2016 AMS Annual Meeting


Marvin A. Geller Symposium: A celebration of his diverse contributions to the atmospheric sciences

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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. 

A truly remarkable aspect of Professor Marvin Geller’s contributions to atmospheric sciences is the many ways he has served our field and society. Professor Geller has played a leadership role in improving our understanding of the stratosphere – its circulation, ozone budget and climate change; the interaction between the troposphere and the stratosphere; the dynamics and structure of the tropopause; and solar-terrestrial coupling.   His research and leadership in the UARS satellite program generated new knowledge about the dynamical coupling of the middle and upper atmosphere chemistry and physics. His leadership was key in the successful launch of the TRMM project, which has spawned a large and important set of research results in tropical meteorology. On an international level, his work towards the successful conclusion of the Montreal Protocol is a contribution of lasting value in global environmental protection. His leadership on the establishment of SPARC (Stratosphere-troposphere Processes And their Role in Climate) as a core project of WCRP has brought knowledge of the stratosphere to bear on societal relevant issues in climate variability and prediction. And his leadership in SCOSTEP (Scientific Committee on Solar-Terrestrial Physics) led to the international CAWSES program – a scientific program addressing key coupling issues in the sun-earth system and incorporating a successful pilot in international collaboration via virtual conferences and virtual observatories.

Topics for the symposium include (1) atmospheric waves and coupling;  (2) stratospheric dynamics, change,  and stratosphere-troposphere processes;  (3) ozone and what has happened since the Montreal Protocol, and (4)  solar-terrestrial coupling (UARS, TRMM, SPARC, CAWSES). A mixture of oral and poster presentations is anticipated, both invited and also solicited from the research community. We especially extend an invitation to Marvin's colleagues and students to contribute to this symposium.

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Susan Avery (, Edmund Chang (, Sultan Hameed (, and Jie Gong (



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