17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, 27 June – 1 July 2016, Burlington, Vermont
The 17th Conference on Mountain Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and organized by the AMS Committee on Mountain Meteorology will be held in Burlington, VT at The Hilton Burlington (http://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/vermont/hilton-burlington-BTTVTHF/index.html). The dates of the meeting are 27 June – 1 July 2016. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org) in early April 2016.
The program committee for this conference seeks contributions on all aspects of mountain meteorology, including but not limited to:
Please submit your abstract electronically via the AMS website by 29 February 2016; see the website for instructions. 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). 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 of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by early April 2016. 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 1 August 2016. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
The 44th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held at the Doubletree by Hilton Austin in Austin, TX
15-17 June 2016, with a Short Course on 14 June 2016. This location will serve as both the conference meeting destination and the designated hotel accommodation, conveniently located about five miles north of Downtown Austin. The closest airport is Austin-Bergstrom International Airport (ABIA) located about 12 miles south of the Doubletree. Basic hotel and travel information is available on the AMS web site (http://www.ametsoc.org).
The conference returns to the Central U.S. Region this year to the “Live Music Capital of the World.” As with every year, we encourage presentations that focus on recent weather events and weather phenomenon that are unique to our host region. As Broadcasters, we encourage broadcaster presentations, showcasing how science is communicated across the country. Student presentations are also welcome! Below are some suggested areas we hope to delve into during this year’s conference.
Tension remains between how weather events are communicated on a local broadcast scale versus the national weather headlines. How can local weather stories be better told (accurately and without undue sensationalism) at the network level? How can national news outlets better tap into the local knowledge of market broadcast meteorologists? What are wise ways to accurately inform reporters (both local and national) about the context of weather events? Additionally, how can local competing stations prevent “first on, last off” viewership battles and cover local weather events in a balanced and appropriate manner to best serve the communities who depend on us?
As the way science is communicated continues to evolve with technology and social media platforms, we particularly encourage presentations related to social media. How do we regulate, filter and validate the dissemination of weather information across social media platforms? Can social media help lower warning false alarm rates by providing more spotter reports in real-time? With the whiplash-changing landscape of social media, how do broadcast meteorologists keep up with platforms, select the most beneficial ones, utilize them effectively and track analytics? Case-studies and examples of successful social media weather stories are encouraged.
National conversations about racism, ageism and sexism continue. Discrimination is also within broadcast television. How do we in broadcast appropriately identify cases of discrimination, and also encourage diverse and inclusive workplaces? How are employers meeting the legal needs and rights of new parents, both nursing mothers and new fathers? How can television stations better value meteorology experience, knowledge and wisdom? What are great examples of broadcast companies and local affiliates providing for and encouraging a healthful work balance in a 24/7 field? We welcome broadcaster’s stories and human resource presentations regarding these important national topics.
Presentations on companion fields of science are also solicited, including connections with social science, climate science, oceanography, agriculture, astronomy and space weather.
More details on the conference program and the Short Course will appear on the AMS web site by mid-March 2016.
The deadline for abstracts is 3 February 2016. 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). 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 of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail early-March 2016. Instructions for formatting abstracts are on the AMS Web page at https://ams.confex.com/ams. All abstracts and conference presentations will be made available on the AMS website.
The early registration deadline for the conference is 4 May 2016. Conference attendees may receive a special AMS group rate at the Doubletree by Hilton Austin for the dates 13-18 June 2016. Our meeting will take place in this hotel, just off of the lobby.
Weather and media vendors are encouraged to participate in the conference by purchasing AMS exhibit booth space to showcase their latest products and advancements. Exhibitors may also participate in the conference by presenting during the conference sessions.
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If you have suggestions for or questions about the conference content please contact the 44th co-chairs Meghan Danahey Hodge (firstname.lastname@example.org, KMOV St. Louis, MO) and Alex Garcia (email@example.com, KABB San Antonio, TX), as well as student liaison Megan Montgomery (firstname.lastname@example.org, Metropolitan State University, Denver, CO), or 2016 AMS Broadcast Board Chairwoman, Carrie Rose Pace (CarrieSRose@gmail.com, GRTC Richmond, VA).
For exhibitor questions, please contact Jennifer Rosen, Exhibits Manager (email@example.com).
For sponsorship opportunities, please contact Stephanie Armstrong, Director of Development (617-227-2426 ext. 3906) (firstname.lastname@example.org).
For all other questions, please contact Gillian Peguero (email@example.com).
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:
· Cyclone Global Navigation Satellite System
· 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:
· Air-sea interaction and its effects on electromagnetic wave propagation: Results from CASPER (Coupled Air-Sea Processes and EM ducting Research)
· Air-sea interactions in the emerging arctic;
· 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. 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 in the conference webprogram. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the confernece web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on in the conference webprogram 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., firstname.lastname@example.org); Brian Kahn (NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory,email@example.com); Jordan Gerth (CIMSS-SSEC, University of Wisconsin-Madison, firstname.lastname@example.org), and Ethan Nelson (University of Wisconsin-Madison, email@example.com).
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; firstname.lastname@example.org), David Richter (Conference Co-organizer and Student Competition Organizer: University of Notre Dame; David.Richter.email@example.com), and Justin Small, (Conference Co-organizer and Air-Sea Chair, NCAR; firstname.lastname@example.org).