2018 Severe Storms & Doppler Radar Conference


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*** Abstract submission deadline Friday, February 23, 2018 ***

Abstracts are encouraged on all aspects of severe weather. Send abstracts to Dr. William Gallus at wgallus@iastate.edu
Please indicate if you would prefer an oral or poster presentation



Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference

March 22nd - March 24th, 2018
Courtyard by Marriott
Ankeny, IA



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*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (01/24/2018) ***

To kick off our 22nd conference, we are bringing in some very special invited speakers:

  • Bill Read, Texas A&M University, Galveston and former Director of the National Hurricane Center, will discuss Hurricane Harvey in Houston area.
  • Patrick Marsh (Storm Prediction Center) will cover latest happenings at SPC, and look back at 2017 severe weather.
  • Julie Demuth (National Center for Atmospheric Research) will talk about the public reaction to warnings, and use of social media to convey hazardous weather information.
  • Erik Rasmussen (NSSL/CIMMS) will discuss the theories and processes regarding tornadogenesis.
  • Josh Wurman (Center for Severe Weather Research) will give the banquet talk that features the 20th anniversary of Spencer SD tornado and what have improved radars revealed about near-ground tornado winds.
  • Chris Luhring (Parkersburg City Administrator, former Police Chief) will look back on the 10th anniversary of the Parkersburg EF5 tornado and discuss how the city has recovered.
  • L.D. McMullen, former direction of Des Moines Waterworks, as part of a look back at the Great Midwestern Floods of 1993


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2018 Conference Dates
March 22nd - March 24th, 2018
Ankeny, IA


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