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

28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting and the 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction Conferences

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Presentation Topics

The scope of the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting and the 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction Conferences is not constrained solely to the 2017 Annual Meeting theme, and we solicit papers and posters from the research and operational weather forecasting community on the following topics:

  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting
    • Weather phenomena
      • Winter weather
      • Tropical weather
      • Severe storms
      • Mesoscale meteorology
      • High impact local weather
    • Forecasting techniques
      • Aviation forecasting
      • Hydrologic forecasting
      • Fire weather analysis and forecasting
      • Impact of new data types and observational platforms
    • Forecasting tools
      • New applications
      • Satellite applications
      • Quantitative precipitation forecasts
      • Testbed, proving ground, and research-to-operations activities
      • Observational and NWP tools to facilitate decision support services, including social media
    • Societal impacts of weather
      • Impacts of extreme weather events on society, economy, and public health
      • Linkages between weather analysis, forecasting, NWP, impact-based decision support services derived from these topics, and continued preparation of NOAA’s “Weather-Ready Nation”
    • Results from the OLYMPEX field campaign
    • Results from other recent field campaigns: WFIP, PECAN, SHOUT, VORTEX-SE, TCI-ONR, and others.
  • Numerical Weather Prediction
    • Data assimilation techniques
    • Model development and application
      • Forecast verification methods and performance
      • Updates on global and mesoscale models
      • Improving model performance and efficiency
      • New or improved parameterizations
      • Local application of regional models
      • Regional climate downscaling approaches or short-range climate prediction
    • New ensemble generation or probabilistic-based forecasting techniques
    • The National Earth System Prediction Capability Agenda for Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction (S2S)

We also solicit papers for the Ronald W. Przybylinski Memorial Session on Elevated Convection. Mr. Przybylinski was employed for 35 years in the National Weather Service, serving as the first Science and Operations Officer at the St. Louis office from 1991 through his death in March 2015. He received the NWA Operational Achievement award in 1989, the NWA Fujita Award for research in 2003, the Charles L. Mitchell award from the AMS in 2012 for outstanding service by a weather forecaster, and the NOAA Distinguished Career Award in 2013. Ron was committed to discovering more about the atmosphere through research, and applying newfound knowledge to improve the forecast process. This session will focus on new advances in predicting elevated convection, with particular emphasis placed on results from two recently concluded field campaigns, the Plains Elevated Convection at Night (PECAN) and Program for Research on Elevated Convection with Intense Precipitation (PRECIP).  However, contributions are not limited to Midwestern convection.

Authors are welcome to submit papers on the full range of topics solicited above, in addition to other cross-cutting applications that blend WAF/NWP topics with other areas of research or applied science. 

Important Dates

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

Joint Sessions

We also encourage authors to submit papers to the following conferences, which will be hosting sessions co-sponsored by the 28th WAF and 24th NWP conferences during the 2017 Annual Meeting:
•    Obtaining, assimilating, and modeling with new and unique observational datasets, hosted jointly with the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)
•    Polar numerical weather prediction and modeling, hosted jointly with the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography
•    Advances in data assimilation and observational sensitivity with High Performance Computing, hosted jointly with the 3rd Symposium on High Performance Computing


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

We welcome and encourage undergraduate or graduate student submissions for both oral and poster presentations.  Award certificates and cash prizes will be given for the best oral and poster presentations during the conference.  Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract. 

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Becky Adams-Selin ([email protected]) or Alex Tardy ([email protected]).