Call For Papers

The Texas Weather Conference: Preparedness to Prediction to Protection

The second annual Texas Weather Conference will be held on March 3-4, 2017 at the University of Texas Commons Learning Center in Austin, TX. Program, registration, and hotel accommodation information is available at our website,

Continuing with the theme of “Preparedness to Prediction to Protection,” the Texas Weather Conference seeks to combine the experience, knowledge, and vision of all those with a stake in weather and climate in the state of Texas. Public, private, and broadcast meteorologists will join emergency management officials as well as scientists and students from Texas universities in discussing the latest in preparedness, prediction, and response to high-impact weather events and climate extremes. Sharing cutting-edge research and operational experiences from multiple perspectives is expected to unite the Texas weather community around common goals and needs to minimize the detrimental impacts of weather and climate on society.

Papers are solicited in a variety of fields relevant to the scope of the conference, including: severe weather; river and flash flooding; drought and water resources; winter weather; tropical weather; coastal flooding; fire weather; air quality; wind energy; and climate extremes. Each session will blend the latest in scientific understanding with presentations on risk communication and response. Therefore, interdisciplinary sociological studies on high-impact weather and collaborations involving multiple communities in the weather enterprise are of particular interest. In addition to oral presentation sessions, abstracts are also solicited for a poster session encompassing the topics listed above. Student poster submissions are particularly encouraged.

Please submit abstracts at no later than Friday, December 16, 2016. There is no fee for abstract submission and abstracts are limited to one first author submission per participant. Please indicate at the time of submission if you prefer an oral or poster presentation, recognizing that oral presentations will be limited based on the number of submissions and time constraints. Authors of accepted presentations will be notified by email and a preliminary program will be posted by early January 2017.

For additional general information, please contact the conference planning committee at Contact information for all committee members is also posted on the website if you have specific questions to address to them.


 PDF Version of the Call For Papers Can Be Downloaded: HERE.