17th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation
9-13 June 2014, Westminster, CO
The 17th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Measurements. It will be jointly held with the 21th Conference on Applied Climatology. The conferences will be held 9-13 June, 2014, at the Denver Marriott Westminster in Westminster, Colorado.
Abstract Deadline: 3 February 2014
Acceptance E-mails Sent Out & Registration Opens: Late February 2014
Program to be Posted: Late February 2014
Hotel Reservation Deadline: 2 May 2014
Presentation Upload: 2 June 2014
Manuscript Deadline: 15 July 2014
Interested Sponsors may contact Gillian Peguero at email@example.com or (617) 226-3971.
Attendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the Denver Marriott Westminster, 7000 Church Ranch Boulevard, Westminster, CO 80021.
We urge to book your hotel room at the Denver Marriott Westminster as revenue from sleeping rooms helps offset other meeting costs and is passed down to attendees in keeping registration rates to a minimum.
A block of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at the special rate of $156 single/double plus tax. Rates do not include applicable state and local taxes, currently 13.51%.
To book your room, please call 1-888-825-3168 and reference the American Meteorological Society room block or by using the following link:
Book your group rate: AMS Applied/SMOI
These special rates will be available the three days before and after the conference based on availability. We urge you to make reservations early since space is limited. Reservations made after 2 May, 2014 are on a space available basis and the group rate is not guaranteed.
All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed online, via fax-in form, or onsite. Links will be available in the left-hand panel of this page. Registration rates will be announced and opened in Late February 2014.
The Robert Leviton Student Prize is presented for the best student paper on the development or evaluation of atmospheric instrumentation or unique measurement techniques. The Committee on Measurements will submit a recommendation to the STAC Commissioner, who approves the recommendation. To be considered for the prize, an entrant should either be enrolled as a full-time student or be a student who has just completed a degree but has not yet begun employment at the time the paper is given or submitted for publication. The prize, an AMS reference book, $300, plus a certificate, was established to recognize Robert Leviton, who devoted nearly his entire professional career to endeavors related to the measurement of wind, temperature, pressure, and humidity in the atmosphere. He was one of the pioneers in reducing large datasets from radiosondes using a computer.
The AMS measurements committee will review all student presentations and posters at the Symposium and provide an evaluation to the committee chair. The chair will tally votes provided by the committee members to distribute this award. In the event of a tie, the committee will vote on the finalists.
Travel funding assistance for students:
Several funding sources are available for students to attend the AMS 17th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation.
- Conference Organizers Travel Awards:
The AMS Measurements Committee is offering $500 travel awards for up to three student AMS members who are presenting papers/posters at the meeting. The award is to be used for travel expenses to and from the conference and lodging in Westminster, CO. Funding is available to both graduate and undergraduate students, but is limited to one award per educational institution. Furthermore, the awardee may not receive any concurrent travel support from the AMS (e.g., an AMS travel grant). The selected students will be required to pay for any travel up-front, and be reimbursed by AMS (Gillian Peguero, firstname.lastname@example.org) after the conference with proper receipts.
To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, and how they will benefit from attending the conference. Applicants should also provide a copy of their abstract for the meeting. Applications should be sent in pdf format via email to the conference chair: Wendy Ryan (email@example.com). Applications will be accepted through 7 March 2014 and selected students will be notified around the end of March 2014. Interested applicants or questions about the award should contact the conference Chair. The measurements committee will evaluate and vote for student award winners based on these written statements with names/affiliations removed.
- AMS Student Travel Grants: Information Available Shortly
- AMS Student Assistant Program:
Volunteer students are needed for registration and audio/visual support during the conference. Student volunteers are required to be in attendance the entire conference, and be available to work each day of the conference. For volunteering, the student will get their registration fee waived and $25.00 per day for food allowance. This program is a first come, first serve basis. A limited number of students will be needed for the conference. Those students interested please contact Ms. Gillian Peguero, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
It is the Society's sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. Attendees with special needs at the conference should check with the AMS Meetings Department (617) 226-3971, four–six weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements. Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.