Abstract Deadline Extended to Jan 24

Jan 14, 2014

Abstract submission has been extended to January 24th.

The 31th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the 2nd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held 12–15 May 2014 at the Crowne Plaza Portland Downtown Convention Center, Portland, Oregon. This conference is organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology and the Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences.  Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site in mid-February, 2014.

      The theme of the 31st Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology is "Agriculture in the Earth-Atmosphere System" and will highlight the diversity of research investigating the underlying processes, measurement, modeling of biosphere-atmosphere interactions with a particular emphasis on agricultural environments. Papers discussing all aspects of biosphere-atmosphere interactions from recent advances in understanding the fundamental mechanism underlying biosphere-atmosphere processes to novel methods for modeling them and approaches for monitoring them via both in-situ and remote sensing techniques are encouraged. Sample topics include integrating measurements, modeling, and remote sensing to describe biosphere-atmosphere interactions in both natural and managed ecosystems; characterizing measurement and modeling uncertainty in complex and heterogeneous landscapes; scaling biosphere-atmosphere exchange processes across spatial and temporal scales; determining the impacts of changing climate conditions on agricultural and other ecosystems; identifying and monitoring the effects of drought and other extreme weather phenomena; developing novel and improved sensor systems and measurement techniques; describing the utility of remote sensing-based methods to measure evapotranspiration and surface energy fluxes; and, diagnosing the effects of canopy architecture on turbulent transport within and above structured canopies. 

The them of the  2nd Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences is “Human Impacts on the Earth-Atmosphere System—Past, Present, and Future". The conference is directed toward improving our understanding how the earth-atmosphere system evolves under changing environmental pressures. Sample abstract topics include: atmospheric fluxes of greenhouse gases and other trace gases from ecosystems due to anthropogenic activities; historic perspectives on the human ecological footprint; impacts of biosphere emissions and/or the carbon, nitrogen, and hydrologic cycles on climate and air quality; new techniques or instrumentation in atmospheric biogeosciences; the use of stable isotopes as indicators of biogeochemical processes; the use of remote sensing to monitor terrestrial biosphere changes; and theory and simulation of coupled biophysical, biogeochemical, and ecological processes.

      Joint sessions, including a session honoring Ray Leuning and his many contributions to the atmospheric biogeosciences, will be held.

      Please submit your abstract via the AMS website ( An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted). The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and both the recording and uploading of your presentation archived on the AMS website. Although you will be given the opportunity to indicate your preference of either an oral or poster presentation, please note that it may not be possible to accommodate all requests.       Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail in mid-February, 2014. All extended abstracts (up to 10 MB) will be due by 13 June 2014 and must be submitted electronically. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS website. All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be available on the AMS website at no cost.

Posted by: Andy VanderZaag

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