10th Conference on Space Weather
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The theme for the 2013 AMS Annual Meeting is “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather and Climate Forecasts 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, navigation, communication and responses to climate trends.
This year’s theme is highly appropriate for the 10th CSW. Compared to numerical weather prediction, the space weather discipline is still in its infancy and prediction capabilities are not as mature and sophisticated as what have been achieved for terrestrial weather. However, there have been a number of advances in our understanding of the Sun-Earth System, operational space weather models, and ground and space-based data sets. Using meteorology as an example, the space weather community is in the early stages of delivering improved forecast capabilities for a variety of space weather applications. The 10th CSW will highlight those burgeoning new capabilities and reflect on advances in science and prediction over the past decade since the first Space Weather Symposium was held at the Annual AMS Meeting. Both oral and poster presentations are solicited. Awards will be given to the two best student papers.
This year papers are solicited on:
- Advances in space weather nowcasting and forecasting, and associated metrics
- Advances in space weather instrumentation and models
- New data sources and products
- Historical perspectives in space weather prediction (Joint with History Conference)
- Space Weather Transition Plans, Challenges, Opportunities (Joint with 3rd Research to Operations Conference)
- Poster Session on Heliophysics: connection between the Sun, space weather, and Earth’s climate
- General contributions (oral and poster presentations)
As part of this year’s Conference, there will be a special half day session and lunchtime townhall on Heliophysics, which aims to broaden understanding of the connection between the Sun and Earth’s climate and space weather. This session will include only invited talks, but posters are solicited.
For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Bob McCoy, firstname.lastname@example.org or Genene Fisher, Genene.email@example.com.