33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology Call for Papers

16-20 April 2018, Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida

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The 33rd Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones, was held 16-20 April 2018 at the Sawgrass Marriott Resort in Ponte Vedra Beach, Florida. 

Papers were solicited on all aspects of tropical meteorology and oceanography, including convection, tropical waves, tropical cyclones, extratropical transition, intraseasonal variability, large-scale circulation, monsoons, El NiƱo/Southern Oscillation, tropical-extratropical interactions, air-sea interaction, climate, observing systems and strategies, data assimilation, numerical modeling, operational forecasting, storm surge, and hazard communication. Added 9/17: High-Impact Hurricanes of 2017: The Science and Impacts of Hurricanes Harvey, Irma, and Maria. Added 9/26: CYGNSS Observations and Performance Assessment During the 2017 Atlantic Hurricane Season.

Papers relevant to ongoing and recently completed programs, such as the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Sensing Hazards with Operational Unmanned Technology (SHOUT), the NOAA Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP), the Office of Naval Research (ONR) Propagation of Intra-Seasonal Tropical Oscillations (PISTON), and the ONR Tropical Cyclone Intensity (TCI) project, were encouraged.

A special session recognized Dr. Bill Gray for his contributions to the field of tropical meteorology. 

AMS policy limits participants to one oral presentation each (you may submit more than one abstract but please note any additional were assigned as posters). A fee of $95.00 (payable by credit card or purchase order) was charged at the time of submission of each abstract (refundable only if abstract was not accepted). When submitting your abstract, you could indicate whether you prefer a poster or an oral presentation. The availability of oral presentations, however, depended on the number of submissions.

Authors of accepted presentations were notified via e-mail by late November 2017. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts were posted on the AMS website.  All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations (including the recordings of those who grant permission) are available on the AMS website.

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For further program information, please contact the program chairperson, Zhuo Wang (zhuowang@illinois.edu).