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The 17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology
The 17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology was held June 27- July 1, 2016 in Burlington, Vermont on the shores of Lake Champlain and was co-chaired by Stephan De Wekker (University of Virginia) and Erik Crosman (University of Utah). There were 155 submissions, with 131 presenting authors from 15 countries. Roughly 2/3 of the papers were given orally and 1/3 were posters. As an experiment, each poster session was split into two periods with a break for oral presentations in between to reduce “poster session fatigue.” Feedback on this was mixed.
The “Mountain Meteorology Named Session Award,” which replaced the previous “Mountain Meteorology Award,” was presented for the first time to Shiyuan (Sharon) Zhong (Michigan State University) for distinguished contributions to the understanding of boundary layers in complex terrain through observational campaigns and numerical simulation. Heather Reeves (NOAA/MRMS) received a STAC Award in Mountain Meteorology in recognition of her creativity in developing and administering the Mountain Meteorology Webinar series. Student awards were presented to Maximo Menchaca (University of Washington) and Carly Wright (University of Reading) who tied for best oral presentation while Jennifer DeHart (University of Washington) was recognized for best poster.
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