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Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy

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Authors & Presenters

Please review our Presenter Guidelines.

Please note that abstract fees are only refundable if your abstract is rejected for presentation and Any abstracts withdrawn after acceptance must still be paid in full.

Important Dates

  • Check/Change Abstract Title and Author Listing Deadline: 2 November 2015
  • Oral Presentation Upload Deadline (before meeting): 4 January 2016
  • Supplementary Information Upload Deadline 11 February 2015

Sponsors and Organizers

The Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy is organized by the AMS Committee on Energy, the AMS Committee on Renewable Energy, and is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society.

Call for Papers

The theme for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting, “Earth System Science in Service to Society”, weaves the many parts of AMS into a common core. Emphasizing the academic and research strength of AMS, the theme also connects that research to the benefits that society gains from our science. AMS merges the physical, chemical, and biological study of the Earth with human-centered “domains of action”: (1) Observing, (2) Analysis and research leading to understanding, (3) Modeling and prediction, and (4) Social sciences – how people deal with Earth. “Service to Society” explicitly evokes the integrated and complementary government and commercial enterprise that the AMS has done so much to foster over the last decade. The 2016 meeting integrates AMS’ proud, nearly 100-year history of making a positive difference in the lives of our citizens by continually communicating the advances of its science research to the public and policy makers.   

Papers and posters are invited on all subjects dealing with the energy complex, including observational and theoretical meteorology, modeling, forecasting, and applied studies. Possible planned session themes include: (a) Weather and the Smart Grid – New Applications for Weather in Asset Management;(b) Artificial Intelligence Application in the Energy Sector; (c) Energy Supply/Demand Fundamentals focused on Short Range Forecasting; (d) Energy Supply/Demand Fundamentals focused on Medium/Long Range Forecasting and Climate Assessments; (e) Renewable Energy Applications; (f) Policy Issues for the New Energy Economy; (g) Applications of High-Resolution Modeling  to Utility Operations; (h) Weather data and utilities, supporting emergency operations; (i) Weather and the Energy – What’s Next? Tomorrow’s Innovation Underway Today; (j) From Measurement to Models – How Big Weather Data is Changing the Energy Economy; (k) Supporting 20% Wind Power by 2030 and High Solar Penetration; the Role of Meteorology in Tomorrow’s Energy Mix; (l) Water Resources and Energy Sector Interactions; (m) Energy and Climate Variability -What is Climate Resilience and it’s Impacts on the Energy Grid?

The planned sessions will cover a breadth of topics; however abstracts in the following areas are particularly encouraged:

  • Themed-joint session: Adapting to Climate Variability and its Impacts on Energy Sector Resilience
  • Operational forecast modeling for wind/solar electric generation
  • Medium-range, sub-seasonal, and seasonal scale forecast techniques and modeling for energy demand
  • Climate data and modeling applied to long-term renewable energy resource development
  • Software applications linking weather to energy decision support
  • Energy applications for weather/climate data
  • New technologies for the production of renewable energy
  • Big data analytics providing decision support within the energy sector
  • Logistic regression applications in the energy sector
  • Remote sensing techniques for wind energy assessment and forecasting
  • Water resource and energy sector interactions
  • Energy and Climate Variability

Participants may also address the changing dimensions of the traditional energy complex (e.g. electricity, natural gas and oil) as well as transformational technologies in the rapidly growing renewable energy marketplace. The Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy promises to be an essential experience for those whose work intersects with the energy complex!

Student Award Opportunities

The Seventh Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy values student participation. As we have done in the past, we will have awards for best student oral presentations and best student posters to encourage student participation. Presentations will be judged based on scientific content and effectiveness of communication.

Program Chair(s)

For additional information or if you wish to propose a session topic for this conference please contact the program chairpersons, Andrew Clifton or Brian D‘Agostino.