32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology
22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence
Third Conference on Biogeosciences

32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology<br/> 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence<br/>Third Conference on Biogeosciences

20 – 24 June 2016 Salt Lake City, UT

Thank you for joining us in Salt Lake City, Utah!



The 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology was sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology.

The 22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence was sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Committee on Boundary Layers and Turbulence.

The Third Conference on Atmospheric Biogeosciences was sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Atmospheric Biogeosciences.


Conference Registration Rates





The full-week package includes admission to the ice breaker reception, all sessions, coffee breaks, poster viewings, and one Wed evening banquet ticket.
The one-day package includes for one calendar day, admission to sessions, coffee breaks, and poster viewings. The Wed evening banquet is NOT included but can be purchased for an additional fee.
Early Registration
Late Registration
Early Registration
Late Registration
Through May 16
May 17-June 18
Through May 16
May 17-June 18
AMS Full Member; Program Chair & Session chair
Non-Member Speaker or Poster Presenter, or AMS Associate Member
Retired Member
AMS Student Member
Student Non-Member



Wednesday, 22 June, 6:00–9:00 p.m.

A ticket was needed to attend the banquet. One ticket to the 32nd Conference on Agricultural and Forest Meteorology/22nd Symposium on Boundary Layers and Turbulence/Third Conference on Biogeosciences Banquet was included in the Full-week registration package. The Banquet took place in the Grand Hall at The Depot. 

The Depot is located at 400 W. South Temple, Salt Lake City, UT 84101.  http://www.depotslc.com/


Walking directions to the Banquet Location:

Walking Map to Banquet

Taking the Blue or Green Line of Trax, from the "Courthouse" station to the "Arena" station:


Both the Courthouse and Arena stops are in the Free Fare Zone:  Passengers may ride for free when entering and exiting a fixed-route bus, paratransit vehicle or TRAX train within the boundaries of the Free Fare Zone. If you begin your ride before entering the zone and/or exit after leaving the zone, you will be asked to provide proof of payment. When boarding a bus, simply tell the bus driver you intend to stay in the zone to ride without charge.

Parking was available in the Gateway Mall, which the Depot is a part of. 

Limited shuttle service was available through the hotel. 


Special Session on Education: Learning from each other: teaching methods in boundary-layer and agricultural meteorology

Session Chair/Organizer: Arnold Moene, Wageningen University
Tuesday 21 June: 5:156:15 p.m.
Room: Bryce 
Description of the Session:
Many of the conference participants are teaching courses in boundary-layer and agricultural meteorology. This informal and interactive session was focused on exchanging and discussing teaching-related ideas and methods. Anyone interested was invited to give a “pitch" of 1-2 minutes explaining their idea or experience (with or without a single powerpoint slide).  Following these short presentations, participants were invited to exchange their ideas during informal discussions. The format was similar to a poster session, but the material presenters may choose to share can be diverse: books or lecture notes, instruments, software, movies, ways of teaching. To get your ideas going, think of an aspect of your teaching in which you invested effort and thought, and which you think it is quite successful in educating students. Some examples may include:
•    Simulation software you developed for education;
•    A system of peer review for thesis writing among master students;
•    A field practicum in which students get acquainted with data acquisition and data processing;
•    Your unique way of explaining Ekman layer dynamics to students;

Excursion to Cache Valley, UT 

Thursday, 23 June, 12:45–9:00 p.m.

This optional excursion took participants northward near the shores of the Great Salt Lake and across the Wellsville mountains to the beautiful Cache Valley, known for its picturesque canyons, agriculture, and as the home of Utah State University.  The excursion included tours of Campbell Scientific and Apogee Instruments, companies known internationally for their innovative instrumentation used in environmental monitoring.  Following the tours, a Western-style dutch oven dinner was served at the lodge at Cherry Peak Mountain Resort, Utah’s newest (and quaintest) ski resort.  Following dinner, an informal talk was given by Dr. Bruce Bugbee, professor at Utah State University, regarding the portrayal of extraterrestrial agriculture in the movie The Martian and how NASA’s research in this field sheds some light on the realities and possibilities.  Finally, time for relaxing to some music and enjoying some mountain air was provided before heading back to Salt Lake City.  

Space was limited to 72 conference registrants.  The fee for participation was $20 per person and covered the dinner.  Other group expenses were being generously covered by a sponsorship from Campbell Scientific. 

Priority was given to non-commercial registrants; registrants affiliated with a commercial vendor.


Special Needs

It is the Society's sincere desire to comply fully with both the letter and the spirit of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990.  Attendees with special needs at the conference should check with the AMS Meetings Department (617) 226-3971, four–six weeks prior to the meeting to request special arrangements.  Special housing needs should be requested when making hotel reservations.