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36th Conference on Radar Meteorology

16-20 September 2013, Breckenridge, CO

Organizers

The 36th Conference on Radar Meteorology is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Radar Meteorology. The conference will be held 16-20 September 2013 at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center in Breckenridge, CO.

Sponsors / Exhibitors

Interested Sponsors may contact Cara Campbell at ccampbell@ametsoc.org or (617) 226-3969
Interested Exhibitors may contact Jenn Rosen at jrosen@ametsoc.org or (617) 226-3972

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: Fri. 17 May
Acceptance E-Mails Out & Registration Opens: Fri. 14 June
Pre-Registration Deadline: Fri. 9 Aug.
Hotel Reservation Deadline: Mon. 12 Aug.
No Registration Refunds After: Fri. 30 Aug.
Manuscript Deadline: Wed. 15 Sept.

Conference Co-Chairs
Christopher R. Williams, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO
J. Vivekanandan, NCAR, Boulder, CO

Conference Themes

  • Emerging Technology and Future Directions
    • Bob Palmer, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
  • Precipitation & Hydrologic Applications (Operational)
    • Martin Hagen, DLR, Wessling, Germany
  • Advances in Precipitation & Microphysics Estimation (Research)
    • Steve Nesbitt, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL
  • Polarimetric Radar
    • John Hubbert, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  • Use of Radar Data for NWP Models
    • Jenny Sun, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  • Field Campaigns
    • Walter Petersen, NASA, Wallops Island, VA
  • Airborne and Spaceborne Radars
    • Simone Tanelli, JPL/CalTech, Pasadena, CA
  • Millimeter Wavelength Radars
    • Herman Russchenberg, Delft Tech. Univ., Delft, Netherlands

Registration

All attendees must register to attend the conference. Registration may be completed on-line, via fax-in form, or on-site. Links will be available in the left-hand panel of this page. Registration rates will be announced and opened on Friday, 14 June.  Pre-registration (discounted) will be available until Friday, 9 Aug.

36Radar FULL WEEK PACKAGE

 

36Radar ONE DAY PACKAGE

 

Early Registration

Registration

Late Registration

Early Registration

Registration

Late Registration

By 9 August

By 13 Sept.

On-Site

By 9 August

By 13 Sept.

On-Site

ATTENDEE TYPE

           

AMS Full Member/Program or Session Chair

$465

$505

$525

$265

$305

$325

Non-Member Speaker or Poster Presenter, AMS Associate Member, or Co-Sponsoring Society Member

$505

$545

$565

$265

$305

$325

Non-Member  

$555

$595

$615

$265

$305

$325

Retired Member

$190

$230

$250

$90

$130

$150

AMS Student Member

$165

$205

$225

$60

$100

$120

Student Non-Member

$195

$235

$255

$90

$130

$150

 

Phased Array Weather Radar Polarimetry Short Course

 

Early Registration

Registration

Late Registration

By 9 August

By 13 Sept.

On-Site

ATTENDEE TYPE

     

AMS Full Member

$150

$190

$210

Non-Member  

$190

$230

$250

AMS Student Member

$85

$125

$145

Student Non-Member

$115

$155

$175

 
 

Short Course on Weather Radar Calibration Laboratory

 

Registration for this course will be limited to 25 students, on a first-come, first-served basis only. Registration will be available on-line only and will close on September 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Short Course Attendee

$ 240

 

Accommodations

hotel interiorAttendees are responsible for making their own hotel arrangements. All meeting sessions for the conferences will be held at the Beaver Run Resort & Conference Center.

A block of rooms have been reserved at the hotel for meeting attendees at a special rate of:

$92 (government per diem rate): Standard Hotel Room (2 beds, full bath, small sitting area)
$119 Deluxe Studio (Queen Bed, Sleeper Sofa, Mini-Kitchen & Spa tub)
$129 Colorado Suite (Queen Bed, Sleeper Sofa, Mini-Kitchen & Spa tub, fireplace, private balcony)
$135 One-Bedroom Suite (Queen Bed, Sleeper Sofa, Full Kitchen, Fireplace, private balcony)
$199 Two-Bedroom Suite (3 Queen Beds, Sleeper Sofa, Full Kitchen, Fireplace, private balcony)

Taxes are not included in the rates listed above.
To receive the special meeting rate, attendees must request a room under the AMS block.

Thank you in advance for booking your sleeping room at the meeting host hotel. In doing so, you’re helping AMS maintain a strong pick-up history for future hotel contract negotiations, helping to keep registration rates as low as possible.

Reservations may be made by phone only or by fax-in form only.
Beaver Run Resort Reservations #: 1-800-525-2253
Use Group Name: 36th Conference on Radar Meteorology
Reservations are available on a space-available basis until Monday, 12 August only.
 

Internet Accessibility
AMS has negotiated a contract that provides complimentary high speed internet access in all sleeping rooms.

Getting to Breckenridge
Breckenridge is located 105 miles (2 hour drive) from the Denver International Airport.

Door to door airport transportation can be provided from Denver International Airport by Colorado Mountain Express (www.rideme.com, 800-525-6363). Current rates are $64.00 per person each way. Group rates and private charters are available.

Directions and additional information can be found here:
http://www.breckenridge.com/plan-a-trip/getting-here/directions-to-breckenridge.aspx

Ground Transportation
Beaver Run Resort provides a complimentary on-call shuttle within the town of Breckenridge. The FreeRide bus system connects Beaver Run to most Breckenridge locations. The Summit County towns of Breckenridge, Frisco, Dillon, Keystone, Silverthorne and Copper Mountain are linked by The Summit Stage free bus network.

Beaver Run Resort is also within walking distance to many restaurants and areas of interest. However, if you opt to bring your car, garage or surface parking is complimentary.

Short Courses

Two AMS Short Courses will precede full Radar Conference:

1. Weather Radar Calibration Laboratory: Sat., 14 September 2013, CSU-CHILL Site – Greeley, CO (full day course)
General Information (PDF)

Registration for the Weather Radar Calibration Laboratory course will be limited to 25 students, on a first-come, first-served basis only. Registration closed on September 1 at 11:59 p.m.

Please note that the CSU-CHILL site in Greeley, CO is located approx.. 1 hour (driving time) north of Denver and approx.. 2.5 hours (driving time) northeast of Breckenridge. Attendees will be on their own for transportation. Please see the full announcement for more information.

2. Phased Array Radar Polarimetry: Sun., 15 September 2013,
Breckenridge, CO (1/2 day, afternoon course)
Registration Form

Presentation: Requestable NSF Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities for Scientific Research and Project-based Education

Tuesday, 17 September 2013 6-7:30pm in Colorado Ballroom V

Contact:
Alison Rockwerll
Rockwell@ucar.edu
303.497.8758

Presentation description:
This workshop will introduce participants to the suite of available National Science Foundation (NSF) observational research platforms and services available through the five Lower Atmospheric Observing Facilities (LAOF) partner organizations, and provide a clear roadmap on how to request these facilities in support of scientific field campaigns and educational activities. Facility Managers, and experienced users of LAOF will provide information, guidance and advice on how to incorporate available instruments and platforms into an experiment design, what steps need to be taken to request one or more of these facilities, and how to maximize the success of a campaign.

Through its Division of Atmospheric and Geospace Sciences (AGS), NSF provides multi-user national facilities through their LAOF Program in support of the geosciences community at no cost to the investigator. These facilities, which include research aircraft, radars, lidars, surface and sounding systems, receive NSF base support and are eligible for deployment funding. While the program management resides within AGS in the NCAR/Facilities Section (NFS), the facilities are managed and operated by the five LAOF partner organizations - the National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR), Colorado State University (CSU), the University of Wyoming (UWY), the Center for Severe Weather Research (CSWR) and the Center for Interdisciplinary Remotely-Piloted Aircraft Studies (CIRPAS).

Observational facilities are available on a competitive basis to all qualified researchers from universities, NCAR and other government agencies requiring these research platforms and associated services to carry out various research objectives. The deployment of all facilities is driven by scientific merit, capabilities of a specific facility to carry out the proposed observations, and scheduling for the requested time.

Beyond the Conference

Breckenridge is an outdoor wonderland! There are boundless things to do and see and it can be a fun spot to bring friends and family. For more information, check out:
www.gobreck.com
www.breckenridge.com

Special Needs

It is our sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA). Attendees with special needs should call the AMS Meetings Dept. at (617) 227-2426 x228, 4–6 weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements.  Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.

 

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