20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, 11th Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and Third AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)
Joint 20th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Satellite Conference, 11th AMS Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and 3rd AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA), 4–8 January 2015, Phoenix, Arizona
The Joint 20th AMS Satellite Conference, 11th AMS Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems, and 3rd AMS JCSDA Symposium, organized by the AMS Committee on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography and Climatology, Joint Polar Satellite System (JPSS) and Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite R-Series (GOES-R) Symposium Committee, and JCSDA, will be held 4–8 January 2015, as part of the 95th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/annual/) in late-September 2014.
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. People, businesses, and governments depend increasingly on weather, water, and climate information matched to their specific needs. We are converging on a day when such information is integrated into nearly every decision or action people take. This revolution in highly targeted, customized information - delivered when and where it is most useful - will make our lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. The challenge for our community is this: collaborate and innovate to develop – and ultimately deliver – actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across all spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation’s safety, health, and prosperity. The meeting will explore the many topics required for our community to implement this vision.
A Joint Program Committee is soliciting abstracts and presentations describing new concepts, research, operations, and practical application of satellite measurements to meteorological, oceanographic, climatological and other environmental problems. The organizers are particularly interested in papers focused on improved use of polar-orbiting and geostationary satellite data for analyzing and predicting the weather, the ocean, the climate, and the environment. This includes research and progress on current and next-generation passive and active systems, including geostationary microwave imagers and hyperspectral infrared sounders, Doppler wind lidar, soil moisture and ocean salinity, and outcomes of various missions aimed at trace/greenhouse gases or more detailed aerosol information. Major areas of interest include:
- Factors influencing the design and operation of satellites and satellite instrumentation for observing the atmosphere, oceans, and the Earth;
- Research/studies that assess the impact of satellite data on forecast skill;
- The potential of satellite systems to provide stable, accurate and systematic observations of all components of the climate system;
- How satellite data are being used to advance our understanding of fundamental weather and climate processes in the atmosphere, oceans, land surface, and cryosphere, and will continue to improve our ability to observe, analyze, predict, and communicate weather and climate data at a new level of fidelity and timeliness;
- Development of innovative methods of processing, combining, assimilating and analyzing the observations from satellites
- Development of remote sensing data applications to support decision making in fields such as energy security, agriculture, human health, water resources and others.
- What methods satellite programs use to interact with satellite data users to understand their vision for the use of satellite data to meet their mission requirements?
- How satellite capabilities are evaluated to determine their effectiveness in meeting their users data requirements and how evaluation results are fed back to the user community.
Based on the quality of submitted abstracts, two students will be selected for partial reimbursement of their travel expenses, as well as two students being selected for the best oral and poster presentations submitted to this program.
Presenters are requested to please submit abstracts electronically via the Web by 8 August 2014 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html). 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.
Session Topic Proposals
Please contact the program chairperson(s) by 15 July 2014 if you would like to propose a session topic.