Special Session on the South Asia Monsoon
A special Session on the South Asia Monsoon will be co- sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and the Indian Meteorological Society with organization assistanceby the AMS Committee on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology, 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”. 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.
For this Special Session, a mixture of invited and solicited papers are planned. Papers are solicited on all aspects of the South Asia Monsoon. The theme of the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting relates to many facets of the South Asia Monsoon. These include, but are not limited to, predictability, variability over a variety of space and time scale, predictability, water resource management, and mitigation.