12th Fire and Forest Meteorology Symposium Call for Papers

                The Twelfth Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, was held 15-18 May 2018 at the Boise Centre, downtown Boise, Idaho. (https://boisecentre.com/) It was concurrent with the 33rd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and the 4th Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences.

                The theme of the symposium was research, new techniques and technologies and/or changes in the areas of but not limited to: (1) utilization of weather and climate information in relation to wildland fire; (2) operational forecasting (short- to long-term) of fire weather; (3) model studies and development, including theoretical models, coupled fire-atmosphere models and mesoscale models; (4) use and assessment of meteorological information in fire management planning; (5) decision support tool development; (6) smoke modeling, management and mitigation; (7) improvements to fire danger and fire behavior systems that utilize meteorology; and (8) field studies of fire-atmosphere interactions.

                An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) was charged at the time of submission (refundable only if the abstract was not accepted). Authors of accepted presentations were notified by the end of Mid-February. Authors of invited and accepted papers were asked to contribute to the web-based proceedings of the symposium by submitting an extended abstract. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts were posted on the AMS conference website. Extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) were submitted electronically by 15 June 2018. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations are available on the AMS website.

                For further program information contact either one of the Program Co-chairpersons: Tim Brown, Desert Research Institute, 2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno, NV 89512-1095 (tel: 775-674-7090; fax: 775-674-7016; e-mail: tbrown@dri.edu or Brian Potter, Forestry Sciences Lab, 400 N 34th St., Suite 201, Seattle, WA 98103 (tel: 206-732-7828; fax: 206¬-732-7801; e-mail: bpotter@fs.fed.us).