Richard H. Johnson Symposium

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This symposium will celebrate and honor Professor Richard Johnson for his distinguished career as a researcher and educator in atmospheric science. His career has led to important discoveries on tropical and midlatitude convection, and his contributions to many international field campaigns set a new standard for collecting and analyzing unique observations. Papers for the symposium are solicited on topics of tropical convection, mesoscale convective systems, monsoons and other tropical/subtropical oscillations, atmospheric soundings, field observations, and other related areas. The program will primarily consist of invited speakers, so we anticipate that most submissions will be presented in a poster session.

Call for Papers

Papers for the Richard H. Johnson Symposium are solicited on the following:

  • Dynamics of organized tropical convection;
  • Global monsoons;
  • Influences of the boundary layer on weather and climate;
  • Mesoscale convective systems and other mesoscale phenomena and processes

Student Award Opportunities

The Richard H. Johnson Symposium will be awarding prizes for best student poster presentations at the 2022 AMS Annual Meeting. Three awards will be presented for the top student poster presentations ($125 each)


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.

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chair: Russ Schumacher ([email protected]).