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:

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 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 ( and Paul Roundy (