20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification
The 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, will be held 4–8 January 2015, as part of the 95th AMS Annual Meeting in Phoenix, Arizona. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/annual/) in late-September 2014.
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. The interdisciplinary aspects of our science are also being emphasized. Following this theme, the 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification is soliciting papers over a wide range of traditional and interdisciplinary topics, including those that address the prediction needs of water resource managers and other decision-makers.
Joint sessions are planned, and papers are encouraged in the following areas:
•Climate Engineering (or Advertent Climate Modification) (with the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions);
•Impacts of Anthropogenic Aerosols on Clouds, Precipitation, Circulation, and Severe Storms (with the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions)
As always, papers are encouraged, but not limited to in the following areas:
•physical evidence of cloud seeding effects and general weather modification aspects;
•hydrological applications to weather modification projects and evaluation;
•recent developments in understanding natural cloud processes and aerosol-cloud interactions relevant to weather modification;
•the development and refinement of conceptual models, including those for enhancing precipitation and mitigating the severity of storms;
•applications of numerical models to planned and inadvertent weather modification topics;
•societal and economic effects of planned and inadvertent weather modification.
Student Award Opportunities
Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best student presentations (oral or poster) at the conference. There will be awards for a best student presentation award ($200), a 2nd place student presentation award ($150) and a 3rd place student presentation award ($100). Students must be the first author and presenting their own, original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.
For additional information please contact the program co-chairpersons, Roy Rasmussen, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO (e-mail: [email protected]) and Masataka Murakami, Meteorological Research Institute, Tsukua, Ibaraki, Japan (email: [email protected]).