21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere

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The 21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Middle Atmosphere.

Call for Papers

Papers for the 21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere are solicited on the following:

  • Anomalous events in the polar stratosphere in recent years;
  • Long-term reanalysis and observational datasets and future observational needs;
  • Modeling, Predictability and Teleconnections of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation;
  • Transport and mixing across scales in the upper troposphere and stratosphere;
  • Variability and trends in stratospheric dynamics and chemical composition;
  • Waves in the stratosphere and mesosphere.

Joint Sessions

  • Stratospheric Aerosol Climate Intervention and Natural Analogues (Joint between the 23rd Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification, the 35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change, and the 21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere);
  • The role of stratosphere-troposphere coupling in sub-seasonal to seasonal prediction (Joint between the 21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere and the 35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change);
  • The role of the stratosphere in climate variability and change (Joint between the 21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere and the 35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change).

Student Award Opportunities

The 21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere will be awarding prizes for best student oral presentation and best student poster presentation at the 2022 Conference AMS Annual Meeting. Two awards will be presented for student oral presentations ($200 first place for oral presentation, $200 for poster presentation)


To be eligible, students must have indicated their willingness to be considered for student competitions when submitting their abstracts, must be either undergraduate or graduate students currently enrolled at a university, and must be the lead author of and personally present their work. Students will be judged based on the quality, applicability, and creativity of their research, as well as the strength and clarity of the presentation of their results.


The Middle Atmosphere Conference will also offer two $550 travel grants to students whose abstracts have been accepted. Students who wish to apply must send the following documents to the program chairs no later than Oct 15 2021:

  • 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 

When submitting the documents, please use the subject line “AMS Annual Meeting Travel Award”.  Program Chair contact emails can be found below. 

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Nathaniel Livesey ([email protected]), Kris Wargan ([email protected]), and Marta Abalos ([email protected]).