7th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology

7th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology

 23–25 October 2007, Bar Harbor, Maine,USA

The 7th Symposium on Fire and Forest Meteorology, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, will be held 23–25 October 2007 at the Atlantic Oakes Hotel, Bar Harbor, Maine. The Symposium will be held jointly with the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact Forest Science Working Team.

The theme of the symposium will be to share experiences, new techniques and technologies and/or changes in the areas of: 

  1. impacts of weather and climate on wildfire; 

  2. operational forecasting (short to long term) of fire weather for wild, prescribed, and fire use fires; 

  3. model studies and development, including coupled fire-atmosphere models and mesoscale models; 

  4. use and assessment of climate forecasts in fire management planning; 

  5. smoke and fire decision support tool development; 

  6. techniques in smoke management and mitigation related to new NAAQS and haze standards; 

  7. improvements to fire danger and fire behavior systems related to meteorology; 

  8. field studies of fire- atmosphere interactions.

Joint sessions will be held with the Northeast Forest Fire Protection Compact Forest Science Working Team on topics that emphasize the application of weather and climate science to the management of wildland fire and the integration of atmospheric science and fire ecology. Participants with additional suggestions for the program are encouraged to contact the program chairpersons as soon as possible.

Based on input from a recent survey with AMS authors and input from the AMS STAC Chairpersons, a new fee structure has been put in place for this meeting. The $90 abstract fee will now include the submission of your abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading and recording of your presentation which will be archived on the AMS Web site. We will no longer be producing a CD-ROM, allowing us to extend the deadline date for extended abstracts.

Please submit your abstract electronically via the Web by 21 May 2007 (refer to the AMS Web page at http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html

An abstract fee of $90 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted).

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified (via e-mail) by mid-July 2007. 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 3MB) must be submitted electronically by the revised date of 15 October 2007. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations will be available on the AMS Web site at nocost.

For further program information contact either one of the Program Co-chairpersons: 

Tim Brown
Desert Research Institute
2215 Raggio Parkway, Reno
NV 89512-1095

tel: 775-674-7090
fax: 775-674-7016
e-mail: tbrown@dri.edu


Brian Potter
Forestry Sciences Lab
400 N 34th St., Suite 201, Seattle
WA 98103

tel: 206-732-7828;
fax: 206¬-732-7801
e-mail: bpotter@fs.fed.us  


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