11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment
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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”. 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 and responses to climate trends.
Following this theme, the 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment is soliciting papers on advances in predicting coastal conditions, encompassing meteorology, oceanography and hydrology. One of the goals of this Symposium will be to publicize emerging operational forecast system capabilities and to stimulate interaction between users and providers. We encourage topics on global, regional and coastal forecast systems and on coupled of atmospheric, oceanic, hydrologic and ecological capabilities. For example, topics could cover storm and inundation (surge/flooding) events, as well as ecological conditions such as water quality, hypoxia and harmful algal blooms. We encourage papers addressing the building and testing of the capacity for long-term projections in coastal environments using the regional scale to integrated Earth System models. We also would emphasize the development of tools for assessing uncertainty estimates of the predictions and the provision of physical and ecological decision assistance, tools and applications. We encourage participation from IOOS Regional Associations and Federal operational centers.
For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Frank Aikman (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Hyodae Seo (email@example.com).