Major Weather Events and Impacts of 2020

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 8 October 2020 at 11:59 PM EST.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

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Call for Papers

The Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2020 symposium will have a poster session and a one day oral session that includes submitted abstracts and invited speakers. The sessions will specifically focus on the significant weather/water and climate events and their related societal impacts from winter of 2019-10 through the fall of 2020. Presentations and posters should include:

  • A brief meteorological/climatological review of the event that includes an assessment of its extremeness
  • Describe why the event was considered major in its societal impacts and what was learned about observing, forecasting and communicating the event.
  • Due to the unusual circumstance of this year’s pandemic, feel free to include impacts due to ‘social distancing’, lack of resources, or any other major Covid-19-related consequences.

Note: Due to the limited number of time slots for oral presentations, authors should contact the chairpersons prior to submitting their abstract. This helps with planning purposes and to balance the number of invited speakers and submitted abstracts. We will try to hold a slot or two for events that occur after the abstract deadline. Submitted abstracts will be notified of acceptance no later than 15 November 2020.

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Klaus Wolter (email: [email protected]), Tom Bedard (email: [email protected]), and Owen Shieh (email: [email protected]).