33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Call for Papers

16-20 April 2018, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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The 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones, will be held 16-20 April 2018 at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. Preliminary programs and registration details will be posted on the AMS website in late November 2017. General information on hotel accommodations will soon be available on the AMS website.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of tropical meteorology and oceanography, including convection, tropical waves, tropical cyclones, extratropical transition, intraseasonal variability, large-scale circulation, monsoons, El Niño/Southern Oscillation, tropical-extratropical interactions, air-sea interaction, climate, observing systems and strategies, data assimilation, numerical modeling, operational forecasting, storm surge, and hazard communication. Added 9/17: High-Impact Hurricanes of 2017: The Science and Impacts of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Added 9/26: CYGNSS Observations and Performance Assessment During the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Papers relevant to ongoing and recently completed programs, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT), the NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Propagation of Intra-Seasonal Tropical Oscillations (PISTON), and the ONR Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) project, are encouraged.

A special session recognizing Dr. Bill Gray for his contributions to the field of tropical meteorology is planned. Requests for additional special sessions should be addressed to the program chair.

AMS policy limits participants to one oral presentation each (you may submit more than one abstract but please note any additional will be assigned as posters). Please submit abstracts electronically via the Web no later than 3 November 2017 (https://ams.confex.com/ams/33HURRICANE/oasys.epl). A fee of $95.00 (payable by credit card or purchase order) will be charged at the time of submission of each abstract (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). When submitting your abstract, you can indicate whether you prefer a poster or an oral presentation. The availability of oral presentations, however, will depend on the number of submissions.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late November 2017. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. The non-student award extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 17 May 2018. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations (including the recordings of those who grant permission) will be made available on the AMS website.

Student Awards:

Upon submission of abstracts, student authors may elect to enter the competition for student awards. Oral presenters may compete for the Max Eaton award and the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation awards. Student poster presenters may compete for the Outstanding Student Poster awards. Students who compete for the Max Eaton award or the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation awards are required to submit extended abstracts. The extended abstracts, with the limit of 1,000 words, will be used to pre-screen submissions. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.

Authors of accepted student presentations will be notified via e-mail by late November 2017. The student deadline for submission of extended abstracts for inclusion in the competitions is 8 January 2018. The growth of the conference necessitates that not all submissions for the oral competition will get oral slots. Submissions intended for the oral competition not granted an oral slot will automatically be entered in the poster competition.

The conference program committee is also offering three student travel awards ($300 each) to help supplement travel expenses. To be eligible for a travel award, students must be current AMS student members and have submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting. To apply, please send your CV, the submitted abstract, and a brief (1/2 page) justification to Dr. Rosimar Rios-Berrios (rberrios@ucar.edu) by the abstract deadline of 3 November 2017.

For further program information, please contact the program chairperson, Zhuo Wang (zhuowang@illinois.edu).