22 July 2009

Stormrise, east of Tucson

Stormrise over Redington Pass between the Catalina and Rincon Mountains, east of Tucson, Arizona. Photo around 6 pm on 21 July 2009.

09 July 2009

Inaugural AMS Energy Conference and call for abstracts

First American Meteorological Society (AMS) Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy

The First Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, and organized by the AMS Committee on Energy, will be held 17–21 January 2010, as part of the 90th AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta, Georgia. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Conference Web site in September 2009.

The AMS Energy Committee invites participation from researchers and practitioners who are experienced in and/or are studying the linkages between weather, climate and the next generation of the energy complex. Participation may range from practical (non-academic) presentations to submission of academic papers. We invite discussion on all subjects dealing with the New Energy Economy including observation, modeling, theoretical, forecasting, and applied studies. Planned session themes include energy supply and demand (wind, solar, natural gas, oil, etc.), the impacts of climate change on energy supply and demand, societal impacts in and of the New Energy Economy, policy issues in energy, education and communication of data and information to stakeholders, new economic opportunities, and additional topics as suggested by the participants.

If you or your colleagues would like to participate, please submit a short summary (abstract) of you topic electronically via the Web by 3 August 2009 (please refer to the AMS Conference Submission Web page for detailed instructions). An abstract fee of $90, payable by credit card or purchase order, is charged at the time of submission, and will be refunded only if your abstract is not accepted.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late September 2009. For additional information please contact the program chairperson, Jon Davis.