Practical Solutions for a Warming World:

AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation

July 18-20, 2011
Asheville, North Carolina

Call for Abstracts deadline: February 15, 2011

The AMS Conference on Climate Adaptation, organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts, will offer a unique opportunity for scientists and non-scientists to interact and hear from one another. Joint sessions will be held with the 19th Conference on Applied Climatology and the 36th Annual Meeting of the American Association of State Climatologists. A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will appear on the AMS website in April 2011.

Recognition that even if the world were to take aggressive action to curb greenhouse gas emissions there will still be a substantial amount of warming, has spurred interest in adapting to climate variability and change. This conference will showcase state-of-the-art adaptation research, present real-world examples from practitioners, and explore the role of science in adaptation planning and decision-making. Oral and poster presentations are solicited from a wide range of academic disciplines and professional groups (including local and state governments, government agencies, and non-governmental organizations). Topics include (but are not limited to):

  • What are the latest advancements in climate product development, modeling capabilities, and downscaling techniques?
  • Is science meeting adaptation needs?
  • How is society responding to the adaptation message?
  • What are the limits of our ability to prepare for coming climate challenges?

Please submit your abstract online by February 15, 2011. Instructions and full details may be found at An abstract fee of $95 is charged at the time of submission.

Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by March 30, 2011. These authors are strongly encouraged to submit an extended manuscript electronically by July 12, 2011. Instructions for formatting extended abstracts will be posted at All abstracts, extended abstracts, and presentations will be available on the AMS website at no cost.

For additional information please contact the program chairs: Lee Tryhorn, Northeast Regional Climate Center, Ithaca, New York (; 607-254-6396) or Lynne Carter, Southern Climate Impacts Planning Program, (; 225 578-8374).