34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 7 September 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Climate Variability and Change.

Call for Papers

The science of climate variability and change encompasses a broad range of space and time scales, and brings together a variety of interrelated disciplines. We welcome submissions on all scientific aspects of climate variability and change, including observational, theoretical, and modeling-based approaches. We particularly encourage submissions to the following themed sessions:

  • African Climate Variability and Change;
  • Atmospheric Rivers: Processes, Impacts, and Uncertainty Quantification;
  • Causes and Consequences of Polar Amplification;
  • Climate Sensitivity: Reconciling Paleo, Instrumental and Model-Based Estimates;
  • Climate Variability and Change in the Holocene;
  • Clouds and Climate;
  • El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Dynamics, Predictions, and Impacts;
  • Emerging Science from Earth System Models and CMIP6;
  • General Topics in Climate Variability and Change;
  • Intensification of Storms on a Warming Planet;
  • Inter-Basin Interactions between the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean, and Their Impacts on the Global Climate Variability;
  • Land Use and Land Cover Change - Interactions with Weather and Climate III;
  • Methods and Assessment of High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Climate Predictions;
  • Monsoon Dynamics: Variability, Change and Impacts;
  • Toward Infrastructure Standards for a Changing Climate: National and Global Perspectives; 
  • Tropical Convection

Joint Sessions

  • Advances in Climate and Earth System Models for High Performance Computing Environments (Joint between the Seventh Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate and the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change); 
  • Advances in Infectious Disease Predictions and Pandemic Preparedness and Prevention Including COVID-19 (Joint between the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the 16th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice);
  • Aerosol-climate interactions from regional to global scale (Joint between the 13th Symposium on Aerosol - Cloud - Climate Interactions and the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change);
  • Atmospheric Convection and Air-sea Interactions Over the Tropical Oceans (Joint between the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, the Ninth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability, and the 22nd Conference on Air-Sea Interaction);
  • Communicating Climate Change (Joint between the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the Second Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion);
  • Extratropical Air-Sea Interaction and Climate Impacts (Joint between the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the 22nd Conference on Air-Sea Interaction) 
  • Interactions Between the Stratosphere and Tropical Convection (Joint between the Ninth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability and the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change);
  • Understanding Heat Waves and Addressing the Risks to Human and Animal Health  (Joint between the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change and the 12th Conference on Environment and Health);
  • Workflows for cloud-based data analysis in Python with a focus on CMIP6  (Joint between the 11th Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python and the 34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change)

Student Award Opportunities

The Climate Variability and Change Committee welcomes abstract submissions from students. Awards will recognize three outstanding oral and three outstanding poster presentations given by students. To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university, and you also must be the lead author and presenter of the work. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Wassila Thiaw (email: wassila.thiaw@noaa.gov). and Brian Rose (email: brose@albany.edu).