Special Symposium on Urban Environment

The Special Symposium on Urban Environment is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Urban Environment.

The symposium on Urban Environment provides an opportunity for researchers worldwide to share their findings on the latest advancements related to urban climatology. This year, the symposium will center on six distinct themes: Sustainability which will focus on issues related to sustainable urban development in the context of climate change and climate mitigation, Health which will center on issues related to urban health due to adverse environmental conditions, Coastal which will focus on specific climatological processes at the intersection of coastal and urban climate processes, Precipitation which will focus on urban impacts on precipitation processes including convection and cloud-aerosol interactions, Modeling which will focus on advances in urban numerical modeling including techniques related to Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning, and finally Landcover database which will focus on representing complex urban morphology in numerical models. Sessions related to urban precipitation and coastal urban environments will be jointly sponsored by The AMS committee on Boundary Layer Turbulence.



  • Coastal urban environments
  • World Urban Database and Access Portal Tools (WUDAPT)
  • Advances in urban modeling including methods involving AI/ML
  • Urban planning and sustainable development
  • Urban environment and health impacts
  • Effect of urban environments on precipitation

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chair: Chandana Mitra (czm0033@auburn.edu).