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

Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts

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Presentation Topics

 In addition to observations of the atmosphere and the earth system, observations of people and how they participate in societies and cultures are key to understanding the influences that weather and climate have on various aspects of people’s lives. Furthermore, there are numerous ways to collect and analyze these observations, grounded in different methodologies, theoretical underpinnings, and languages. This special symposium will address how “observations lead the way” in the social and behavioral sciences, with a particular focus on (1) improved data collection about the diverse individuals and groups that comprise the public(s), and (2) summaries of existing research findings from within these diverse academic traditions.

Through a combination of invited oral presentations and panel discussions, and contributed poster presentations, this symposium will reveal the complexity of approaches to observing human populations, expound on currently available observing platforms, and identify key observational gaps that hinder our ability to better serve our publics.

Here, we solicit abstracts for poster presentations focused on:

  • observations of human and social systems
  • summaries of research findings from across the many academic traditions that contribute to observation-based knowledge of human dimensions of weather, water, and climate
  • descriptions of new and promising approaches for acquiring or analyzing observations of individuals, societies, or cultures.

Important Dates

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

Joint Sessions

This special poster session will be jointly hosted with the 12SOCIETY symposium.

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

Program Chair(s)

For additional information please contact the program chairpersons, Kim Klockow or Russ Schumacher.