Call for Papers

Joint 21st American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology Conference and 20th AMS Conference on Air-Sea Interaction Call For Papers

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., 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).

There are several opportunities for students at the Joint 21st AMS Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology (SatMOC) Conference, and 20th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction. Please click here for details. 

28th Conference on Severe Local Storms Call For Papers

28SLS Call For Papers
28th Conference on Severe Local Storms, 7-11 November 2016, Portland, OR

         The 28th Conference on Severe Local Storms (SLS), sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Committee on Severe Local Storms, will be held 7-11 November 2016 at the Hilton Portland & Executive Tower, in downtown Portland, Oregon.  Basic hotel and travel information will appear on the AMS web site soon. The full conference program, registration, and general information will appear on the AMS web site (http://www.ametsoc.org) by mid-August 2016.
         Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to severe local storms, which addresses hazards of tornadoes, large hail, flash floods, and damaging local winds that are associated with deep moist convection.  Presentations on results from field programs (e.g., VORTEX-SE, PECAN, MPEX, DC3, VORTEX2) and similar observational campaigns, high impact severe convective weather events, assimilation of data into numerical models for the analysis and prediction of severe convective weather, high-resolution simulations of convection and their mesoscale environments, climatologies of and climate interactions with severe local storms, and studies of the societal impacts of severe local storms are particularly encouraged.
         Students are strongly encouraged to submit oral and poster presentations. Monetary awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations by first-time student presenters at SLS. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.  More information on funding opportunities for student travel will be made available soon in a separate announcement. Special sessions and events are being planned with a focus on student involvement in severe storms research and operations.
        Please submit your abstract electronically online at http://ams.confex.com/ams/ by the deadline date of 7 July 2016.  An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is required at the time of submission.  Please note that some abstracts may not be accepted, depending on program constraints, relevance, and merit of subject matter.  In any such cases the abstract fee will be refunded. Authors may indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation during abstract submission; those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation. Oral presentation slots will be very limited, thus authors may only request one oral submission, but are welcome to present multiple posters. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid-August 2016. These authors are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract (at no extra cost) electronically prior to the start of the conference, but manuscripts will be accepted through the electronic submission system through 7 December 2016. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts (PDF format, up to 10 MB in size) will be posted on the AMS web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS web site at no additional cost.
         A session for presenting photos and videos is planned for Tuesday evening.  Participants who are interested in contributing their images or video should contact Victor Gensini (gensiniv@cod.edu).
         For additional information please contact either of the program chairs: James Marquis, jmarquis@cswr.org, Center for Severe Weather Research, 3394 Airport Road, Boulder, CO 80301; or Jana Houser, houserj@ohio.edu, Ohio University, 145 Clippinger Labratories, Athens, OH 45701.

Call For Papers

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:

  • Stable and convective orographic precipitation
  • Boundary layers and turbulence in complex terrain
  • Diurnal mountain winds and cold-air pools
  • Mountain waves and terrain induced windstorms
  • Barrier jets and cold-air damming
  • Numerical weather prediction, data assimilation, and forecasting in complex terrain
  • Applications of mountain meteorology (e.g. air quality, fire dynamics, and wind resource assessment)
  • Mountain climate and hydrology
  • Biosphere-atmosphere interactions in complex terrain
  • New or emerging topics in mountain meteorology
  • Results from recent field campaigns

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 20 June 2016. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be made available on the AMS website.

For further information, please contact the program co-chairs: Stephan De Wekker (dewekker@virginia.edu) orhttps://www.umail.utah.edu/owa/14.3.235.1/themes/resources/clear1x1.gif Erik Crosman (erik.crosman@utah.edu).