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

14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography

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Presentation Topics

Submissions on all aspects of polar weather, climate, and oceanography are being solicited.  The conference will include invited and contributed oral and poster presentations, as well as activities for early career polar scientists on behalf of the Association for Polar Early Career Scientists (APECS). For our 2017 meeting we are especially interested in submissions pertaining, but not limited, to:

  • Observational and modeling studies of polar clouds, aerosols, and precipitation
  • Sea ice variability and change in the Arctic and/or Antarctic
  • The state of the cryosphere, as measured by field campaigns and satellites
  • Observational needs for the cryosphere
  • Teleconnections between the Arctic or Antarctic and extra-polar regions
  • Weather and climate modeling in the polar regions, including sea ice prediction
  • Climate variability and change in the Arctic and/or Antarctic
  • Ice sheet, ice shelf, and glacier dynamics, processes, observations, and modeling
  • Physical, chemical, and biological studies in the Arctic or Southern Ocean
  • Interdisciplinary studies at the ocean, atmosphere, and cryosphere interface

Important Dates

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

Joint Sessions

We plan on hosting joint sessions with a number of other conferences, including the 29th conference on climate variability and change, the 9th symposium on aerosol-cloud-climate interactions, and the 28th conference on weather analysis and forecasting / 24th conference on numerical weather prediction.

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 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography is pleased to support students conducting polar research.  We will be awarding first and second place prizes for both poster and oral presentations given by students ($150 and 100 for first and second place oral presentations, respectively, and $100 and $65 for first and second place poster presentations, respectively).  Student presentations will be judged on scientific content, presentation delivery, and the overall effectiveness of communication.  You must indicate your eligibility for this award when submitting your abstract.  Additionally, we will be offering four travel awards of $200 each to students, designed to cover student member registration fees and partially offset other travel-related costs.  Students that are presenting their work at the conference and who would like to be considered for travel support should indicate so when submitting their abstract; further justification for need may be required. These awards will be vetted by the committee, and will be based primarily on need and research criteria to ensure a diversity of student involvement at the conference.

Program Chair(s)

For additional information, please contact Ryan Fogt or Eduardo Blanchard