2016 AMS Annual Meeting


Mario J. Molina Symposium

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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Please note that abstract fees are only refundable if your abstract is rejected for presentation and Any abstracts withdrawn after acceptance must still be paid in full.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 Mario J. Molina Symposium is organized by the AMS Committee on Atmospheric Chemistry and is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society. The International Commission on Atmospheric Chemistry and Global Pollution (ICACGP) is a co-sponsor of this symposium.

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. 

Dr. Molina’s pioneering research of the impacts of chlorofluorocarbons (CFCs) on stratospheric ozone demonstrated the vulnerability of the natural environment and promoted the public awareness of the potential harmful consequences of anthropogenic activities. His research was instrumental to the negotiation and the establishment of the Montreal Protocol to protect the ozone layer by prohibiting the release of gases that destroy stratospheric ozone. In addition, he has made fundamental advances to atmospheric chemistry both in the troposphere and

The 2016 AMS Mario J. Molina Symposium will contain an integrated theme related to atmospheric chemistry, climate, and policy. The conference will include invited keynote speeches and invited and contributed oral and poster sessions, and a banquet will be held on Tuesday January 12, 2016. Contributions are sought for all aspects of atmospheric chemistry. A special issue relevant to this symposium is planned by the Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences.

Student Award Opportunities

Support for students and junior scientists attending this symposium, provided by AMS, National Science Foundation (NSF), Department of Energy (DOE), and the Global Atmosphere Watch Programme of World Meteorological Organization (WMO), is available on a competitive basis. Awards for Best Student Presentation Prizes will be made at the symposium. These awards recognize outstanding student contributions based on oral and poster presentations. Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards. 

Program Chair(s)

The organization Committee of the 2016 AMS Mario J. Molina Symposium is Renyi Zhang (chair), William Brune (co-chair), John P. Burrows, Jeff Collett, Jiwen Fan, Franz Geiger, Shan-Hu Lee, and Sasha Madronich. Please contact the program chairpersons ([email protected] and [email protected]) for additional information. 


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