The AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting is organizing a one-day symposium at the 2019 AMS Annual Meeting on recent updates made to operational modeling systems by the government, academia, and the private sectors. The emphases of this special symposium will be to highlight visions from national and international forecast centers and recent development and implementation of global- and regional-scale weather prediction models, including nested models, convection-allowing models, tropical cyclone models, and hydrological models. Advances in physics package development, development of ensemble systems for probabilistic forecasts, and operational data assimilation techniques at both global and regional scales will be provided. Updates on post-processing and verification across all scales will also be presented.
Papers for this conference are solicited on the following:
Operational forecast center vision updates;
global- and regional-scale model development updates;
common community physics packages;
ensemble development updates;
data assimilation updates; and
post-processing and verification package updates.
Student Award Opportunities
The Special Symposium on Global- and Regional-Scale Models: Updates and Center Overviews is pleased to offer one student travel award of ~$350. To apply, please submit a short written statement indicating financial need and how attending the special symposium will benefit your professional development to the program co-chairs, Please note that the student travel award winner must present at the Symposium in order to be eligible. Nusrat Yussouf (email: firstname.lastname@example.org) and Robert Banks (email: email@example.com), prior to 15 October 2018. All applicants will be notified of their status prior to 1 November 2018.