2014 Conference - first circular
Meteorological Society of New Zealand - Annual Conference
Wednesday 19 – Friday 21 November 2014, Victoria University of Wellington
First Circular and Call for Papers
The Meteorological Society of New Zealand is holding its 2014 conference at Victoria University of Wellington, in Kelburn, Wellington. The overall theme of the conference is
Forecasts: From minutes to decades
covering now-casting, short-term weather prediction, and seasonal forecasts through to climate
change projections. We welcome presentations on all aspects of meteorological and climate
forecasting, and the research and observations that underpin prediction on all time scales.
While forecasting is the theme of the conference, the Society invites contributions (in all forms
listed below) on any topic associated with meteorology and climate, including (but not limited
to) the large-scale circulation of the atmosphere and oceans, ocean-atmosphere interactions
and physical oceanography, remote sensing, atmospheric chemistry, urban meteorology and air
pollution, hydrological applications, agricultural and bio-meteorology, weather and climate
hazards and impacts, including global change, and the history of New Zealand meteorology and
This year, we plan three kinds of presentations –
1. Poster presentations, with an associated one-minute introduction.
2. Standard oral presentations, of 20 minute duration, including time for questions.
3. Rapid-fire Pecha Kucha-style 5 minute oral presentations, with questions for all speakers
at the end of the session.
There will also be a series of longer keynote presentations.
Please email all expressions of interest, including your preferred style of presentation, to James
Renwick (email@example.com) by 31 July 2014. An outline of the meeting timetable,
including the conference dinner and the Society AGM, will be released by mid-year.