102nd AMS Meeting, CLIVAR Sessions of Interest

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The American Meteorological Society will be hosting its 102nd Annual Meeting January 23-27, 2022 in Houston, Texas. Included here are a number of sessions relevant to the US CLIVAR community. Abstracts are due September 1, 2021.

The theme for this year's meeting, "Environmental Security: weather, water and climate for a more secure world" will inform attendees on the connections between our scientific fields and larger societal impacts, and to demonstrate how important our contributions are to the basic security needs of the US and the world.

If you would like to have your session included in the list, email Jennie

Kevin E. Trenberth Symposium

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

35th Conference on Climate Variability and Change

  • Causes and Consequences of Polar Amplification
  • El Niño–Southern Oscillation (ENSO) Dynamics, Predictions, and Impacts
  • Heat Waves: Mechanisms, Predictability and Prediction
  • Influence of Decadal Trends on Sub-Seasonal to Seasonal Climate Predictions
  • Inter-basin Interactions Between the Pacific, the Atlantic, the Indian Ocean, and the Southern Ocean, and Their Impacts on the Global Climate Variability
  • Ken Mooney's Legacy
  • Monsoon Dynamics: Variability, Change and Impacts
  • The role of stratosphere-troposphere coupling in subseasonal to seasonal prediction
  • Tropical Pacific decadal variability and trends
  • Water cycle in a warmer world through process understanding and climate and hydrological modeling
  • The Role of Hindcasts in Prediction and Studies of Predictability

31st Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting (WAF)/27th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction (NWP)

  • Advances in Subseasonal Forecasts for Weather, Water, and Climate
  • Meso- to Subseasonal Scale Meteorological Phenomena
  • Convectively Coupled Equatorial Waves and the MJO in Numerical Weather Prediction models
  • Extratropical Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulation: Dynamics, Variability and Impacts on Extreme Weather
  • The Role of Hindcasts in Prediction and Studies of Predictability

26th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land-Surfaces (IOAS-AOLS)

  • Advances in data assimilation methodology for nonlinear multiscale problems
  • Data Assimilation Methodology Advancement for Numerical Weather Prediction
  • Data Assimilation: Research and Operational Applications on All Spatial and Temporal Scales
  • Field Experiments: Observational and Assimilation Results
  • Next generation observations of atmospheric winds
  • Numerical Analysis and Prediction Experiments Involving Observations: Data Impact And Observation Sensitivity Tests
  • Observing System Simulation Experiments (OSSEs)
  • Observing Systems: Atmosphere, Ocean and Land Surface, In Situ And Remote; Comparisons with Other Observing Systems
  • Ocean observations to improve forecasting of extreme events

21st Conference on Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science

  • AI for Statistical Parameterization of Unresolved Processes in Earth System Models
  • AI in Weather and Climate Modeling: Bridging the Gap Between Theoretical Advances and Production Use
  • Applications of Artificial Intelligence for Improved Estimation and Prediction of Weather and Climate
  • Artificial Intelligence for Environmental Science
  • Artificial Intelligence for Seasonal to Subseasonal (S2S) Prediction
  • ML-based Pattern Recognition, Detection and Prediction of Extreme Climate Events Induced by Teleconnections
  • Open Datasets for Artificial Intelligence Research and Applications in Earth and Atmospheric Sciences
  • Physical Interpretability with Machine Learning
  • Physics-Informed Machine Learning
  • Using Artificial Intelligence to Address the Impacts of Climate Change
  • Using High-performance Computing (HPC) to Accelerate Machine Learning and Deep Learning

21st Conference on Middle Atmosphere

  • Anomalous events in the polar stratosphere in recent years
  • Long-term reanalysis and observational datasets and future observational needs
  • Modeling, Predictability and Teleconnections of the Quasi-Biennial Oscillation
  • Transport and mixing across scales in the upper troposphere and stratosphere

19th Conference on Mesoscale Processes

  • Advances in Understanding Tropical Mesoscale Convective Systems and Precipitation Processes using Observations, Models and Artificial Intelligence
  • Mesoscale and climate processes
  • Prediction of and data assimilation in mesoscale processes and mesoscale extremes
  • Tropical cyclones
  • Use of artificial intelligence to improve the understanding of mesoscale processes

13th Conference on Environment and Health

  • Community engagement for air quality and health applications from new generation satellite observations
  • Advancing awareness of environmental threats to human health through the integration of NASA Earth Observations
  • Exploring the role of climate and weather in infectious disease patterns and health security
  • The human cost of extreme weather: towards equitable and usable extreme event risk assessment
  • Improving projections of heat-health outcomes with climate change
  • Integrating the weather and health and climate change and health communities

10th Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise

  • A New Climate: How the New Administration and New Congress Are Engaging with the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise (Panel Discussion)
  • Capturing Observations of Opportunity from Nonconventional Sensors
  • Ecological Forecasting: Predicting Nature for Environmental Security
  • Emerging Technologies To Meet Mesoscale Observational Needs
  • Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasting of Surface Water Anomalies
  • Subseasonal to Seasonal Prediction: Uses and Applications

10th Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation (JCSDA)

  • Advances in the Joint Effort for Data Assimilation Integration (JEDI)
  • Applications of machine learning and artificial intelligence to data assimilation
  • Coupled Earth Systems DA including air quality and aerosols, and trace gases
  • Improved Data Assimilation Techniques (bias corrections, observation errors, etc. data quality control)
  • Land, Ocean, and Cryosphere data assimilation

10th Symposium on the Madden-Julian Oscillation and Sub-Seasonal Monsoon Variability

  • A Review of the MJO: Progress, Challenges, and Paths Forward
  • Air-Sea Interactions and Tropical Convection
  • Numerical Modeling of the MJO and Subseasonal Convection
  • Subseasonal-to-Seasonal (S2S) Predictability and Forecasting: The MJO and Intraseasonal Convective Variability
  • The Andy Majda Memorial Session on Tropical Convection and Waves
  • Tropical-Extratropical Interactions and MJO Teleconnections

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

  • Benchmarking and Performance Analysis for Modeling on High Performance Computing Systems
  • Challenges Facing High Performance Computing Centers Supporting Weather, Water, and Climate
  • High Performance Computing Enabling Big Data Handling and Analytics for Weather, Water, and Climate
  • High Performance Computing Support for Community-Based Modeling
  • High Performance Computing Support for Earth System and Ecological Modeling
  • High Performance Computing in the Cloud to Support Weather, Water, and Climate
  • Innovative/Emerging Technologies, Products and Services to Enable Future High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate
  • Software and Tools for Applying High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate

Third Symposium on Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion

  • AMS Women’s Workshop: Working Towards Closing the Gender Equality Gap
  • Creating and Nurturing an Equitable and Inclusive Weather, Water, Climate Community
  • Inclusive and Accessible Science: Engaging with Diverse and Underrepresented Communities
  • Learning Disabilities in Meteorology – Overcoming Barriers within Academia
  • Retention of Females in Science Careers

First Symposium on Earth Prediction Innovation and Community Modeling

The Symposium on Earth Prediction Innovation and Community Modeling provides an opportunity for the broad research community to share information about their latest developments and how these innovations are advancing the capabilities of community modeling systems. Topics in this symposium will include discussion on the motivation and process by which the community can work together to explore, validate, and integrate all aspects important to advancing weather and climate prediction. This open innovation approach spans everything from observation impact, model code, and software engineering to experimental design and computing architectures.