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

Robert A. Houze, Jr. Symposium

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Presentation Topics

This symposium will celebrate and honor Professor Houze for his 45-year career as a researcher and educator and his seminal contributions to the fields of mesoscale and tropical meteorology.  His pioneering studies on mesoscale convective systems, and their role in global weather and climate systems, have become classics with paramount influences. Papers are solicited on all aspects of mesoscale and tropical meteorology, especially dynamical and physical processes of clouds and precipitation, tropical cyclones, orographic precipitation, and observations and modeling of convective cloud systems along with their impacts on global weather and climate.   We will have a limited number of invited speakers and anticipate that many submissions will be presented in a poster session. 

Important Dates

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

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


Cash prizes for first and second place, along with a certificate from AMS will be awarded to outstanding first author poster presenters who are undergraduate or graduate students presenting their own original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract. These awards will be based on originality of research and quality of presentation delivery.



Partial travel support is available for up to two students (of up to $600 each) to attend and participate in the Houze Symposium. To be eligible for the travel support funds, the undergraduate or graduate student must be enrolled full time and be the lead author of an accepted abstract in the Houze Symposium program. Please note that selected students will be reimbursed by AMS after confirmation of attendance and providing proper receipts of approved travel expenses.

To be considered for the travel support award please complete the below form by 15 AUGUST:


Please contact Angela Rowe ([email protected]) with any questions or concerns pertaining to the student award opportunities

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chair Shuyi S. Chen (email: [email protected]) and co-chair Angela Rowe (email: [email protected]).