32WAF/28NWP Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 32nd American Meteorological Society (AMS) Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF) and the 28th AMS Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. The WAF/NWP Conference will be held jointly with the 20th Conference on Mesoscale Processes 17-21 July 2023 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin. Prospective participants are encouraged to review the call for papers for each conference to determine the best fit for their work. The conference committee chairs plan to build joint sessions and keynote talks into the program to highlight research and work that spans the breadth of all conferences.

The 32nd Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF) and the 28th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) solicit papers and posters from the research and operational weather forecasting community on the following topics:

  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting
    • Meso- to subseasonal scale meteorological phenomena
    • Forecasting tools and techniques across weather scales
      • Topic-specific forecast techniques (aviation, fire weather, etc)
      • Observational and NWP tools to facilitate decision support services, including social media
    • Advances facilitated by new observational platforms and capabilities
    • Societal impacts of weather
      • Impacts of extreme weather events on society, economy, and public health
    • R2O and R2O2R activities and testing (e.g., testbeds)
    • Results from recent field campaigns (e.g., THINICE, PRECIP2022, CPEXCV)
    • Community Proposed Topics:
      • Forecasting of Extreme Precipitation Events
      • Forecasting High-Impact Weather with Artificial Intelligence
      • Winter Storms: Analysis, Dynamics, and Predictability
  • Numerical Weather Prediction
    • Model development and application
      • Updates on global, mesoscale, and convection-allowing models
      • Improving model performance and efficiency
      • New or improved physics parameterizations
      • High-resolution/microscale modeling applications
      • Regional climate downscaling approaches and short-range climate prediction
    • Forecast verification methods and performance
    • New ensemble generation or probabilistic forecasting techniques
    • New post-processing and bias-correction techniques
    • Community Proposed Topics:
      • Applications of Hierarchical System Development to Improve Numerical Weather Prediction and Earth System Modeling
      • Improvements in Tropical Convection Forecasts
      • Physics Parameterizations across Scales for Weather and Climate Modeling

Authors are welcome to submit papers on the full range of topics solicited above, in addition to other cross-cutting applications that blend WAF/NWP topics with other areas of research or applied science. 

We also encourage authors to submit papers to the following topics for sessions to be held jointly with the 20th Conference on Mesoscale Processes:

  • Predictability of Arctic Cyclones


For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Stephanie Avey (stephanie.avey@noaa.gov), Alicia Bentley (alicia.bentley@noaa.gov), and Matt Beitscher (matthew.beitscher@noaa.gov).