Special Symposium on Global and Mesoscale Models: Updates and Center Overviews

Abstract Information

Abstracts are due by 24 August 2020 at 11:59 PM EST

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Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The Special Symposium on Global and Mesoscale Models: Updates and Center Overviews is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting. The AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting is organizing a two-day symposium at the 2021 AMS Annual Meeting on recent updates made to operational modeling systems by the government, academia, and the private sectors. The emphases of this special symposium will be to highlight visions from national and international forecast centers and recent development and implementation of global- and regional-scale weather prediction models, including nested models, convection-allowing models, tropical cyclone models, and hydrological models. Advances in physics package development, development of ensemble systems for probabilistic forecasts, and operational data assimilation techniques at both global and regional scales will be provided. Updates on post-processing and verification across all scales will also be presented.

Call for Papers

The symposium will feature both invited and contributed oral presentations, as well as a poster session from national and international operational centers and the numerical weather prediction research communities. The topics will cover:

  • Common Community Physics Packages;
  • Current Status of Post Processing Techniques for Earth System Models;
  • Data Assimilation Updates;
  • Ensemble Development Updates;
  • Global- and Regional-Scale Model Development Updates;
  • Operational Forecast Center Vision Updates;
  • Utilization and Development of Rapidly Updating Mesoscale Models for Impact-Based Decision Support Services

Joint Sessions

  • Services Update for Weather Agencies (Joint with 37th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies)  

Student Award Opportunities

The Special Symposium on Global- and Regional-Scale Models: Updates and Center Overviews is pleased to offer one student travel grant ($500) to help cover the cost of attending the AMS meeting to a student who has submitted an abstract to present at the Global and Regional-Scale Model Symposium.  To apply, please submit a short written statement indicating financial need and how attending the Special Symposium will benefit your professional development to the program chair, Stephanie Avey (stephanie.avey@noaa.gov) prior to October 15, 2020. All applicants will be notified of their status prior to November 1, 2020.

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chair, Stephanie Avey (email: stephanie.avey@noaa.gov).