CLIVAR related sessions on the 101st AMS Annual Meeting

The 101st Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society will take place in New Orleans, Luisiana from 10 to 14 January, 2021, with the theme being strengthening engagement with communities through our science and service. In this webpage we present you a series of sessions relevant to the CLIVAR community. Abstract submission deadline for most of the conferences/symposia is 24 August, 2020. 


Kevin E. Trenberth Symposium POSTPONED to the 2022 Annual Meeting

  • Global Water Cycle
  • Global Energy Budget
  • Climate Analysis: Observations and Reanalyses
  • Climate Modeling: Advances and Challenges


34th Conference on Climate Variability and Change

  • African Climate Variability and Change;
  • Atmospheric Rivers: Processes, Impacts, and Uncertainty Quantification;
  • Causes and Consequences of Polar Amplification;
  • Climate Sensitivity: Reconciling Paleo, Instrumental and Model-Based Estimates;
  • Climate Variability and Change in the Holocene;
  • Clouds and Climate;
  • Communicating Climate Change;
  • El Nino-Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Dynamics, Predictions, and Impacts;
  • Emerging Science from Earth System Models and CMIP6;
  • General Topics in Climate Variability and Change;
  • Intensification of Storms on a Warming Planet;
  • Inter-Basin Interactions between the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean, and Their Impacts on the Global Climate Variability;
  • Land Use and Land Cover Change - Interactions with Weather and Climate III;
  • Methods and Assessment of High Spatial and Temporal Resolution Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Climate Predictions;
  • Monsoon Dynamics: Variability, Change and Impacts;
  • Toward Infrastructure Standards for a Changing Climate: National and Global Perspectives;
  • Tropical Convection


25th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS)

  • Observing Systems: Atmosphere, Ocean and Land Surface, In Situ And Remote; Comparisons with Other Observing Systems;
  • Data Assimilation: New Developments in Methodology; Research and Operational Applications on All Spatial and Temporal Scales;
  • Numerical Analysis and Prediction Experiments Involving Observations: Data Impact And Observation Sensitivity Tests;
  • Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs);
  • Field Experiments: Observational and Assimilation Results;
  • Synergies and challenges for next-generation active and passive 3D-Winds observations;
  • Bringing Together Snow Measurement, Analysis, and Prediction Communities to Improve Winter Outlooks;
  • Ground-based atmospheric profiling systems: achieving the goal of a nationwide network of networks.


24th Conference on Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology

  • Land product applications for agricultural, drought, forecasting applications;
  • Arctic and polar applications;
  • Severe weather nowcasting and nearcasting applications;
  • Enhanced imagery applications for weather and environmental monitoring;
  • Cloud and wind applications;
  • Ocean and coastal waters monitoring and forecasting applications, including air-sea interactions;
  • Tropical weather and storm monitoring and forecasting applications;
  • Aviation decision tools using advanced satellite products;
  • Fire and smoke monitoring and forecasting applications;
  • Air quality monitoring and forecasting through improved use of satellite derived aerosols and atmospheric composition;
  • Hydrological applications, including flooding and monitoring river ice;
  • Harnessing long records of satellite observations for climate applications;
  • Numerical weather prediction applications including improved assimilation data satellite;
  • Applications enabled by Earth observing SmallSats;
  • Observing and understanding environmental changes from governmental/societal response to the COVID-19 pandemic.


22nd Conference on Air-Sea Interaction

  • Observations and Modeling of Air-Sea Coupling and Exchange: recent advances in measurement, application, and coupled modeling
  • Physical Processes at the Air-Sea Interface, including waves, spray, bubbles, and aerosols
  • Air-Sea Interaction in High Winds and Extreme Environments/Events
  • Air-sea interactions and the New Arctic
  • Select Topics on Air-Sea Interaction


20th Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science

  • Artificial Intelligence for Feature Detection
  • Artificial Intelligence for Climate Applications
  • Artificial Intelligence Applied to Remote Sensing
  • Deep-learning Applications for Environmental Science
  • Artificial Intelligence for High-impact Weather
  • Artificial Intelligence for Seasonal to Subseasonal (S2S) Prediction
  • Artificial Intelligence for Tropical Weather
  • Blending Artificial Intelligence with Numerical Weather and Climate Models
  • Artificial Intelligence in Radar Observations, Analysis, and Applications
  • Causal Discovery and Inference in Climate and Environmental Science
  • Open Datasets for Artificial-intelligence Research and Applications in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Nowcasting and Short-term Forecasting Applications Leveraging Artificial Intelligence


Ninth Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability

  • A Review of the MJO: Progress, Challenges, and Paths Forward
  • Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) Variability and Predictability: Monsoons and the MJO
  • Tropical Convective Variability and Climate Change
  • Tropical Field Campaign Collective: PISTON, YMC, and OTREC
  • Tropical Extratropical Interactions
  • Other Topics in Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability


Seventh Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate

  • Exploring the Scalability and Parallel Performance of Python on HPC Systems (joint with Python Symposium)
  • Advances in Earth System and Climate Modelling with HPC (joint with Conference on Climate Variability and Change)
  • Hydrological Modelling Systems using HPC (joint with Conference on Hydrology)
  • Artificial Intelligence Enabled by HPC (joint with Conference on Artificial Intelligence)
  • Atmospheric Chemistry Modeling and HPC (joint with Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry)
  • Operational Aspects and Challenges of HPC for Weather, Water, and Climate
  • Distributed Computing in Water, Weather and Climate
  • HPC for Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Industry and Future Directions in HPC that will benefit Weather, Water and Climate Applications
  • Novel, Innovative Computational Techniques for HPC
  • HPC in the Cloud


Fourth Special Symposium on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones

  • Advances and Challenges for Landfalling Tropical Cyclone Observations, Dynamics and Forecasting;
  • Rapid Intensification of Tropical Cyclones;
  • Special Conference Sessions on Women in the Tropics;
  • Tropical Cyclones and the Upper Troposphere-Lower Stratosphere;
  • Tropical Cyclone Research and Forecasting: Multi-Scale Processes and Model Development


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