CEDAR email: CALL FOR PAPERS DUE AUGUST 1: AMS Space Weather Conference 7-11 January, 2018, Austin, Texas

Robert Robinson bobr at inspacenow.com
Wed Jul 26 15:22:50 MDT 2017

The Fifteenth Conference on Space Weather, sponsored by the American
Meteorological Society (AMS), and organized by the AMS Committee on Space
Weather,will be held 7-11 January 2018, as part of the 98th AMS Annual
Meeting in Austin TX.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and
general information will be posted on the AMS Web site
2018/ <https://annual.ametsoc.org/ 2018/>*) in late-September 2017.

The theme for the 2018 AMS Annual Meeting is "Transforming Communication in
the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise."  Communication is a dynamic,
powerful, and essential part of the weather, climate, and water enterprise.
Successful communication requires active engagement – not only thinking
about what, when, where, how, why, and to whom we speak but also carefully
listening to better understand and respond appropriately. Following this
theme, the Conference on Space Weather will solicit papers on the following

*Session 1: “Next steps in Space Weather Research and Forecasting”*

This session is focused on progress being made by the federal agencies as
well as the commercial and academic sector in moving forward with research
that enables better space weather forecasts and improves communication of
these results.

*Session 2: “Shifting Paradigms: Communicating Space Weather through Social
and Broadcast Media”*

New modes of communicating space weather to a very eager public are
becoming available. Some of these critical paths may be through broadcast
and social media, and having actionable forecasts immediately accessible to
the public could make all the difference. This is the paradigm shift that
we must strive for—that space weather is real, relevant, and knowable. The
proposed session will combine the expertise of space scientists,
meteorologists, and broadcasters to stimulate an interdisciplinary
discussion during this pivotal time in both the history of the AMS and in
the communication of Space Weather.

*Session 3:  “Results from the Great American Solar Eclipse”*

The total solar eclipse that will occur on August 21, 2017 will have its
path of totality over the continental United States.  Talks from this
session will highlight early results from observations of the eclipse with
an emphasis on space weather impacts.  Presentations from citizen science
activities related to the solar eclipse are also welcome.

*Session 4: “Impact of Space Weather on Communication and Navigation”*

This session focuses on the on many ways that space weather can impact
communication and navigation systems.

*Session 5: “Major Scientific Challenges in Space Weather”*

We solicit papers on key science challenges, including prediction of solar
flares, determining the geoeffectiveness of space weather storms, and
understanding and predicting ionospheric variability.

*Session 6: “Observational Platforms for Space Weather”*

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.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 1 August 2017
(refer *AMS 2018 Space Weather Conference* web page)

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 1 August 2017 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 2018. 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
2018.  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
<behnke.richard at yahoo.com>*, or Michael Wiltberger, *wiltbemj at ucar.edu
<wiltbemj at ucar.edu>*.
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