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94th AMS Annual Meeting Call for Papers

 

2014 AMS Meetings

 

Announcement

31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 31 March–4 April 2014, San Diego, California
      The 31st Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones will be held 31 March–4 April 2014 at the Town and Country Resort and Conference Center, 500 Hotel Circle North, San Diego, California. Preliminary programs and registration details will be posted on the AMS website in early November 2013. 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 convection, tropical waves, tropical cyclones, extratropical transition, intraseasonal variability, large scale circulation, monsoons, air-sea interaction, climate, observing systems and strategies, data assimilation, numerical modeling, operational forecasting, storm surge, and hazard communication.
      In particular, papers relevant to ongoing and recently completed programs, such as the NASA Hurricane and Severe Storm Sentinel Project (HS3), the Dynamics of the Madden–Julian Oscillation (DYNAMO), the Cooperative Indian Ocean Experiment on Intraseasonal Variability in 2011 (CINDY2011), the NOAA Intensity Forecast Experiment (IFEX) and Hurricane Forecast Improvement Project (HFIP) are all encouraged. A special session on the forecasting, predictability, and dynamical evolution of Hurricane Sandy is also planned. Requests for additional special sessions should be addressed to the program chairperson.
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by early-January 2014. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. Extended manuscripts (file size up to 3 MB) must be submitted electronically by 5 May 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
     The conference organizing committee is offering $350 travel awards for up to four student AMS members who are presenting papers at the conference. The awards are to be used for travel expenses to and from the conference and for lodging in San Diego. Funding is available to both graduate and undergraduate students, but is limited to one award per educational institution. Furthermore, the awardee may not receive any other concurrent travel support from the AMS (e.g., an AMS travel grant). Selected students will be required to pay for any travel up-front, and be reimbursed by the AMS after the conference. To apply, students should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, and how they will benefit from attending the conference. Applicants should also provide a copy of their abstract for the meeting. Applications should be sent in pdf format via email to the conference program chairperson, Dr. Michael Brennan (email: Michael.J.Brennan@noaa.gov). Applications will be accepted through 15 January 2014 and selected students will be notified around the end of February 2014.

      For further program information please contact the program chairperson, Michael Brennan, National Hurricane Center, 11691 SW 17th Street, Miami, Florida 33165-2149 (email: Michael.J.Brennan@noaa.gov). (9/13; r2/14))

 

Announcement

31th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, 12–15 May 2014, Portland, OR
      The 31th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held 12–15 May 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. Abstracts related to atmosphere-biosphere interactions are welcome for submission by 13 January 2014.This conference is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology will be held in conjunction with the Second Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site in mid-February, 2014.
      The theme of the conference is Agriculture in the Earth-Atmosphere System and will highlight the diversity of research investigating the underlying processes, measurement, modeling of biosphere-atmosphere interactions with a particular emphasis on agricultural environments. Papers discussing all aspects of biosphere-atmosphere interactions from recent advances in understanding the fundamental mechanism underlying biosphere-atmosphere processes to novel methods for modeling them and approaches for monitoring them via both in-situ and remote sensing techniques are encouraged. Sample topics include integrating measurements, modeling, and remote sensing to describe biosphere-atmosphere interactions in both natural and managed ecosystems; characterizing measurement and modeling uncertainty in complex and heterogeneous landscapes; scaling biosphere-atmosphere exchange processes across spatial and temporal scales; determining the impacts of changing climate conditions on agricultural and other ecosystems; identifying and monitoring the effects of drought and other extreme weather phenomena; developing novel and improved sensor systems and measurement techniques; describing the utility of remote sensing-based methods to measure evapotranspiration and surface energy fluxes; and, diagnosing the effects of canopy architecture on turbulent transport within and above structured canopies.
      Joint sessions, including a session honoring Ray Leuning and his many contributions to the atmospheric biogeosciences, will be held in concert with the co-convening Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences. Additionally, the Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology will conduct a student oral and poster competition. Students must be the first author on submissions and be presenting their own, original work.
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in mid-February, 2014. All extended abstracts (up to 10 MB) will be due by 13 June 2014 and must be submitted electronically. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be available on the AMS website at no cost.
      For additional information, please contact either the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology program co-chairs Dr. April Hiscox (hiscox@sc.edu), Dr. Joe Alfieri (joe.alfieri@ars.usda.gov), or the Atmospheric Biogeosciences co-chairs Dr. Tim VanReken (vanreken@wsu.edu), or Laura Edwards (laura.edwards@sdstate.edu) (11/13)

 

 

Announcement

Second Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, 12–15 May 2014, Portland, OR
      The Second Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held 12–15 May 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. The conference theme is “Human Impacts on the Earth-Atmosphere System—Past, Present, and Future” Abstracts related to Atmosphere-Biosphere Interactions are welcome for submission by 24 January 2014.
      This conference is organized by the AMS Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences and will be jointly held with the 31st AMS Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site by mid February 2014.
      The goal of the conference is to showcase the diversity in research in the field of biosphere-atmosphere interactions. More specifically, the conference is directed toward improving our understanding how the earth-atmosphere system evolves under changing environmental pressures. Sample abstract topics include: atmospheric fluxes of greenhouse gases and other trace gases from ecosystems due to anthropogenic activities; historic perspectives on the human ecological footprint; impacts of biosphere emissions and/or the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic cycles on climate and air quality; new techniques or instrumentation in atmospheric biogeosciences; the use of stable isotopes as indicators of biogeochemical processes; the use of remote sensing to monitor terrestrial biosphere changes; and theory and simulation of coupled biophysical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes. The conference will also honor Ray Leuning’s contribution to the atmospheric biogeosciences.
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. Additionally, the Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences will conduct a student oral and poster competition. Students must be the first author on submissions and be presenting their own, original work.
      Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late February 2014. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Extended abstracts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 13 June 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
      For additional information please contact the Atmospheric Biogeosciences co-chairs Dr. Tim VanReken (vanreken@wsu.edu) and Laura Edwards (laura.edwards@sdstate.edu) or the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology co-chairs Dr. April Hiscox (hiscox@mailbox.sc.edu) and Dr. Joe Alferi (joe.alfieri@ars.usda.gov). (11/13)

 

Announcement

21st Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, 9-13 June 2014, Leeds, UK

     The 21st Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Boundary Layers and Turbulence will be held in Leeds, UK. The dates are 9–13 June 2014. Information including location, travel/flight information, abstract submission procedures, hotels, and other general information will be posted at the AMS Web site (www.ametsoc.org).
Papers and posters are invited on all subjects dealing with atmospheric boundary layers and turbulence including observational, modeling, theoretical, and applied studies. A special lecture will be given by Thomas Foken.
      We anticipate and invite presentations and posters addressing any of the following themes

• Coastal, marine and polar boundary layers
• Boundary layer processes, observations and modeling, including interactions with the land surface and biosphere
• Renewable energy applications of boundary layer physics
• Boundary layer clouds
• Observations and modeling in complex and urban terrain
• Boundary layer parameterizations in models at all scales
• Theoretical and practical issues associated with multi-scale simulations
• Morning and afternoon transitional behavior of the boundary layer
• Recent field experiments


     The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified (via e-mail) in early March, 2014. All ex-tended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instruc-tions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 13 August 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost to viewers.
      For further information, please contact the program co-chairs: Ian Brooks (e-mail: i.brooks@see.leeds.ac.uk), John Edwards (john.m.edwards@metoffice.gov.uk), and Julie Lundquist (Julie.lundquist@gmail.com). (11/13)

 

Announcement

42nd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, 17–20 June 2014, Olympic Valley, CA
      The 42nd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held at The Resort at Squaw Creek in Olympic Valley, CA 18–20 June 2014, with a Short Course on 17 June 2014. Information on the Short Course, presentations, registration, hotel, and other general information is available on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/fainst/201442broadcast.html).
      While we spend time on the West Coast, this year’s conference will focus on some of the weather headlines from that region over the past year, from historic drought and wildfires, to “Biblical” flash flooding events. As with every year, contributions are encouraged from all aspects of broadcast meteorology from across the country.
Presentation ideas of interest for this conference include: 2013 wildfires (on-air work and analysis); forecasting and preparing for fire threats; the elite firefighting teams of the West; meteorologists working closely with firefighters and emergency managers; becoming Red Cross certified for your field work; Red Cross’ role in disaster preparedness and response; Social Science work on how people react to disasters and trauma (like the fires and floods of 2013); 2013 drought (on-air work and analysis); new drought mitigation techniques in the West; managing water resources; how Winter snowfall impacts Spring and Summer soil moisture; 2013 floods and the Southwest Monsoon season; forecasting haboobs (on-air work encouraged), how to be safe in one, and the impacts to a city (like Phoenix, AZ) from traffic accidents to respiration problems; ski season changes over time in the Mountain West (is climate change changing the number of “ski days?”); forecasting avalanche threats and preparing for them; skiers who cut paths on fresh snow to mitigate avalanche risk; mountain and valley meteorology; earthquakes (on-air work encouraged); how do local TV stations manage Spanish SAP and CC (we welcome on-air examples, especially from the Southwest U.S. where this practice may be more common).
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 28 February 2014. Instructions for formatting abstracts are on the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html.) All abstracts and conference presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
      Student presentations are also welcome! If you have an outstanding student or intern, encourage them to submit an abstract.
      The early registration deadline for the conference is 5 May 2014. Reno, NV is the suggested airport for arrival, with a shuttle service available between the airport and Squaw Creek.
      Exhibitors are solicited to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space and present their latest technologies and advancements. Exhibitors are also encouraged to participate in the conference by contributing abstracts to sessions showing how their products and services are used in broadcast meteorology.
Follow us on Twitter @AMSBroadcastCon for updates!
      If you have ideas for, or questions about, the conference please contact co-chairs Carrie Rose, WTVR Richmond, VA (404-502-3460, crose@wtvr.com), Doug Heady, KOAM Joplin, MO (dheady@koamtv.com), and Mike Alger, KTVN Reno, NV (MAlger@ktvn.com). For exhibitor questions, please contact Jenn Rosen, (617-226-3972, jrosen@ametsoc.org). For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Armstrong (armstrong@ametsoc.org). For all other questions, please contact our AMS conference team Gillian Peguero (gpeguero@ametsoc.org) and Marjorie Huntington (mhuntington@ametsoc.org). (11/13)

 

 

Announcement

21st Conference on Applied Climatology, 9–13 June, Westminster, Colorado
      The 21st Conference on Applied Climatology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Applied Climatology, will be held 10-12 June 2014 in Westminster, Colorado, as part of a joint conference with the AMS Committee on Measurements. Programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/meetinfo.html) in late-February 2014.
      The Committee on Applied Climatology is soliciting papers on traditional topics in applied climatology and use-inspired research, including, but not limited to, data quality, climate data sets, links between climate and weather, and applied climate studies. Papers for this conference are solicited on themes including:


  • • Sectoral-based science and adaptation (including ecosystems, natural resources, agriculture, energy, coastal, and human systems),
    • Effective climate services (including assessment of science, product, and service needs, assessment of impacts, and communication of climate science),
    • Drought monitoring, prediction, and impacts.


      Proposed joint sessions with the 17th Symposium of Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation include drought monitoring and early warning systems, climate application of reference and sentinel observing systems, data quality control, and innovative measurement systems for detecting climate change.
      The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation which will be archived on the AMS Web site.
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-February 2014. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web, Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Extended Abstracts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 15 July 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
      For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Barbara Mayes Boustead, National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE, 6707 N. 288th St., Valley, NE, 68064, barbara.mayes@noaa.gov. (11/13; r1/14)

 

 

Announcement

17th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, 9–13 June 2014, Westminster, CO
      The 17th Symposium of Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Measurements, will be held 10-12 June 2014, as part of a joint conference with the AMS Applied Climate Committee. Programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/meetinfo.html ) in late-February 2014.
      Papers for this conference are solicited on integrated instrumentation and observing systems for all applications, metadata, network design, accuracy, instrument test beds, inter-comparison and calibration of instruments and remote sensing of the atmosphere. Additionally, papers on all aspects of observations (including new observations and physical parameterizations), innovative measurements, measurement systems, specialized instrumentation, and field projects will be welcome. Application papers for measurements, calibrations and performance of sensors as applied to wind energy, boundary layer studies including important flux measurements for critical and innovative climatological measurements are encouraged. Joint sessions with the 21st Applied Climate symposium will include sessions on drought monitoring and early warning systems, climate application of reference and sentinel observing systems, data quality control, and innovative measurement systems for detecting climate change.
      Papers are also being solicited for two special sessions with the following topics:

  • New sounding sensor development: NCAR is interested in developments on new sensors applicable to dropsonde and radiosonde, such as UT/LS water vapor, O3, SO2, cloud/aerosol and so on. Our droposonde system can be used in regular research aircraft, UAVs and stratospheric superpressure balloons. It would be very beneficial for the community to use these platforms for measurements beyond current pressure, temperature, humidity and wind parameters.
  • GCOS (Global Climate Observing System) Reference Upper Air Network (www.gruan.org): The GRUAN is an international reference observing network, designed to meet climate requirements and to fill a major void in the current global observing system. Currently there are 15 stations around the globe. One data product is available. We are interested in abstracts focusing on GRUAN network design, data analysis, instrument development and so on. This might fit the joint session with Applied Climatology.


      The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation which will be archived on the AMS Web site.
      The deadline for abstract has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-February 2014. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web, Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Extended Abstracts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 15 July 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
      For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Wendy Ryan (wendy.ryan@colostate.edu). 9/13; r11/13; r1/14)



Call for Papers

14th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation, 7-11 July 2014, Boston, Massachusetts

     The 14th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Radiation will be held 7–11 July 2014 at the Westin at Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts. The conference will be held in conjunction with the 14th Conference on Cloud Physics and will include an Anthony Slingo Symposium and joint dedicated Sean Twomey sessions. Hotel and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (www.ametsoc.org) in mid-November 2013.
      Papers are solicited in all areas of atmospheric radiation spanning radiative transfer theory, cloud and aerosol remote sensing, Earth radiation budget, new approaches to radiation measurement, and radiative parameterizations in regional and global models. Joint sessions with Cloud Physics on optical and radiative properties of clouds, cloud remote sensing, indirect effects and through the Anthony Slingo Symposium and Sean Twomey Sessions are planned.
      Please submit your abstract electronically by 14 March 2014 via http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html. A fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) will be charged at the time of abstract submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation that will be archived on the AMS Web site. Authors will be given the choice of a poster or oral presentation when submitting the abstract but please note not all presentation type requests can be accommodated; those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation.
      Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 7 April 2014. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by 11 August 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
      For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Dr. Paquita Zuidema, University of Miami Rosenstiel School, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami FL 33149(email: pzuidema@rsmas.miami.edu; tel: 305-421-4276). (11/13)

Announcement

14th Conference on Cloud Physics, 7-11 July 2014, Boston, Massachusetts

      The 14th Conference on Cloud Physics, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Cloud Physics, will be held 7–11 July 2014 jointly with the 14th Conference on Atmosphere Radiation and will include an Anthony Slingo Symposium and joint dedicated Sean Twomey sessions, at the Westin at Copley Square in Boston, Massachusetts. Hotel and general information will be posted on the AMS web site (http://www.ametsoc.org) by mid-November 2013.
      Papers are solicited on all aspects of cloud physics, including warm and cold clouds over all regions of earth, and cloud linkages to atmospheric chemistry, aerosols, radiation, precipitation and climate. Contributions drawing from theory, field observation, laboratory experiments, and modeling at all scales are welcome.
      Joint sessions with the 14th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation on remote sensing of clouds, indirect effects, and optical and radiative properties of clouds are envisioned. There will also be joint sessions through the Anthony Slingo Symposium and Sean Twomey Sessions.
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 7 April 2014. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by 11 August 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
      For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Dr. Jorgen B. Jensen, Earth Observation Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P. O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 (email: jbj@ucar.edu; phone: 303-497-1028). (11/13)

 

Announcement

Anthony Slingo Symposium, 7–11 July, 2014, Boston, MA
      The Anthony Slingo Symposium will be held as part of the 14th Conference on Atmospheric Radiation and will be organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Radiation. These conferences will be held jointly with the 14th Conference on Cloud Physics, 7–11 July, 2014 at the Westin Copley Place in Boston, MA.
      The Anthony Slingo Symposium will honor Anthony Slingo’s distinguished contributions to radiation science. His research encompassed the Earth’s radiation budget and the greenhouse effect, cloud-radiation interactions, and cloud microphysics, aerosols, and the water cycle. His holistic approach from early on combined observational and model results. The Symposium will feature a lunch-time talk by Prof. Julia Slingo and invited presentations by close associates of Anthony Slingo, held within a day of sessions on scientific topics close to Anthony Slingo’s own research interests.
      We solicit abstracts for these Symposium sessions:


  • • Remote and in-situ observations of Clouds, Atmosphere and Environment
    • The Water Cycle, Clouds and Aerosols in the Climate System
    • Earth Radiation Budget: Top-of-Atmosphere
    • Aerosol Remote Sensing and Radiative Forcing


      The deadline for abstracts has passed. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by 7 April 2014. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site. Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by 11 August 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
      For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Dr. Paquita Zuidema, University of Miami Rosenstiel School, 4600 Rickenbacker Cswy, Miami FL 33149(email: pzuidema@rsmas.miami.edu; tel: 305-421-4276) or Dr. Jorgen B. Jensen, Earth Observation Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, P. O. Box 3000, Boulder, CO 80307 (email: jbj@ucar.edu; phone: 303-497-1028). (12/13)

 

Call for Papers

16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 18-22 August 2014
      The 16th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Mountain Meteorology, will be held in San Diego, CA at the Catamaran Resort San Diego (http://www.catamaranresort.com). Hotel information will be posted soon, preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted in Late May (http://www.ametsoc.org).
      Papers and posters for this conference are solicited on all aspects of weather and climate over complex topography, including but not limited to:


  • • Stable and convective orographic precipitation
    • Boundary layers and turbulence in complex terrain
    • Slope flows and cold pools
    • Mountain air quality and chemistry
    • The effect of the planetary boundary layer on aerosol and chemical measurements at high-elevation sites
    • Mountain waves, rotors, and terrain induced windstorms
    • Barrier jets and their impacts
    • Mountain climate and climate change
    • NWP and data assimilation in complex terrain
    • Influence of terrain on meso- and synoptic scale predictability
    • Wind resource assessment in complex terrain
    • Hydrological processes in complex terrain
    • Water-vapor transport in complex terrain
    • Lake breezes, land/sea breezes, and other complex-topography effects
    • Results from recent field campaigns: HyMeX, Materhorn, HMT, DeepWave, CalWater, etc.


      Please submit your abstract electronically via the AMS website by 18 April 2014; see the website for instructions. An abstract fee of $95.00 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable if abstract is not accepted). This abstract fee includes the abstract submission, the posting of an extended abstract (if submitted), and the uploading, recording, and archiving of the conference presentation.
      Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in late-May. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. These extended abstracts (file size up to 10 MB) must be submitted electronically by 22 September 2014. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
      For further information, please contact the program co-chairs: Daniel Kirshbaum (daniel.kirshbaum@mcgill.ca), F. Martin (Marty) Ralph (mralph@ucsd.edu). (3/14)

 

 

Call for Papers

27th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 3–7 November 2014, Madison, WI
      The 27th Conference on Severe Local Storms, sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Committee on Severe Local Storms, will be held 3–7 November 2014 at the Madison Concourse Hotel in Madison, WI. Basic hotel and travel information will appear on the AMS web site soon. The full conference program, registration, and full general information will appear on the AMS web site (http://www.ametsoc.org) by mid-August 2014.
      Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to severe local storms. Presentations on results from field programs (e.g., MPEX, DC3, VORTEX2) and other observational campaigns, high impact severe convective weather events, assimilation of data into numerical models for the analysis and prediction of severe convective weather, and studies of the societal impacts of severe local storms, are particularly encouraged. Additionally, special sessions are being planned with a focus on the Enhanced Fujita Scale and its applications, the past, present and future of in situ and remote instrumentation in severe weather research, and advancements in numerical weather prediction of severe local storms.
      Please submit your abstract electronically online at http://ams.confex.com/ams/ by the deadline date of 1 July 2014. An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission. Authors are encouraged to submit an extended electronic manuscript (see below) to supplement their presentations at no extra cost. Authors may indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation during abstract submission; those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation. Please note that some abstracts may not be accepted, depending on program constraints, relevance and merit of subject matter. In any such cases the abstract fee will be refunded. Conference awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations by first-time student presenters. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts. Funding for student travel will be available with more information in a separate announcement.
      Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid- August 2014. These authors are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract electronically prior to the start of the conference, but manuscripts will be accepted through the electronic submission system through 7 December 2014. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts (PDF format, up to 10 MB in size) will be posted on the AMS web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS web site at no cost.
      A session for presenting photos and videos is planned for Tuesday evening. Participants who are interested in contributing their images or video should contact Robin Tanamachi (robin.tanamachi@noaa.gov) or Dan Dawson (ddawson@ou.edu).
      For additional information please contact either of the program chairs: Curtis Alexander, Curtis.Alexander@noaa.gov, NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, 325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305, or Karen Kosiba, kakosiba@cswr.org, CSWR, 3394 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301. (2/14)



 

 

 

2014 Meetings of Interest

 

Announcement


Ninth International Conference on Air Quality – Science and Application, 24–28 March 2014, Garmisch-Partenkirchen, Germany
      For the Ninth research conference, we will be working with our local host, Institute of Meteorology and Climate Research (IMK-IFU) of the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT), who are organizing the event in the picturesque market town of Garmisch-Partenkirchen in Germany.
      Air quality continues to be a key issue for achieving sustainable development and to reduce health impacts. Its impact spans multiple scales from street level to global including interactions with climate change. As always the conference is one of most prominent forums for discussing the latest research developments, applications and implications for policy and other users. The conference continues in its endeavour to bring together scientists and other stakeholders from the air pollution, climate change, policy and health communities.
      For additional information, please contact Vikas Singh, Air Quality Conference Team, Centre for Atmospheric and Instrumentation Research (CAIR), University of Hertfordshire College Lane, Hatfield, AL10 9AB, UK (tel: +44 (0) 1707 284520 or +44 (0)17075232 Fax: +44 (0) 1707 284208; Email: airquality@herts.ac.uk) or reference the conference Website at: http://www.airqualityconference.org.

 

Announcement

12th Annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium, 4–5 April 2014, Starkville, Mississippi
      The 12th Annual Southeast Severe Storms Symposium (SESSS) will be held 4–5 April 2014 at Palmeiro Center on the campus of Mississippi State University in Starkville, Mississippi. The symposium features presentations from professionals and students from a wide variety of meteorological disciplines. The symposium also includes the annual SESSS Mixer with provides a great opportunity for networking in an informal environment.
      For more information on the symposium, please visit www.nwa.org.msstate.edu. Questions may be directed to Hayden Nix, President of the East Mississippi Chapter of the NWA/AMS (htn25@msstate.edu). (3/14)

 

 

Announcement

Ninth Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH) International Symposium, 7–9 April 2014, Washington, DC
      The Ninth Weather Radar and Hydrology (WRaH) International Symposium will be held 7–9 April 2014 in Washington, DC. The conference is organized and sponsored by the Environmental and Water Resources Institute (EWRI) of American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE)
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. The symposium will cover a wide variety of topics related to hydrological, hydrometeorological, hydroclimatological and water management applications of weather radar, its data and its products. The target audience includes hydrologists, meteorologists, academics, water resource engineers and managers, emergency management professionals, government policy makers, natural resource scientists, environmental engineers and managers, researchers, and consultants. An added focus of this symposium will be on promoting and expanding hydrologic applications of weather radar in engineering practices and identifying needs for scientific and technological advances for such engineering applications.
      April 7–9, 2014, is the symposium period chosen to encourage worldwide participation. The weather in Washington, DC, is mostly pleasant during this time of year which generally overlaps with the well-known National Cherry Blossom Festival. Washington, DC, is one of the largest metropolitan cities in the US and also one of the oldest. It is world-famous for historical monuments, museums, multi-ethnic population, and great attention to tourism and tourists.
      We are expecting 200 to 300 participants from across the globe. The three-day program will consist of keynote sessions, single-track technical sessions, and a closing panel-discussion session. Two keynote speakers and four-to-five panelists will be invited for the closing session. The main program will be focused on technical presentations (oral and poster) based on abstract submissions. Proceedings of the symposium will be published on electronic media (CD-ROM) and will be available for distribution at the time of the symposium.
      For additional information, please contact the Conference Chair: Chandra S. Pathak, US Army Corps of Engineers, Washington, DC, USA. Email: wrah2014@gmail.com or the Technical Program Chair: Dong-Jun (DJ) Seo, University of Texas at Arlington, Arlington, TX, USA. Email: djseo@uta.edu. Information is also posted to the Conference Web Page: www.WRaH2014.org. (7/13)

 

Announcement

Climate Change Demands We Change. Why Aren't We?, 24–25 April 2014, New York, NY
      There is no issue more urgent than climate change, yet government, corporations, and the public are reluctant to change. This conference will examine the psychological factors, money and politics, and infrastructures that impede change as well as the difficult choices that must be made to foster urban resilience in the face of climate change.
      Keynote address: Frances Beinecke, President of the National Resources Defense Council, at 6pm, April 24. Other speakers include Robert Inglis, former Senator, Founder of the Energy and Enterprise Initiative; Guy Nordenson, structural engineer and adviser to MoMA's Rising Currents show; Michael Oppenheimer, Professor of Geosciences at Princeton University; Elke Weber, Professor of International Affairs at Columbia University; and Paul Stern, Director of the Committee on the Human Dimensions of Global Environmental Change at the National Academies of Science.
     For more information and to register, please visit www.newschool.edu/cps/climate-change.

 

Announcement

Great Lakes Atmospheric Science Symposium (GLASS), 3 May 2014, Oswego, NY
The Oswego State Chapter is excited to announce our 5th annual student-run conference; Great Lakes Atmospheric Science Symposium (GLASS) to be held at the SUNY Oswego Campus, Shineman Center. Each year, our conference is held to allow students and professionals to share their latest studies and findings in the meteorological world. This year, GLASS will take place on 3 May 2014, with a deadline for registration on 19 April. Talks will be given over the course of the day, followed by a banquet dinner on campus in Campus Center. Closing our conference that evening will be a keynote that is soon to be announced. Registration and a call for abstracts is currently taking place at our website, http://www.oswego.edu/news_weather/weather/GLASS/home.php, so please head over there to sign-up, or for more information as details become available.

 

 

Call for Papers

12th Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), 6–8 May 2014, Fairfax, Virginia
      The annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop (CPASW), hosted by the NOAA National Weather Service Climate Services Division, George Mason University, and other climate services partners, brings together a diverse group of climate researchers, climate information producers, and users to share developments in research and applications of climate predictions for societal decision-making.
      In 2014, the 12th Annual CPASW will convene in Fairfax, Virginia, at the Mason Inn Conference Center and Hotel, and focus on “Climate Information for Health, Energy and Business Interests.” This theme will integrate broad aspects of climate information applications to support various decisions on human health and natural habitats, traditional and renewable energy, and businesses such as retail, tourism, transportation, agriculture and food processing, insurance, etc. Climate is a cross-cutting concern for all of these areas and provides a link for critical decisions in planning, allocating resources, sustaining development and management as well as preserving natural habitats and building resilient communities. Special emphasis will be given to interpretation, extension, and updates of the National Climate Assessment and needed changes in policy for the provision of climate services following the 2013 President’s Climate Action Plan and the Intergovernmental Climate Change Panel Fifth Assessment Report.
      The meeting format will include presentations and interactive sessions addressing the meeting goals. We invite abstracts that address the use of climate data, monitoring, predictions and projections in all of the focus areas listed above. We also invite papers on specific decisions and challenges using seasonal climate predictions, heat, drought, and other extreme climate monitoring and outlook products, as well as best practices in climate information communication and building partnerships with professional societies. Targeted users may include heath communities, energy companies, retail, tourism, transportation, agriculture and agribusiness, insurance, and many others.
      The deadline for abstracts has passed. For more details on the workshop please refer to http://www.nws.noaa.gov/om/csd/index.php?section=meetings.
      For additional information please contact workshop organizers: Marina Timofeyeva (marina.timofeyeva@noaa.gov, 301-713-1970 ext.131); Jenna Meyers (Jenna.Meyers@noaa.gov), 301-713-1970 ext.123); James Kinter (ikinter@gmu.edu) 703-993-5700; or Edward Maibach (emaibach@gmu.edu) 703-993-1587. (3/14)

 

 

Announcement

71st Eastern Snow Conference, 3–5 June 2014, Boone, North Carolina
      The 71st Eastern Snow Conference (ESC) will be held at Appalachian State University, Boone, North Carolina, USA, from 3–5 June 2014. The ESC is an international organization in Canada and the United States concerned with snow and ice, in particular the origin, precipitation, accumulation, character, melt, and runoff of snow. The scientific program is open to sessions on theoretical, experimental, and operational studies of snow, ice, and winter hydrology. This year’s general theme is SNOW AND ICE IN MOUNTAIN ENVIRONMENTS, with a complementary sub-theme of ephemeral snow. The deadline for abstracts has passed. Complete registration information is available on the ESC website: http://www.easternsnow.org/annual_meeting.html.
      Students are encouraged to enter the ESC Student Paper Competitions. The winner of the best submitted student paper will receive the Wiesnet Medal, a $750 prize. The Campbell Scientific Canada Award of $500 will be awarded to the submitted paper demonstrating the most innovative use of technology in the gathering of data. In addition, the David Hewitt Miller Student Poster Award of $100 will be awarded to the best student poster. To be considered for the Wiesnet and Campbell awards please send an electronic copy of the paper with the supervisor's endorsement (separate email) to the Chair of the Research Committee, Christopher Fuhrmann (fuhrman1@email.unc.edu), no later than 25 April 2014. Please consult the ESC website for conditions and details.
      All submitted papers will be published in the ESC Proceedings; please consult the ESC website for details on submission. In addition, Hydrological Processes (HP) will publish refereed papers (typically 10–12 are published) from the meeting. The subject matter of these papers must fit within the scope of the journal. If you would like your paper to be considered for journal publication, please indicate this on your abstract and submit an electronic copy of your paper to HP co-editors Mauri Pelto (mspelto@nichols.edu) or Richard Kelly (mrejkelly@connect.uwaterloo.ca) by 3 July 2014. (11/13)

 

Call for Papers

15th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE 2014), 14–19 June 2014, Norman, Oklahoma
      The 15th International Conference on Atmospheric Electricity (ICAE 2014) will be held in Norman, Oklahoma, USA, 14–19 June 2014. Under the auspices of the IUGG/IAMAS International Commission on Atmospheric Electricity, the ICAE brings together scientists from all over the world to discuss the latest research on atmospheric electricity. The previous four conferences have been in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil (2011, http://www.icae2011.net.br); Beijing, China (2007); Versailles, France (2003); and Huntsville, Alabama, USA (1999). Co-hosts for ICAE 2014 will be the NOAA/National Severe Storms Laboratory and the College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences of the University of Oklahoma.
      Papers are solicited on any topic related to atmospheric or near-space electricity, but particularly on the topics listed at http://icae2014.nwc.ou.edu/call.php. To submit a paper, email a one-page abstract to icae2014@nwc.ou.edu no later than 31 October 2013. Attach your abstract to the email as a file in pdf format. If you would prefer a poster presentation, please indicate that in your email. The requested format for the abstract is described in a template available from http://icae2014.nwc.ou.edu/abstract.php. The decision concerning your paper will be sent by 15 January 2014 to the email address listed as your paper’s contact. If your paper is accepted for presentation, you will be requested to send an extended abstract by 15 April 2014.
      More information about the conference is available at http://icae2014.nwc.ou.edu/. Information about the conference hotel is available at http://cc.nced.com/. If you wish to ensure that you receive all upcoming information about the conference, please send a request via e-mail to icae2014@nwc.ou.edu. (9/13)

 

 

Announcement

Trending Now–Water: 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle, The Hague, The Netherlands, 4–17 July 2014

     The increasing demand for fresh water and the impacts of climate change on water availability and extreme events highlight why water is a current major global concern and is “Trending Now.” The 7th International Scientific Conference on the Global Water and Energy Cycle will celebrate 25 years of GEWEX research and set the stage for the next phase of research addressing the World Climate Research Programme Grand Challenges on water resources, extremes, and climate sensitivity through observations and data sets, their analyses, process studies, model development and exploitation, applications, technology transfer to operational results, and research capacity development and training for the next generation of scientists.
      Papers are invited for all topics of the Conference: (1) the climate system; (2) land; and (3) atmosphere, and are briefly summarized below, with much more detail provided on the website at: http://gewex.org/2014conf/home.html


  • • Understanding, modeling and predicting all aspects of the water and energy cycles and the climate system as a whole;
    • Land-surface feedbacks, including effects of land and water management;
    • Hydrological impacts and prediction;
    • Process studies involving clouds, rainfall, water vapor, aerosols, atmospheric dynamics, radiation, and land-atmosphere interactions; Observations and GEWEX data sets, including satellite observations; and
    • Phenomena such as monsoons, storms, convective
    • cloud systems, the Madden-Julian Oscillation, surface fluxes, the boundary layer, and their impacts on society.

     The deadline for abstracts has passed. For additional information on conference registration please reference the Web site at: http://gewex.org/2014conf/home.html . Notification of acceptance to authors is mid-March 2014. If you have any problems submitting an abstract or have questions about the conference, please contact Shannon Macken at conference@gewex.org. (2/14)


Call for Papers

16th Annual High Plains Conference, 6–7 August 2014, Hastings, Nebraska
      The 16th Annual High Plains Conference, sponsored by the High Plains Chapter of the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association, will be held 6–7 August 2014 on the campus of Hastings College in Hastings, Nebraska. The conference will feature daytime oral presentations and invited speakers.
      Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to weather that affects the Central and High Plains regions of the U.S. In addition, presentations on decision support services, weather-related sociology, and the use of geographic information systems and social media are also welcomed. Please note if you have a preference for an oral or poster presentation.
      Abstracts are now being accepted and may be sent to jeffrey.halblaub@noaa.gov. The abstract deadline is 4 July 2014. The abstract should be in MS-Word format and no more than one page in length. National Weather Service employees are reminded to have their Science and Operations Officer review the abstract in accordance with NWSPD-100 (Clearance for NWS Employee Papers). Authors of accepted abstracts will be notified via email no later than 11 July 2014.
      University students are encouraged to submit abstracts. The registration fee is waived by the Chapter for students who present at the conference, and up to $1000 has been set aside for the top student presentations.
Preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will be forthcoming on the High Plains Chapter website (www.highplains-amsnwa.org) and on the Chapter Facebook page (High Plains Chapter of the AMS and NWA). Please contact Jeff Halblaub (jeffrey.halblaub@noaa.gov) or Joe Guerrero (joseph.guerrero@noaa.gov) with any questions. (4/14)

 

 

 

Announcement

20th International Congress of Biometeorology, 28 September–2 October 2014, Cleveland, Ohio
      The International Society of Biometeorology will hold its 20th International Congress of Biometeorology (ICB2014) in Cleveland, Ohio, USA from 28 September–1 October 2014. ICB2014 is co-sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS).
      ICB2014 embraces all areas of biometeorology, with a focus primarily on the theme "Adaptation to Climate Risks". Over the past two decades, climate and meteorological science has been increasingly integrated with biological, ecological, and social science to develop more sophisticated means to identify climatological risks and to provide the operational framework to deal with these risks on biota, from microorganisms to humans. This has led to unprecedented cooperation between atmospheric and social scientists from a broad array of disciplines. The theme reflects local and regional environmental priorities, and fosters an international comparison of risk analyses and associated intervention and evaluation activities.
Among the general paper and poster sessions, there will be a number of special sessions:


  • • human health challenges in a world with increasing climate variations
    • extreme event warning methodology and implementation
    • national and local governmental responses to potential climate risk
    • climate challenges in the developing world
    • risk communication
    • Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and atmospheric hazard vulnerability
    • historical trend analysis and an evaluation of changes in extreme event frequencies
    • Universal Thermal Climate Index
    • phenological evaluation of climate change and variability
    • climate and tourism
    • animal response and adaptation to a changing climate
    • contribution of livestock to climate change and mitigation
    • aerobiology and human health
    • aging in a changing climate
    • water-borne disease and climate
    • agriculture and forest biometeorology


      Some of these sessions will take the form of panel discussions with audience participation, while others will take the traditional presentation format.
      Prior to the meeting, there will also be workshops on GIS and biometeorology, and for Students and New Professionals. Location and additional fees if any, will be announced.
      The website http:/www.icb2014.com will serve as the official site of the conference. Updates will be posted regularly, as the agenda and activities develop, and you can join a mailing list to stay current of developments.
      Abstract submissions will open mid-September 2013. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by early July 2014.
      All abstracts, manuscripts and PowerPoint presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost. This conference will not be recording the presentations on-site.
      Workshops will be scheduled for Friday, 26 September and Saturday, 27 September (Location and Fees TBD). The regular conference program will begin Sunday evening, 28 September and end Wednesday afternoon, 1 October and held at the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Rockside. Thursday, 2 October is an optional excursion day following the regular conference (Details and Costs TBD)
      We look forward to your participation in ICB2014. Questions may be sent to Scott Sheridan (Chair of the ICB2014 Organizing Committee) at ssherid1@kent.edu. (8/13; r11/13)

 

Call for Papers

14th Annual Meeting of the European Meteorological Society (EMS) and the 10th European Conference on Applied Climatology (ECAC), 6–10 October 2014 in Prague, Czech Republic
      The EMS & ECAC 2014 will be held 6–10 October 2014 in Prague, Czech Repbulc. The conference theme will be Creating climate services through partnerships.
      The session programme consists of the following programme groups: Monitoring climate and climate change (MC); Understanding processes and climate change (UC); Research and services for socio-economic sectors (SE); Communication and education (CE); Numerical weather prediction (NWP); and The atmospheric system and its interactions (ASI)
      Facilities will be available for groups wishing to hold side meetings. Please use the request form at the conference site http://www.ems2014.eu/side_meeting_request.html.
      The scientific programme and abstract submission are now accessible at:
http://meetingorganizer.copernicus.org/ems2014/sessionprogramme. The Deadline for abstract submissions is 15 April 2014. The deadline for abstract submission with application for Young Scientist Travel Award or waiver is 12 March 2014. (4/14)

 

 

Call for Papers

Climate Research and Earth Observations from Space: Climate Information for Decision Making, 13–17 October 2014, Darmstadt, Germany
      The main goal of the symposium is to provide a forum for discussing the current state of climate science and climate observations in order to evaluate recent achievements, ascertain critical objectives to be achieved with satellite-based climate information, and identify gaps in the current space-based component of the climate observing system. A major topic that will be discussed is the proposed Architecture for sustained Climate Monitoring from Space that has been developed under the auspices of the Committee on Earth Observation Satellites (CEOS), the Coordination Group of Meteorological Satellites (CGMS) and WMO.
      Beyond the monitoring of the current state of the Climate System, the conference will also consider how Earth observation contributes to future developments in climate prediction and climate change projection. The symposium and the follow-on activities are expected to benefit climate-related risk management, and help to underpin the development of responsible and affordable climate change mitigation and adaptation options. A key aspect will be the detection and attribution of climate change beyond the basic variables.
      The symposium will also benefit climate science by putting in motion a process for creating a joint action plan for the planning and development of an international space-based climate observing system that will be responsive to the current and emerging needs in the areas of climate research, modelling and services (i.e. Global Framework for Climate Services).
      The symposium will consist of two segments. The first segment will focus on findings from the Fifth assessment of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), and the necessary dialogue between information providers and users of science-based climate information for decision making. The second segment will be organised around the following key scientific themes:


  • • Clouds, circulation and climate sensitivity
    • The changing water cycle
    • Cryosphere in a warming world
    • Ocean circulation and regional sea level rise
    • Prediction and attribution of extremes: from climate to weather
    • Regional climate variability and change: enabling climate services


      Participants are invited to submit abstracts for posters and oral presentations at the conference website: www.theclimatesymposium2014.com Deadline for abstract submission: 15 April 2014.
      More information for people interested in presenting talks or posters can also be found on the conference website: www.theclimatesymposium2014.com. (3/14)

 

 

Call for Papers

NOAA's 39th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop, 20–23 October 2014, St. Louis, Missouri
      The NOAA's 39th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop will be held in St. Louis, Missouri during 20–23 October 2014. The workshop will address the status and prospects for advancing climate
prediction, monitoring, and diagnostics, and will focus on five major themes:


1. Prediction, monitoring, and variability of the hydroclimate with an emphasis on the Midwest during the growing season
2. The prediction, attribution, and assessment of extreme events.
3. Subseasonal to interannual predictability
4. Latest developments in models, tools, and techniques in relation to improving climate prediction.
5. Developing applications to improve climate services


      The workshop will be hosted by St. Louis University (SLU) and cohosted by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is a cooperating sponsor.
      The workshop will feature daytime oral presentations, invited speakers, and panel discussions with a poster session event on one evening. For students, some travel support and discounted registration might be available if budget allows.
      For more information, please visit the workshop website at http://www.cpc.ncep.noaa.gov/products/outreach/CDPW39.shtml or contact Scott Handel (Scott.Handel@noaa.gov, tel: 301-683-3454) ; JaeKyung Schemm ( Jae.Schemm@noaa.gov, tel: 301-683-3392); or Kingtse Mo (Kingtse.Mo@noaa.gov, tel: 301-683-3394). (3/14)

 

 

Call for Papers

15th Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW), 12–13 November 2014, Albany, New York
     The 15th Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) will be held Wednesday 12 November and Thursday 13 November 2014 at the Nanfab South Auditorium, on the University at Albany Campus, 255 Fuller Road, Albany, New York. The workshop will be co-sponsored by the National Weather Service Office at Albany, New York, and the Department of Atmospheric and Environmental Sciences (DAES), University at Albany. The American Meteorological Society is a cooperating organization.
      Papers are welcome on all aspects of Northeast United States and Southeast Canadian operational weather forecasting and should focus on the topics listed. Sessions will focus on, northeast coastal storms, terrain effects, heavy precipitation forecasting, hydrology, northeast severe storms, lake effect, use of high-resolution model data, mesoscale modeling, decision support techniques, enhancement of the digital forecast process, CSTAR funded research, and the integration of new technology into operations. Presentations will only be given in oral form. Conference presentations are preferred in person, but digital presentation and participation will be available via GoTo Meeting.
      Presenters should submit a one page abstract in Microsoft Word, Times New Roman 12 point font. Abstracts that are in other fonts or formats will be returned. Presenters will be expected to upload their complete presentation to the designated website no later than 9am EST Monday 3 November 2014. Website login information for the upload of presentations will be provided to presenters after the abstract deadline in late October 2014.    Presentations must be in Microsoft Powerpoint. Conference presentations will be limited to 40. The Steering Committee reserves the right to decline abstracts that do not address conference foci.
      No registration fee will be charged, however registration is mandatory online at the conference website. Registration will open 1 August 2014, and must be completed by 9pm EST, Monday 3 November 2014. The deadline for submission of abstracts is 4pm EDT Tuesday, 21 October 2014. Abstracts should be submitted electronically as email attachments. Questions should be sent to NROW Steering Committee, c/o Warren R. Snyder, National Weather Service Forecast Office, 251 Fuller Road, Suite B300, Albany, New York 12203, 518-435-9569; e-mail: warren.snyder@noaa.gov. An abstracts book will only be available online, and should be posted at the conference webpage no later than 7 November 2014. For additional information contact either Warren Snyder or Peggy Kelly, at the address above, or by fax at 518-435-9587; e-mail: peggy.kelly@noaa.gov. For conference information, online registration, hotel, general information refer to Internet address: http://www.weather.gov/aly/NROW15 . There is no designated conference hotel. Hotel arrangements should be made by the attendee. government employees should insure selected hotels accept the government rate. (5/14)

 

 



 

 

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