Call for Papers                                                                                                            

 

The Sixth Northeast Regional Operational Workshop (NROW) at the University at Albany will be held 2-3 November 2004, at the Center for Environmental Science and Technology Management Auditorium, 251 Fuller Road, Albany, New York on the University at Albany Campus.  The workshop will be co-sponsored by the National Weather Service and the Department of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences, University at Albany, under the auspices of the Cooperative Institute for the Prediction of Hydrometeorological Hazards in the Northeastern United States. The American Meteorological Society is a cooperating organization.

                                                                                                                                               

Sessions will focus on, northeast coastal storms, terrain effects, heavy precipitation forecasting,  hydrology, northeast severe storms, lake effect, use of high-resolution model data, mesoscale modeling, enhancement of the digital forecast process, and the integration of new technology into operations.  Papers will be welcome on all aspects of Northeast United States and Southeastern Canada operational weather forecasting and should focus on the topics listed above.  Presentations may be given in oral form.  Presenters should submit a one-to-two page abstract in either Microsoft Office or ASCII text formats. Conference presentations will be limited to 35. The Steering Committee reserves the right to decline abstracts that do not address conference foci.

           

No registration fee will be charged, however registration is mandatory either by fax, letter, conference web page, or e-mail by 15 October 2004.   The deadline for submission of abstracts is 8 October 2004.  Abstracts should be submitted electronically by email.  Abstracts, registration forms and fees should be sent to NROW Steering Committee, c/o Warren R. Snyder, National Weather Service Forecast Office, 251 Fuller Road, Suite B300, Albany, New York 12203, 518-435-9569; e-mail: warren.snyder@noaa.gov.  Registrants will receive a conference preprint.  For additional information or registration forms, contact either Warren Snyder or Peggy Kelly, at the address above, or by fax at 518-435-9587; e-mail: peggy.kelly@noaa.gov.  For conference information, registration forms, online registration, hotel, banquet and general information refer to Internet address http://www.erh.noaa.gov/aly/NROW/nrow6.htm  Only general information will be posted through August 2004, with more specific information available afterwards.