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 ( and Rob Stoll (