19th Annual High Plains AMS/NWA Conference

19th Annual High Plains AMS/NWA Conference

August 9-10, 2017 – Dodge City, KS

Call for Papers

The 19th Annual High Plains Conference will be held August 9-10, 2017 in Dodge City Kansas on the campus of Dodge City Community College.  The conference will start at approximately 8 am on August 9 and conclude at Noon on August 10. There will also be a banquet dinner/keynote presentation on the evening of August 9. The conference is sponsored by the High Plains Chapter of the NWA/AMS.

The general theme of the conference centers on weather that impacts the central and high plains regions of the U.S. with a broad range of topics typically covered. Discussion areas will include talks on severe-convection storms, winter weather, climate, societal impacts, emerging technologies, and remote sensing capabilities with radar and GOES-R satellites.

The Keynote speakers will include:

  • Chris Karstens – OU CIMMS/NSSL
  • Chris Strager – Director, National Weather Service Central Region
  • Karen Kosiba – Center for Severe Weather Research
  • Mike Coniglio – OAR/NSSL

Each session will begin with a Keynote speaker, while the remaining presenters will be given 20 minutes including questions.  University students are encouraged to submit abstracts for the conference as the registration fee will be waived for those presenting. Abstracts should be in a Word document and no more than one page in length.  Further, titles and one to two paragraph abstracts should include each author's name and affiliation along with any pertinent references. NWS employees are reminded they should have their Science & Operations Officer review the abstract in accordance with NWSPD-100 (Clearance for the NWS Employee Papers).

Abstracts are now being accepted for the conference with a submission deadline of July 15, 2017. Authors will be notified of acceptance via email by August 1, 2017.  Abstracts may be sent to: aaron.johnson@noaa.gov.

Preliminary program, registration, hotel and general information will be posted on the High Plains Conference web site http://www.highplains-amsnwa.org/conferences/2017 and updated as needed.  You may also contact one of the committee members listed below, at 620-225-6514 with questions regarding the conference.

Committee Members:    Aaron Johnson       Laren Reynolds         Wes Hovorka

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