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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences

Welcome from the Chairman of the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences

You are cordially invited to participate in the 2nd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences. Last year this was a new initiative which affords the opportunity for researchers of atmospheric science to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues. We take full advantage of the Internet mitigating the need for travel. Feedback from participants of the first conference indicated that they were pleased with this format and would like to see the meeting grow. 

For the second electronic conference in atmospheric sciences, the range of topics will remain more general, but we would be open to future meetings or subject areas having a thematic topic of importance. During the last few decades, great strides have been made in all general areas of atmospheric science. We have seen the proliferation of remote sensing technologies and techniques for their use in research and forecasting. We have seen advances in the understanding of synoptic and dynamic meteorology which have improved weather forecasting. Great strides have been made in atmospheric modelling on all scales. Additionally, there have been discoveries on the behavior of smaller-scale systems, especially those that impact human activity, health, and economics. These have inspired techniques for warning people that these events could affect them. The increased understanding of interannual and interdecadal variability in climate has also led to the development of long range forecasting and projection. The conference will be organized around the following five general and related themes.

  • Atmospheric Physics: Remote sensing; satellite and RADAR meteorology; water cycles; nowcasting; mesoscale models
  • Atmospheric Chemistry: Air quality; atmospheric chemistry; upper atmospheric chemistry;
  • Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology: Forecasting techniques; cyclone and anticyclone development; the jet stream and its behavior; blocking anticyclones; operational meteorology; forecast skills; forecast models
  • Regional Climate and Interannual Variability: El Nino; teleconnections; long range prediction and projection; climate modelling; climate change; downscaling techniques
  • Tropical Meteorology: tropical storms; atmosphere–ocean interactions; modelling convection; the general circulation

Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference in MDPI’s online journal, Atmosphere after peer review.

Prof. Dr. Anthony R. Lupo
Chairman of ECAS 2017

Dr. Anthony R. Lupo, is a Professor of Atmospheric Sciences in the Soil, Environmental, and Atmospheric Sciences Department at the University of Missouri. He earned his BS in Meteorology from the State University of New York at Oswego in 1988, and his M.S. and Ph.D. degrees from Purdue University in 1991 and 1995, respectively. His research has been in the areas of large-scale atmospheric dynamics, climate dynamics, and climate change including modeling, and he has several peer-reviewed publications in each of these areas. Additionally, he edited and contributed to the book Recent Hurricane Research: Climate, Dynamics, and Societal Impacts (published in 2011), and in 2014 and 2015, he was the Lead Guest Editor of the publication Advances in Meteorology Special Issue: Large-Scale Dynamics, Anomalous Flows, and Teleconnections. He has been a member of the American Meteorological Society since 1987 (Certified Consulting Meteorologist #660), and the National Weather Association since 1998. He was a Fulbright Scholar during the summer of 2004 to Russia, studying climate change at the Russian Academy of Sciences in Moscow. He won a second Fulbright to teach and research at Belgorod State University in Russia for 2014–2015. Additionally, he has served as an expert reviewer and/or contributing author to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) (sponsored by the United Nations, World Meteorological Organization) and The Report of the Nongovernmental International Panel on Climate Change (NIPCC) (sponsored by the Heartland Institute) Assessment Reports. The members of the IPCC shared the Nobel Peace Prize in 2007. His other professional associations include the Royal Meteorological Society (Fellow), American Geophysical Union, Sigma Xi, Gamma Sigma Delta, Phi Kappa Phi, and the Missouri Academy of Science (Fellow). He has won awards for teaching and advising at the University of Missouri, including the College of Agriculture, Food, and Natural Resources Senior Teaching Award (2006), the Outstanding Undergraduate Advisor Award (April 2008), and the University of Missouri Kemper Foundation Award for Excellence in Teaching (April 2008). He was awarded the Most Distinguished Scientific Achievement Award by the Missouri Academy of Science (2009), and University of Missouri professor of the year (May, 2010). In Fall 2011, he was chosen to be on the Joint US–Russian Presidents Climate Subgroup of the Science and Technology working group (disbanded in 2014). In October 2013 he was awarded the Outstanding Alum for the year 2013 by the Earth and Atmospheric Science Department at Purdue.