Welcome to the 14th Workshop on Antarctic Meteorology and Climate! The WAMC 2019 meeting will be held in Charleston, SC at the Downtown Marriott Hotel located at 170 Lockwood Blvd.
This workshop is organized annually by members of the WAMC Planning Committee 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 Antarctic Meteorological Research Center (AMRC), Automatic Weather Station (AWS), and Antarctic Mesoscale Prediction System (AMPS) efforts will be addressed, and feedback and results from their user communities will be solicited. More broadly, this workshop also is a forum for current results and ideas in Antarctic meteorology, 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. We welcome papers on these topics.
The SCAR Operational Meteorology in the Antarctic (Op Met) Expert Group will be holding a meeting during the WAMC, with the time to be determined. If you are not in the OpMet Expert Group and are interested in learning more about this, please inquire at the workshop.
For the fourth YOPP-SH meeting in Charleston, project investigators and representatives of national agencies active in Antarctica are invited to provide updates on their activities during the YOPP Special Observing Period (SOP) in the Southern Hemisphere, November 16, 2018-February 15, 2019. To make most effective use in data denial experiments of all the additional radiosonde observations collected during the SOP, we want to assemble complete radiosonde data sets from all operators. We will likely want to assemble all surface observations as well. A key question to be decided by the meeting is whether to hold a winter SOP in the April-June time period in either 2020 or 2021.
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