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Robert A. Duce Symposium

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.

The theme for the 2013 Robert A. Duce Named Symposium is “Air-Sea Exchange: Impacts on the Atmosphere and Ocean”. It will honor his distinguished contributions in research related to chemical cycles of pollutant and natural substances in the global atmosphere and, in particular, atmospheric transport of chemicals from the continents, their deposition to the ocean and impact on marine biogeochemistry, atmospheric chemistry and climate, with studies in Antarctica, the Arctic, and all the world's ocean and his leadership of the atmospheric/oceanic science community. The symposium will present an integrated view of atmospheric and marine chemistry, air-sea interaction, global biogeochemical cycles, and climate change. Papers are solicited on all aspects of air-sea exchange.  Graduate and undergraduate students are strongly encouraged to submit an abstract describing their research in this area. Best student oral presentations and poster papers will be selected at the meeting and recognized by the Atmospheric Chemistry Committee soon after the meeting.

All registrants for the AMS Annual Meeting are invited to attend the Duce Symposium. A banquet dinner to honor Robert A. Duce will be held on 8 January. The Duce banquet ticket is not included in the conference registration package and must be purchased separately. We encourage you to purchase tickets when preregistering since only a limited number will be available onsite.

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Peter Liss, School Environmental Sciences, University of East Anglia, Norwich, NR4 7TJ, United Kingdom, p.liss@uea.ac.uk; or the program co-chair Renyi Zhang, Dept. of Atmospheric Sciences, Texas A&M University, Campus mail stop # 3150, College Station, TX 77843, (979) 845-7656, renyi-zhang@tamu.edu. (2/12)

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