American Meterological Soceity’s

Symposium on Greening the Built Environment

Call for Papers

Program Chairperson: Richard D. Clark, Department of Earth Sciences, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551. (717) 940-5910,
Program Co-Chair: Robert Henson, Weather Underground, Louisville CO.
Meeting Coordinator: Jennifer Ives,
Event/Date: One-day symposium, Thursday, 26 JAN 2017

The Symposium on “Greening the Built Environment,” sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Committee on Environmental Stewardship, will be held from 8:30 am to 4:30 pm local time on Thursday, 26 January 2017 as part of the 97th Annual Meeting of the AMS in Seattle, WA. The full conference program, registration, and general information, including basic hotel and travel information, can be found on the AMS web site,

Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to the theme of the symposium, “Greening the Built Environment,” with favorability for oral slots given to those that also address the overarching theme of the 97th Annual Meeting, “Observations Lead the Way.” The symposium agenda will include three invited speakers, 10 oral presentations selected from this call for papers, 4-5 panelists, and any number of poster presentations. The symposium will culminate with an afternoon (2:30-4:30) technical tour of the Bullitt Center, a six-story, 52,000 square-foot building that meets the net-zero-energy, net-zero-water “Living Building Challenge,” and is considered to be America’s greenest office building.

Students are strongly encouraged to submit abstracts. Monetary awards will be given for the best oral and poster presentations by first-time student presenters. Registrants should indicate their eligibility for student awards when submitting their abstracts.  More information on funding opportunities for student travel sponsored by the AMS will be made available soon in a separate announcement.

Please submit your abstract electronically online at by the deadline date of 3 August 2016.  An abstract fee of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is required at the time of submission.  Please note that some abstracts may not be accepted, depending on program constraints, relevance, and merit of subject matter.  In any such cases the abstract fee will be refunded. Authors may indicate their preference for an oral or poster presentation during abstract submission; those authors presenting more than one paper should clearly indicate which they prefer for a possible oral presentation. Oral presentation slots will be very limited, thus authors may only request one oral submission but are welcome to present multiple posters. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by mid-August 2016. These authors are strongly encouraged to submit an extended abstract (at no extra cost) electronically prior to the start of the conference, but manuscripts will be accepted through the electronic submission system through 27 February 2017. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts (PDF format, up to 10 MB in size) will be posted on the AMS web site. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS web site at no additional cost.

For additional information please contact either of the program chairs: Richard Clark, Dept. of Earth Sciences, Millersville University, Millersville, PA 17551,; or Robert Henson,