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Call for Papers

Call for Papers: 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

10-15 May 2020, New Orleans, LA


The 34th 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, will be held 10-15 May 2020 at the New Orleans Marriott in New Orleans, Louisiana.  Preliminary programs and registration details will be posted on the AMS website in late December 2019.  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 the following traditional topics:

  • Air-Sea Interaction
  • Climate
  • Climate Change in the Tropics
  • Convection
  • Data Assimilation
  • El Nino/Southern Oscillation
  • Extratropical transition
  • Hazard Communication
  • Honoring Professor Fuqing Zhang’s Contributions to the Tropical Meteorology Community

  • Honoring Professor T.N. Krishnamurti

  • Intraseasonal Variability
  • Large-scale Circulation
  • Monsoons
  • Numerical Modeling
  • Observing Systems and Strategies
  • Operational Forecasting
  • Rapid Intensification
  • Storm Surge
  • Tropical Cyclogenesis
  • Tropical Cyclones
  • Tropical Waves
  • Tropical-Extratropical Interactions


As well as the following topics submitted by members of the community:


  • 15 Years Since Hurricane Katrina:  A Look Back and The Road Ahead
  • Advances in nowcasting, data assimilation and verification for data-sparse tropical regions
  • Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System (CYGNSS): Applications for Tropical Meteorology and Hydrology
  • Environmental Interactions with Tropical Cyclone Outflow
  • Hurricane Forecast Improvement Program (HFIP) and Hurricane Analysis and Forecast System (HAFS)
  • Hurricane Observations: Data Integration, Visualization, and Mining
  • Hurricanes at landfall in the urban environment
  • Interdisciplinary research to improve the hurricane forecasting–warning–response system: Past, current, and future foci
  • OTREC: Organization of Tropical East Pacific Convection
  • Preparations for the NASA TROPICS Earth Venture Mission
  • Synoptic-Scale Systems Associated with Monsoons
  • Tropical Cyclone Intensity Change in Moderate Vertical Wind Shear: Mechanisms, Observations, and Predictability
  • Tropical Cyclone Precipitation and its Predictability
  • Tropical Cyclone Worlds
  • Tropical Cyclone-Midlatitude Flow Interactions and Downstream Development
  • Tropical Cyclones and Remote Sensing


Special sessions recognizing the work of Dr. T.N. Krishnamurti and Dr. Fuqing Zhang for their contributions to the field of tropical meteorology are planned.  Requests for other special sessions should be addressed to the program chair.


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 electronically via the Web no later than 15 November 2019 (https://ams.confex.com/ams/34HURR/oasys.epl). 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 late December 2019. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.  The non-student award extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 15 June 2020.  All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations (including the recordings of those who grant permission) will be made available on the AMS website.


Student Awards:

Upon submission of abstracts, student authors may elect to enter the competition for student awards. Oral presenters may compete for the Max Eaton award and the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation awards.  Student poster presenters may compete for the Outstanding Student Poster awards. Students who compete for the Max Eaton award or the Outstanding Student Oral Presentation awards are required to submit extended abstracts.  The extended abstracts, with the limit of 1,000 words, will be used to pre-screen submissions.  Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.


Authors of accepted student presentations will be notified via e-mail by late December 2019.  The student deadline for submission of extended abstracts for inclusion in the competitions is 15 March 2020.  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.


The conference program committee is also offering student travel awards ($300 each) to help supplement travel expenses.  To be eligible for a travel award, students must be current AMS student members and have submitted an abstract for presentation at the meeting. To apply, please send your CV, the submitted abstract, and a brief (1/2 page) justification to the program chairperson, Eric Blake at eric.s.blake@noaa.gov by the abstract deadline of 15 November 2019.


For more information, please contact the program chair, Eric Blake at eric.s.blake@noaa.gov. 








For further program information, please contact the program chair, Eric Blake, at eric.s.blake@noaa.gov.