The 29th Conference on Severe Local Storms (SLS29), sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Committee on Severe Local Storms, will be held 22-26 October 2018 at the Stoweflake Mountain Resort & Spa, in Stowe, Vermont. Basic hotel and travel information will appear on the AMS web site soon. The full conference program, registration, and general information will appear on the AMS web site (http://www.ametsoc.org) by July 2018.
Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to severe local storms and associated hazards of tornadoes, large hail, damaging winds, lightning, and flash floods. Presentations pushing the boundaries of our fundamental physical understanding of severe convective storms through synergies of cutting-edge observations, analysis tools, and numerical modeling are particularly encouraged.
Presentations on the following scientific themes are solicited:
Students are strongly encouraged to submit oral and poster presentations. Monetary awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations by first-time student presenters at SLS29. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts. More information on funding opportunities for student travel will be made available soon in a separate announcement. Special sessions and events are being planned with a focus on student involvement in severe storms research and operations.
Please submit your abstract electronically online at http://ams.confex.com/ams/ by the deadline date of 15 June 2018. An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is required at the time of submission. Please note that some abstracts may not be accepted, depending on program constraints, relevance, and merit of subject matter. In such cases the abstract fee will be refunded. Authors may indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation during abstract submission; those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation. Oral presentation slots will be very limited; thus, authors may only request one oral submission, but are welcome to present multiple posters. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid-July 2018. These authors are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract (at no extra cost) electronically prior to the start of the conference, but manuscripts will be accepted through the electronic submission system through 23 November 2018. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts (PDF format, up to 10 MB in size) will be posted on the AMS web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS web site at no additional cost.
For additional information please contact either of the program chairs: Terra Ladwig, Terra.Ladwig@noaa.gov, Earth Systems Research Laboratory Global System Division, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305; or Matt Kumjian, Kumjian@psu.edu, The Pennsylvania State University Department of Meteorology and Atmospheric Science, 502 Walker Building, University Park, PA 16802.