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Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts

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 the theme of the Annual Meeting, a Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts will be convened.  Papers are solicited on a variety of topics that address predictions of important factors in tropical meteorology.  The topics will be ordered based on spatial and temporal scales.  Specific sessions will address interannual and global factors, intraseasonal and regional factors, synoptic-scale factors, and sub-synoptic factors.  Each topic will address prediction techniques, a user perspective, and implications for society.

For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Patrick A. Harr, Department of Meteorology, Naval Postgraduate School, Monterey, CA 93943, paharr@nps.edu.

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