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The abstract submission deadline is:

15 October 2012

Submit Abstract

An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted).

Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 6 February 2013

All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

IMPACTS: Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2012

This session highlights the major weather related events and their impacts that occurred in the previous year.  The theme for the conference is “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections.” How did improved prediction services or communication platforms potentially change the outcome of the 2012 weather event?  Are we seeing improved responses from the public based on improvements to weather forecasting, or were there significant lessons learned in 2012?   While the session does have invited speakers, submitted abstracts will be accepted through Oct 15, 2012.   Two of the session themes generally include Global and US Weather Impacts, and opportunities exist as major events occur to create two other themed sessions during the day as well.  Past themes have included Significant Floods, Heat and Drought, Decision Support during Major Events, Urban Weather Events, Weather and Transportation Impacts, Marine Weather Events and Weather and Health Impacts. 

For additional information, please contact the program chair, Tanja Fransen (e-mail:  tanja.fransen@noaa.gov, tel: 406-228-2850.) 2/12