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11th History Symposium

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The theme for the 2013 AMS Annual Meeting is “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections”.  In keeping with this year’s overarching AMS theme, the History Committee solicits papers that address the historical development and implications of weather and climate forecasts with special emphasis on contemporary water and drought issues, space weather prediction, history and development of hurricane observation and forecasting, as outlined below. Papers may be broadly conceived, in any time period or cultural context. The History Committee invites discourse between atmospheric scientists, historians of science, science librarians and archivists, social scientists, geographers and other disciplines that intersect history and the atmospheric sciences.

This year papers are solicited on:

  • Contemporary regional water and drought issues viewed through the lens of history – how history has illuminated and informed present decision-making and science. This could include, but is not limited to, great droughts of the 1950s and 1930s, Texas and regional dust bowl history, historical flooding events of the region (Joint with Conference on Hydrology, History is lead)
  • Historical perspectives in space weather prediction (Joint with 10th Conference on Space Weather, Space Weather is lead)
  • Historical perspectives on predictions and the decision-making process in tropical meteorology, examined with respect to all tropical meteorology forecast systems, and including historical development of governing agencies responsible for operations and decision processes (Joint with Special Symposium on the Next Level of Prediction in Tropical Meteorology, Tropical Meteorology is lead)
  • General contributions on historical perspectives on weather, climate and natural history issues of the region and specifically, to continue the focus on hydrology/water issues and history and development of hurricane observation and forecasting. May also include historical development of agencies, instrumentation and analysis tools related to forecasting science.  (History Symposium, General sessions)

For additional information please contact Jean Phillips, History Committee Chair, Space Science and Engineering Center, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 1225 W. Dayton Street, Madison, WI  53706. Email:  jean.phillips@ssec.wisc.edu.