First Symposium on Cloud Physics

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 31 August 2023 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions
All presenters must also register for the meeting.

The 1st Symposium on Cloud Physics, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Cloud Physics, will be part of the 104th AMS Annual Meeting to be held 28 January–1 February 2024 in Baltimore Maryland. The theme of this year’s symposium is “Clouds in a Changing Climate”.

Call for Papers


Papers for this conference are solicited on the following topics:

  • Advances in Cumulus Convection Measurements, Parameterization, and Modeling
  • Mesoscale Cloud Organization
  • Cloud Properties in Winter Storms
  • Cirrus Cloud Observations and Modeling
  • Parameterization of Cloud Microphysics across Scales 
  • Cloud Processes Responsible for Cloud Feedbacks 
  • New and Emerging Measurement Methods in Cloud and Precipitation Research

Joint Sessions

  • Atmospheric Ice-Nucleating Particles and Ice Formation Processes in Clouds (Joint session with 16th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions)
  • Aerosol-cloud interaction in deep convection (Joint session with 16th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions)
  • Probabilistic Particle-Based Methods in Aerosol-Cloud Microphysics Modeling (Joint session with 16th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions)
  • Cloud and precipitation responses to aerosol pollution, weather modification, and climate intervention (Joint session with 24th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification)
  • Mesoscale cloud organization (Joint session with 16th Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions)

Student Award Opportunities

The 1st Symposium on Cloud Physics is proud to provide 10 outstanding student presentation awards. Awards will be distributed evenly between oral and poster presentations ($200 for most outstanding presentation, $100 for runner-up, and three honorable mentions of $50). Student contributions will be based on the submitted abstracts and corresponding oral or poster presentations. In particular, the students selected for the awards should demonstrate the following outstanding qualities:

  • significance of the work and originality and creativity of the approach;

  • explanation of methods;

  • visual clarity (clarity of figures, appropriate font sizes, effective use of space, headings, etc.);

  • organization and logical structure (e.g., clearly stated questions, results and conclusions);

  • conclusions supported by data and analysis;

  • author’s knowledge of the subject matter including awareness of prior research in the field; and

  • ability to answer questions.

To be eligible for the awards, you must be a full-time undergraduate or graduate student enrolled at a university, and you also must be the lead author, personally presenting the work. Evaluation of oral and poster presentations will be conducted at the meeting by the program chairs and session organizers.

Conference Contacts

For additional information please contact the program chairs: Zachary Lebo ([email protected]), Sarah Woods ([email protected]), and Fan Yang ([email protected]).