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