20Meso Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 20th Conference on Mesoscale Processes, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Mesoscale Processes, will be held 17-21 July 2023 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. The conference will be held jointly with the AMS 32nd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF) and the AMS 28th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP).

Oral and poster presentations will be solicited to understand the processes governing the
dynamics of all areas of climate- and weather-related mesoscale phenomena. These areas
include, but are not limited to, observational, theoretical, and modeling studies of:

  • Diurnal cycle
  • Extratropical cyclones and winter storms
  • Gravity waves and turbulence
  • Impact of inhomogeneous underlying surfaces on convection initiation and organization
  • Mesoscale and climate processes
  • Mesoscale coastal phenomena
  • Mesoscale convective systems
  • Mesoscale phenomena and decision-making procedures
  • Microphysical and aerosol effects on mesoscale processes
  • Mesoscale boundary-layer circulations
  • Organized moist convection
  • Orographic flows and rainfall
  • Past and future field campaigns
  • Predictability of Arctic Cyclones (Joint session with 32WAF/28NWP)
  • Predictability involving multi-scale processes and interactions
  • Prediction of and data assimilation in mesoscale processes and mesoscale extremes
  • Professor Lev Gutman's 100th Anniversary
  • Radiative feedback, clouds, and organized moist convection
  • Science and prediction of extreme rainfall
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Use of artificial intelligence to improve the understanding of mesoscale processes

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 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 Friday, March 10 2023. An abstract fee of $120.00 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is required at the time of abstract submission (refundable only if the 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 early May 2023. Extended abstracts (file size limit of 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 21 August 2023 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: Rosimar Rios-Berrios (rberrios@ucar.edu) and Yunji Zhang (yuz31@psu.edu).