UND Hosts Northern Plains Convective Storm Symposium Friday

Just in time for Severe Weather Awareness week, the University of North Dakota Department of Atmospheric Sciences will be hosting The Northern Plains Convective Storm Symposium on Friday, May 4 in Clifford Hall, on campus.

The symposium, which is held in different cities in the Northern Plains each year, provides an opportunity for individuals with an interest in thunderstorms, tornadoes and other convective weather phenomena to exchange ideas, research, technological advancements, and forecasting techniques with other members of the atmospheric science community. Speakers at this event include University of North Dakota faculty and students, NDSU faculty members, meteorologists from the National Weather Service office in Grand Forks, and meteorologists from Meridian Environmental Technology.

The symposium is sponsored by the Department of Atmospheric Science, the UND Student Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, the Lake Agassiz Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, and the National Weather Service. Specific information, including symposium location, hotel details, how to submit an abstract, registration, and agenda is available at the symposium web site: http://atmos.und.edu/stormconf/. Questions regarding this workshop can be directed to Fred Remer (remer@atmos.und.edu) or Greg Gust (gregory.gust@noaa.gov).

Fred Remer, associate professor, atmospheric sciences, 777-4055, remer@atmos.und.edu