Middle Atmosphere One-Day Symposium

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Abstract Submissions

Abstracts were due on August 8, 2019.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions


The Middle Atmosphere One-Day Symposium is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Middle Atmosphere Committee.


The Middle Atmosphere One-Day Symposium celebrates the Centennial of the AMS and its theme – “The AMS Past, Present and Future Linking Information to Knowledge to Society (LINKS)” – through a series of invited lectures that will reflect on the progress made in middle atmospheric science, from the discovery of the stratosphere in 1902 to our modern day understanding based on observations, theory, and numerical modeling. In addition to providing a high-level overview of the history and scientific achievements in middle atmospheric science, the symposium will also address future scientific needs in middle atmospheric research.


The oral portion of the program includes invited speakers, followed by a Panel Discussion on "Grand Questions and Needs in Middle Atmospheric Science”, which will be moderated by Mark Schoeberl.


The invited topics/speakers are as follows:


  • Discovery of the stratosphere (Thomas Birner)
  • The Brewer-Dobson circulation (Karen Rosenlof)
  • The QBO (Joan Alexander)
  • Stratospheric aerosols (Brian Toon)
  • The Arctic polar vortex and its impacts (Mark Baldwin)
  • The Antarctic polar vortex, stratospheric ozone, and its impacts (Seok-Woo Son)
  • The tropical tropopause layer (Bill Randel)
  • The role of the stratosphere in understanding future climate change (Amanda Maycock)
  • Future changes to stratospheric composition and their impacts (David Fahey)

Call for Papers

The Middle Atmosphere Symposium solicits poster contributions for a general session covering all Middle Atmosphere Sciences topics. This session is presented jointly with the 33rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the Eighth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability.

Conference Contact(s)

For additional information, please contact the Program Chairs:  Rei Ueyama ([email protected]), Sean Davis ([email protected])