31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)

Abstract Information

Abstracts are due by 3 August 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT

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Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting.

Call for Papers

The 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting and the 27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction solicit papers and posters from the research and operational weather forecasting communities. The theme for the 102nd Annual Meeting is “Environmental Security: Weather, Water, and Climate for a more Secure World”. We encourage participants to consider how their research and applications relate to this broader theme and tailor their submissions accordingly. Submission topics include:

  • Special Named Session: In Memory of William Lapenta
  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting Topics:
    • Advances Facilitated by New Observational Platforms and Capabilities;
    • Advances in Fire Weather Forecasting and Services;
    • Advances in Subseasonal Forecasts for Weather, Water, and Climate;
    • Atmospheric River Reconnaissance: Motivations, Targeting Strategies, Observations, Assimilation, Analysis, Physical Process Studies and Predictions;
    • Beyond Lightning: Broader Applications of Space-Based Lightning Measurements;
    • Forecasting Tools and Techniques Across Weather Scales;
      • E.g., Topic-Specific Forecast Techniques
    • Meso- to Subseasonal Scale Meteorological Phenomena;
    • Post Processing Techniques for Environmental Prediction Systems;
    • Societal Impacts of Weather;
    • Synoptic and Mesoscale Meteorology of Western Wildfires
  • Numerical Weather Prediction Topics:
    • Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves and the MJO in Numerical Weather Prediction models;
    • Model Development and Application;
      • Updates on Global and Mesoscale Models
      • Improving Model Performance and Efficiency
      • New or Improved Parameterizations
      • Local Applications of Regional Models
      • Regional Climate Downscaling Approaches and Short-Range Climate Prediction
    • Process-Based Testing and Evaluation of Weather and Climate Models

Authors are welcome to submit papers on the full range of topics solicited above, in addition to other cross-cutting applications that blend WAF/NWP topics with other areas of research or applied science.

 

Joint Sessions

  • Weather Analysis and Forecasting Topics:
    • Advancements in the Unified Modeling Framework (e.g., R2O, high-performance computing) (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), the 12th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations, and the Eighth Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate);
    • Predictions of High-Impact Weather Using Machine Learning (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 21st Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science);
    • R2O and R2O2R Activities and Testing (e.g., testbeds) (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 12th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations);
    • Results from Recent Field Campaigns (e.g., VORTEX-SE, RELAMPAGO, TORUS, and others) (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 19th Conference on Mesocale Processes);
    • The Research to Operations Nexus (RON) (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 12th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations)
  • Numerical Weather Prediction Topics:
    • Convection-Permitting Simulations and/or Regional Climate Simulations of Mesoscale Extremes (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 19th Conference on Mesocale Processes);
    • Data Assimilation Methodology Advancement for Numerical Weather Prediction (Joint between the 26th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS), the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP), and the 21st Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science);
    • Earth Prediction Innovation and Community Modeling [Symposium/Special Sessions] (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the First Symposium on Earth Prediction Innovation and Community Modeling);
    • Forecast Verification Methods and Performance (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 27th Conference on Probability and Statistics);
    • High-Performance Computing and NWP (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the Eighth Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate);
    • How NWP/Forecasting Informs Policy and Environmental Security (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 17th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice);
    • Integration of Machine Learning/Artificial Intelligence into Numerical Weather Prediction (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 21st Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science)
    • New Ensemble Generation or Probabilistic-Based Forecasting Techniques (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 27th Conference on Probability and Statistics);
      • Subgrid parameterization in weather and climate models with AI/ML
      • Physical Interpretability in ML
    • The Role of Hindcasts in Prediction and Studies of Predictability (Joint between the 31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP) and the 35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change)

Authors are welcome to submit papers on the full range of topics solicited above, in addition to other cross-cutting applications that blend WAF/NWP topics with other areas of research or applied science.

Student Award Opportunities

Student presentations selected as part of the 31WAF/27NWP conferences have the option of being judged, with a $100 award going to the top 3 oral and poster presentations in each conference (12 awards total). Also, once abstracts have been submitted, the WAF/NWP committee will offer three $375 travel grants to students whose abstracts have been accepted. 

Students who wish to be considered for a travel grant must send the following documents to the program chairs ( Aaron.Hill@colostate.edu and stephanie.avey@noaa.gov ) no later than Oct 15, 2021:

  • Statement of why they wish to attend the AMS Annual Meeting and/or WAF/NWP conferences
  • Statement of commitment to attend if they receive the travel grant
  • Letter of support from their adviser 

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chair: Aaron Hill (Aaron.Hill@colostate.edu).