Daniel Keyser Symposium: A Celebration of Synoptic–Dynamic Meteorology, Past, Present, and Future

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Daniel Keyser Symposium: A Celebration of Synoptic–Dynamic Meteorology, Past, Present, and Future

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The Daniel Keyser Symposium celebrates the field of synoptic–dynamic meteorology through the lens of Dan’s career and his contributions to science and education. Dan’s 50-year career spans the following phases: undergraduate and graduate student at The Pennsylvania State University, research scientist at the NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center, and professor at the University at Albany, State University of New York. Dan is a fellow of the AMS and has received the AMS Meisinger Award and the Lorenz Teaching Excellence Award. He has published many important and influential papers on the structure, dynamics, and diagnosis of fronts and extratropical cyclones, as well as on weather forecasting. He has supervised dozens of M.S. and Ph.D. students.

The Daniel Keyser Symposium will be held at the 104th AMS Annual Meeting in Baltimore, MD, on Monday 29 January 2024.  The Symposium will explore and integrate three dimensions of Dan’s career:

  1. his fundamental contributions to the field of synoptic–dynamic meteorology;
  2. his applied contributions to the fields of weather forecasting and fire-weather research; and
  3. his commitment and dedication to atmospheric-science education. 

The Symposium will consist of invited presentations, a poster session, and a dinner with opportunities for those influenced by Dan to reminisce and honor him. Symposium and dinner speakers will be drawn from a wide range of individuals who have influenced Dan, collaborated with Dan, been taught by Dan, and who carry on Dan’s legacy.  Importantly, the Symposium offers the participants the opportunity to reflect on the field of synoptic–dynamic meteorology, by exploring its foundations and development, its present state, and its continuation into the future.


Student Award Opportunities

The Daniel Keyser Symposium will host a student paper competition with award certificates and cash prizes for exemplary undergraduate and graduate student poster presentations. Students must be the first author and present their own, original work. Students who wish to be considered for this prize must indicate their eligibility when submitting their abstract.


Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: David Schultz ([email protected]),  Alicia Bentley ([email protected]) Gary Lackmann ([email protected]), and Kevin Tyle ([email protected]).