CEDAR email: CALL FOR PAPERS DUE AUGUST 3: AMS Space Weather Conference 22–26 January, 2017, Seattle, Washington

Michael Wiltberger wiltbemj at ucar.edu
Tue Jul 26 09:04:57 MDT 2016

CALL FOR PAPERS DUE AUGUST 3: AMS Space Weather Conference 22–26 January,
2017, Seattle, Washington


From: Michael Wiltberger <wiltbemj at ucar.edu>

The Fourteenth Conference on Space Weather, sponsored by the American
Meteorological Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee on Space
Weather,will be held 22-26 January 2017, as part of the 97th AMS Annual
Meeting in Seattle Washington.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel,
and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site (
https://annual.ametsoc.org/2017/) in late-September 2016.

The theme for the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting is “Observations Lead the Way” In
all issues facing the American Meteorological Society (AMS) and the
professions it serves, the first priority should always be to obtain the
necessary observations and information. Whether to address numerical
weather prediction, climate, situational awareness, economic value of
forecasts, societal impacts, or any other need, data-driven, science-driven
decisions move our community and society forward. Following this theme, the
Conference on Space Weather will solicit papers on the following topics:

Session 1: “Moving the Space Weather Action Plan (SWAP) Forward”

This session is focused on progress being made by the federal agencies as
well as the commercial and academic sector in carrying out OSTP’s recently
released Space Weather Action Plan (SWAP).

Session 2: “The Scientific Uses of CubeSats”

This session focuses on the role of the emerging CubeSat platform in the
Space Weather Enterprise. Access to space has been made more available with
the advent of CubeSats as evidenced by the 400+ launches in recent years.
CubeSats range in size and capability and offer the opportunity for
multipoint observations. Recent studies by the National Academy and NASA’s
Living With a Star Program on the science and value of CubeSats, and NSF’s
successful CubeSat program and the popular SmallSat conference demonstrate
the strong interest across the community.

Session 3:  Observational Platforms for Space Weather”

This a double session featuring talks on recent new platforms for space
weather observations as well critical existing facilities.  This session
will look at some of the many new facilities that are coming into existence
as well as being proposed. Existing facilities are being upgraded or
developing new techniques. The focus of these two sessions will be on the
way these new observational capabilities support the space weather
enterprise. The emphasis will be on “the way” rather than just the
observations, bringing into consideration data-assimilation, discovery
missions, monitoring programs, and discussions of data/model coverage
sufficient to allow predictions.

Session 4: “Major Scientific Challenges in Space Weather”

This session will focus on the scientific challenges facing space weather
understanding and prediction.

Session 5: “How space weather changed the world – almost”

This session will include some history of early space weather – both its
beginnings and some of the early, interest provoking, anomalies

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 3 August 2016
(refer to the AMS Web page

at https://ams.confex.com/ams/97Annual/oasys.epl).

Students who want to be considered for travel support will be asked to note
this when submitting their abstract. The committee will provide two travel
awards ($450) to help defray the cost of attending the AMS meeting for a
student who submitted an abstract to present at the Space Weather
Conference. There is a 7 August 2016 deadline to apply for travel support.
Students who wish to apply are required to submit the following documents
in a single PDF document: a presentation abstract, statement of why they
want to attend the meeting, statement of commitment to attend if awarded
the travel award, and letter of recommendation from their advisor. Further
details will be posted on the AMS student awards webpage.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late-
September 2016. All extended abstracts are to be submitted electronically
and will be available on-line via the Web. Instructions for formatting
extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web site.  Authors have the
option to submit manuscripts (up to 10 MB) electronically by 12 February
2017.  All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be
available on the AMS Web site at no cost. For additional information please
contact the program chairpersons, Richard Behnke,  behnke.richard at yahoo.com,
or Michael Wiltberger, wiltbemj at ucar.edu.

Michael Wiltberger, Ph.D
3080 Center Green
Boulder, CO 80301
Ph: (303)497-1532
Fx: (303)497-2180
email: wiltbemj at ucar.edu

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