26th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction
Call for Papers
The theme for the 2014 AMS Annual Meeting is “Extreme Weather—Climate and the Built Environment: New perspectives, opportunities, and tools.”. Herein, we broadly define weather and climate extreme events to include, but not be limited to, severe storms, tornados, tropical cyclones, floods, winter storms, drought, temperature extremes, derechos, aircraft turbulence, wildfires, extreme solar activity, and ocean-land responses (e.g. storm surges, landslides, debris flows). Our society is a “built environment,” increasingly connected by cyber, energy, water, transportation, health, social, and other infrastructures—one that interacts with the natural environment through ecosystem functions supplied by wetlands, barrier islands, etc. The sustainability of this built environment and stewardship of our natural ecosystems are clearly related to quality of life. The theme is designed to explore the aforementioned “focal point” combining scientific inquiry, technological advances, societal implications, and public awareness through the lens of past, current, and future extreme weather and climate events.
We encourage participants to consider how their applications and research relate to the broader theme of the 2014 Annual Meeting and welcome submissions on these topics. To support emphasis of the meeting theme, joint sessions are planned with 26th Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 22nd Numerical Weather Prediction Conference and 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change on the impacts of extreme weather and climate events on urban environment and sustainability.
The scope of the 26th Weather Analysis and Forecasting/22nd Numerical Weather Prediction Conferences are not constrained solely to the 2014 Annual Meeting theme and we solicit papers and posters from the research and operational weather forecasting community on the following topics:
- Weather Analysis and Forecasting
- Weather Phenomena
- Winter Weather
- Tropical Weather
- Severe Storms
- Mesoscale Meteorology
- High Impact Local Weather
- Forecasting Techniques
- Aviation Forecasting
- Hydrologic Forecasting
- Fire Weather
- Impact of New Data Types and Observational Platforms
- Forecasting Tools
- New Applications
- Satellite Applications
- Quantitative Precipitation Forecasts
- Societal Impacts of Weather
- Impacts of extreme weather events on society and the “built environment”
- Linkages between weather analysis, forecasting, and continued preparation of NOAA’s “Weather Ready Nation”
- Weather Phenomena
- Numerical Weather Prediction
- Data Assimilation Techniques
- Model Development and Application
- Mesoscale Models
- Global Models
- Improving Model Performance and Efficiency
- New or Improved Parameterizations
- Local Application of Regional Models
- New ensemble generation or probabilistic-based forecasting techniques
We also encourage authors to submit papers on the following topics that will be hosted jointly with other conferences at the 2014 Annual Meeting:
- Testbed Activities in Weather Observations, Analysis, and Forecasting or Numerical Weather Prediction, hosted jointly with the 4th Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations
- Impacts of Aerosols on Storm Dynamics, Cloud Physics, and Precipitation, hosted jointly with the 6th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions
- Applications of Ensemble Forecasts and Probabilistic Techniques, hosted jointly with the 22nd Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
Authors are welcome to submit papers on the full range of topics solicited above, in addition to other cross-cutting applications that blend WAF/NWP topics with other areas of research or applied science.
NEW FOR 2014: If you feel that a specific topic should be addressed at during the 26th WAF/22nd NWP conferences, and it is not listed above, you are welcome to propose a session title or topic to the program chairpersons, Andrew Molthan ([email protected]) and Kelly Mahoney ([email protected]). The submission deadline for session topics is 1 May 2013 and will not be extended.
We welcome and encourage undergraduate or graduate student submissions for both oral and poster presentations and plan to include paper awards and prizes as part of our 2014 conferences. Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best undergraduate and graduate oral and poster presentations during the conference. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.