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Introduction to the 34th Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology

Dear Colleagues and Friends,

On behalf of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), the AMS Committee on Tropical Meteorology and Tropical Cyclones, and the Conference Program Committee, welcome to the 34rd AMS Conference on Hurricanes and Tropical Meteorology. This is an exciting time for research in tropical cyclones and tropical meteorology. More than 800 abstracts were submitted in response to the call for papers and over 200 of those submissions were made by the future leaders in our field: our students.

Nothing can replace face-to-face interactions, but we encourage you to participate in the interactive poster and networking sessions. These are aimed to foster the new collaborations that are particularly critical for our students and early career participants.

There are several special sessions at the conference. We kick off Monday morning with a look back at Hurricane Katrina and The Road Ahead for Hurricane Forecasting. On Wednesday afternoon, a distinguished panel will discuss Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change.

Other noteworthy sessions include the Hurricane Forecast and Improvement Project (HFIP), Hazard Communication and Improving the Hurricane Forecasting– Warning–Response System, applications of the TROPICS and CYGNSS satellites, and the OTREC field campaign. We appreciate the efforts of those who organized these sessions.

Our community has also lost several important members since we last met. We had planned special sessions to honor the legacies of Fuqing Zhang and T. N. Krishnamurti, but these will be postponed until we can gather again in person.

Thank you to everyone who worked so hard over the last three years to make this conference possible. We are especially grateful to Jen Ives, Marissa Welch, the rest of the AMS conference staff, and the conference committee. We would also like to thank the chairs of the Max Eaton Award and Outstanding Student Presentation Award selection panels, Patrick Duran, George Alvey, and Jeffrey Thayer, and those who serve on the award selection panels.

We look forward to seeing you in person again at the 2022 meeting in New Orleans!

Eric Blake and Carl Schreck, 34th AMS Program Chairpersons



Eric Blake and Carl Schreck, 34th AMS Program Chairpersons

Dan Chavas, Hui Su, Matthew Janiga, Jonathan Zawislak, Kosuke Ito, Zhuo Wang, Kelly Nuñez Ocasio,

Hanh Nguyen, Fumin Ren, Kerry Cook, Scott Braun, Anatha Aiyyer, Peter Finocchio, Ryan Torn, Zelika Fuchs,

Philip Klotzbach, Cody Fritz, Gan Zhang, Timothy Cronin, Amanda Back, Derek Posselt, Sundararaman Gopalakrishnan,

Jason Dunion, Eric Hendricks, George Alvey, Jason Sippel, James Russell, Rob Rogers, Clark Evans, Joshua Allard,

Robbie Berg, Haiyan Jiang, Robert Nystrom, Richard Pasch & William Blackwell

Introduction to the 13th Fire and Forest Meteorology Virtual Symposium

Dear Participants,

Welcome to the virtual 13th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology (13FFM). This Symposium is rescheduled from the originally planned May 2020 meeting in Palm Springs, California. A call for abstracts was not announced for this meeting as instead we moved last year’s accepted abstracts to this virtual event. It would be great to see all of you in person, so after an on-screen appearance this time, AMS and the FFM committee will be exploring options for 2023.

We are following AMS’ recommended guidelines for presenting at a virtual conference. You should have received instructions for oral and poster presentations, respectively. We will do the best we can to make this Symposium as interactive as possible, so be prepared to unmute your microphone, including during the networking sessions at the end of each day.

Our thanks to all who submitted papers last year and plan to attend this year. As always, it was enjoyable working with the AMS staff, in the forefront Cati Iannarilli and Claudia Gorski, for their immeasurable help with the many organizational things behind the scenes necessary to make the Symposium happen, especially during a year of extreme challenges.

Over 60 presentations will be prerecorded and available online for advance viewing. Interactive question sessions follow over three days. There are presenters from five countries with a great mix of academia, government agency, and the private sector representation. We welcome you all.


Tim Brown, Nick Nauslar, Brian Potter, Kara Yedinak – 13FFM Co-Chairpersons

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