19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is "Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place". People, businesses, and governments depend increasingly on weather, water, and climate information matched to their specific needs. We are converging on a day when such information is integrated into nearly every decision or action people take. This revolution in highly targeted customized information - delivered when and where it is most useful - will make our lives safer, more productive, and more enjoyable. The challenge for our community is this: collaborate and innovate to develop - and ultimately deliver - actionable, user-specific weather, water, and climate information across all spatial and temporal scales in support of our nation's safety, health, and prosperity. The meeting will explore the many topics required for our community to implement this vision.
The IOAS-AOLS Symposium recognizes that observing the atmosphere,ocean, and land surface is crucial for understanding the interactions among all three and that assimilation of the observed information into models is crucial for weather and climate monitoring and forecasting. The symposium cuts across several allied disciplines and encourages interaction and collaboration among specialists in each. Papers emphasizing integrating aspects with the meeting theme will be given preference. For example: What purposes does a particular type of observing system serve to improve weather, water and climate information? What other systems complement its capabilities in this context? How does an observing system or systems advance understanding, monitoring, and prediction? What assimilation methods ensure that the observational data will be fully exploited in numerical prediction models? What can assimilation and prediction systems tell us about the impact of current and future observing systems on analysis and forecast accuracy?
Sessions will be organized around the following topics:
- Observing Systems: atmosphere, ocean and land surface, in situ and remote. Comparisons with other observing systems.
- Data Assimilation: New developments in methodology; research and operational applications on all spatial and temporal scales.
- Numerical analysis and prediction experiments involving observations: data impact and observation sensitivity tests.
- Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs).
- Field Experiments: observational and assimilation results.
Assimilation of observational and remote sensing data for enhancing meteorological model in the coastal areas.
Student Award Opportunities
Partial travel support (of up to $550 each) and two prizes (of $200 each) will be awarded in recognition of outstanding abstracts and oral presentations at the IOAS-AOLS conference.
To be eligible for apply for an award, each student applicant must meet the following conditions:
1. Full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a University
2. Lead author, personally presenting the work,
3. Submission of an abstract to a session in which IOAS-AOLS is the lead conference
The student needs to indicate whether they wish to be considered for travel support and/or the best student paper prize. For those who are requesting partial travel support, in addition to the above conditions, the IOAS-AOLS co-chairs will review the abstract to determine how their work meets one or more of the following focus areas:
1. Observing Systems: atmosphere, ocean and land surface, in situ and remote. Comparisons with other observing systems.
2. Data Assimilation: New developments in methodology; research and operational applications on all spatial and temporal scales.
3. Numerical analysis and prediction experiments involving observations: data impact and observation sensitivity tests.
4. Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs).
5. Field Experiments: observational and assimilation results.
The two awards for the best oral presentation will be selected based on the originality and depth of research accomplished; the quality of the oral presentation; and the quality of the slides in the presentation.
For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Dr. Robert Atlas, NOAA Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory, 4301 Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149 (tel:305-361-4300; email [email protected]); or Prof. Sharanya Majumdar, RSMAS Division of Meteorology and Physical Oceanography, University of Miami, 4300Rickenbacker Causeway, Miami FL 33149; email [email protected]); or Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT, Inc.), 14400 Sweitzer Lane, Suite 300, Laurel, MD 20707 (tel: 301-323-1397; email [email protected]