2014 AMS Annual Meeting


Fourth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations

Call for Papers

The Fourth Conference on the Transition of Research to Operations (4R2O), sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), will be held 2–6 February 2014, as part of the 94th AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site ( in late-September 2013.

The theme for the 2014 AMS Annual Meeting is “Extreme Weather—Climate and the Built Environment: New perspectives, opportunities, and tools.”  Weather and climate extreme events include 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).  The 4R2O conference supports the AMS theme by seeking papers describing advances in observations, modeling, and applications that support our ability to better understand and predict weather and climate extreme events.  The conference will be organized around these three topics.  In addition, the 4R2O Conference supports the national imperative for the effective and efficient transition of research into sustained operations.

Because the research to operations transition theme extends broadly across many disciplines, the 4R2O Conference is looking toward partnering in several joint sessions with other conferences at the 94th AMS Annual Meeting.  Joint session topics related to the R2O theme will include:  advances in satellite and other observing technology; product and algorithm improvements; weather modeling and data assimilation; applications related to vector-borne and water-borne diseases; and weather and climate testbeds.     

 The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation which will be archived on the AMS Web site.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 1 August 2013 (refer to the AMS Web page at   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 of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-September 2013. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site.  Authors have the option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 6 March 2014.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

For additional information please contact the conference chairpersons:  John Pereira, ([email protected]), Nicolas Powell ([email protected]), Tom Pagano ([email protected]); Brian Mischel ([email protected]); or Steve Mango ([email protected]).

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