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

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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), the Southern Ocean Regional Panel (SORP), and the Scientific Committee on Antarctic Research (SCAR) Operational Meteorology in the Antarctic (Op Met) Expert Group 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. 

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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.

Workshop Dinner and Icebreaker 

Dinner: Tuesday, June 27th, 6:30 p.m.

The dinner will be held at BJ’s Brewhouse and Brewery, 1690 28th St., Boulder, which is about a 10-minute walk from the Millennium Hotel.  Please ask for the “NCAR” group upon arrival. We hope you can join us! 

For restaurant information and location, please see:

https://www.bjsrestaurants.com/locations/co/boulder-29th-street 

Icebreaker: Sunday, June 25th, 6:00 p.m.

For attendees in Boulder on the evening of Sunday, June 25th, an informal gathering will be held at the outside patio bar of the Millennium Hotel.  This will get going at about 6:00 p.m. on June 25th. There is a bar there, and food is available from the hotel restaurant. All are welcome to stop by and meet other workshop-goers!

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. 

There is no registration fee to attend the YOPP-SH Meeting.  However, if you wish to participate, please sign up via the "Registration" tab above.

Those interested in presenting at the YOPP-SH Meeting are encouraged to submit a request for an oral presentation.  This may be done through the “Registration” tab.

SCAR OpMet Meeting

The SCAR Operational Meteorology in the Antarctic (Op Met) Expert Group will be holding a meeting during the WAMC, with the time to be determined.  If you are not in the OpMet Expert Group and are interested in learning more about this, please inquire at the workshop. 

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 the SORP Meeting.  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.

We are also soliciting oral presentations for the YOPP-SH Meeting.  To indicate an oral presentation, please do so through the "Registration" tab.

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 and Extended Abstracts

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 presentation or extended abstract online, please indicate that when you register or when you provide the presentation/extended abstract.  

Separate, extended abstracts that are submitted for the 12th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate will also be published in a preprint volume.  If you want a paper on your talk to appear in the volume, it must be submitted as an extended abstract (not as the short abstract or talk title provided at registration). 

These extended abstracts should be submitted through the registration page (see "Registration" tab).  The preferred format for them is standard American Meteorological Society (AMS) conference paper format, which is illustrated in this document:

https://annual.ametsoc.org/2014/index.cfm/information-for/oral-presenter... .

That page also illustrates a clear font for the text that can be used.

As for the file formats for the extended abstracts, PDF files are preferred, although Word documents may also be submitted.  Lengths of 6 pages or less are preferred.

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 "kmarwitz AT ucar DOT edu". 

12th WAMC EXTENDED ABSTRACT VOLUME (Click here for printable PDF version.)

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.

Workshop Committee  
The organizing committee for the Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate is as follows.  
Jordan G. Powers, NCAR— 12th WAMC local host    
David H. Bromwich, The Ohio State University  
Scott Carpentier, Australian Bureau of Meteorology
John J. Cassano, The University of Colorado  
Arthur M. Cayette, Space and Naval Warfare Systems Center  
Steven R. Colwell, British Antarctic Survey  
Matthew A. Lazzara, Madison Area Technical College/The University of Wisconsin– Madison