Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden–Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction, and Impact
Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden–Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction, and Impact, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on 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 Madden–Julian oscillation (MJO) is the dominant mode of tropical intra-seasonal variability in the Earth system. It connects weather and climate and influences high-impact events around the globe including monsoons, tropical cyclones, tornados, cold surges, flood and wildfires. The MJO affects many sectors of the society at mid and high latitudes as well as in the tropics. Basic research in modeling, analysis and real time monitoring of the MJO will likely pay a significant economic dividend through potential improvement of intra-seasonal prediction of probabilities of extreme events. Such research naturally fits the theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting: “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water, and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place”. This Symposium solicits papers on all aspects of the MJO, particularly theoretical, observational, modeling, and prediction studies on:
- MJO interaction with and impacts on high-impact weather and climate events, including monsoons, tropical cyclones and hurricanes, extra-tropical storms and blocking, atmospheric rivers, flood, fire, lightening, ENSO, NAO, and polar ice, among others;
- Advances in MJO modeling and forecasting by dynamical and statistical models, sensitivities of numerical simulations and forecast of the MJO to parameterization of convection, radiation, surface and boundary layer processes, cloud miscrophysics, and air-sea interaction;
- Applications of MJO forecasts.
The Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden–Julian Oscillation will bring together scientists, forecasters, and end-users from the academic, operational, and private sectors worldwide to improve our understanding and forecasting of the MJO and their applications to benefiting the society. Joint sessions are planned with the Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy
Please contact the program chairpersons (contact information noted below) by 1 May 2014 if you would like to propose a session topic for this conference.
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 2014 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html). 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 2014. 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 5 February 2015. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.
Student Award Opportunities
The Symposium Organizing Committee will host a student paper competition with award certificates and cash prizes for the best student poster presenter and the best student oral presenter. 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.
The Symposium Organizing Committee is also offering small travel awards for students from small institutions in the US and from the developing world are often not able to attend because of limitations in financial resources. Students will need to apply for the travel allowance while submitting their abstract. They will have to present evidence of their need. Preference will be given to first time attendees. Students can apply for the travel allowance by submitting an email to the chairs describing your need, linking to your abstract, and a verification of your student status.