30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)

Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is organized by the Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting  The theme for the 100th Annual Meeting is
“The AMS Past, Present, and Future: Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS)” . We
encourage participants to consider how their research and applications relate to this broader theme and
tailor their submissions accordingly.

Call for Papers

  • Advanced Physics and Physics Interoperability in Community Models;
  • Advances in Cloud- and Convection-resolving Numerical Weather Models; 
  • Advances in Downscaling of Weather and Climate Models;
  • Advances in Dynamics and Physics of Numerical Weather Models;
  • Advances in Probabilistic Forecasting;
  • Advances in Radar Usage for Weather Analysis and Forecasting;
  • Advances in Regional Climate Models;
  • Advances in Satellite Usage for Weather Analysis and Forecasting;
  • Advances in Unified Modeling Frameworks (From Nowcasting to Climate);
  • Analysis and Forecasting for Recent Field Campaigns and Testbeds;
  • Analysis and Forecasting of Fire Weather;
  • Analysis and Forecasting of Mesoscale Weather Phenomena;
  • Analysis and Forecasting of Severe Thunderstorms and Associated Hazards;
  • Analysis and Forecasting of Tropical Weather;
  • Analysis and Forecasting of Winter Weather;
  • Evaluating Numerical Weather Forecasts in the Tropics;
  • Historical Perspectives on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (Centennial Session);
  • Integrative analysis of East-Asia Monsoon Frontal System through observational and modeling efforts;
  • Numerical Modeling for Recent Field Campaigns and Testbeds;
  • Numerical Modeling of Wildfire and Wildfire Impacts;
  • Numerical and Observational Studies: Microscale and Mesoscale Processes over Complex Terrain;
  • Probabilistic Precipitation Forecast Techniques and Applications;
  • Seasonal to Subseasonal Numerical Weather Prediction;
  • Severe Weather: Predictability, Uncertainty and Best Use of Forecast Information;
  • Understanding Precipitation and Severe Storm Distribution and Trends during the North American Monsoon Season 
  • Verification, Bias Correction and Post-processing of Numerical Weather Models;

Joint Sessions

  • Advances in Data Assimilation, Verification, and Probabilistic Forecasting of Aviation Weather Hazards (Joint between the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 20th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology )
  • Automated Guidance for Atmospheric Rivers, Flash Floods, and Other Hydrometeorological Extremes (Joint between the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 34th Conference on Hydrology)
  • Challenges in Communication and Decision Support Throughout the Research-to-Operations Nexus (Joint between the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 10th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations)
  • Communicating Next-Day Weather Hazards for Aviation Planning (Joint between the 20th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology and the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP))
  • High-performance Computing for Numerical Weather Prediction (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate and the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP))
  • Integrating Python with Numerical Weather Prediction Models (Joint between the 36th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies, the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), and the 10th Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python)
  • Machine Learning for Subgrid Parameterization in Weather and Climate Models (Joint between the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science) 
  • Physical interpretability in machine learning (Joint between the 26th Conference on Probability and Statistics , the 19th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science, and the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP))
  • Probabilistic Hydrometeorological Forecasting and Uncertainty Analysis (Joint between the 34th Conference on Hydrology, the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), and the 26th Conference on Probability and Statistics )
  • Python Tools for Weather Analysis and Forecasting (Joint between the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), the 10th Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python, and the 36th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies)
  • Technical and Programming Skills in Meteorology: Past, Present, and Future (Joint between the 10th Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python and the 30th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/26th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP))

Student Award Opportunities

Winners of AMS awards will be invited to give presentations, and student presentations at
30WAF/26NWP will be judged, with a $100 award going to the top 3 oral and poster presentations in
each conference (12 awards total). Also, once abstracts have been submitted, the WAF/NWP committee
will offer three $175 travel grants to students whose abstracts have been accepted. Students who wish to
apply must send the following documents to the program chairs ( ryan.lagerquist@ou.edu and
stephen.bieda@noaa.gov ) no later than Oct 29 2019.

  • Statement of why they wish to attend the AMS Annual Meeting
  • Statement of commitment to attend if they receive the travel grant
  • Letter of support from their adviser 

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the program chairs, Stephen Bieda (email: stephen.bieda@noaa.gov) and Ryan Lagerquist (email: ryan.lagerquist@ou.edu).