2016 AMS Annual Meeting


28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change

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Authors & Presenters

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Please note that abstract fees are only refundable if your abstract is rejected for presentation and Any abstracts withdrawn after acceptance must still be paid in full.

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 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change is organized by the AMS Committee on Climate Variability and Change and 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.

The 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change is soliciting papers on the following topics in addition to those on the structure and mechanisms of climate variability and change:

  • 20th Century Reanalysis: Methods and Applications
  • Extreme events: Analysis of specific heat waves, drought, flooding, polar air outbreaks, and other extreme events; insights into predictability of extremes
  • Advances in climate modeling and prediction: Improvements in model parameterizations and their impact on climate; innovative model diagnostics and numerical experiments
  • Arctic circulation and sea-ice variability and trends: Structure and mechanisms; connection with climatological phenomena
  • Climate assessment and decision support: Results and insights from climate assessments from international, national, regional, state, and local activities; connections between climate science and decision making processes at multiple scales
  • Climate Change and the Large-scale Circulation
  • Decadal-Multidecadal variability in Pacific, Atlantic and Indian basins: Ocean surface/subsurface structure; ocean-atmosphere-land-cryosphere interactions; hydroclimate impacts (e.g., droughts) and mechanisms; potential predictability; experimental prediction (statistical/ dynamical)
  • Distinguishing among climate variability, anthropogenic forcing, and evolution of current climate state: contributions of US CLIVAR Science
  • Earth System Climate Reanalyses: Low Frequency Variability and Trends
  • Interannual variability: Inter-basin links; internally-generated vs. externally-forced basin variability; ocean-atmosphere structure and mechanisms in observations and climate simulations; progress prospects of seasonal-to-interannual prediction
  • Mechanisms of Anthropogenic Aerosol-Forced Regional Climate Variability
  • Multi-¬model Predictability and Prediction on Subseasonal to Seasonal Timescales
  • Progress in North Atlantic extratropical sub-seasonal to seasonal forecasting
  • Quantifying and Communicating Improvements in Predictions and Projections: Applications of US CLIVAR Science in Service to Society
  • Regional climate variability and change: Detection and attribution of temperature and precipitation variations; role of greenhouse gases, anthropogenic aerosols, land use, and multidecadal natural variability; high-resolution regional climate projections
  • Subseasonal variability: Spatiotemporal structure in the troposphere (and stratosphere); link with teleconnection patterns and MJO; dynamical and thermodynamic mechanisms; hydroclimate impacts; predictability and prediction; representation in climate simulations
  • The Pacific Decadal Oscillation: Is it really real?
  • US CLIVAR Session on Ocean Fingerprints of Decadal-to-Centennial Natural Variability and Anthropogenic Change
  • Climate Scenarios for the National Climate Assessment: Future Directions

Joint Sessions

Themed Joint Session

High impact weather: analysis, prediction and interactions with climate changes 

Student Award Opportunities

The AMS Committee on Climate Variability and Change encourages abstract submissions from students. Students presenting their own, original work as first authors are eligible to participate in the competition for the best oral and poster presentations.

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairs, Kristen Averyt , Daniel Vimont, and Benjamin Kirtman.


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