[ESIP-all] Special Symposium and Short Course on Python at AMS 2011

Alexis Zubrow azubrow at unc.edu
Fri Jul 9 10:00:03 EDT 2010

Hi all,

I wanted to let folks know there will be a special symposium on advances 
in modeling and analysis using Python at the January 2011 American 
Meteorological Society (AMS) meeting in Seattle.  Prior
to the same meeting, there will also be a short course on Python
in climate and meteorology (January 22 to 23).

Here's the call for papers for the symposium:

Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using
Python, 23-27 January 2011, Seattle, Washington

The Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using
Python, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society, will be
held 23-27 January 2011, as part of the 91st AMS Annual Meeting in
Seattle, Washington. Preliminary programs, registration, hotel, and
general information will be posted on the AMS Web site
(http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/annual/) in late-September 2010.  The
application of object-oriented programming and other advances in
computer science to the atmospheric sciences has in turn led to
advances in modeling and analysis tools and methods.  This symposium
focuses on applications of the open-source language Python, and
seeks to disseminate advances using Python in atmospheric sciences,
as well as grow the earth sciences Python community. Papers describing
Python work in applications, methodologies, and package development
in all areas of meteorology and climatology are welcome, including
(but not limited to): modeling, time series analysis, air quality,
satellite data processing, in-situ data analysis, Python as a
software integration platform, visualization, gridding, model
intercomparison, and very large (petabyte) dataset manipulation and
access.  The $95 abstract fee includes the submission of your
abstract, the posting of your extended abstract, and the uploading
and recording of your presentation which will be archived on the
AMS Web site.  Please submit your abstract electronically via the
Web by 2 August 2010 (refer to the AMS Web page at
http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/online_submit.html.) An abstract fee
of $95 (payable by credit card or purchase order) is charged at the
time of submission (refundable only if abstract is not accepted).
Authors of accepted presentations will be notified via e-mail by
late-September 2010. All extended abstracts are to be submitted
electronically and will be available on-line via the Web, Instructions
for formatting extended abstracts will be posted on the AMS Web
site. Manuscripts (up to 3MB) must be submitted electronically by
23 February 2011. All abstracts, extended abstracts and presentations
will be available on the AMS Web site at no cost.  For additional
information please contact the program chairperson, Johnny Lin,
Physics Department, North Park University (jlin at northpark.edu).

And the short course will cover:

    (1) An introduction to the syntax and structure of Python (geared
    towards scientific use).

    (2) Climate data analysis using CDAT.

    (3) The Earth System Grid-Center for Enabling Technology (ESG-CET):
    Accessing and Using the CMIP5 model output via CDAT.

    (4) Case studies of integrative atmospheric science modeling and
    analysis using Python.

The short course will be of interest both to Python newbies
as well as seasoned users.  More details about the short course
will be available soon.


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