Call for Papers

20th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction Call For Papers
15 – 19 August 2016 Madison, WI

Joint 21st American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference and 20th AMS Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, 15–19 August 2016, Madison, Wisconsin

            The Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SatMOC) Conference, and 20th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, sponsored and organized by the AMS Committees on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology and Air-Sea Interaction, will be held 15–19 August 2016 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, WI.  Preliminary travel and abstract submission information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/meetinfo.html) in August  2015.  Updated travel information, general information, registration, and the program will be posted in May 2016.

This joint conference is motivated by the on-going development of observational capabilities and analysis techniques to observe air-sea interaction processes using satellite remote sensing. Physical processes occurring at the air-sea interface are critical to develop and interpret satellite measurements over the ocean. A diverse array of Earth-observing satellites, meanwhile, provide unique sampling capabilities in space and time which have proven integral to understand and predict key interactions between the atmosphere and ocean. Examples include observations of coupled ocean-atmosphere variability on time-scales of hours to decades (e.g., ENSO, MJO, annular modes, tropical and extra-tropical cyclones, ocean eddies, and SST fronts), incorporation of satellite observations into models using data assimilation, and assessing skill in forecast and climate models. Comprehensive observations of small-scale processes at the ocean surface, including exchanges of heat, momentum, and gases, are critical for producing accurate geophysical datasets from satellite observations in which to study these larger-scale interactions. Process studies of a wide array of air-sea interaction phenomena using satellite-derived fields, often in combination with in situ observations or numerical models, contribute significantly to improved understanding and prediction of weather, ocean and climate variability.

The program committee seeks contributions highlighting these synergisms between satellite remote sensing and air-sea interaction, as well as contributions from all areas of satellite meteorology, oceanography and climatology and air-sea interaction research, applications and processes. There will be both separate/stand-alone sessions in satellite meteorology, oceanography, climatology, and air-sea interaction, and joint sessions highlighting the synergisms between the joint areas of interest. Interdisciplinary topics are highly encouraged, including: interactions between the marine atmospheric boundary layer and SST and feedbacks onto large-scale oceanic and atmospheric circulation; analysis of satellite-derived ocean current dynamics; integration of in situ observations with satellite data; use of satellite data in weather and climate predictions over the oceans (including data assimilation and model skill assessment); applications of active microwave radar systems in observing air-sea interaction processes (e.g., altimeter, scatterometer, or synthetic aperture radar); satellite-derived air-sea heat and gas fluxes; satellite observations of sea surface temperature and salinity; and analysis of satellite observations in coastal regions.

Our preliminary list of joint sessions includes ones focused on:

·         Laboratory, field, and satellite measurements of air-sea interaction processes

·         Satellite-derived air-sea flux measurements and parameterization development

·         SST and surface salinity effects on air-sea interaction

·         Integration of satellite-derived observations into data assimilation and climate modeling systems

·         Development and analysis of satellite observations in coastal regions

·         New generation of satellite systems that observe and help predict air-sea interaction processes

·         Satellite-derived air-sea interaction processes associated with tropical cyclone systems

In addition to the proposed joint sessions listed above, both the SatMOC and Air-Sea committees will host more individualized sessions.  The organizers of the 21st AMS SatMOC Conference are particularly interested in soliciting papers on improved use of satellite data for analyzing and predicting the weather, ocean/coastal/water regimes, climate, and the environment, as well as any relevant work regarding satellite observing processes related to air-sea interaction. Major areas of interest include:

·         Research and operational satellite data applications for weather, ocean, and climate monitoring and forecasting;

·         Potential of new generation satellite systems to improve weather, climate, and other environmental data products; enhance user application and services, and contribute to blended and fused satellite datasets;

·         How satellite data are being used to advance our understanding of fundamental weather and climate processes in the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere;

·         Development of applications and innovative methods of processing, combining, assimilating and analyzing satellite observations of the land, ocean/water, and atmosphere.

A preliminary list of possible sessions for the 20th Air-Sea Interaction Conference is as follows:

·         Sea surface processes, including waves, spray, bubbles, and aerosol;

·         Air-sea interaction at high latitudes;

·         Tropical air-sea interaction;

·         Extra-tropical air-sea interaction: linkages between annular modes, western boundary currents, and storm tracks;

·         The role of air-sea interaction in climate variability and change;

·         Surface wave effects on turbulence and air-sea interaction, from small to climate scale;

·         Air-sea interactions in high wind conditions;

·         Air-sea interaction and coupled ocean-atmosphere feedback process occurring in coastal regions, particularly sub-mesoscale variability (e.g., on spatial scales of 1-10 km).

Please contact the program co-chairs (contact information noted below) by 1 August 2015 if you would like to propose a session topic for these conferences.

Presenters are requested to please submit abstracts electronically via the Web by 1 April 2016 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html).  An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). This fee covers 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.
            Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in early May 2016. 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.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

For additional information about the 21st SatMOC Conference please contact one of the following program co-chairs: Ken Carey (Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc., ken.carey@ertcorp.com); Brian Kahn (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory, brian.h.kahn@jpl.nasa.gov); Jordan Gerth (CIMSS-SSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, jordang@ssec.wisc.edu), and Ethan Nelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, ethan.nelson@aos.wisc.edu).

For additional information about the 20th Air-Sea Interaction Conference please contact one of the following program co-chairs: Larry O’Neill (Conference Lead Organizer: Oregon State University; loneill@coas.oregonstate.edu), David Richter (Conference Co-organizer and Student Competition Organizer: University of Notre Dame; David.Richter.26@nd.edu), and Justin Small, (Conference Co-organizer and Air-Sea Chair, NCAR; jsmall@ucar.edu).

 

 


 

 

21st Conference on Satellite Meteorology Call For Papers
15 – 19 August 2016 Madison, WI

Joint 21st American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference and 20th AMS Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, 15–19 August 2016, Madison, Wisconsin

            The Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SatMOC) Conference, and 20th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction, sponsored and organized by the AMS Committees on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology and Air-Sea Interaction, will be held 15–19 August 2016 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center in Madison, WI.  Preliminary travel and abstract submission information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/MEET/meetinfo.html) in August  2015.  Updated travel information, general information, registration, and the program will be posted in May 2016.

This joint conference is motivated by the on-going development of observational capabilities and analysis techniques to observe air-sea interaction processes using satellite remote sensing. Physical processes occurring at the air-sea interface are critical to develop and interpret satellite measurements over the ocean. A diverse array of Earth-observing satellites, meanwhile, provide unique sampling capabilities in space and time which have proven integral to understand and predict key interactions between the atmosphere and ocean. Examples include observations of coupled ocean-atmosphere variability on time-scales of hours to decades (e.g., ENSO, MJO, annular modes, tropical and extra-tropical cyclones, ocean eddies, and SST fronts), incorporation of satellite observations into models using data assimilation, and assessing skill in forecast and climate models. Comprehensive observations of small-scale processes at the ocean surface, including exchanges of heat, momentum, and gases, are critical for producing accurate geophysical datasets from satellite observations in which to study these larger-scale interactions. Process studies of a wide array of air-sea interaction phenomena using satellite-derived fields, often in combination with in situ observations or numerical models, contribute significantly to improved understanding and prediction of weather, ocean and climate variability.

The program committee seeks contributions highlighting these synergisms between satellite remote sensing and air-sea interaction, as well as contributions from all areas of satellite meteorology, oceanography and climatology and air-sea interaction research, applications and processes. There will be both separate/stand-alone sessions in satellite meteorology, oceanography, climatology, and air-sea interaction, and joint sessions highlighting the synergisms between the joint areas of interest. Interdisciplinary topics are highly encouraged, including: interactions between the marine atmospheric boundary layer and SST and feedbacks onto large-scale oceanic and atmospheric circulation; analysis of satellite-derived ocean current dynamics; integration of in situ observations with satellite data; use of satellite data in weather and climate predictions over the oceans (including data assimilation and model skill assessment); applications of active microwave radar systems in observing air-sea interaction processes (e.g., altimeter, scatterometer, or synthetic aperture radar); satellite-derived air-sea heat and gas fluxes; satellite observations of sea surface temperature and salinity; and analysis of satellite observations in coastal regions.

Our preliminary list of joint sessions includes ones focused on:

·         Laboratory, field, and satellite measurements of air-sea interaction processes

·         Satellite-derived air-sea flux measurements and parameterization development

·         SST and surface salinity effects on air-sea interaction

·         Integration of satellite-derived observations into data assimilation and climate modeling systems

·         Development and analysis of satellite observations in coastal regions

·         New generation of satellite systems that observe and help predict air-sea interaction processes

·         Satellite-derived air-sea interaction processes associated with tropical cyclone systems

In addition to the proposed joint sessions listed above, both the SatMOC and Air-Sea committees will host more individualized sessions.  The organizers of the 21st AMS SatMOC Conference are particularly interested in soliciting papers on improved use of satellite data for analyzing and predicting the weather, ocean/coastal/water regimes, climate, and the environment, as well as any relevant work regarding satellite observing processes related to air-sea interaction. Major areas of interest include:

·         Research and operational satellite data applications for weather, ocean, and climate monitoring and forecasting;

·         Potential of new generation satellite systems to improve weather, climate, and other environmental data products; enhance user application and services, and contribute to blended and fused satellite datasets;

·         How satellite data are being used to advance our understanding of fundamental weather and climate processes in the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere;

·         Development of applications and innovative methods of processing, combining, assimilating and analyzing satellite observations of the land, ocean/water, and atmosphere.

A preliminary list of possible sessions for the 20th Air-Sea Interaction Conference is as follows:

·         Sea surface processes, including waves, spray, bubbles, and aerosol;

·         Air-sea interaction at high latitudes;

·         Tropical air-sea interaction;

·         Extra-tropical air-sea interaction: linkages between annular modes, western boundary currents, and storm tracks;

·         The role of air-sea interaction in climate variability and change;

·         Surface wave effects on turbulence and air-sea interaction, from small to climate scale;

·         Air-sea interactions in high wind conditions;

·         Air-sea interaction and coupled ocean-atmosphere feedback process occurring in coastal regions, particularly sub-mesoscale variability (e.g., on spatial scales of 1-10 km).

Please contact the program co-chairs (contact information noted below) by 1 August 2015 if you would like to propose a session topic for these conferences.

Presenters are requested to please submit abstracts electronically via the Web by 1 April 2016 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html).  An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). This fee covers 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.
            Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in early May 2016. 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.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

For additional information about the 21st SatMOC Conference please contact one of the following program co-chairs: Ken Carey (Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc., ken.carey@ertcorp.com); Brian Kahn (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,brian.h.kahn@jpl.nasa.gov); Jordan Gerth (CIMSS-SSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, jordang@ssec.wisc.edu), and Ethan Nelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, ethan.nelson@aos.wisc.edu).

For additional information about the 20th Air-Sea Interaction Conference please contact one of the following program co-chairs: Larry O’Neill (Conference Lead Organizer: Oregon State University; loneill@coas.oregonstate.edu), David Richter (Conference Co-organizer and Student Competition Organizer: University of Notre Dame; David.Richter.26@nd.edu), and Justin Small, (Conference Co-organizer and Air-Sea Chair, NCAR; jsmall@ucar.edu).