18th Conference on Mesoscale Processes Call for Papers

Call for Papers

18th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, 29 July-1 Aug 2019, Savannah, GA

The 18th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Committee on Mesoscale Processes, was held 29 July-1 Aug 2019 at the The DeSoto Hotel in Savannah, Georgia. 


Oral and poster presentations were solicited that aim to understand the processes which govern the dynamics of all areas of climate- and weather-related mesoscale phenomena.  These areas included, but were not limited to, observational, theoretical, and modeling 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 with focus on 1) mesoscale processes important to decision makers in coastal environments (e.g., seabreeze convection, land-falling tropical cyclones, coastal flooding), and 2) results from recent field campaings (e.g., GRAINEX, RELAMPAGO) were especially encouraged.


The Mesoscale Processes Committee encourages abstract submissions from students and early career researchers for which awards will be given for best presentations. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student and early career awards when submitting their abstracts. Futher information will be posted on the conference webpage(https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/meetings-events/ams-meetings/18th-conference-on-mesoscale-processes/)


The Mesoscale Processes Committee is also offering a limited number of 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 Savannah, 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 13 May 2019.  Further information can be found on the AMS website (https://www.ametsoc.org/index.cfm/ams/meetings-events/ams-meetings/17th-conference-on-mesoscale-processes/student-opportunities/).


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 25 March 2019. 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 2019. Extended abstracts (file size limit of 10 mb) must be submitted electronically by 22 August 2019 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: Erin Munsell ([email protected]), Chris Nowotarski ([email protected]), and Gretchen Mullendore ([email protected]).