Fourth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python
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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.
The application of high-performance computing, object-oriented programming, distributed computing, big data, and other advances in computer science to the atmospheric and oceanic sciences has in turn led to advances in modeling and analysis tools and methods. This symposium focuses on applications of the open-source language Python and seeks to disseminate advances using Python in the atmospheric and oceanic sciences, as well as grow the earth sciences Python community. Papers describing Python work in applications, methodologies, and package development in all areas of meteorology, climatology, oceanography, and space sciences are welcome, including (but not limited to): modeling, time series analysis, air quality, remote sensing applications, in-situ data analysis, GIS, Python as a software integration platform, visualization, gridding, model intercomparison, very large (terabyte) dataset manipulation and access, and learning and teaching Python. Following the overall annual meeting theme, the Symposium is also soliciting papers on advances in using Python related to effective strategies for communication, social and policy theory, adaptation, mitigation, intervention, emergency response, and public behavior or perceptions.
Please contact the program chairpersons (contact information noted below) by 1 May if you would like to propose a session topic for this conference.
For additional information, please contact the program chairperson, Johnny Lin, Physics Department, North Park University (firstname.lastname@example.org). (2/13)