2018 Conference Agenda

Thank you for your interest in the 2018 Severe Storms and Doppler Radar Conference. We hope to see you this year!

Click here for the 2017 conference agenda, abstracts, and presentations.

*** Conference Update - Invited Speakers (02/26/2018) ***

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 entitled "There's more to life than Tornadoes: Keeping busy with Hurricanes, MCSs in the northern and southern hemispheres, Eclipses, Fires, Snowstorms, Boundary Layers, Typhoons, and a COW (our newest radar).....and tornadoes too."
  • 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

Conference News

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