Abstract submission deadline (Jan 30) approaching for AMS AgForMet/Biogeosciences conference

The deadline for short abstracts to the American Meteorological Society 30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology / 1st Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences joint specialty meeting is next Monday, Jan 30. The call is below. Thanks. -ankur desai, chair of the AMS Agricultural and Forest Meteorology Committee

We have proposed sessions and invited talks on tall tower research, canopy transport, methane and other greenhouse gas emissions from managed and unmanaged ecosystems, impacts of emissions on air quality and climate, interactions between climate and terrestrial ecosystems, new techniques or instrumentation in atmospheric biogeosciences, remote sensing of the terrestrial biosphere, hydrologic cycle, nitrogen cascade, urban air quality, stable isotopes as indicators of biogeochemical processes, and a special session to honor the contributions of Ray Dejardins.

Call for papers:
First Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences 30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology

27 May–1 June 2012, Boston, MA

http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/fainst/201230agforest.html
http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/fainst/2012biogeo.html

The First Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences and the 30th Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be held at the Omni Hotel in Boston, Massachusetts from 27 May through 1 June 2012. Abstracts related to atmosphere-biosphere interactions are welcome for submission by 30 January 2012. These conferences are organized jointly by the AMS Board on Atmospheric Biogeosicences and the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and general information will be posted on the AMS Web site by late January 2012.

The goal of the Atmospheric Biogeosciences conference is to showcase the diversity in research in the field of biosphere-atmosphere interactions. More specifically, the conference is directed toward improving our understanding how the earth-atmosphere system will evolve under a changing climate and changing environmental pressures. Sample abstract topics include: remote sensing of the terrestrial biosphere, greenhouse gas emissions from managed and unmanaged ecosystems, impacts of emissions on air quality and climate, the hydrological cycle, the nitrogen cascade, urban air quality, new techniques or instrumentation in atmospheric biogeosciences, use of stable isotopes as indicators of biogeochemical processes, and interactions between climate and terrestrial ecosystems.

The theme for this Agricultural and Forest Meteorology conference is “Farm through Forest” and will exemplify the diversity in research in the associated communities. Papers are solicited on all aspects of atmosphere-biosphere interactions: transport and dispersion within and above canopies, advances in surface layer theory from observations and models, integrated systems modeling, environmental controls on ecosystem-atmosphere exchanges of greenhouse gases, and using isotopes to determine variable sources and sinks are examples.

Joint sessions will be conducted among the two conferences including a session honoring Ray Desjardins' contribution to atmospheric biogeosciences and agricultural and forest meteorology. Additionally there will be student oral and poster competition. Students must be the first author on submissions and be presenting their own, original work.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by the deadline date of Monday, 30 January 2012 (refer to the AMS Web page athttp://ams.confex.com/ams/). 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 the uploading and recording of your presentation that will be archived on the AMS Web site. We will no longer be producing a CD-ROM, allowing us to extend the deadline for extended abstracts.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by late February 2012. 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. Manuscripts (up to 10MB) must be submitted electronically by 1 July 2012. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.

For additional information please contact the Atmospheric Biogeosciences co-chairs Dr. Loretta Mickley (mickley@fas.harvard.edu) and Dr. Elizabeth Pattey (Elizabeth.Pattey@agr.gc.ca) or the Agricultural and Forest Meteorology chair Dr. Ian Strachan (ian.strachan@mcgill.ca).