The Conference on Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2018 is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts.
The Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2018 symposium will have a poster session and a one day oral session that includes submitted abstracts and invited speakers. The sessions will specifically focus on the significant weather/water and climate events and their related societal impacts from winter of 2017-18 through the fall of 2018. Presentations and posters should include:
A brief meteorological/climatological review of the event that includes an assessment of its extremeness
Describe why the event was considered major in its societal impacts and what was learned about observing, forecasting and communicating the event.
Note: Due to the very limited number of time slots for oral presentations, authors need to contact the chairpersons prior to submitting their abstract. This helps with planning purposes and to balance the number of invited speakers and submitted abstracts. We also try to hold a slot or two for events that occur after the abstract deadlines. Submitted abstracts will be notified of acceptance no later than 1 November 2018, which is generally later than other conferences at the annual meeting.
*Please note, abstract submission is closed for Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2018. Abstracts should only be entered for the special session, 2018 Hurricane, Cyclone and Typhoon Season.*
New! Special Session!
Major Weather Impacts is extending the call for papers to include the 2018 Hurricane, Cyclone and Typhoon season. It will include at least one session on Monday, and a poster session on Tuesday. The session will specifically focus on the significant tropical cyclones, hurricanes, and typhoons of 2018 and their impacts across the globe. Presentations and posters should include:
· A brief meteorological/climatological review of the event, and a look at the social and economic impacts.
· Describe the unique challenges in observing, forecasting and communicating the hazards of the event.