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 Second Symposium on the Future of Weather, Forecasting, and Practice is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the Committee on Weather Analysis and Forecasting.
We are soliciting papers and posters from the research and operational weather and climate forecasting community on the following topics:
Effective Communication of Weather Hazards and Impacts
- Advancing the warning paradigm - Leveraging the social, behavioral, and economic sciences. (Joint Session w/ AMS WRN 12th Annual Building a Weather Ready Nation Symposium and Volunteering in Atmospheric/Earth Science)
- Effective weather communication to socially vulnerable and underserved communities and applications for both short and long term weather hazards and climate impacts. (Joint Session w/ Conference on Education and AMS WRN 12th Annual Building a Weather Ready Nation Symposium)
- Success stories and lessons learned in working with tribal communities and governments. (Joint session w/ Convergence Science: Indigenous Science, Knowledge & Community)
- Joint session on the process of climate change in the future, the impacts climate change will have on the coastal environment (coastal vulnerability to weather and climate). (Joint Session w/ 22nd Conference on Coastal Environment)
- Weather information delivery methods (future of TV weathercasting, cell phone apps and hazard alerts). (Joint Session w/ AMS WRN 12th Annual Building a Weather Ready Nation Symposium)
- Weather Risk Communication. How to convey weather to the public? How to convey to decision makers to make great decisions?
AI and Probabilistic Forecasting
- Future of ensemble/probabilistic forecasting, decision support, or forecast verification/evaluation. (Joint session w/ AMS Prob/Stat Committee)
- Integration of AI into Weather Forecasting: What will the next 20 years bring? (Joint Session w/ AMS AI Conference)
- The impact of AI on forecasting practices. (Joint Session w/ AMS AI Applications to Environmental Science)
Innovative Visualization of Weather Data
- GIS Applications on coastal monitoring and flooding, climate change, FIM, specifying weather alerts and support for vulnerable communities. (Joint Session w/ AMS Board of Community Service/Volunteering in Atmospheric/Earth Science)
- Visualization techniques of both forecast information and weather impacts (like TWC’s Unreal Engine-driven immersive mixed reality). (Joint Session w/ AMS WRN 12th Annual Building a Weather Ready Nation Symposium)
New Instrumentation and Datasets
- Joint Session on the integration of instrumentation/data in forecasting and numerical weather prediction simulations. (Joint session w/ AMS 24th Symposium on Meteorological Observation and Instrumentation/Committee on Measurements)
- New satellite data products and evaluation of those products for usage (operational and research). (Joint session w/ AMS 20th Annual Symposium on Operational Environmental Satellite Systems)
- Observations from uncrewed vehicles - Gap filling, integration capabilities into operations. Panel discussion talking on observations needed to be incorporated in the forecast systems. (Joint sessions w/ AMS 14th Conference on Transition of Research to Operations/14R2O/40EIPT) New ones or ones that already exist.
Weather Impacts on the Economy
- Road weather and transportation impacts (e.g., self driving cars on snowy roads). (Joint sessions w/ AMS WRN 12th Annual Building a Weather Ready Nation Symposium and Board of Community Service)
- Weather and finance: Exploring impacts on industries and commerce. (Joint sessions w/ AMS WRN 12th Annual Building a Weather Ready Nation Symposium and Board of Community Service)
The Future of the Weather Enterprise
- The Next Generation of the Weather Enterprise: “What if…” scenarios that could face the weather and climate enterprise in the future and possible solutions to any obstacles. Panel discussion on what forecasting and weather services will look like in 25 to 50 years (include multiple sectors and from around the world). (Joint session w/ AMS WRN 12th Annual Building a Weather Ready Nation Symposium)
- The Changing Environment of National Weather Service Careers (not added to Confex yet):
Description: Like much of the weather enterprise, careers within the National Weather Service (NWS) are undergoing a rapid change. Multi-disciplinary skills are becoming the norm at every level rather than a focus on niche and specific program areas. The implications are that the NWS will need to attract a workforce equipped with diverse skills, backgrounds, and perspectives in order to maintain its role as a core entity within the broader weather community.
To achieve this tall order, the broad career field within the NWS is rapidly advancing to align with the pace of change in the technology going in and coming out of the agency. As the primary duties and responsibilities of each position within the NWS changes, so too must the applicant pool of future agency leaders.
This session will feature a series of panels focused on the broad range of career options, locations, and paths within the NWS to assist in recruitment and retention of personnel that will help meet the ever-increasing demands from its constituents and catapult the agency forward into the latter half of the 21st century.
Authors are welcome to submit papers on the full range of topics solicited above, in addition to other cross-cutting applications that blend AMS WAF topics with other areas of research or applied science.
We prefer presentations and poster sessions to be in-person, but are also open to a few virtual sessions.
For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Andrei Evbuoma ([email protected]), Stephen Bieda ([email protected]), Stephanie Avey ([email protected]) and Brad Carlberg ([email protected])