25SatMet Call for Papers

Call for Papers

The 25th AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SatMOC) Conference is planned for 8–12 August 2022 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, Wisconsin, as part of the AMS Collective Madison Meeting. The program committee anticipates enhanced NOAA involvement and participation in this meeting with details to be announced at a later date.


The AMS Collective Madison Meeting is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and is a jointly held conference with the 17th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography, 16th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, and 16th Conference on Cloud Physics. Prospective participants are encouraged to review the call for papers for each conference to determine the best fit for their work. The conveners plan to build joint sessions and keynote talks into the program to highlight research and work that spans the breadth of the meeting. Preliminary programs and registration details will be posted on the AMS website in Month and year.  General information on hotel accommodations will soon be available on the AMS website.


The theme for the SatMOC conference is “Turning the page”. The global pandemic has caused a major disruption to society, and the weather, water, and climate enterprise must now proceed with a renewed focus on exploring the changing climate and Earth system, and proposing new observational capabilities to understand weather, the environment, and its hazards. Building on a body of environmental knowledge from recent NOAA and NASA missions such as Aqua, Terra, GOES-R, and JPSS, the evolution of technology presents new tools for scientists to use in their work, such as small satellites and artificial intelligence. The program conveners hope that paper submissions will incorporate this theme and elements to present a shared vision for the future of the community, with a focus on 2030 and beyond.


The conveners for the SatMOC conference specifically welcome papers and presentations on the following topics:

  • NOAA Satellite User Needs
  • Air Quality and Atmospheric Composition from Satellites
  • Future Missions and Novel Measurement Approaches of the Earth's Radiation Budget, Climate and their Primary Drivers
  • GOES, GeoXO, and Non-NOAA Geostationary Satellite and Instrument Plans
  • JPSS, Follow-On, and Non-NOAA Low-Earth Orbiting Satellite and Instrument Plans
  • Optical and Radiative Properties of Clouds
  • Quantifying the Impact of Weather Extremes in a Changing Climate with Satellites
  • Reanalyses in Polar Regions
  • Remote Sensing of Clouds
  • Satellite Applications for Hydrological and Land Science
  • Satellite Oceanography and Marine Meteorology
  • Satellite Remote Sensing of the Polar Regions
  • Status of Satellite Products and Data Access
  • Training and Satellite User Preparation
  • In Memoriam: Michael Freilich
  • Diversity, Equity, Inclusivity, and Justice (DEIJ) Efforts and Best Practices in Meteorology and Climate Science


Students and early career professionals are especially encouraged to submit their work for presentation, even if it is not closely related to the sought topics. The conveners plan to assemble a diverse and inclusive scientific program committee to evaluate the submissions to the program on their merit, respecting the unique roles of academia, government, and industry in our community.


The conveners previously sought topics of interest from the community. The community has submitted the following topics of special emphasis for inclusion in the program:

  • Early Results from the NASA TROPICS Constellation Mission
  • History of Satellite Meteorology
  • Impacts of Radio Frequency Interference from Terrestrial Wireless Networks on Earth Science Research and Operational Missions
  • Measurement of Atmospheric Winds from Space
  • Monitoring Wildland Fires from Space
  • NASA’s Atmosphere Observing System: A New Mission to Study to Study Aerosols, Clouds, Convection, and Precipitation
  • NOAA Space Weather Program and Plans
  • Satellite Climate Data Records
  • Satellite Ground Segment Architecture of the Future
  • Satellite Instrument Calibration
  • Sensor Capability and Specified Performance
  • Science of Night: Low-Light Visible Satellite Sensors
  • SmallSats, CubeSats, and Constellations for Satellite Meteorology
  • Socioeconomic Value of Environmental Satellites


Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by month/year. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website.  Extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 14 April 2022.  All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations (including the recordings of those who grant permission) will be made available on the AMS website.


The AMS and meeting conveners are planning a welcoming and safe conference experience for all attendees. Understanding the risks that COVID-19 poses to members of our community, we will continue to evaluate the situation in Wisconsin and nationwide to inform the best course of action for remote attendance options and in-person meeting events. The AMS will routinely inform prospective attendees of planning decisions related to this meeting to provide the greatest degree of flexibility possible.


Please contact the following program SatMOC co-chairs for the Collective Madison Meeting with questions or if seeking for more information:

  • Mitch Goldberg, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service Chief Scientist, Mitch.Goldberg@noaa.gov
  • Josh Jankot, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service User Services, Josh.Jankot@noaa.gov
  • Jordan Gerth, NOAA National Weather Service Office of Observations, Jordan.Gerth@noaa.gov