Call for Papers

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The 18th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Mountain Meteorology will be held in Santa Fe, NM at The La Fonda on the Plaza. The dates of the meeting are 25 - 29 June 2018.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site ( in early April 2018. 

                The program committee for this conference seeks contributions on all aspects of mountain meteorology, including but not limited to:

  • Stable and convective orographic precipitation
  • Boundary layers and turbulence in complex terrain
  • Diurnal mountain winds and cold-air pools
  • Mountain waves and terrain induced windstorms
  • Barrier jets and cold-air damming
  • Numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, and forecasting in complex terrain
  • Applications of mountain meteorology (e.g. air quality, fire dynamics, and wind resource assessment)
  • Mountain climate and hydrology
  • Biosphere-atmosphere interactions in complex terrain
  • New or emerging topics in mountain meteorology
  • Preliminary results from recent field campaigns

There will also be a special session in honor of Dr. Jim Steenburgh.

The Committee on Mountain Meteorology encourages abstract submissions from students: Awards will be given to the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference. Students must indicate that they wish to be included in the competition when submitting an abstract. Two student travel awards will also be available to help supplement travel expenses. Please contact the conference chairpersons or refer to the AMS web site for further details regarding eligibility and how to apply.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the AMS website by 23 February 2018; see the website for instructions. An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation that will be archived on the AMS Web site.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by early April 2018. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. Extended manuscripts (file size up to 3 MB) must be submitted electronically by 29 July 2018. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

For further information, please contact the program co-chairs: David Kingsmill ( or Mimi Hughes (