Call for Papers

17th Conference on Mesoscale Processes Call for Papers

Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all aspects of mesoscale meteorology, which include but are not limited to observational, theoretical, and modeling climate and weather-related studies of

  • Mesoscale convection
  • Mesoscale predictability
  • Gravity waves and turbulence
  • Orographic flows and rainfall
  • Extratropical and tropical cyclones
  • The diurnal cycle
  • Microphysical and aerosol effects on mesoscale processes

Papers on 1) mesoscale processes in climate simulations, 2) the use of data assimilation and ensemble forecasting to enhance predictability, and 3) results from recent field campaigns (e.g., DEEPWAVE, DYNAMO, MPEX, OWLeS, PECAN) are especially encouraged.

The Mesoscale Processes Committee encourages abstract submissions from students and postdocs for which awards will be given for best presentations. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student and postdoc awards when submitting their abstracts. Futher information will be posted on the AMS website.

The Mesoscale Processes Committee is also offering three student travel awards to help supplement travel expenses. To be eligible for a travel award, the student must be a current AMS student member, non-resident in San Diego, and must have submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting. To apply please send your CV and a brief (1/2 page) justification to the program chairpersons (contact information located at the end) by the abstract deadline of 30 March 2017. Further information can be found on the AMS website.

Multiple submissions are allowed by individual authors. However, AMS policy limits participation to one oral presentation each (please note that additional submissions will be assigned as posters). The availability of oral presentations, however, will depend on the number of submissions. When submitting more than one abstract, authors are also asked to specify which abstract they would prefer to be considered for oral presentation. Abstracts should be submitted online at by the deadline of 30 March 2017. An abstract fee of $95.00 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is required at the time of abstract submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). This fee includes the posting of your abstract and the posting of your presentation and its recording (if consented to) on the AMS website.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via email by Late-April 2017. Extended abstracts (file size limit of 10 mb) must be submitted electronically by 22 August 2017 and will be posted on the AMS website. Instructions for formatting these optional extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations (including the recordings of those who have granted permission) will be made available on the AMS website. For further information, please contact the conference co-chairs: Katja Friedrich ( or Stan Trier (