Call for Papers

16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes Call For Papers
Call For Papers

The 16th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Mesoscale Processes, will be held 3–6 August 2015 at the Sheraton Boston Hotel in Boston, MA. A preliminary program, along with hotel and registration information, will be posted on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/meetinfo.html) by Mid-May 2015.

The program committee seeks contributions from all areas of mesoscale meteorology, including observational, theoretical and modelling studies of mesoscale processes (e.g., gravity waves, mesoscale convective systems, mechanically forced flows, tornadoes, orographic precipitation, structure and evolution of tropical cyclones, extratropical systems). We also invite submissions treating high-impact mesoscale events as well as microphysics and aerosols, results from recent testbeds / field experiments (e.g., OWLeS, DEEPWAVE, MPEX, PECAN…), mesoscale predictability, and mesoscale data assimilation.
      The Mesoscale Processes Committee encourages abstract submissions from students for which awards will be given to the best student oral and poster presentations at the conference. Students need to indicate their willingness to be considered for these awards when submitting their abstract by selecting yes to be entered into the competition (this question appears after answering if presented by a student question). The Mesoscale Processes Committee is also offering two student travel awards to help supplement travel expenses. The award is to be used for travel expenses to and from the conference and/or lodging in Boston, MA. To be eligible for a travel award, students must be current AMS student members and have submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting. Furthermore, the awardees 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 all costs up-front and will be reimbursed by AMS (Brenda Ward, bward@ametsoc.org) following the conference with proper receipts of approved expenses. 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 6 April 2015. An award for best presentation by a very early career researcher (defined as professionals who are within 5 years of having earned their highest degree) will also be presented at the meeting. Please note your willingness to participate when submitting your abstract.
 

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 via http://ams.confex.com/ams/ no later than 6 April 2015. 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 Mid-May 2015. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. These extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 4 September 2015. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations (including the recordings of those who granted permission) will be made available on the AMS website.

For additional information, please contact the program chairpersons: Susan C. van den Heever (Colorado State University, tel: 970-491-8501, fax: 970-491-8483, email: sue@atmos.colostate.edu), or Zhiyong (Ellie) Meng (Peking University, tel: +86-10-62751131, fax: +86-10-6751094, email: zymeng@pku.edu.cn) (9/14)

15th Conference on Mesoscale Processes Call For Papers
2016 Summer Policy Colloquium Call For Papers
37th Conference on Radar Meteorology Call For Papers

The 37th Conference on Radar Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held at the Embassy Suites Conference Center in Norman, Oklahoma, 14–18 September 2015. Information on the technical program, registration, hotel, and other general information will be available on the AMS Web site http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/meetinfo.html. While the technical program is designed around eight themes, contributions are solicited on all aspects of radar meteorology. The eight technical program themes and topics include: (1) New and Emerging Radar Technology: advances in radar hardware, advances in signal/array processing, innovative applications of radar, integrating new technologies in field campaigns, polarimetric phased array radar, solid-state and pulse compression radar, heterogeneous adaptive radar networks, innovation in education and training; (2) Operational Radar Networks and Products: status and modernization of radar networks, calibration, data quality control, data exchange and formats, open source software for radar products and visualization, impacts of operational radar on weather forecasting, and radar data climatologies; (3) Quantitative Precipitation Estimation (QPE) and Hydrological Applications: polarimetric radar, progress in QPE and error structure analysis, multi-frequency and multi-sensor (radar/ lidar / gauge /microwave link) approach; (4) Microphysical Studies: hydrometeor classification, microphysical retrievals using dual-polarization and multi-frequency radars, profiling & scanning radar studies; (5) Mesoscale and Severe Weather: radar-based studies of severe convection, tornadoes, tropical cyclones, winter storms, lightning, etc., dual-Doppler & multi-radar approaches; (6) Use of Radar Data for Nowcasting and NWP Models: heuristic nowcasting, assimilation of radar data into convective scale models, assimilation of polarimetric measurements, use of radar data for convective scale model validation and microphysics improvement, combined use of radar and satellite data in NWP models, automated data quality & analysis tools for NWP models, convective-scale ensemble prediction involving radar, optimal scanning strategies, warn-on-forecast; (7) Airborne and Spaceborne Radars: airborne radar systems (UAS and manned aircraft), ground validation field campaigns (LPVEx, MC3E, GCPEx, IFloods, IPHEx, Wallops, etc), spaceborne satellite missions (CloudSat, TRMM, GPM, EarthCare), future satellite missions; (8) Millimeter Wavelength Radars: ARM – EU supersites, multi-wavelength systems, radar Doppler spectra, polarimetric and synergistic observations (radar / lidar / radiometer).
      Please submit your abstract electronically via the AMS Web page https://ams.confex.com/ams/submitted by Friday, 1 May 2015 will be considered for oral and poster contributions. The abstract submission fee will be $95, payable by credit card or purchase order and is charged at the time of submission. Refunds will be given only if your abstract is not accepted. This abstract fee covers the costs of submitting your pre-conference abstract, extended abstract and an on-site audio recording of your oral presentation (oral presenters) or PDF placement of your poster (poster presenters) for the conference on-line archive available to all to search and view. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in mid June 2015. The authors of all accepted presentations are solicited to submit an extended abstract that will be available on-line via the AMS web page and must be received by Sunday, 18 October 2015 (firm). 
      The best student oral presentation and poster presentation will be awarded the Spiros G. Geotis Prize. Students need to indicate their intent to participate in this competition when they submit their abstract. 
      Exhibitors are solicited to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space and presenting their latest technologies and advancements. Exhibitors at this meeting will have the opportunity to submit an abstract (no charge) for a tentatively planned Vendor Session. Talks will run in 15-minute increments. Interested exhibitors should send their title, presenter contact information, and abstract text to Jenn Rosen at jrosen@ametsoc.org by 1 May 2015.
      For technical program questions please contact co-chairs Alexander Ryzhkov, University of Oklahoma and National Severe Storms Laboratory (405-325-6624, Alexander.Ryzhkov@noaa.gov) or Tian-You Yu, University of Oklahoma (405-325-3344, tyu@ou.edu). For exhibitor or other questions please contact AMS staff Jen Ives (617-226-3974, jives@ametsoc.org) or Jenn Rosen, (617-226-3972,jrosen@ametsoc.org). (12/14)

32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Call For Papers

 

The 32nd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones will be held April 17-22, 2016 at the Condado Plaza Hilton in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Preliminary programs and registration details will be posted on the AMS website in early November 2015. General information on hotel accommodations will soon be available on the AMS website: http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/

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.

Papers relevant to ongoing and recently completed programs, such as the NASA Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel Project (HS3), the NOAA Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX), and the Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) are encouraged.

Special sessions recognizing Bob and Joanne Simpson and Edward Zipser for their contributions to the field of tropical meteorology are planned.  Requests for additional special sessions should be addressed to the program co-chairs.

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 via http://ams.confex.com/ams/ no later than November 20, 2015. 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 mid-January 2016. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. These non-student award extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 17 May, 2016. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations (including the recordings of those who granted permission) will be made available on the AMS website.

Max Eaton Award/Student Poster Competition

Upon submission of abstracts, student authors may elect to enter the competition for student awards. Oral presenters will compete for the Max Eaton award. Student poster presenters may compete for the student poster award.

Authors of accepted student presentations will be notified via e-mail by early-January 2016. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. The student deadline for submission of extended abstracts for inclusion in the competitions is January 7, with a limit of 1000 words. The extended abstracts will be used to pre screen submissions. 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.

All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

For further program information please contact the program chairpersons, Jason Dunion (jason.dunion@noaa.gov) and Paul Roundy (proundy@albany.edu). 

Third Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences Call For Papers

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

Third Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, 20-24 June, 2015, Salt Lake City, UT

The 3rd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held 20-24 June2016 at the Sheraton Downtown Salt Lake City hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference is organized by the AMS Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences in collaboration with the Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and will be jointly held with the 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layer and Turbulence, including a joint session honoring Bill Massman’s contribution to the biometeorology and atmospheric biogeosciences. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site by late January, 2016.

The conference’s theme, in coordination with the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Conference, is the “Biosphere-atmosphere interactions of natural, agricultural, and urban landscapes in the context of past, current and future climates.”  Sample topics for abstracts include biogeochemical-atmosphere processes as affected by climate; biotic influences on atmospheric biogeochemistry (microbial; domesticated animals and plant agroecosystems, urban); trace gas exchanges; atmospheric-biogeochemical cycles in high latitudes; biogenic VOC and organic aerosols; primary biological particles/bioaerosols; aerobiology of spores, pollen and microbes; palynological studies associated with paleoclimatic simulations; linkages between hydrological cycles and biogeochemical cycles; coupled nitrogen, carbon, and other nutrient studies; emissions and uptake/deposition of trace gases and aerosols; stable isotopic applications to understanding hydrological, biogeochemical, and atmospheric linkages; remote sensing of atmospheric-biosphere processes; and the theory and modelling of coupled biogeochemical, biophysical, ecological, and atmospheric processes.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by the deadline date of 15 February 2016 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://ams.confex.com/ams/). 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. We will no longer be producing a CD-ROM, allowing us to extend the deadline for extended abstracts.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid-March 2016. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 22 July 2016. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

For additional information please contact the Atmospheric Biogeosciences program chairpersons: Dr. Richard Grant (rgrant@purdue.edu) and Dr. Kyaw Tha Paw U (ktpawu@ucdavis.edu) or related to the Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, Dr. Heping Liu (heping.liu@wsu.edu), Dr. Chuixiang Yi (chuixiang.yi@qc.cuny.edu), and Dr. Brian Viner (Brian.Viner@srnl.doe.gov).  

32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Call For Papers

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

The 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 20-24 June 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

The 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held June 20-24, 2016 at the Sheraton Downtown Salt Lake City hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah. This conference is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and jointly held with the 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layer and Turbulence and the 3rd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, including a session honoring Bill Massman’s contribution to the atmospheric biogeosciences. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site by late January, 2016.

The theme for this conference is “Adaptation of forest, agriculture and urban landscapes to a changing climate”. While papers are solicited on all aspects of ecosystem-atmosphere interactions, a number of sub-themes and topical areas have been identified by the program committee focused on aspects of measurement, modeling, and climate change implications of surface/atmosphere/biosphere processes:

Sub-themes

Topics

 

 

 

Measuring and modeling terrestrial ecosystem responses to climate change

Upscaling flux measurements to regional, continental and global scale

Integrating land surface measurements into biogeochemical models

Climate controls of carbon, water, energy, and nutrient cycling from leaf to globe

Microbial controls of biogeochemical cycling

Nitrogen and methane cycles in a changing climate 

Inland water biogeochemical and energy exchange and its regional and global implications

 

 

Changing Land-Use in Forest and Agricultural Regions

Land use and land cover in semi-arid ecosystems

Vegetation change in boreal and arctic ecosystems

Changes in land use from field crops to biofuel crops

Tropical forests in a changing climate

Mapping terrestrial biome productions (GPP)

 

Impacts of climate extreme on forest and agricultural systems

Global and regional water-food-energy security in a changing climate

Forest disturbance, health, and biogeochemical cycle in a changing climate

Responses to the effects of drought on agriculture

Extreme climate events and natural disasters in tropical systems

 

 

Adaptation of cities to climate change

Impacts of urban plumes on forest and agricultural ecosystems

Water, energy and society in urban systems

Observing and modeling urban transport of carbon & pollutants

Urban-atmosphere exchange and PBL evolution

Micrometeorological processes, transport and dispersion within and above plant and urban canopies

 

 

Understanding and uncertainties in measuring and modeling ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges

Canopy flows in stable conditions

Issues and new perspectives in eddy covariance measurements

Boundary layer processes over complex terrain and heterogeneous surfaces

Novel instruments and systems for measuring ecosystem -atmosphere exchanges

New theory, ideas and approaches in understanding ecosystem -atmosphere exchanges

 

The Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to present awards recognizing 3 outstanding oral presentations and 3 outstanding poster presentations given by students at the 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of both the submitted written paper and corresponding oral or poster presentation. Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.  In addition, students who want to be considered for travel support will be asked to note this when submitting their abstract, and may be asked to submit a note of justification for funds. Students must be the first author on submissions and be presenting their own, original work.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by the deadline date of 15 February 2016 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://ams.confex.com/ams/). 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. We will no longer be producing a CD-ROM, allowing us to extend the deadline for extended abstracts.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid March 2016. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 22 July 2016. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.


For additional information please contact the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology program chairpersons: Dr. Heping Liu (heping.liu@wsu.edu), Dr. Chuixiang Yi (chuixiang.yi@qc.cuny.edu), and Dr. Brian Viner (Brian.Viner@srnl.doe.gov).  

 

44th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology Call For Papers

The 44th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Austin in Austin, TX

15-17 June 2016, with a Short Course on 14 June 2016. This location will serve as both the conference meeting destination and the designated hotel accommodation, conveniently located about five miles north of Downtown Austin. The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) located about 12 miles south of the Doubletree.

The conference returns to the Central U.S. Region this year to the “Live Music Capital of the World.” As with every year, we encourage presentations that focus on recent weather events and weather phenomenon that are unique to our host region. As Broadcasters, we encourage broadcaster presentations, showcasing how science is communicated across the country. Student presentations are also welcome! Below are some suggested areas we hope to delve into during this year’s conference.

Tension remains between how weather events are communicated on a local broadcast scale versus the national weather headlines. How can local weather stories be better told (accurately and without undue sensationalism) at the network level? How can national news outlets better tap into the local knowledge of market broadcast meteorologists? What are wise ways to accurately inform reporters (both local and national) about the context of weather events? Additionally, how can local competing stations prevent “first on, last off” viewership battles and cover local weather events in a balanced and appropriate manner to best serve the communities who depend on us?

As the way science is communicated continues to evolve with technology and social media platforms, we particularly encourage presentations related to social media. How do we regulate, filter and validate the dissemination of weather information across social media platforms? Can social media help lower warning false alarm rates by providing more spotter reports in real-time? With the whiplash-changing landscape of social media, how do broadcast meteorologists keep up with platforms, select the most beneficial ones, utilize them effectively and track analytics? Case-studies and examples of successful social media weather stories are encouraged.

National conversations about racism, ageism and sexism continue. Discrimination is also within broadcast television. How do we in broadcast appropriately identify cases of discrimination, and also encourage diverse and inclusive workplaces? How are employers meeting the legal needs and rights of new parents, both nursing mothers and new fathers? How can television stations better value meteorology experience, knowledge and wisdom? What are great examples of broadcast companies and local affiliates providing for and encouraging a healthful work balance in a 24/7 field? We welcome broadcaster’s stories and human resource presentations regarding these important national topics.

Presentations on companion fields of science are also solicited, including connections with social science, climate science, oceanography, agriculture, astronomy and space weather.

More details on the conference program and the Short Course will appear on the AMS web site by mid-March 2016.

The deadline for abstracts is 12 February 2016. 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 early-March 2016. Instructions for formatting abstracts are on the AMS Web page at https://ams.confex.com/ams. All abstracts and conference presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

The early registration deadline for the conference is 4 May 2016. Conference attendees may receive a special AMS group rate at the Doubletree by Hilton Austin for the dates 13-18 June 2016. Our meeting will take place in this hotel, just off of the lobby.

Weather and media vendors are encouraged to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space to showcase their latest products and advancements. Exhibitors may also participate in the conference by presenting during the conference sessions.

Follow us on Twitter @AMSBroadcastCon for updates!

If you have suggestions for or questions about the conference content please contact the 44th co-chairs Meghan Danahey Hodge (megmhodge@gmail.com, KMOV St. Louis, MO) and Alex Garcia (alex@wxguide.com, KABB San Antonio, TX), as well as student liaison Megan Montgomery (montgomerymegan11@gmail.com, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO), or 2016 AMS Broadcast Board Chairwoman, Carrie Rose Pace (CarrieSRose@gmail.com, GRTC Richmond, VA).

For exhibitor questions, please contact Jennifer Rosen, Exhibits Manager (jrosen@ametsoc.org).   

For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Armstrong, Director of Development (617-227-2426 ext. 3906) (armstrong@ametsoc.org).

For all other questions, please contact Gillian Peguero (gpeguero@ametsoc.org).

 

(8/16/15)

22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence Call For Papers

Announcement and Call for Abstracts

22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 20–24 June 2016, Salt Lake City, Utah, USA

            The 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, will be held 20–24 June 2016, in conjunction with the 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 3rd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences at the Sheraton, Salt Lake City hotel, Salt Lake City, Utah.  A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted by late January 2016.

            Papers and posters will be invited on all subjects dealing with atmospheric boundary layers and turbulence including observational, modeling, theoretical, and applied studies.  We anticipate and invite presentations and posters addressing some of the following themes:

  • Boundary layer processes (theoretical, observational, or computational)
  • Observations and modeling related to renewable energy applications
  • Boundary layer clouds
  • Exchange of trace gases (CO2, BVOC, Nitrogen) between the surface and the PBL for forest and urban ecosystems (with Agricultural and Forest Meteorology)
  • Modeling and observations in heterogeneous, complex, and urban terrain (with Agricultural and Forest Meteorology)
  • Boundary layer parameterizations in models at all scales
  • Theoretical and practical issues associated with multi-scale simulations
  • Land-surface-PBL coupling, impact of heterogeneity as seen in modeling and observations (with Agricultural and Forest Meteorology)
  • Unsteady boundary layer behavior
  • Recent field experiments

The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation, which will be archived on the AMS Web site.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 15 February 2016 (refer to the AMS webpage at Abstract Authors & Presenters).  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 Boundary Layers and Turbulence Program Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to award 6 Best Student Prizes (three poster awards and three oral presentation awards) at the 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence held 20–24 June 2016 in Salt Lake City, UT. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of the oral or poster presentation.

     Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.  In addition, students who want to be considered for travel support will be asked to note this when submitting their abstract, and may be asked to submit a note of justification for funds and provide a letter of support from their primary advisor. 

     Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid March 2016. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.  Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 22 July 2016.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS website at no cost.

For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Eric Pardyjak (pardyjak@eng.utah.edu) and Rob Stoll (rstoll@eng.utah.edu).

 

Call For Papers

17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 27 June – 1 July 2016, Burlington, Vermont

The 17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Mountain Meteorology will be held in Burlington, VT at The Hilton Burlington (http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/vermont/hilton-burlington-BTTVTHF/index.html). The dates of the meeting are 27 June – 1 July 2016.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be available early April 2016. 

            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
  • Results from recent field campaigns

Please submit your abstract electronically via the AMS website by 29 February 2016; 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 2016. 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 20 June 2016. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

For further information, please contact the program co-chairs: Stephan De Wekker (dewekker@virginia.edu) orhttps://www.umail.utah.edu/owa/14.3.235.1/themes/resources/clear1x1.gif Erik Crosman (erik.crosman@utah.edu). 

 

 

Call for Papers

Joint AMS 21st Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference and 20th AMS Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, 15–19 August 2016, Madison, Wisconsin

The Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SatMOC) Conference, and 20th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, sponsored and organized by the AMS Committees on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology and Air-Sea Interaction, will be held 15–19 August 2016 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, WI.).  Updated travel information, general information, registration, and the program will be posted in May 2016.

The conferences will have separate sessions in satellite meteorology, oceanography, climatology, and air-sea interaction, as well as joint sessions highlighting the synergisms between the joint areas of interest.  To that point, this joint conference is motivated by the on-going development of observational capabilities and analysis techniques to observe air-sea interaction processes using satellite remote sensing. Physical processes occurring at the air-sea interface are critical to developing and interpreting satellite measurements over the ocean. A diverse array of Earth-observing satellites, meanwhile, provide unique sampling capabilities in space and time which have proven integral to understanding and predicting key interactions between the atmosphere and ocean. Examples include observations of coupled ocean-atmosphere variability on time-scales of hours to decades (e.g., ENSO, MJO, annular modes, tropical and extra-tropical cyclones, ocean eddies, and SST fronts), incorporation of satellite observations into models using data assimilation, and assessing skill in forecast and climate models. Comprehensive observations of small-scale processes at the ocean surface, including exchanges of heat, momentum, and gases, are critical for producing accurate geophysical datasets from satellite observations in which to study these larger-scale interactions. Process studies of a wide array of air-sea interaction phenomena using satellite-derived fields, often in combination with in situ observations or numerical models, contribute significantly to improved understanding and prediction of weather, ocean and climate variability.

Interdisciplinary topics are highly encouraged, including: interactions between the marine atmospheric boundary layer and SST and feedbacks onto large-scale oceanic and atmospheric circulation; analysis of satellite-derived ocean current dynamics; integration of in situ observations with satellite data; use of satellite data in weather and climate predictions over the oceans (including data assimilation and model skill assessment); applications of active microwave radar systems in observing air-sea interaction processes (e.g., altimeter, scatterometer, or synthetic aperture radar); satellite-derived air-sea heat and gas fluxes; satellite observations of sea surface temperature and salinity; and analysis of satellite observations in coastal regions.

Our planned joint sessions include ones focused on:

  • The NASA Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System mission, scheduled for launch in October 2016
  • Laboratory, field, and satellite measurements of air-sea interaction processes
  • Satellite-derived air-sea flux measurements and parameterization development
  • SST and surface salinity effects on air-sea interaction
  • Integration of satellite-derived observations into data assimilation and climate modeling systems
  • Development and analysis of satellite observations in coastal regions
  • New generation of satellite systems that observe and help predict air-sea interaction processes
  • Satellite-derived air-sea interaction processes associated with tropical cyclone systems

In addition to the proposed joint sessions listed above, both the SatMOC and Air-Sea committees will host more individualized sessions.  The organizers of the 21st AMS SatMOC Conference are particularly interested in soliciting papers on improved use of satellite data for analyzing and predicting the weather, ocean/coastal/water regimes, climate, and the environment, as well as any relevant work regarding satellite observing processes related to air-sea interaction. Major areas of interest include:

  • Research and operational satellite data applications for weather, ocean, and climate monitoring and forecasting;
  • Potential of new generation satellite systems to improve weather, climate, and other environmental data products; enhance user application and services, and contribute to blended and fused satellite datasets;
  • How satellite data are being used to advance our understanding of fundamental weather and climate processes in the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere;
  • Development of applications and innovative methods of processing, combining, assimilating and analyzing satellite observations of the land, ocean/water, and atmosphere.
  • Satellite data reprocessing and impacts of the reprocessed data on weather and climate applications

Planned sessions as part of the 20th Air-Sea Interaction Conference include:

  • Air-sea interaction and its effects on electromagnetic wave propagation: Results from CASPER (Coupled Air-Sea Processes and EM ducting Research);
  • Air-sea interactions in the emerging Arctic
  • Sea surface processes, including waves, spray, bubbles, and aerosol (Special Session in Honor of Ed Andreas);
  • Air-sea interaction at high latitudes;
  • Tropical air-sea interaction;
  • Extra-tropical air-sea interaction: linkages between annular modes, western boundary currents, and storm tracks;
  • The role of air-sea interaction in climate variability and change;
  • Surface wave effects on turbulence and air-sea interaction, from small to climate scale;
  • Air-sea interactions in high wind conditions;
  • Air-sea interaction and coupled ocean-atmosphere feedback process occurring in coastal regions, particularly sub-mesoscale variability (e.g., on spatial scales of 1-10 km).

Presenters are requested to please submit abstracts electronically via the Web by 8 April 2016.  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). This fee covers the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation, which will be archived on the AMS Web site.

            Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in early May 2016. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line in the conference web program. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the conference web site.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on in the conference web program at no cost.

For additional information about the 21st SatMOC Conference please contact one of the following program co-chairs: Ken Carey (Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc., ken.carey@ertcorp.com); Brian Kahn (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,brian.h.kahn@jpl.nasa.gov); Jordan Gerth (CIMSS-SSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, jordang@ssec.wisc.edu), and Ethan Nelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, ethan.nelson@wisc.edu).

For additional information about the 20th Air-Sea Interaction Conference please contact one of the following program co-chairs: Larry O’Neill (Conference Lead Organizer: Oregon State University; loneill@coas.oregonstate.edu), David Richter (Conference Co-organizer and Student Competition Organizer: University of Notre Dame; David.Richter.26@nd.edu), and Justin Small, (Conference Co-organizer and Air-Sea Chair, NCAR; jsmall@ucar.edu).

There are several opportunities for students at the Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SatMOC) Conference, and 20th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction. Please click here for details.

19th Conference on Middle Atmosphere Call For Papers
Call for Papers

         The 28th Conference on Severe Local Storms (SLS), sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Committee on Severe Local Storms, will be held 7-11 November 2016 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, in downtown Portland, Oregon.  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 mid-August 2016.
         Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to severe local storms, which addresses hazards of tornadoes, large hail, flash floods, and damaging local winds that are associated with deep moist convection.  Presentations on results from field programs (e.g., VORTEX-SE, PECAN, MPEX, DC3, VORTEX2) and similar observational campaigns, high impact severe convective weather events, assimilation of data into numerical models for the analysis and prediction of severe convective weather, high-resolution simulations of convection and their mesoscale environments, climatologies of and climate interactions with severe local storms, and studies of the societal impacts of severe local storms are particularly encouraged.
         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 SLS. 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 7 July 2016.  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 any 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-August 2016. 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 7 December 2016. 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.
         A session for presenting photos and videos is planned for Wednesday evening.  Participants who are interested in contributing their images or video should contact Victor Gensini (gensiniv@cod.edu).
         For additional information please contact either of the program chairs: James Marquis, jmarquis@cswr.org, Center for Severe Weather Research, 3394 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301; or Jana Houser, houserj@ohio.edu, Ohio University, 145 Clippinger Labratories, Athens, OH 45701.

45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology Call for Papers

The 45th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, returns to the Central U.S. to the BBQ capital! The conference will be held at the Intercontinental Hotel in Kansas City, MO June 21-23, 2017, with a Short Course on June 20, 2017. This location will serve as both the conference meeting destination and the designated hotel accommodation, conveniently located about four miles south of Downtown Kansas City on the historic Country Club Plaza. The closest airport is Kansas City International (MCI) located about 18 miles north of the Intercontinental. Basic hotel and travel information is available on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org).

As with every year, we encourage presentations that focus on recent weather events and weather phenomenon that are unique to our host region. As Broadcasters, we encourage broadcaster presentations, showcasing how science is communicated across the country. Student presentations are also welcome! Below are some suggested areas we hope to delve into during this year’s conference.

Tension remains between how weather events are communicated on a local broadcast scale versus the national weather headlines. How can local weather stories be better told (accurately and without undue sensationalism) at the network level? How can national news outlets better tap into the local knowledge of market broadcast meteorologists? What are wise ways to accurately inform reporters (both local and national) about the context of weather events? How can local competing stations prevent “first on, last off” viewership battles and cover local weather events in a balanced and appropriate manner to best serve the communities who depend on us?

As the way science is communicated continues to evolve with technology and social media platforms, we particularly encourage presentations related to social media. How do we regulate, filter and validate the dissemination of weather information across social media platforms? Can social media help lower warning false alarm rates by providing more spotter reports in real-time? With the whiplash-changing landscape of social media, how do broadcast meteorologists keep up with platforms, select the most beneficial ones, utilize them effectively and track analytics? Case-studies and examples of successful social media weather stories are encouraged.

National conversations about racism, ageism and sexism continue. Discrimination is also within broadcast television. How do we in broadcast appropriately identify cases of discrimination, and also encourage diverse and inclusive workplaces? How are employers meeting the legal needs and rights of new parents, both nursing mothers and new fathers? How can television stations better value meteorology experience, knowledge and wisdom? What are great examples of broadcast companies and local affiliates providing for and encouraging a healthful work balance in a 24/7 field? We welcome broadcaster’s stories and human resource presentations regarding these important national topics.

We also encourage presentations on companion fields of science, including connections with social science, climate science, oceanography, agriculture, astronomy and space weather.

More details on the conference program and the Short Course will appear on the AMSweb site by mid-March 2017.

The deadline for abstracts is February 21, 2017. 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 website. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail mid-March 2017. Instructions for formatting abstracts are on the AMS webpage at https://ams.confex.com/ams. All abstracts and conference presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

The early registration deadline for the conference is May 10, 2017. Conference attendees may receive a special AMS group rate at the Intercontinental Hotel for the dates June 19-23, 2017. Our meeting will take place in this hotel, just downstairs from the lobby.

Weather and media vendors are encouraged to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space to showcase their latest products and advancements. Exhibitors may also participate in the conference by presenting during the conference sessions.

If you have suggestions for or questions about the conference content please contact the 45th co-chairs Doug Heady (dheady@koamtv.com), AJ Fox (ajfox@ksee.com), Nate Johnson (nsj@wral.com), Bryan Busby (Bbusby@hearst.com), Matt Elwell (melwel@kbzk.com). 

For exhibitor questions, please contact Jennifer Rosen, Exhibits Manager (jrosen@ametsoc.org). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Armstrong, Director of Development (617-227-2426 ext. 3906) (armstrong@ametsoc.org). For all other questions, please contact Gillian Peguero (gpeguero@ametsoc.org).

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21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics Call For Papers

21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics 19th Conference on Middle Atmosphere, June 26-30, 2017, Portland, Oregon

Organizers                                                                                                                              The 21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics and the 19th Conference on the Middle Atmosphere is organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics/Middle Atmosphere and hosted by the American Meteorological Society.

Sponsorship
There are several sponsorship opportunities available at the 21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics and the 19th Conference on Middle Atmosphere. All sponsors will receive recognition on the conference website, conference program and signage at event sponsored. Interested companies and organizations should contact Ricky Sidla at RSidla@ametsoc.org.

A preliminary program as well as registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org) by early April 2017.

 

Papers are solicited in all areas of atmospheric and oceanic fluid dynamics spanning theory, observations, and modeling. We especially welcome papers describing idealized or process-based modeling studies. The AOFD committee would like to highlight three special sessions:  (1) Planetary Atmospheres and Oceans, including all aspects of fluid dynamics on planetary bodies other than Earth; (2) Dynamics of Past and Future Climates, with a particular emphasis on conceptual models of changes in Earth’s climate and (3) Ocean Submesoscale Dynamics which will honor the contributions of Prof. Jim McWilliams.  A full list of proposed sessions will be provided on the meeting website; the final session topics will be based on the number and topics of abstracts received.

We would also like to draw attention to two joint sessions with the Middle Atmosphere meeting:  (1) Troposphere-Stratosphere Coupling and (2) Transport and Mixing.   For the former, abstracts exploring the coupling between the middle atmosphere and troposphere with the ocean are especially encouraged.  Transport and Mixing is area where recent advances in our understanding of chemical and age transport in the middle atmosphere potentially connect with advances in chemical transport in the troposphere and biogeochemical transport in the oceans. 

The deadline for abstract submission is 1 March 2017 (refer to the AMS webpage).  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 which will be archived on the AMS Web site. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 10 April 2017. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.  Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 26 July 2017.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS website at no cost.

The AOFD Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to award Best Student Prizes at the 21st Conference on Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on an evaluation of the oral or poster presentation; students should indicate they want to be considered for such awards at the time of abstract submission.  Limited financial support is available for student participants.  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 their background; a copy of the meeting abstract should also be provided.  Applications should be sent in pdf format via email to the program chairs.  Awardees may not receive any concurrent travel support from the AMS (e.g., an AMS travel grant).  The selected students will be reimbursed by AMS (Ricky Sidla, rsidla@ametsoc.org) following the meeting with the proper receipts. Applications will be accepted through 1 March 2017 and all applicants will be notified of their application status on or before 1 May 2017.

For additional information regarding the meeting, please contact one the program chairpersons: 

Gang Chen, Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, University of California--Los Angeles, Los Angeles, CA, email gchenpu@ucla.edu, tel. 310-206-9956

Andrew Thompson, Department of Environmental Science & Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA, email andrewt@caltech.edu, tel. 626-395-8345.

Program Committee:

Juliana Dias, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division, Boulder, Colorado, email juliana.dias@noaa.gov, tel. 303-497-7235

Shafer Smith, Department of Mathematics, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, New York University, New York, NY, email shafer@cims.nyu.edu, tel. 212-998-3176

 

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 http://ams.confex.com/ams 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 (katja.friedrich@colorado.edu) or Stan Trier (trier@ucar.edu). 

30th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 24th Conference on Probability and Statistics, and 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence Call for Papers

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30th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 24th Conference on Probability and Statistics, and 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, 28–29 July 2017, Baltimore, Maryland, U.S.A.

     The 30th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, 24th Conference on Probability and Statistics, and 16th Conference on Artificial Intelligence, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committees on Probability & Statistics (P&S), Climate Variability & Change (CVC), and Artificial Intelligence (AI), and the American Statistical Association (ASA) Section on Statistics and the Environment (ENVR) will be held 28–29 July 2017 (preceding the 2017 ASA Joint Statistical Meetings, JSM) at the Hyatt Regency Baltimore Inner Harbor, Baltimore, MD.  A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org) in late April 2017.

            Papers for this conference are solicited on statistical applications relevant to any area of atmospheric science, but particularly to climate variability and change, as well as methods for handling and mining large data.  New statistical applications or methodologies are of particular interest including statistical applications related to the following topics:  subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) prediction and predictability; ensemble and multi-model ensemble forecasting methods; artificial intelligence, machine-learning and decision making; process-oriented model evaluation and prediction; extreme value analysis and prediction; climate change and non-stationarity in analysis and prediction; derived forecasts, decision support and climate services; as well as forecast verification.

           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 http://ams.confex.com/ams by the deadline of 31 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, extended abstract, as well as the posting of your presentation and its recording (if consented to) which will be archived on the AMS Web site.

          The Probability and Statistics Committee of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) is proud to offer 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 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 deadline of 15 May 2017

          Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in late April 2017. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.  Authors have the option to submit extended abstracts (up to 10 MB) and other supplementary information electronically by 29 August 2017.  

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Dan Collins <dan.collins@noaa.gov>, Ed Boone <elboone@vcu.edu>, Eric Gilleland <ericg@ucar.edu>, Nathaniel C. Johnson <ncj2@princeton.edu>, Amy McGovern <amcgovern@ou.edu>, and Brian Reich <bjreich@ncsu.edu>.

15th Conference on Cloud Physics Call for Papers

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The 15th Conference on Cloud Physics, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Cloud Physics, will be held 9 – 13 July 2018 jointly with the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, at the Hyatt Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada. Hotel and general information will be posted on the AMS web site  (https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/meetings-events/ams-meetings/15th-conference-on-cloud-physics-15th-conference-on-atmospheric-radiation/) by Late April 2018. Hotel reservations and pre-registration deadline is June 4, 2018.

Papers are solicited on all aspects of cloud physics, including warm and cold clouds over all regions of earth, and cloud linkages to atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, radiation, precipitation and climate. Contributions drawing from theory, field observation, laboratory experiments, and modeling at all scales are welcome.

 Joint sessions with the 15th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation on remote sensing of clouds, indirect effects, and optical and radiative properties of clouds are envisioned.

 

Please submit your abstract electronically by 7 March 2018 via https://ams.confex.com/ams/. A fee of $95 (payable with a credit card or purchase order) will be charged at the time of submission of each abstract (refundable only if abstract is not accepted).  The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of an optional extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation, which will be archived on the AMS Web site. We will no longer be producing a CD-ROM, allowing us to extend the deadline date for extended abstracts. Authors should indicate their preference for a poster or oral presentation when submitting the abstract; those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation.

 

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by Late-April 2018. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site.  Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by 10 August 2018.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

 

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Dr. Jennifer D. Small Griswold, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, University of Hawai’i at M?noa, 2525 Correa Road, Honolulu, HI 96822-2219 (email: smalljen@hawaii.edu; phone: 808-956-3636).

15th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation Call for Papers

The 15th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Radiation, will be held 9 – 13 July 2018 jointly with the 15th Conference on Cloud Physics, at the Hyatt Vancouver in Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.  Hotel and general information will be posted on the AMS web site in April 2018.

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Papers are solicited in all areas of atmospheric radiation, spanning from theory, observations, modeling and data synthesis at all scales.  These include (but are not limited to):

  • radiative transfer theory;
  • new approaches to radiation measurements;
  • observations (from one or more platforms, wavelengths, angles, polarization states, active and/or passive) and data synthesis for radiation, clouds, aerosols, precipitation, surface and trace gases;
  • cloud/aerosol remote sensing, radiative properties, radiative effects and feedback on weather and climate;
  • atmosphere-surface coupling, surface energy budget, and Earth radiation budget; and
  • parameterizations and assessments of radiative processes in models at all scales.

 

Joint sessions with Cloud Physics will focus on optical and radiative properties of clouds, cloud remote sensing, and aerosol-cloud indirect effects.

 

One or two special sessions will be planned, aiming to provide a historical as well as visionary overview on particular themes for graduate students and junior scientists.  Suggestions and ideas are welcome; please contact Dr. Christine Chiu (Christine.Chiu@colostate.edu) by December 31, 2017.

 

Please submit your abstract electronically by 7 March 2018 via http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html.  A fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) will be charged at the time of abstract 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 will be given the choice of a poster or oral presentation when submitting the abstract, but please note not all presentation type requests can be accommodated.  Those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation.

 

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 7 April 2018.  All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web.  Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site.  Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by 10 August 2018.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

 

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Dr. Christine Chiu, Department of Atmospheric Science, Colorado State University, 1371 Campus Delivery,     

Fort Collins, CO 80523 (email: Christine.Chiu@colostate.edu; phone: 970-491-8410).

47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology Call for Papers

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47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, June 12-14, 2019, San Diego, CA

 

The 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, sponsored by the American

Meteorological Society, returns to the West Coast! The conference will be held at the San Diego Marriott Mission Valley June 12-14, 2019, with a Short Course on June 11, 2019. This location will serve as both the conference meeting destination and the designated hotel accommodation, conveniently located about eight miles North of Downtown San Diego in Mission Valley. It’s about the same distance to several beaches, the San Diego Zoo, Sea World, Coronado Island, the Gaslight District, just to name a few. The closest airport is San Diego International (SAN) located about 8 miles South East of the Marriott. Basic hotel and travel information is available on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org).

 

As with every year, we encourage presentations that focus on recent weather events and weather phenomenon that are unique to our host region. As Broadcasters, we encourage broadcaster presentations, showcasing how science is communicated across the country. Student presentations are also welcome! Below are some suggested areas we hope to delve into during this year’s conference.

 

Tension remains between how weather events are communicated on a local broadcast scale versus the national weather headlines. How can local weather stories be better told (accurately and without undue sensationalism) at the network level? How can national news outlets better tap into the local knowledge of market broadcast meteorologists? What are wise ways to accurately inform reporters (both local and national) about the context of weather events? How can local competing stations prevent “first on, last off” viewership battles and cover local weather events in a balanced and appropriate manner to best serve the communities who depend on us?

 

As the way science is communicated continues to evolve with technology and social media platforms, we particularly encourage presentations related to social media. How do we regulate, filter and validate the dissemination of weather information across social media platforms? Can social media help lower warning false alarm rates by providing more spotter reports in real-time? With the whiplash-changing landscape of social media, how do broadcast meteorologists keep up with platforms, select the most beneficial ones, utilize them effectively and track analytics? Case-studies and examples of successful social media weather stories are encouraged.

 

National conversations about racism, ageism and sexism continue. Discrimination is also within broadcast television. How do we in broadcast appropriately identify cases of discrimination, and also encourage diverse and inclusive workplaces? How are employers meeting the legal needs and rights of new parents, both nursing mothers and new fathers? How can television stations better value meteorology experience, knowledge and wisdom? What are great examples of broadcast companies and local affiliates providing for and encouraging a healthful work balance in a 24/7 field? We welcome broadcaster’s stories and human resource presentations regarding these important national topics.

 

We also encourage presentations on companion fields of science, including connections with social science, climate science, oceanography, agriculture, astronomy and space weather.

 

More details on the conference program and the Short Course will appear on the AMS website by mid-March 2019.

 

The deadline for abstracts is February 13, 2019. 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 website. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail mid-March 2019. Instructions for formatting abstracts are on the AMS webpage at https://ams.confex.com/ams. All abstracts and conference presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

 

The early registration deadline for the conference is May 1, 2019. Conference attendees may receive a special AMS group rate at the Intercontinental Hotel for the dates June 10-14, 2019. Our meeting will take place in this hotel, just downstairs from the lobby.

 

Weather and media vendors are encouraged to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space to showcase their latest products and advancements. Exhibitors may also participate in the conference by presenting during the conference sessions.

 

If you have suggestions for or questions about the conference content please contact the 47th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology Chair AJ Fox (ajfox@ksee.com)

 

For exhibitor questions, please contact Jennifer Rosen, Exhibits Manager (jrosen@ametsoc.org). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Armstrong, Director of Development (617-227-2426 ext. 3906) (armstrong@ametsoc.org). For all other questions, please contact Ricky Sidla (rsidla@ametsoc.org).

 

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