Meeting Announcement – “AMS Annual Meeting: Land-Atmosphere Interactions And The Role Of HydroEcology On Climate

I have received an announcement of an upcoming meeting that examines the role of land surface processes within the climate system.  It reads

Call for papers: Land-Atmosphere Interactions and the Role of HydroEcology on Climate at AMS Annual Meeting, Seattle, Jan 23-27, 2011

We are pleased to announce that the American Meteorological Society’s annual meeting, held January 23-27 in Seattle, WA, USA, will include a session on Land-Atmosphere Interactions and the Role of HydroEcology on Climate as part of the 25th Conference on Hydrology. This session seeks contributions from the research and operational forecasting communities on recent advances in quantifying the role of land surface processes on atmospheric dynamics from short-range to interannual time scales and at spatial scales from plot studies to regional assessments. We are particularly interested in studies addressing the roles of complex terrain, vegetation, snow and soil moisture dynamics, as well as ecosystem disturbances, on model predictability or skill. Efforts that study one-way or two-way interactions through observational, modeling or reanalysis techniques, or their integration, are encouraged. This session will help advance our understanding of the importance of land surface properties and ecosystem disturbances on local to regional weather, hydrology and climate.

We have invited a number of speakers to offer invited talks. Dr. Ruby Leung from the Pacific Northwest National Laboratory will speak on land-atmosphere interactions within regional climate models.

We encourage you to submit an abstract by August 9, 2010 (The deadline of August 2 that is currently listed on the AMS abstract submission tool will be changed.).  For online abstract submission go to the AMS annual meetings page:, select “Submit Abstract”, and select the “25th Conference on Hydrology”.  A topic list will follow; select “Land-Atmosphere Interactions and the Role of HydroEcology on Climate “.  Submitting your abstract to this session assures that the session organizers will see it.

Speaking presentations are limited due to the tremendous array of topics covered at the Annual Meeting.  Therefore, please indicate during the online submission process if you would be willing to accept (or would prefer) a poster presentation.  We will do our best to accommodate all submissions, particularly those of our international participants.

There is a $90 USD abstract submission fee charged by AMS which must be paid at the time of submission.  Conference organizers are not allowed to accept submissions without advance payment.  For additional details, see the Call for Papers from the AMS annual meetings homepage.  You may also contact me or the other conveners if your questions are not answered by the online resources.

We appreciate your consideration of the meeting and hope that you can join us in Seattle!


Enrique R. Vivoni, Arizona State University,
David J. Gochis, National Center for Atmospheric Research,
Jessica D. Lundquist, University of Washington,

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