97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

13th Symposium on the Urban Environment

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Presentation Topics

The theme for the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting is “Observations Lead the Way”. The theme conveys that our first priority should be to obtain the necessary observations and information to address data needs for NWP, climate, situational awareness, economic value of forecasts, societal impacts, etc. Thus we need data-driven and science-driven decisions to move our community and society forward.

Under the auspices of the proposed theme, topics related to advances in observations, modeling, and applications can be explored at the 13th Symposium on the Urban Environment.

Papers and posters are invited on all subjects dealing with urban environment issues, including in-situ and remote-sensing observations, modeling, theoretical, forecasting, and applied studies such as societal and economic impacts of urbanization.

Important Dates

Abstract Submission Deadline: 8 August 2016
Acceptance Emails Sent: late-September 2016

Joint Sessions

Joint sessions are planned with the Conferences on Hydrology and Air Quality. Other planned session-themes include: urban energy and water balances; urban canopy and roughness sublayers; modeling, observation, and input data requirements for understanding and predicting interdisciplinary urban phenomena; global climate change and urbanization; impacts of extreme weather and climate on urban environments, urban air quality, heat stress, and public health; urban development sustainability; weather forecasting for cities; urban resiliency; adaptation and mitigation strategies; urban climate; urban hydrology; and smart cities and urban planning.

Abstract Fee

The $95 abstract fee  (payable by credit card or purchase order) is refundable only if your abstract is not accepted.

What's Included

Your fee includes your abstract, extended abstract (optional), and your recorded oral presentation posted to the online program which is available to all visitors for free. 

Student Award Opportunities

The Symposium on the Urban Environment will award cash prizes and a certificate for first, second, and third places to first author students presenting their own original work as oral or poster presentations. Both graduate and undergraduate students can apply for the competition. Student presenters are encouraged to identify as a student when submitting the abstract. A BUE committee will attend student presentations and each member will then cast votes for the best oral or poster papers taking into consideration: scientific merit, contribution to the field of urban environment, as well as presentation skills.  Award winners will be notified by the program chair after the annual meeting.

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Jan Kleissl, Xuemei Wang, Dev Niyogi, or Jorge Gonzalez.