22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 15, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification.

Call for Papers

Papers for the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification are solicited on the following:

  • Laboratory studies of aerosols, such as ice nucleating particles (INP) and Giant CCN (GCCN) that act as seeding agents;
  • Modification of mixed-phase clouds;
  • Modification of warm-phase clouds;
  • New instrumentation or technological advances related to weather modification;
  • Recent field campaign results on planned or inadvertent weather modification;
  • Societal and economic implications of planned and inadvertent weather modification;
  • Techniques for evaluating weather modification studies.

Joint Sessions

In addition, papers are solicited on the following joint sessions:

  • Anthropogenic impacts on clouds, precipitation, and climate (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification and the 12th Symposium on Aerosol - Cloud - Climate Interactions);
  • Ethics and governance of weather modification and geoengineering (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification and the 33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change);
  • History of ice nucleation research and its impact on weather modification (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification and the 12th Symposium on Aerosol - Cloud - Climate Interactions);
  • Aerosol Approaches to Climate Engineering (e.g., results from climate modeling, using analogs such as volcanic eruptions and ship tracks, and development of technology to actually implement solar geoengineering) (joint with the Robert Dickinson Symposoium, and the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification). Papers on the physics of climate engineering should be submitted to this session, and on ethical and governance issues related to climate engineering to the related session; invited keynote speaker: Simone Tilmes (NCAR)

Student Award Opportunities

The 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Committee is pleased to offer a student presenter travel allowance award. This travel allowance award is designed to cover travel costs, such as registration fees, transportation costs, food and lodging for students presenting poster or oral papers at the 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification.  Please note that this student presenter travel allowance is not the same as an AMS travel grant. An AMS travel grant is limited to students NOT presenting a paper at the conference. For more information on student funding grants, see the AMS web site: https://www.ametsoc.org/ams/index.cfm/information-for/students/ams-student-travel-grants/

Students are asked at the time of the abstract submission if they want to be considered for such awards. To be considered for an award, the applicant should prepare a short written statement (no more than one page) declaring their financial need and circumstance, relevance of their research to the conference, how they will benefit from attending the conference, and a copy of their abstract for the meeting.

The 22nd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification Committee will also host a student paper competition with award certificates and cash prizes for exemplary undergraduate and graduate student poster and oral presentations. Students must be the first author and presenting their own, original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Sarah Tessendorf (email: saraht@ucar.edu) and Trude Storelvmo (email: trude.storelvmo@geo.uio.no).