11th Symposium on the Urban Environment
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Call for Papers
The theme for the 2014 AMS Annual Meeting is “Extreme Weather—Climate and the Built Environment: New perspectives, opportunities, and tools”. Herein, we broadly define weather and climate extreme events to include, but not be limited to, severe storms, tornados, tropical cyclones, floods, winter storms, drought, temperature extremes, derechos, aircraft turbulence, wildfires, extreme solar activity, and ocean-land responses (e.g. storm surges, landslides, debris flows). Our society is a “built environment,” increasingly connected by cyber, energy, water, transportation, health, social, and other infrastructures—one that interacts with the natural environment through ecosystem functions supplied by wetlands, barrier islands, etc. The sustainability of this built environment and stewardship of our natural ecosystems are clearly related to quality of life.
Under the auspices of the proposed theme, traditional topics related to advances in observations, modeling, and applications can be explored at the 11th Symposium on the Urban Environment. Papers and posters are invited on all subjects dealing with urban environment issues, including in-situ and remote-sensing observations, modeling, theoretical, forecasting, and applied studies such as societal and economic impacts of urbanization.
The following joint sessions are planned: 1) with the 26th Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Numerical Weather Prediction Conference and 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change on “Impacts of extreme weather and climate events on Urban Environment and Sustainability”; 2) with the 28th Conference on “ Urban Hydrology and Flood”; 3) with the 18th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology on “New-generation mesoscale to urban scale modeling capabilities for air pollution research and prediction”, and 4) with the History Committees.
Other planned session-themes include: urban energy and water balances; urban canopy and roughness sublayers; modeling, observation, and input data requirements for understanding and predicting interdisciplinary urban phenomenon; global climate change and urbanization; impact of extreme weather and climate on urban environment, biometeorology and public health in urban areas; urban development sustainability, role of aerosols on precipitation in urban areas; weather forecasting for cities; adaptation and mitigation strategies, urban climate and hydrology; and urban planning. Please contact the program chairpersons (contact information noted below) by 1 May if you would like to propose a session topic for this conference.
For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Fei Chen, email firstname.lastname@example.org; Jan Kleissl, email@example.com; Dev NIyogi, firstname.lastname@example.org; and Jorge Gonzalez, email@example.com.