12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology & Climate/YOPP-SH & SORP Meetings

12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate: June 26–28, 2017

Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) Meeting: June 28–29, 2017

Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) Meeting: June 29–30, 2017

 National Center for Atmospheric Research
Boulder, Colorado, USA

 

Overview

The 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate, as well as meetings for the Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) and the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP), will take place at the National Center for Atmospheric Research (Foothills Laboratory, Rm. FL2-1022) 
from June 26–30, 2017.  Below are summaries of these meetings. Image of Penguins

12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate: June 26–28, 2017

The National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR) invites you to participate in the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate (previously called the Antarctic Meteorological Observation, Modeling, and Forecasting Workshop) to be held in Boulder, Colorado, USA. The workshop brings together those with both research and operational interests in Antarctic meteorology, forecasting, and related disciplines. It serves as a forum for current results, ideas, and issues in Antarctic meteorology, numerical weather prediction, forecasting, and climate. Presentations on topics related to these, including those involving Antarctic logistical efforts, are welcome.

There is a registration fee of $145 (USD) for this workshop.  If you would like to attend, please register through the "Registration" tab above.

Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) Meeting: June 28–29, 2017

The Year of Polar Prediction (YOPP) will be officially launched in May 2017.  YOPP will be an internationally-coordinated period of intensive observing, modeling, prediction, verification, user engagement, and educational activities initiated by the World Meteorological Organization’s World Weather Research Programme (WWRP).  The goal of YOPP is to advance significantly our environmental prediction capabilities for the polar regions and beyond.

The core phase of YOPP will be from mid-2017 to mid-2019, and within this a Special Observing Period in the Southern Hemisphere will occur from mid-November 2018 to mid-February 2019.  This will have intensified research activities, including enhanced synoptic observations and radiosonde launches.

To make further progress in the coordination of the various activities planned in the Southern Hemisphere during YOPP, the second YOPP-SH planning meeting will be held June 28–29, 2017 at NCAR immediately following the Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate.  In order to improve Southern Ocean forecasting capabilities in a joint effort, modeling efforts, observations taken at Antarctic stations and in various field campaigns, and the contribution of Southern Ocean data to the YOPP data portal will be discussed during the meeting.  Sessions will address the topics of modeling, observations, and YOPP products.

Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP) Meeting: June 29–30, 2017

The 12th Session of the CLIVAR/CliC/SCAR Southern Ocean Region Panel will be held June 29-30, 2017.  It is open to those interested in the activities of SORP.  The topics covered will include: Southern Ocean oceanographic observations needed during YOPP-SH; how oceanic behavior out to two months projects onto atmospheric behavior; climate predictability of the ocean-atmosphere-ice system in the Southern Ocean (discussions on SOMIP (Southern Ocean Model Intercomparison Project) and AntClim21); and other SORP business.

There is no registration fee to attend these meetings, however if you wish to participate, please sign up via the "Registration" tab above.

Call for Papers

We are soliciting oral and poster presentations for the Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate.  Authors are strongly encouraged to write extended abstracts and to provide those for a workshop preprint volume.  To indicate an oral or poster presentation and submit and abstract, please do so through the "Registration" tab above.

Registration

Please go to the “Registration” tab to register for the workshop and meetings or to submit all abstracts.

Deadlines

12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate
Short abstract submission: May 12, 2017
Extended abstract submission: June 12, 2017
Registration for attendance: June 12, 2017

YOPP-SH Meeting and SORP Meeting
Registration for attendance: June 12, 2017

Travel Support for Graduate Students and Early Career Scientists

The Physical Science Group of the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) and the International Commission on Polar Meteorology (ICPM) of the International Association of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences (IAMAS) have provided funding to support the participation of graduate students (M.S. and Ph.D.) and early career scientists (within 5 years of graduation of either Ph.D. or M.S.) in the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate.  Support can cover the registration fee of $145, hotel accommodation, and airfare.  Depending on the number of applications received and their merit, partial support may be awarded to some or all applications.  Preference will be given to under-represented groups and applicants from countries with developing Antarctic programs.  Selections will be made by the Organizing Committee for the workshop.

To apply: Send a short CV (1 page), a brief statement of the benefit to your career of attendance and how you will contribute to the workshop (1 page), and a budget for the support you are seeking.  Send these materials to Dr. David Bromwich, bromwich.1@osu.edu.  Receipt of applications will be acknowledged.

Deadline (for receipt of applications): April 1, 2017.

Awards will be announced by April 15, 2017.  Successful applicants will pay for their justified expenditures and will get refunded later (up to the award amount) based on receipts provided.

Things to remember: The funding is limited and applications will likely be very competitive.  Please keep these factors in mind when completing your application, and make your best case for support.

Workshop Publication

Presentations and extended abstracts will be published on our website for the workshop and meetings via links.  If you do NOT want us to publish your abstract/extended abstract online, please indicate that when you register or submit the abstract.  Abstracts submitted for the Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate will also be published in a preprint volume.  Extended abstracts in PDF format can be submitted via the registration page.

We encourage all poster presenters to provide us with an electronic (preferably .pdf format) version of their posters for posting to the website.  They may be emailed to "powers AT ucar DOT edu". 

Workshop Registration Fee

The registration fee for the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate is $145 (USD).  The “Registration” tab provides payment information.
There is no registration fee for either the YOPP-SH or SORP meeting, but please register so we know how many people want to attend.

Travel/Lodging

A block of rooms for the nights of June 25–29 has been reserved at the Millennium Harvest House hotel in Boulder, Colorado, USA.  Shuttles will be provided from this hotel to NCAR for the days of the Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate and of the YOPP-SH meeting (June 26–29).  More information about the workshop location and lodging is available through the "Travel/Lodging" tab at the top of the page. You will need to make your reservation by May 12, 2017 to insure the special room rate of $189.00 a night at this hotel.