell (617-226-3969, firstname.lastname@example.org). (1/13)
AMS 19th Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference and the 2013 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference, 16–20 September 2013, Vienna, Austria
Sharing knowledge and experience, EUMETSAT and its US partners will jointly organise the combined 2013 EUMETSAT Meteorological Satellite Conference & the 19th Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference of the American Meteorological Society on 16–20 September in the Austrian capital city of Vienna. The European meteorological satellite organisation and the American Meteorological Society will be supported by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), Austria’s national weather service, the Central Institute for Meteorology and Geodynamics (ZAMG), and the European Meteorological Society (EMS).
This combined event will build on the success of a similar joint venture held in Amsterdam in 2007. The conference will be accommodated in the historic Hofburg Palace, the winter residence of the Imperial Family.
The overarching theme will be water vapour, clouds, and precipitation, and the use of current and planned Earth observation systems to improve our understanding and adequately monitor trends and variability in the global hydrological system.
The global hydrological system is observed by a constellation of research and operational instruments and platforms. Earth observing systems need to further improve to effectively monitor the hydrological cycle and forecast the impact short- and long-term changes may have on societies, and biodiversity and ecosystems. Recent years have evidenced enormous precipitation extremes, leading to prolonged droughts and major flood events. A growing world population, combined with climate variability and change, combines to elevate water to one of the most important topics of our times.
Weather, ocean and climate observations as well as atmospheric composition will of course continue to be mainstay topics. Guide to session topics:
• Current and future satellites, instruments and their applications
• Advances in understanding cloud precipitation processes, with emphasis on satellite remote sensing and climate applications
• Cloud observations from satellites, including 30 years ISCCP
• Water vapour observations from satellites
• Quantitative applications for nowcasting
• Satellite-based observations of the oceans
• Atmospheric composition
• Information production and the resulting issue of communication of results and observations to users (methodologies and how to create a weather-ready nation)
• Satellite impact on NWP
• Modelling and assimilation of water vapour, clouds and precipitation
• Data access for easy utilisation
The deadline for abstracts has passed.Each session theme will be assigned a panel of experts, constituting the Scientific Programme Committee (SPC), whose task will be to review abstracts for inclusion in the conference programme. Authors of selected abstracts will be notified (via e-mail) in the mid-April 2013 timeframe, after the spring meeting of the SPC. The selected abstracts will be posted on the EUMETSAT website.
The Second Announcement will be available in mid-May 2013 and can be accessed via the EUMETSAT website at: www.eumetsat.int. The preliminary programme, hotel and general information will be issued with the Second Announcement. An e-mail will be sent to those who have responded to the First Announcement, drawing their attention to the availability of the Second Announcement online.
If your institution is interested in sponsoring the conference, please contact email@example.com for details. (11/12)
Call for Papers
10th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, 15–17 October 2013, Bowling Green, KY
The Tenth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, will be held 15-17 October 2013 at the Holiday Inn University Plaza, Bowling Green, KY (http://www.holidayinn.com/hotels/us/en/bowling-green/bwgwt/hoteldetail).
The theme of the symposium will be to share experiences, new techniques and technologies and/or changes in the areas of: (1) impacts of weather and climate on wildfire; (2) operational forecasting (short to long term) of fire weather for wild, prescribed, and fire use fires; (3) model studies and development, including coupled fire-atmosphere models and mesoscale models; (4) use and assessment of climate forecasts in fire management planning; (5) smoke and fire decision support tool development; (6) techniques in smoke management and mitigation related to new NAAQS and haze standards; (7) improvements to fire danger and fire behavior systems related to meteorology; and (8) field studies of fire-atmosphere interactions.
Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 3 June 2013 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org for instructions). An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if the abstract is not accepted). Authors of accepted presentations will be notified (via e-mail) by the end of July. Authors of invited and accepted papers will still be asked to contribute to the web-based proceedings of the conference by submitting an extended abstract. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS conference website. Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 18 November 2013. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
For further program information contact either one of the Program Co-chairpersons: Tim Brown, Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512-1095 (tel: 775-674-7090; fax: 775-674-7016; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org or Brian Potter, Forestry Sciences Lab, 400 N 34th St., Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98103 (tel: 206-732-7828; fax: 206-732-7801; e-mail: email@example.com). (1/13)
2013 Meetings of Interest
International Workshop on Seasonal to Decadal Prediction, 13–16 May 2013, Toulouse, France
The Working Group on Seasonal to Interannual Prediction (WGSIP) and the Working Group on Climate Modelling (WGCM) are organizing a Workshop on Seasonal to Decadal (s2d) Prediction under the sponsorship of Météo-France, CNRS, CERFACS, WCRP and BNP-Paribas. Presentations on all aspects of Seasonal to Decadal Prediction are of interest. Please view the Workshop website at http://www.meteo.fr/cic/meetings/2013/s2d/ for information. The deadline for abstracts has passed . (3/12)
Sixth International Conference on Fog, Fog collection and Dew, 19–24 May 2013, Yokohama, Japan
The goal of this conference is to bring together people who are interested in any aspect of fog and dew. Both advanced scientific findings and fog collection projects will find a broad audience. Participants will include representatives from universities, the private sector, government and international agencies, as well as educational organizations.
The deadline for abstracts has passed. For additional information, please reference the conference Web site at: http://www.fogconference.org/. (9/12)
2013 Joint Scientific Congress: Bridging Environmental Science, Policy and Resource Management, 26–30 May 2013, Saskatoon, Saskatchewan
The theme of this Congress is “Bridging Environmental Science, Policy and Resource Management”, and presentations are encouraged for all areas of interest of CMOS (Canadian Meteorological and Oceanographic Society), CGU (Canadian Geophysical Union), and CWRA (Canadian Water Resources Association). Both oral and poster presentations are encouraged. The list of special sessions can be viewed at https://www1.cmos.ca/abstracts/abstracts_search.asp by selecting “2013 Sessions 2013” in the Meeting drop down menu.
Starting January 13th, abstracts can be submitted online at: https://www1.cmos.ca/abstracts/.
You will be requested to indicate your choice of area of interest and session (details available later), and to specify your preference for either an oral or a poster presentation. A non-refundable abstract fee of CAD $50 (payable by credit card) will be charged at the time of submission. Your abstract will be evaluated by the Science Program Committee, and every effort will be made to respect your preference of session and type of presentation. You will be notified by the end of March 2013 as to the status of your presentation.
We strongly encourage student members of CMOS, CGU, or CWRA to submit papers on their research. Student presenters may apply for a Student Travel Bursary from one of these societies upon submitting their abstract (travel bursary applications will be provided during or after submitting your abstract submission). Student members may later be asked to submit an extended abstract (up to 2 pages) to be considered for a student presentation award.
For additional information, please contact one of the science program chairs: Geoff Strong, CMOS Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org; Rod Blais, CGU Co-Chair, email@example.com; or Bob Halliday, CWRA Co-Chair, firstname.lastname@example.org. (2/13)
12th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Applications to Air Quality, 3–5 June 2013, Seoul, Korea
The 12th International Conference on Atmospheric Sciences and Applications to Air Quality (ASAAQ) will be held on 3–5 June 2013 in Seoul, Korea. This Conference is being organized by Seoul National University and Korea Centre for Atmospheric Environment Research with support from other institutions, including AMS, WMO, and WHO. The Korean Meteorological Society is also among the supporting organizations and it will celebrate its 50th anniversary in 2013.
The Conference will cover broad topics on atmospheric sciences and air quality. Topics to be covered include: measurements and modelling of air pollutants, greenhouse gases and climate change, atmospheric chemistry and physics, air pollution meteorology and long-range transport of air pollutants, atmospheric aerosols, sandstorms and dustfall, air toxics, meteorological modelling and emergency responses, remote sensing of air pollutants, emission inventories, impact of air pollution on health, air pollutant control technologies and strategy.
The International Journal, Air Quality, Atmosphere & Health (Springer) will arrange for a special issue of peer-reviewed papers.
Important dates: 10 April 2013, Deadline for submission of abstracts; 20 April 2013, Deadline of early registration; 1 May 2013, Deadline for late registration and hotel reservations
Registration and hotel information can be found at http://asaaq12.kr. For additional information, please contact Co-chairs: Professor Y S Chung (e-m: email@example.com), or Professor S C Yoon (e-m: firstname.lastname@example.org). Please submit (oral or poster presentation) abstracts (250 words limit) electronically to above two email addresses by 10 April 2013. (11/12; r4/13)
Seventh European Conference on Severe Storms, 3–7 June 2013, Helsinki, Finland
The scope of the conference covers all aspects of severe convective storms. Researchers, operational forecasters, and risk and emergency managers are invited to submit contributions. In light of the global relevance of the conference themes, participants from all over the world are welcome to attend.
The ECSS 2013 will deal with the following topics: Impact of storms on society, impact mitigation; Convective storm and tornado dynamics; Numerical modelling of storms; storm-scale data assimilation; Interaction between convective storms and extratropical, Mediterranean, and tropical cyclones; Floods and flash floods; Forecasting and nowcasting of severe weather; Remote-sensing of storms (e.g. satellite, radar, lightning detection); Storm electrification; lightning; microphysics; hail; Storm climate, risk assessments, and climate change; and Collection of storm data; damage assessment. The deadline for abstracts has passed .
For further information please reference the conference Web site at: http://www.ecss.eu. For questions about local arrangements, you may contact the local organizing committee at ECSS2013@fmi.fi. For the organization of the scientific programme, and registration for the conference, you may contact ESSL's ECSS team at email@example.com. (11/12)
First International Workshop on Econometric Applications in Climatology, 5–7 June 2013, Guelph, Ontario Canada
Many economists are becoming interested in applying econometric methods (especially time series analysis) to geophysical and climatic data sets. In addition, many climate scientists are recognizing the value of developing and applying increasingly rigorous empirical methods to the rich data sets available in the Earth sciences.
This interdisciplinary workshop is aimed at sharing expertise and building opportunities for collaboration. We seek papers from both econometrics and climatology that provide good methodological exposition and exploration of the kinds of data sets and techniques available, and the research questions they spark.
The workshop will be structured to allow extended interaction time so as to stimulate fresh exchanges of perspectives, advanced methodological discussion and new avenues for scholarly collaboration.
For additional information, please reference the conference Web site at: http://econapps-in-climatology.webs.com/. (12/12)
Sixth Chaotic Modeling and Simulation International Conference (CHAOS2013), 11–14 June 2013, Istanbul, Turkey
The general topics and the special sessions proposed for the Conference include but are not limited to:
Chaos and Nonlinear Dynamics, Stochastic Chaos, Chemical Chaos, Data Analysis and Chaos, Hydrodynamics, Turbulence and Plasmas, Optics and Chaos, Chaotic Oscillations and Circuits, Chaos in Climate Dynamics, Geophysical Flows, Biology and Chaos, Neurophysiology and Chaos, Hamiltonian Systems, Chaos in Astronomy and Astrophysics, Chaos and Solitons, Micro- and Nano- Electro-Mechanical Systems, Neural Networks and Chaos, Ecology and Economy.
The publications of the conference include: The Book of Abstracts in Electronic and in Paper form; Electronic Proceedings in CD and in the web in a permanent website; and Publication in the Journal of “Chaotic Modeling and Simulation”. Please see and download the Papers of 2011 and 2012 Issues at: http://www.cmsim.eu/journal_issues.html.
For more information and Abstract/Paper submission and Special Session Proposals please visit the conference website at: http://www.cmsim.org or send email to the Conference Secretariat at: firstname.lastname@example.org. (2/13)
19th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols (ICNAA), 23–28 June 2013, Fort Collins, CO
The 19th International Conference on Nucleation and Atmospheric Aerosols, joint with the Nucleation Symposium, seeks contributed papers focusing on the formation, physical and chemical properties, transformations, and cloud impacts of atmospheric aerosol particles.
Conference themes include: Nucleation Theory and Experiment; Tropospheric and Stratospheric Aerosols; Cloud Drop and Ice Nucleation; Aerosol-Climate Interactions; and a special session on the CLOUD (Cosmics Leaving Outdoor Droplets) project at CERN and related studies that probe the influence of galactic cosmic rays on the Earth's climate through the media of aerosols and clouds.
The 19th ICNAA is sponsored by the International Union on Geophysics & Geodesy (IUGG); the International Association on Meteorology & Atmospheric Science (IAMAS); the International Commission on Clouds & Precipitation (ICCP); the Committee on Nucleation & Atmospheric Aerosols (CNAA); and Colorado State University, Department of Atmospheric Science.
The deadline for abstracts has passed . For additional information, visit the conference Web site at: http://chem.atmos.colostate.edu/icnaa/. (2/13)
Second China-U.S. Symposium on Meteorology: Severe Weather and Regional Climate Variability and Predictability, 24–28 June 2013, Qingdao, China
The Second China-U.S. Symposium on Meteorology: Severe Weather and Regional Climate Variability and Predictability, will be held at the Huanghai Hotel in Qingdao, China, June 24-28, 2013.
North American inquiries should be directed to Peter Lamb (email@example.com) or Tracy Reinke (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies (CIMMS), The University of Oklahoma.
Chinese and other Asian inquiries should go to Dr. Hui-Jun WANG (email@example.com) or Ms. Lu ZHANG (firstname.lastname@example.org) at the Institute of Atmospheric Physics in the Chinese Academy of Sciences (Beijing). (11/12)
AGU Chapman Conference—Crossing the Boundaries in Planetary Atmospheres: From Earth to Exoplanets, 24–28 June 2013, Annapolis, MD
This will be a working meeting that emphasizes developing a common language, exchange of ideas, and planning for future collaborations among the Earth, planetary and exoplanetary science communities. Among the topics we plan to explore are:
1. What fundamental processes govern ALL atmospheres? Can they be applied uniformly in generalized dynamic, thermodynamic, and chemistry models, including non-local thermodynamic equilibrium (non-LTE) effects? What limitations of our current theories and models of Earth climate compromise their application to more extreme climates of the past and future, and to other planets?
2. Can planetary atmospheres be broken into classes or taxonomies with commonalities in composition, structure, or dynamics?
3. How can insights from one field be adapted or extended to improve our knowledge in another field?
4. Are there community-specific observational and analysis techniques that can be applied to the other disciplines?
Contributed abstracts are solicited on the following topics, crossing the Earth, planetary, and exoplanet atmospheres disciplines. Preference for contributed talks will be given to those that are of a cross-disciplinary nature.
• Atmospheric model development and applications
• Atmospheric theory
• Data acquisition, assimilation, and analysis
• Observational techniques and needs, ground and space-based
• Laboratory techniques and needs
For additional information, please contact: Tony Del Genio, NASA/GISS (email@example.com; 212-678-5588); Amy Simon-Miller, NASA/GSFC (firstname.lastname@example.org; 301-286-6738); or visit the conference Web site at: http://chapman.agu.org/planetaryatmospheres/. (1/13)
RICTA 2013 - First Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology, 1–3 July 2013, Evora, Portugal
The First Iberian Meeting on Aerosol Science and Technology – RICTA 2013 will take place at the University of Evora, in the historical city of Evora, Portugal, from 1 to 3 July 2013.
The event will be simultaneously the VI Reunión Española de Ciencia y Tecnología de Aerosoles and the IV Summer School on Aerosol Science and Technology, in 2013 organized and hosted by the the Geophysics Centre of the University of Évora (CGE) with the collaboration of AECTA.
RICTA 2013 aims to continue the diffusion of the main scientific and technological advances on aerosol research, particularly regarding the Portuguese and Spanish communities. As in previous editions of RECTA, the participation of young researchers is especially encouraged, with the organization of the 4th Summer School on Aerosol Science and Technology and awards for the best poster and PhD thesis.
The organization of a joint Portuguese-Spanish Meeting on Aerosol Science also aims at strengthening the common activities between research groups from both countries and to promote the establishment of additional cooperative research ventures.
The aim of RICTA 2013 is to continue the diffusion of the main scientific and technological advances on aerosol research, particularly regarding the Portuguese and Spanish communities. As in previous editions of RECTA, the participation of young researchers is especially encouraged, with the organization of the 4th Summer School on Aerosol Science and Technology and awards for the best poster and PhD thesis. The organization of a joint Portuguese-Spanish Meeting on Aerosol Science also aims at strengthening the common activities between research groups from both countries and to promote the establishment of additional cooperative research ventures. The themes of the conference cover all topics related to aerosol science and technology. The topical areas of interest include, but are not limited to: Aerosols and air quality; Aerosols and climate; Aerosol based nanotechnology; Aerosol chemistry; Aerosol filtration; Aerosol instrumentation; Aerosol modeling; Aerosol standards; Aerosol – cloud interactions; Atmospheric aerosols; Bioaerosols; Combustion aerosols; Electrical effects; Fundamental aerosol physics; Health aspects of aerosols; High temperature aerosols; Indoor aerosols
Industrial aerosols; Medical aerosols and nanoparticles; Pharmaceutical aerosols; PMx; and Radioactive aerosols.
The deadline for abstracts has passed. Notification of acceptance or rejection will be sent in mid April 2013. All accepted papers will be included in the Proceedings Book.
For additional information, please contact Maria João Costa (Tel: +351 266 745309;
E-mail: email@example.com) or visit the conference Web site at: http://www.ricta2013.cge.uevora.pt. (2/13)
2013 Gordon Research Conference and Gordon Research Seminar on Radiation and Climate, 7–12 July 2013, New London, NH
Applications are now being accepted for the eighth biennial Gordon Research Conference (GRC) on Radiation and Climate, to be held 7–12 July 2013 at Colby-Sawyer College in New Hampshire. The GRC will be preceded by the second associated Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) for early career scientists on 6–7 July 2013. Together, these meetings will focus upon cutting-edge research on outstanding issues in climate change, particularly those in which the interactions between radiation, clouds, and the climate system play a major role.
The theme for the 2013 GRC is “Observing the Interactions among Radiation, Clouds, and the Climate System.” The Conference will present cutting-edge research on a broad range of topics, including grand challenges in atmospheric radiation and climate, fast cloud feedbacks, interactions of radiation and the surface, interactions of radiation with cloud-scale and planetary-scale dynamics, novel observations for model evaluation, challenges in remote sensing, and the challenges of understanding ice cloud formation and optical properties.
Two of the GRC’s main goals are to bridge the gap between established scientists and those just entering the field and to encourage intensive discussion of key scientific topics. To realize these goals, GRCs are characterized by long (40 min) talks followed by 20 min discussion periods and by extensive time for informal discussions between senior and early career scientists outside of the lecture hall. Moreover, GRC lectures and discussions are “off-the-record”, allowing honest and open discussion of scientific ideas and challenges.
For a list of session topics and speakers, and to register for the GRC, please visit http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=radiation. Applications for the GRC must be submitted by 8 June 2013. Please apply early, as some meetings become oversubscribed before this deadline.
Graduate students and early-career scientists will also have the opportunity to present their work at the Gordon Research Seminar (GRS) on Radiation and Climate held immediately before the GRC (6–7 July 2013). For more information and to submit an application, please visit the GRS website, http://www.grc.org/programs.aspx?year=2013&program=grs_rad. To be considered for an oral presentation at the GRS, your application must be received by 6 March 2013. The final deadline for applications is 8 June 2013. Limited funding to cover full or partial registration fees to the GRC and/or GRS may be available for student applicants; please indicate on your application if you would like to be considered for this support.
Please note that those interested in attending both the GRC and GRS must submit an application for both meetings. (4/13)
ISALSaRS’13 – The Third International Symposium on Atmospheric Light Scattering and Remote Sensing, 29 July–2 August 2013, Nagoya, Japan
The fundamental atmospheric physics, such as light scattering and radiative transfer in the atmosphere, has significant progress, which is critical for quantitative understanding of remotely sensed data. Also, the calibration/validation requirements of satellite missions, ground-based and in-situ measurements of the atmospheric components such as cloud and aerosol particles are quite important for accurate evaluation of the air quality research and future climate prediction.
To exchange the latest development of such the remote sensing studies and to nurture international collaboration on tackling emerging theoretical and observational issues in atmospheric sciences, the third International Symposium on Atmospheric Light Scattering and Remote Sensing (ISALSaRS'13) will be held from 29 July to 2 August, 2013 in Nagoya, Japan. Nagoya, a city with the population of more than 2 million, is located at the center of the main island of Japan (Honshu). The city has a long history dated back 1900 years ago when Atsuta Jingu, which ties closely to the legendary characters in Kojiki (the oldest history book of Japan), was firstly established. Moreover it is the birthplace of three notable feudal warlords: Oda Nobunaga, Toyotomi Hideyoshi, and Tokugawa Ieyasu. Also, both traditional industries like those in ceramics and textiles and modern manufacturers such as in automobiles (Toyota) have been well developed around its metropolitan area. Nagoya is an excellent example of the natural combination of rich history with magnificent modernization.
For additional information please visit the conference website: http://isalsars13.info.human.nagoya-u.ac.jp/. Should you have questions please send email to firstname.lastname@example.org, or contact Prof. Kenji Kai, Nagoya University, Japan (email@example.com, +81-52-789-4257), Prof. Kazuaki Kawamoto, Nagasaki University, Japan (firstname.lastname@example.org, +81-95-819-2758), or Dr. Wenbo Sun, SSAI/NASA, USA (email@example.com, +1-757-864-9986). (3/12)
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MEDGEO 2013—The Natural Environment & Health: Hidden Dangers, Unlimited Opportunities, 25–29 August 2013, Arlington, Virginia
The International Medical Geology Association (IMGA) and the Geology and Health Division of the Geological Society of America (GSA) are pleased to announce MEDGEO 2013: The Fifth International Conference on Medical Geology.
Technical Sessions Include: Climate Change and Human Health; Medical Geography; Therapeutic Uses of Geologic Materials; Veterinary Geology; Energy-related Health Issues Including Fracking and its Effects in the Environment; Arsenic and other Toxic Oxyanions in the Environment; The Legacy of Natural Disasters; Regional Medical Geology Issues; Health Impacts of Natural Dust; Water-borne Diseases; Urban Medical Geology Issues; Military Applications of Medical Geology; Health Impacts of Mining; Asbestos: Environmental contamination and health effects; Biogeochemical monitoring and treatment of disease; Medical geology impacts on children’s health; Soils in medical geology; Mercury and Environmental Health; and Occupational health issues.
The conference will be held at the Hilton Crystal City Hotel, near Reagan National Airport in Arlington, Virginia, only minutes away from Washington, DC. The deadline for abstracts is 4 June 2013. The deadline for early registration is 15 July 2013.
For additional information visit the conference Web site at: http://rock.geosociety.org/GeoHealth/MEDGEO_2013/Welcome.html or contact Bob Finkelman at firstname.lastname@example.org. (1/13)
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Workshop on Analyses, Dynamics, and Modeling of Large Scale Meteorological Patterns Associated with Extreme Temperature and Precipitation Events, 20–22 August 2013, Berkeley, California
The U.S. CLIVAR Working Group on "Extremes" is holding a workshop 20–22 August 2013 at the Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory. The event, "Analyses, Dynamics, and Modeling of Large Scale Meteorological Patterns Associated with Extreme Temperature and Precipitation Events", will explore short-term, extreme, temperature and precipitation events that occur in North America with an emphasis upon the large scale meteorological patterns (LSMPs) associated with such events.
To improve our understanding of such events this workshop will bring together experts in synoptic and dynamic meteorology, atmospheric modeling, and statistics. Extreme events with a time scale of 5 days or less will be emphasized. The specific objectives are to establish methodology and research protocols for incorporating LSMPs in statistical, dynamical, and synoptic analyses; and provide preliminary assessments of where current climate models stand in their simulation of LSMPs and downscale connection to T/P extreme events.
The workshop welcomes abstracts related to temperature and/or precipitation extremes on a 5 days or less time scale. Abstract submission is open now until May 15. For more information, visit the workshop webpage: http://usclivar.org/meetings/extremes-workshop.
Please contact Jennifer Mays (email@example.com; 202.419.1801) with questions about the event. (7/13)
13th EMS Annual Meeting & 11th European Conference on Applications of Meteorology (ECAM), 9–13 September 2013, Reading, United Kingdom
With the focal theme this year – High Impact Weather: Working in Partnership to Reduce Risk – we aim at emphasising the partnership dimension of meteorological services. Developing and sharing skills, technology and infrastructure across organisations is required to achieve maximum utility from knowledge of the weather, in particular in high impact situations.
The call for papers will be issued in mid-February 2013. For additional information, please reference the conference Web site at: http://www.ems2013.net/. (3/12)
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Traversing New Terrain in Meteorological Modeling, Air Quality and Dispersion, 10–12 September 2013, Davis, California
The Air Quality Research Center at UC Davis announces a new biennial conference supported by the California Air Resources Board. This conference will interest those involved in a wide array of research areas that utilize meteorological and climatological data. The primary focus will be on the modeling and prediction of regional climate and air quality - with a special emphasis on understanding what is “under the hood” - in the models and how to improve them.
Sessions will cover: Meteorology Model Performance Issues; Complex Terrain and Topography; Numerical Methods; Cloud and Radiation Processes; Integrated Modeling; Climate Downscaling; BL Parameterizations and Grey-Zone Turbulence; Land-Surface Processes and Inverse Modeling; Atmospheric Transport and Dispersion Modeling; and Wildfire and Prescribed Burn Meteorology.
Please note the upcoming deadlines: Abstracts due on 31 May 2013; Early-bird registration end on 30 June 2013; Registration Closes on 30 August 2013.
For additional information, please visit the conference website at: https://sites.google.com/site/meteorologyandairquality/. (7/13)
OCEANS '13 MTS/IEEE, 23–26 September 2013, San Diego, California
More than a dozen professional and academic societies are coming together for OCEANS '13 MTS/IEEE San Diego, An Ocean in Common. The conference is scheduled for 23–26 September2013 with many side activities taking place before, during and after the event, making it the largest and most comprehensive ocean science and engineering gathering in U.S. history.
The sponsoring societies are the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society (IEEE-OES) and the Marine Technology Society (MTS). Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego has been announced as the OCEANS '13 MTS/IEEE San Diego academic host. Participating societies include: AGU Ocean Sciences (AGU-OS), Acoustical Society of America (ASA), The Oceanography Society (TOS), Society of Exploration Geophysicists (SEG), American Fisheries Society (AFS), the Society of Manufacturing Engineers (SME), the Association of Dive Contractors (ADC), and others.
According to conference chairman Robert Wernli, the world's leading scientists, engineers and technologists will be attending to participate in the celebration of the 50th anniversary of MTS, the 45th for the IEEE Oceanic Engineering Society, and the 110th anniversary of Scripps Institution of Oceanography at UC San Diego.
"Scripps Institution of Oceanography is proud to be academic host of An Ocean in Common,” said Doug Bartlett, a professor of marine microbiology and chair of the Education Department at Scripps. "This historical gathering couldn't be more timely as Scripps celebrates its 110th anniversary during the conference. Our oceans, 70 percent of Earth's surface, require our collective intelligence and attention as never before and Scripps is proud to be a collaborator in this vital gathering of scientists, engineers and the community."
This international conference is a major forum for scientists, engineers, ocean professionals and enthusiasts to gather and exchange their knowledge and ideas. An Ocean in Common features a day of tutorials, multiple tracks of technical sessions, student poster competition, keynote speakers, receptions, public exhibit halls, and a banquet on the USS Midway aircraft carrier in San Diego Bay. In addition, a two-night film festival and weekend golf tourney will kick off the week’s activities. Other side events offered include local diving, and visits to the many attractions that make San Diego one of the world’s most popular destinations.
A second exhibit hall has been opened due to popular demand. Information on Registration, Schedule, Call for Papers, Exhibit Space, and updates on the week's events are posted at http://www.oceans13mtsieeesandiego.org. Media contact: Martha Shaw, Publicity Director, Earth Advertising, firstname.lastname@example.org, 212-933-1391. (5/13)
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Modelling Atmospheric and Oceanic Flows: insights from laboratory experiments and numerical simulations, 24–26 September 2013, Berlin, Germany
This colloquium will bring together approaches and recent results from laboratory experiments and corresponding numerical simulations, performed to improve our understanding of atmospheric and oceanic fluid motion. As sufficient computer resources and numerical codes become available, the interplay of numerical simulations and experimental research is gaining increasing interest in the scientific community.
The main focus of the colloquium is the comparison of results of laboratory experiments with adequate numerical simulations, with the particular aim of accurately simulating laboratory flows using numerical models.
The focus will be on combined laboratory and numerical investigations of a system. On the experimental side, we will address new designs of experiments on the laboratory scale, developments in instrumentation and data acquisition techniques, and the computer-based analysis of experimental results. On the numerical side, we will address developments in simulation techniques, from model formulation to the assimilation of experimental data into the model configuration, initialisation or forcing. The presentation of results from corresponding experiments and models will bring the two sides together with a discussion of methodologies of reliable laboratory-model comparisons. Since an important objective of the meeting is to stimulate and assist current research, unfinished work may be presented.
Contributions are welcome, among others, from the following topics: Rotating flows; Balanced and unbalanced flows; Atmospheric flows (Earth and other planets); Oceanic flows; Jets, waves and vortices; Turbulent flows; Advances in numerical methods; Validation of numerical methods using laboratory experiments; Technical and methodological advances in laboratory experiments; and Data assimilation.
The deadline for abstracts is 1 June 2013. The preregistration deadline is 15 July 2013. For additional information, please visit the conference Web site at: http://euromech552.mi.fu-berlin.de/deadlines/. (1/13)
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61st International Congress of Aviation and Space Medicine (ICASM 2013), 6–10 October 2013, Jerusalem, Israel
The ICASM 2013 Congress will bring together professionals from the fields of Aero Dentistry, Aerospace, Aerospace Medicine, Aviation and Environmental Physiology, Aviation Psychology, Civil Aviation, Ergonomics, Human Physiology, Hyperbaric Medicine, Intensive Care, Military Medicine, Nutrition, Occupational Medicine, Pharmacology and more.
For additional information, please visit the conference Web site at: http://www.icasm2013.org. (2/13)
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Sixth WMO Data Assimilation Symposium, 7–11 October 2013, College Park, Maryland
The Sixth WMO Data Assimilation Symposium will take place 7–11 October at the NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction in College Park, Maryland. All aspects of data assimilation will be covered under various themes which are:
• Global and regional atmospheric DA
• Convective scale DA
• Atmospheric constituent DA
• Coupled DA
• Global and regional ocean DA
• Assimilation of observations for the land surface
• Assimilation of satellite, in-situ, and radar observations
• Diagnostic tools
More details on the Symposium will be made available on the symposium website. Abstracts for oral and poster presentations can now be submitted to any of the above themes by following the instructions at: http://www.certain.com/system/profile/form/index.cfm?PKformID=0x14791704721.
The deadline for submission of abstracts is 30 April 2013. The international organising committee will allocate abstracts to oral or poster slots depending on the number of submissions for each session. A link to the abstracts for the last WMO DA symposium in Melbourne can be found here.
We are looking forward to receiving your abstracts. For additional information, please contact the meeting organizers at email@example.com. (6/13)
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NOAA's 38th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, 21–25 October 2013, College Park, MD
NOAA's 38th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop will be held in the new NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (NCWCP) Building in College Park, Maryland 21–25 October, 2013. The objective of this workshop is to accelerate improvements in NOAA operational products and datasets, and delivery of climate information by bringing NCEP and broader climate community together to address the following themes:
- Exploring potential sources of predictability on intra-seasonal to interannual (ISI) time scales;
- Realizing prediction skill by improving forecast tools and techniques through dynamical models and statistical methods, forecaster practices and protocols, data quality and assimilation, and scientific best practices;
- Enhancing monitoring and timely attribution and assessment of recent high impact weather, water, and climate events.
- Improving forecast evaluation process, including verification techniques, performance metrics, evaluating existing forecast tools, the process of phasing out old tools and implementing new forecast tools, and engaging users in the evaluation process;
- Developing applications that enhance NOAA climate services by improving understanding of user needs and delivering the best available climate information for the NOAA societal challenges in water, coasts, extremes, and marine ecosystems.
The workshop will be hosted by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and the Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites (CICS) of University of Maryland; and co-sponsored by NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO) Modeling, Analysis, Predictions and Projections (MAPP) Program, and the Climate Services Division (CSD) of National Weather Service (NWS). The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is a cooperating sponsor.
The workshop will feature oral presentations, poster sessions, invited talks and panel discussions. Discounted student registration and some travel support for students will be available. There will be special events for students and young professionals (e.g., poster and presentation awards, networking reception).
For more information, please visit the Workshop Web Site: http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outreach/CDPW38.shtml or contact the Workshop Organizers: Jin Huang (Jin.Huang@noaa.gov, 301-683-3425); Matthew Rosencrans (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-683-3413); Hugo Berbery (email@example.com, 301-405-0323); Dan Barrie (firstname.lastname@example.org, 301-734-1256); or Marina Timofeyeva (email@example.com, 301-713-1970, ext.131) (3/12)
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14th Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW), 22–23 October 2013, Albany, New York
The 14th Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Tuesday, 22 October and Wednesday, 23 October 2013 at the CSTEM Auditorium, on the University at Albany Campus. The workshop will be co-sponsored by the National Weather Service Office at Albany, New York, and the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), University at Albany. The American Meteorological Society is a cooperating organization. Papers are welcome on all aspects of Northeast United States and Southeast Canadian operational weather forecasting and should focus on the topics listed. Sessions will focus on, northeast coastal storms, terrain effects, heavy precipitation forecasting, hydrology, northeast severe storms, lake effect, use of high-resolution model data, mesoscale modeling, enhancement of the digital forecast process, CSTAR funded research, and the integration of new technology into operations. There will also be a special session on Irene and Sandy. Presentations will only be given in oral form. Presenters should submit a one page abstract in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12 point font. Abstracts that are in other fonts or formats will be returned. Presenters should either mail a CDROM with their presentation to the address for the Steering Committee below, or upload it to the designated website no later than 9am EDT Thursday 17 October 2013. Website login will be provided to presenters in early October 2013. Presentations must be in Microsoft Powerpoint. Conference presentations will be limited to 40. The Steering Committee reserves the right to decline abstracts that do not address conference foci.
No registration fee will be charged, however registration is mandatory online at the conference website. Registration will open 29 July 2013, and must be completed by 9pm EDT, Tuesday 15 October 2013. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4pm EDT Tuesday, 1 October 2013. Abstracts should be submitted electronically as email attachments. Presentations should be sent to NROW Steering Committee, c/o Warren R. Snyder, National Weather Service Forecast Office, 251 Fuller Road, Suite B300, Albany, New York 12203, 518-435-9569; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org. An abstracts book will only be available online, and should be posted at the conference webpage no later than 17 October 2013.
For additional information contact either Warren Snyder or Peggy Kelly, at the address above, or by fax at 518-435-9587; e-mail: email@example.com. For conference information, online registration, hotel, general information refer to Internet address: http://www.weather.gov/aly/NROW14 . There is no designated conference hotel. Hotel arrangements should be made by the attendee. government employees should insure selected hotels accept the government rate. (7/13)
2014 Meetings of Interest
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Ninth Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH) International Symposium, 7–9 April 2014, Washington, DC
The Ninth Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH) International Symposium will be held 7–9 April 2014 in Washington, DC. The conference is organized and sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
Abstracts for this international symposium should be submitted on line at www.WRaH2014.org. The web site is open for abstract submission. The DUE DATE for abstract submission is 14 October 2013.
The symposium will cover a wide variety of topics related to hydrological, hydrometeorological, hydroclimatological and water management applications of weather radar, its data and its products. The target audience includes hydrologists, meteorologists, academics, water resource engineers and managers, emergency management professionals, government policy makers, natural resource scientists, environmental engineers and managers, researchers, and consultants. An added focus of this symposium will be on promoting and expanding hydrologic applications of weather radar in engineering practices and identifying needs for scientific and technological advances for such engineering applications.
April 7–9, 2014, is the symposium period chosen to encourage worldwide participation. The weather in Washington, DC, is mostly pleasant during this time of year which generally overlaps with the well-known National Cherry Blossom Festival. Washington, DC, is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the US and also one of the oldest. It is world-famous for historical monuments, museums, multi-ethnic population, and great attention to tourism and tourists.
We are expecting 200 to 300 participants from across the globe. The three-day program will consist of keynote sessions, single-track technical sessions, and a closing panel-discussion session. Two keynote speakers and four-to-five panelists will be invited for the closing session. The main program will be focused on technical presentations (oral and poster) based on abstract submissions. Proceedings of the symposium will be published on electronic media (CD-ROM) and will be available for distribution at the time of the symposium.
For additional information, please contact the Conference Chair: Chandra S. Pathak, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC, USA. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org or the Technical Program Chair: Dong-Jun (DJ) Seo, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA. Email: email@example.com. Information is also posted to the Conference Web Page: www.WRaH2014.org. (7/13)