2016 AMS Annual Meeting


22nd Conference on Applied Climatology

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Authors & Presenters

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Important Dates

  • Check/Change Abstract Title and Author Listing Deadline: 2 November 2015
  • Oral Presentation Upload Deadline (before meeting): 4 January 2016
  • Supplementary Information Upload Deadline 11 February 2015

Sponsors and Organizers

The 22nd Conference on Applied Climatology is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society.

Call for Papers

The theme for the 2016 AMS Annual Meeting, “Earth System Science in Service to Society”, weaves the many parts of AMS into a common core. Emphasizing the academic and research strength of AMS, the theme also connects that research to the benefits that society gains from our science. AMS merges the physical, chemical, and biological study of the Earth with human-centered “domains of action”: (1) Observing, (2) Analysis and research leading to understanding, (3) Modeling and prediction, and (4) Social sciences – how people deal with Earth. “Service to Society” explicitly evokes the integrated and complementary government and commercial enterprise that the AMS has done so much to foster over the last decade.  The 2016 meeting integrates AMS’ proud, nearly 100-year history of making a positive difference in the lives of our citizens by continually communicating the advances of its science research to the public and policy makers.

      As always, papers on traditional topics in applied climatology are sought, including, but not limited to:

  • Data quality and climate data sets
  • Links between climate and weather
  • Sectoral-based science and adaptation (including ecosystems, natural resources, agriculture, energy, coastal, and human systems),
  • Effective climate services (including assessment of science, product, and service needs, assessment of impacts, and communication of climate science),
  • Drought monitoring, prediction, and impacts

Kenneth C. Crawford Named Session (Joint with the 18th Symposium on Meteorological Observations and Instrumentation): As a founding leader of mesoscale networks, Dr. Kenneth Crawford specialized in the unique overlap of meteorological observations and applied meteorology and applied climatology.  This session will highlight talks on these topics by colleagues and former students of Dr. Crawford.


Themed Joint Sessions

  • Helping Society Mitigate and Adapt to Climate Variability Change
  • Urban studies that support the understanding of urban growth and climate variability impacts on health, adaptation, and resilience
  • Emerging Services within the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise
  • The Combined Effect of Meteorology and Chemistry on Air Quality
  • Global carbon cycle in climate analysis and prediction
  • Energy and Climate Variability -  What is climate resilience and it’s impacts on the energy grid? Why is it so important? And what can we do as a society to help?

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Barbara Mayes Boustead, National Weather Service Omaha/Valley NE, 6707 N. 288th St., Valley, NE, 68064, [email protected]; and Olivia Kellner, Midwestern Regional Climate Center, Illinois State Water Survey, 2204 Griffith Drive, Champaign, IL 61821.


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