The 19th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate (WAMC) (June 10-12, 2024)

The 8th Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) Meeting (June 13-14, 2024)

Polar Meteorology Group

Byrd Polar and Climate Research Center

The Ohio State University, Columbus, OH

Workshop Coordinators: Mariana Fontolan Litell and Brian Rakoczy

All meetings will be hybrid welcoming online as well as in-person attendees.

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  • The 19th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate (WAMC)

    This workshop is organized annually by members of the WAMC Planning Committee from across the globe. The WAMC brings together those with research and operational/logistical interests in Antarctic meteorology and forecasting and related disciplines. As in the past, the annual activities and status of the Automatic Weather Station (AWS), Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS), and Antarctic Meteorological Research and Data Center (AMRDC) efforts will be addressed, and feedback and results from their user communities will be solicited. More broadly, this workshop also is a very active forum for current results and ideas in Antarctic meteorology and climate, numerical weather prediction, and weather forecasting, from contributors around the world. There will be discussions on the relationships among international efforts and Antarctic forecasting, logistical support, and science. This year’s meeting will have both in-person and virtual options.

    • Monday, June 10: Sessions in the morning and afternoon. An Ice Breaker is planned for the evening at the Hilton Garden In Columbus-University Area (costs included in the registration fee).
    • Tuesday, June 11: Sessions in the morning and afternoon. A group dinner reservation will be arranged.
    • Wednesday, June 12: Sessions in the morning. AMRDC Board Meeting is scheduled in the afternoon.

  • The 8th Year of Polar Prediction in the Southern Hemisphere (YOPP-SH) Meeting

    For the eighth YOPP-SH meeting, project investigators will provide status reports on research resulting from the YOPP winter Special Observing Period (SOP) in the Southern Hemisphere, April 15 to August 31, 2022. Emphasis will be on the intensive observation periods during the SOP known as Targeted Observing Periods (TOPs). The specific goal of the workshop is to move the research into refereed publications and in particular to decide whether a special section of the Journal of Geophysical Research-Atmospheres dedicated to TOP research findings is warranted. Again, in-person and online participation options will be available.

    • Thursday, June 13: Sessions in the morning and afternoon.
    • Friday, June 14: Sessions in the morning. Meeting ends at lunchtime.

  • Coffee, beverages, and snacks will be available before sessions and breaks. Lunch will not be provided, but there are local establishments that serve lunch close by.



  • Important Deadlines

    • Registration: Monday, May 6th, 2024
    • Abstracts: Monday, May 6th, 2024
    • Hotel reservation for group rate: Wednesday, May 8th, 2024
    • Extended abstracts: Monday, May 20th, 2024


  • Registration fees:

    • In Person:
      • WAMC - $100 ($50 Student)
      • YOPP-SH - $50 ($25 Student)
      • Both - $150 ($75 Student)
    • Online:
      • WAMC - $50 ($25 Student)
      • YOPP-SH - $25 ($25 Student)
      • Both - $75 ($50 Student)







  • Questions, comments, suggestions are most welcome ...

    Please email to Dr. David Bromwich or Dr. Sheng-Hung Wang.