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The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences

16/07/2017 - 31/07/2017
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Welcome from the Chair

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.

Call for Papers

The 2nd International Electronic Conference on Atmospheric Sciences (ECAS 2017) will be held from 16 to 31 July 2017 online. This event enables the researchers of atmospheric science to present their research and exchange ideas with their colleagues without the need to travel. All proceedings will be published on the conference homepage in open access format.

Through this event, we aim to cover the following topics:

  • Atmospheric Physics (Section A)
  • Atmospheric Chemistry (Section B)
  • Synoptic and Dynamic Meteorology (Section C)
  • Climate and Interannual Variability (Section D)
  • Tropical Meteorology (Section E)

The conference will be completely free of charge—both to attend and for scholars to upload and present their latest work on the conference platform. There will also be the possibility to submit selected papers to the journal Atmosphere (ISSN 2073-4433; Impact Factor: 1.487 (JCR 2016); 5-Year Impact Factor: 1.793 (JCR 2016)) with a 20% discount on the APCs; ECAS 2017 offers you the opportunity to participate in this international, scholarly conference without having the concern or expenditure of travel — all you need is your computer and access to the Internet. We would like to invite you to “attend” this conference and present your latest work.

Abstracts (in English) should be submitted by 20 June 2017 online at For accepted abstracts, the full paper can be submitted by 1 July 2017. The conference itself will be held 16–31 July 2017.

We hope you will be able to join this exciting event and support us in making it a success. ECAS 2017 is organized and sponsored by MDPI, a scholarly open access publisher based in Basel, Switzerland.

Paper Submission Guidelines

For information about the submission procedure and preparation of a full presentation, please refer to the "Instructions for Authors".

Instructions for Authors


Submissions should be done by the authors online by registering with, and using the "New Submission" function once logged into system.

  1. Scholars interested in participating with the conference can submit their abstract (about 150-300 words covering the areas of manuscripts for the proceedings issue) online on this website until 20 June 2017.
  2. The Conference Committee will pre-evaluate, based on the submitted abstract, whether a contribution from the authors of the abstract will be welcome for the ECAS 2017. All authors will be notified by 20 June 2017 about the acceptance of their abstract.
  3. If the abstract is accepted for this conference, the author is asked to submit his/her manuscript, optionally along with a PowerPoint (only PDF) and/or video presentation of his/her paper, until the submission deadline of 1 July 2017.
  4. The manuscripts and presentations will be available on ECAS 2017 homepage for discussion and rating during the time of the conference 16-31 July 2017.
  5. Accepted papers will be published in the proceedings of the conference and journal Atmosphere will publish the proceedings of the conference as a Special Issue. After the conference, the authors are recommended to submit an extended version of the proceeding papers to the Atmosphere Special issue with 20% discount on the APC.
Structure of Proceedings Paper

Manuscripts for the proceedings issue must have the following organization:

  • Title
  • Full author names
  • Affiliations (including full postal address) and authors' e-mail addresses
  • Abstract
  • Keywords
  • Introduction
  • Methods
  • Results and Discussion
  • Conclusions
  • (Acknowledgements)
  • References

Manuscripts should be prepared in MS Word and should be converted to the PDF format before submission. The publication format will be PDF. There is no page limit on the length, although authors are asked to keep their papers as concise as possible.

Accepted File Formats
Microsoft Word

Authors must use the Microsoft Word template to prepare their manuscript. Using the template file will substantially shorten the time to complete copy-editing and publication of accepted manuscripts. Manuscript prepared in MS Word must be converted into a single file before submission. Please do not insert any graphics (schemes, figures, etc.) into a movable frame which can superimpose the text and make the layout very difficult.

ECAS 2017 template
Manuscript Preparation
  • Paper Format: A4 paper format, the printing area is 17.5 cm x 26.2 cm. The margins should be 1.75 cm on each side of the paper (top, bottom, left, and right sides).
  • Formatting / Style: Papers should be prepared following the style of ECAS 2017 template. The full titles and the cited papers must be given. Reference numbers should be placed in square brackets [ ], and placed before the punctuation; for example [4] or [1-3], and all the references should be listed separately and as the last section at the end of the manuscript.
  • Authors List and Affiliation Format: Authors' full first and last names must be given. Abbreviated middle name can be added. For papers written by various contributors a corresponding author must be designated. The PubMed/MEDLINE format is used for affiliations: complete street address information including city, zip code, state/province, country, and email address should be added. All authors who contributed significantly to the manuscript (including writing a section) should be listed on the first page of the manuscript, below the title of the article. Other parties, who provided only minor contributions, should be listed under Acknowledgments only. A minor contribution might be a discussion with the author, reading through the draft of the manuscript, or performing English corrections.
  • Figures, Schemes and Tables: Authors are encouraged to prepare figures and schemes in color. Full color graphics will be published free of charge. Figure and schemes must be numbered (Figure 1, Scheme I, Figure 2, Scheme II, etc.) and a explanatory title must be added. Tables should be inserted into the main text, and numbers and titles for all tables supplied. All table columns should have an explanatory heading. Please supply legends for all figures, schemes and tables. The legends should be prepared as a separate paragraph of the main text and placed in the main text before a table, a figure or a scheme.

For further inquiries please contact the Conference Secretariat.

Presentation Slides
Authors are encouraged to prepare a presentation in PowerPoint, to be displayed online along with the Manuscript. Slides, if available, will be displayed directly in the website using's proprietary slides viewer. Slides can be prepared in exactly the same way as for any traditional conference where research results can be presented. Slides should be converted to the PDF format before submission so that our process can easily and automatically convert them for online displaying.
Video Presentations

Authors are also encouraged to submit video presentations. The video will be uploaded to Youtube, as well as onto Sciforum. The video should be no longer than 20 minutes and be prepared with the following formats,

  • .MOV
  • .MPEG4
  • .MP4
  • .AVI
  • .WMV
  • .FLV

The video should be submitted via email before 10 July 2017.

Presentation of Posters
Posters will be available on this conference website during and after the event. Like papers presented on the conference, participants will be able to ask questions and make comments about the posters. Posters that are submitted without paper will not be included in the proceedings of the conference.
Potential Conflicts of Interest

It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section. It is the authors' responsibility to identify and declare any personal circumstances or interests that may be perceived as inappropriately influencing the representation or interpretation of clinical research. If there is no conflict, please state here "The authors declare no conflict of interest." This should be conveyed in a separate "Conflict of Interest" statement preceding the "Acknowledgments" and "References" sections at the end of the manuscript. Financial support for the study must be fully disclosed under "Acknowledgments" section.


MDPI AG, the publisher of the platform, is an open access publisher. We believe that authors should retain the copyright to their scholarly works. Hence, by submitting a Communication paper to this conference, you retain the copyright of your paper, but you grant MDPI AG the non-exclusive right to publish this paper online on the platform. This means you can easily submit your paper to any scientific journal at a later stage and transfer the copyright to its publisher (if required by that publisher).

List of accepted submissions (26)

Title Authors Poster Submitted Abstract
Vortex motion state of the dry atmosphere with nonzero velocity divergence Robert Zakinyan Arthur Zakinyan Roman Ryzhkov Julia Semenova N/A 14 May 2017 Show
Molecular fragmentation of acetylene by VUV double photoionization Stefano Falcinelli Poster PDF 16 May 2017 Show
Wintertime atmospheric blocking events in Western Siberia in the period 2004-2016 and their connection with anomalies of surface temperature Olga Marchenko-Antokhina Elena Devyatova Antokhin Pavel