31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change

Conference Program

The theme of the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting is “Transforming Communication in the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise”.  In support of this theme, the 31st CVC will be hosting a town hall meeting on “The Role of Twitter and Online Blogs in Scientific Communications on Climate Change”.

Topics Covered

Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all aspects of climate variability and change, both observational and modeling studies. Papers directed at an improved understanding of the changing climate are especially encouraged, and sessions on the following topics are planned:

  • Climate Sensitivity
  • Climate modeling for the IPCC
  • Decadal-Multidecadal variability in the Pacific and the Atlantic
  • Variability and change in the tropical and extratropical circulation
  • Climate variations on intraseasonal to interannual time scales
  • Aerosols, clouds and climate
  • Structure and evolution of climate teleconnections in observations & simulations
  • Arctic climate variability and change
  • Role of the stratosphere in climate variability and change
  • African climate variations and change
  • ENSO dynamics, diversity, prediction, and impacts
  • Atmospheric rivers and other extreme climate events
  • Convection-resolving/Eddy-permitting climate modeling

A special session honoring Jay Fein’s contributions to the field of Climate Variability and Change is also planned.  Additional session topics are welcome and encouraged.  Please contact the program chairs (contact information noted below) by 1 May 2017 to propose a session topic.

Student Award Opportunities

The Climate Variability and Change Committee encourages abstract submissions from students and postdocs.  Awards for outstanding oral and poster presentations will be given for student contributions. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.

Conference Contact(s)

The 31st Conference on Climate Variability and Change is organized by the AMS Committee on Climate Variability and Change.

For additional information please contact the conference co-chairs: Gudrun Magnusdottir (email: gudrun@uci.edu) and Kerry Cook (email: kc@jsg.utexas.edu).