UND hosts annual convective storms symposium May 20


David L. Dodds

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John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences


The third annual Northern Plains Convective Storms Symposium will be held Monday, May 19 and Tuesday, May 20 in Clifford Hall Room 210 at the John Odegard School for Aerospace Sciences of the University of North Dakota.

The symposium provides an opportunity for individuals with an interest in convective weather to exchange ideas, present case studies, preliminary or finalized research findings, new forecasting techniques and technologies, communication tools and methods, and meteorological decision support. Meteorologists, students, researchers, broadcast media, storm chasers, Skywarn volunteers, emergency management professionals, and members of the public are welcome.

The symposium's primary focus is summertime convection occurring over the Northern Plains of the United States and the Canadian Prairies. Presentations focusing on winter convection, summertime convection outside this region, and topics other than convective weather are welcome.

The keynote speaker this year will be Kenny Blumenfeld from the University of Minnesota Department of Geography, Environment, and Society.