Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

The AMS Agircultural and Forest Meteorology STAC represents the membership on the subdiscipline surface-atmosphere exchange with a focus on feedbacks between the land surface and lower atmospheric processes (atmospheric surface layer), and how these influence climate, weather variability, and atmospheric impacts to near-surface atmospheric turbulent transport, forests, agricultural systems, and ecosystems in general. Committee members span expertise in atmospheric turbulence, plant hydrology, eddy covariance measurement, large eddy simulation (LES), agricultural greenhouse gas emissions, land surface biophysics modeling, forest fire meteorology, and ecosystem ecology.

Our primary activies include hosting a biannual speciality conference, often joint with the Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences or Boundary Layers and Turbulence, and contributing to selection for the Award for Outstanding Achievement in Biometeorology.

Our most recent meeting was in May 12-15 2014 in Portland, OR. Please congratulate the winners of student oral and poster presentations:

Oral Presentations
1st Place, Tim Price, A wind tunnel study of momentum transport in sparse perennial agricultural canopies
2nd Place Eric Kutter, Impacts of Recirculation on Biosphere-Atmosphere Interactions over Complex Terrain
2nd Place (tie), Brian Baily, A High-Resolution Canopy Radiation and Microclimate Model Based on GPU Technology
 
Posters
1st Place, Nathan Miller, Simulation of Particle Dispersion in a Trellised Agricultural Canopy using the QUIC Dispersion Model
2nd Place, Elke Eichelmann, Two years of Eddy Covariance Measurements of CO2 and Water Fluxes over Switchgrass
3rd Place, Samantha Piquette,  Experiences Using the Newer EC155 Closed-Path Infrared CO2/H2O Analyzer for Measuring Eddy Covariance in Agricultural and Natural Ecosystems