23rd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence Call for Papers

The 23rd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence (BLT), sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, will be held 11–15 June 2018 at the Renaissance, Oklahoma City hotel, in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA. A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org) in September, 2017.

The conference will be held in conjunction with AMS 21st Conference on Air-Sea Interaction (ASI). Joint sessions will be held on topics associated with renewable energy, trace gas exchange, coastal and high-latitude environments.

Papers and posters are invited on all subjects dealing with atmospheric boundary layers and turbulence, including observational, modeling, theoretical, and applied studies. In particular, we anticipate that dedicated sessions will be organized for the following themes:

  • Boundary layer processes, observations and modeling related to renewable energy applications (Joint with ASI)
  • Exchange of trace gases (CO2, H2O, etc.) between the land/sea surface and the boundary layer (Joint with ASI)
  • The coastal environment (Joint with ASI)
  • High latitude air-sea interaction, including air-sea-ice interaction (Joint with ASI)
  • Boundary layer clouds
  • Modeling and observations in heterogeneous and/or complex terrain
  • Modeling and observations in urban areas
  • Modeling and observations over vegetated canopies
  • Boundary layer parameterizations in models at all scales
  • Theoretical and practical issues associated with multi-scale simulations
  • Unsteady boundary layer behavior
  • Recent field experiments (WFIP 2, Perdigao, LABLE, etc.)

Participants with additional suggestions for general, special, or joint sessions are encouraged to contact the program chairpersons.

A field trip to the National Weather Center in Norman will be arranged for interested participants. An alternative option to visit the Atmospheric Radiation Measurement (ARM) Program’s Southern Great Plains (SGP) site may be made available pending sufficient interest.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 12 February 2018 (refer to the AMS webpage at here). 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 website.

The BLT conference will host a student competition and award exemplary poster and oral presentations. A limited number of student travel awards are also available. The deadline to apply for a student travel award is 6th April 2018. Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for awards or travel support, 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 2018. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. Authors have the option to submit extended abstracts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 22 July 2018. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS website at no cost.

For additional information please contact program chairpersons:

Jeff Mirocha (jmirocha@llnl.gov)

Petra Klein (pkklein@ou.edu)

Will Anderson (William.Anderson@utdallas.edu)

Julie Lundquist (Julie.Lundquist@colorado.edu)


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