2013 AMS Annual Meeting


20th Conference on Applied Climatology

The theme for the 2013 AMS Annual Meeting is “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections”.  Over the past 60 years the meteorological community has made tremendous strides in making prediction a fundamental part of its scientific and operational/service heritage through the development and application of complex numerical models involving the atmosphere, ocean, land and cryosphere components of the Earth System. This theme will serve as a catalyst for the 2013 AMS annual meeting by focusing the attention of the research and operational communities, including those who are involved in accelerating the transition of research results into operations.  Furthermore, the increasing use of predictions by decision makers throughout federal, state, and local emergency management government agencies and by private/commercial sectors will serve as an important component for this annual meeting along with the extension of predictive capabilities into a broader domain, including public health, food security, air and water quality, alternative energy and responses to climate trends.

Following this theme, the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology is soliciting papers that address the prediction needs of climate information users and decision-makers, including advances in prediction capabilities and how users incorporate climate information and climate predictions.  Papers that address the communication of climate outlooks to various user and citizen groups are also encouraged.

As always, papers on traditional topics in applied climatology also are sought, including, but not limited to, data quality, climate data sets, links between climate and weather, and applied climate studies. Papers for this conference are solicited on themes including:

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Barbara Mayes Boustead, National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE (e-mail:; and Steven Quiring, Texas A&M University, (e-mail:


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