19th Conference on Middle Atmosphere Call For Papers

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

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

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.


The 19th Conference on the Middle Atmosphere will focus on processes in the stratosphere and mesosphere, including their interactions with tropospheric weather and climate. Conference sessions are anticipated to focus on issues of relevance to the middle atmosphere, including expected signatures of climate change in middle atmospheric physical and chemical processes.  An emphasis will be on advancing understanding of processes by the use of observations in conjunction with models of varying degrees of complexity. 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 like to bring special attention to two joint sessions with the Atmospheric and Oceanic Fluid Dynamics 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: the majority of comprehensive climate models now represent the atmosphere from the top of the stratosphere to the bottom of the ocean, opening up the potential for new phenomena and theory.  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.  This session will provide a forum for theoreticians focused on the same problem, but approaching it from varying components of the climate system.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 1 March 2017 (refer to the AMS Web page).   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 fee includes the submission of an abstract, the posting of an extended abstract, and the recording of your presentation, to be archived on the AMS Web site.

We anticipate that 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 Web site.  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 Web site at no cost.

The Middle Atmosphere committee is excited to award Best Student Presentation Prizes to recognize outstanding student oral and poster presentations.  Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards.

For additional information please contact the program chairs, Natalia Calvo (nataliac@fis.ucm.es) and Margaret Hurwitz (margaret.m.hurwitz@nasa.gov) or committee members Alan Plumb (plumb@mit.edu) and Nicholas Davis (ndcodeblue@gmail.com).