2016 International Atmospheric Rivers Conference
8-11 August 2016
IARC-2016 Summary Article in Bull. Amer. Meteorol. Soc, 2017
Ralph, F.M., M. Dettinger, D. Lavers, I.V. Gorodetskaya, A. Martin, M. Viale, A.B. White, N. Oakley, J. Rutz, J.R. Spackman, H. Wernli, and J. Cordeira, 2017: Atmospheric Rivers Emerge as a Global Science and Applications Focus. Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 98, 1969-1973 https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-D-16-0262.1
Atmospheric rivers (ARs) play a key role in the water cycle as the primary mechanism conveying water vapor through mid-latitude regions. The precipitation that ARs deliver in many parts of the world, especially through orographic precipitation proceses, is important for water resources; but it also regularly is a hazard, with floods resulting. The aims of the 2016 International Atmospheric Rivers Conference are
The conference aims to bring together experts from academia and applications to form a real community of interests. Questions on the table include: What meteorological conditions constitute ARs and what do not? How can ARs (and related processes) best be identified and categorized? What are the most promising new research directions for putting AR science into its proper meteorological/climatological context and improving its applicability?
Full web page for the 2016 International Atmospheric Rivers Conference can be found at
Please visit this web page for more conference information.
If you have an interest in ARs (or related topics) and an interest in participating please contact Marty Ralph, Mike Dettinger, or David Lavers.
Abstract submission guidelines now posted on conference web page.