Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 31 August 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.
Abstract Fee and Author Instructions
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The 24th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Measurements.
Papers for the 24th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation are being solicited on:
Joint session with WAF/2nd Symposium on the Future of Weather, Forecasting, and Practice
This proposed session topic will include joint sessions with SMOI committee on the integration of instrumentation/data (i.e. ground based measurements, remote sensing, UAS, etc) in forecasting and numerical weather prediction simulations. Ideally talks focused on benefits/pitfalls of integrating the additional data in forecasting decisions or NWP simulations or comparing forecasts/NWP simulations with the added data to forecasts/NWP simulations without the additional data.
Jointly sponsored by the AMS Measurements Committee and the AMS Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences
Accurate measurements of particulate matter and trace gasses, such as carbon dioxide, nitrous oxide, methane, ammonia, ozone, and volatile organic compounds (VOCs), are increasingly important for a broad range of research and operation applications ranging from determining the transport and fate of agricultural emissions to predicting the impacts of a changing climate. Nonetheless, collecting in-situ measurements of trace gas and particulate matter fluxes via eddy covariance, relaxed eddy accumulation, and other micrometeorological approaches remains challenging. This session will assess the state of the art of trace gas and particulate flux measurements by considering both recent advances in instrumentation and post-processing methods and their practical application in the field. Presentations regarding established and novel techniques and their use in the field are welcome.
Joint session with the 19th Symposium on Societal Impacts
According to the IPCC Sixth Assessment Synthesis Report (2023), achieving net zero CO2 or greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions requires two key actions: (i) substantial and rapid reduction of GHG emissions from all sectors as soon as possible; and (ii) deployment of carbon dioxide removal (CDR) methods to counterbalance hard-to-abate residual emissions from sectors such as agriculture, aviation, shipping, and industrial processes.
To achieve fair and equitable climate solutions, it is crucial to have direct and uniform monitoring, measurement, reporting, and verification (MMRV) of carbon and GHGs based on the best available science. This will enable us to remove or reduce emissions effectively. Furthermore, such direct approaches can inform policies, markets, and innovations that will help address global climate challenges and fairly reward all entities, regardless of their size, for their efforts in carbon reduction and removal.
This session aims to showcase the latest research, practices, and strategies related to carbon removal (CDR) and greenhouse gas (GHG) mitigation, with a focus on monitoring, measurements, reporting, and verification (MMRV). We welcome abstracts on nature-based and/or technological CDR and GHG mitigation research, as well as approaches, societal applications, and governance. Our goal is to facilitate the development of innovative and timely strategies for multi-agency partnerships with the non-federal sector, including foundations, industries, venture capitalists, non-profits, universities, and states. Additionally, we encourage submissions on topics such as the use of in-situ and remote sensing measurements of CO2 fluxes for agricultural or forest carbon sequestration and offsets, as well as monitoring CH4 fluxes for leak quantification from storage systems or for optimization of landfill management.
How can we achieve efficient and effective carbon removal and GHG reduction at a scale that can realistically accelerate the transition toward a carbon-negative future? What steps can this community take to support the development of a robust, scalable, and credible near-real-time carbon and GHG MMRV? These discussions aim to sustain the public discourse on the need for a unified and standardized MMRV framework for GHG mitigation and carbon removal.
Joint session with the 33rd Education Conference
Geosciences has a history of exclusion and marginalization of underrepresented and underserved groups. The proposed joint session will focus on the importance of engaging and training early career professionals and students on using various techniques, methods including remote sensing observations, field and ground based measurements for better understanding of the atmospheric and oceanic changes and impacts on climate and weather events that influences the earth's ecosystem and society.
Results from various field campaigns, observations, particularly that engages students and early career opportunities and experiential training are encouraged to be presented.
The session also encourages submissions from AEROMMA 2018 and 2023 campaigns and other such regional fields measurement studies that brings various federal, state, local governments, academia, communities and citizen scientists together for better understanding of the regional impacts in the context of climate change.