Cyclone Workshop

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The design of the Scientific Program for the Cyclone Workshop is not typical of conferences in the atmospheric sciences. Speakers are given 20 minutes for presentations (a 15 minute talk and 5 minutes for questions) and discussion periods are built into the schedule.


The “free” time in the afternoon is typically used for a mix of recreation and informal discussion between attendees.  Evening sessions are scheduled after dinner each night of the Workshop, and focus on current and/or contentions topics in the field.


If you will be unable to present during the session assigned to you, please contact us as soon as possible and we will do our best to adapt the program to your schedule.

Program Design

Evening Sessions

Time for interactivity: Analysis of NWP Data in 5D


For this session, a visualization expert and experts in atmospheric dynamics team up to analyse a recent meteorological situation. New visualization techniques will be presented that allow the 3D visual analysis of ensemble forecast information – basically 5D. But be prepared, the session is not supposed to be a one-man evening show. All participants of the Cyclone Workshop are encouraged to participate when jointly disentangling the mechanisms of this challenging meteorological situation.

Education in Atmospheric Science: How to Train a Scientist We all Want to Work With


Students in meteorology have a lot to learn: equations, analysis, coding, and communicating. How is a professor supposed to tackle it all? Is a professor supposed to tackle it all? This panel will discuss current strategies in teaching meteorology courses ranging from best practices in teaching technical skills, to training students how to effectively communicate complex scientific material to a broad audience. The goal of this session is to share ideas on how to best prepare students to be well-rounded scientists, from analysis to communication.  

Pils, Pretzels and



Forget yer fancy 5D interactive data analysis, and leave that new-fangled communicatin’ for the queue at the BierGarten.  It’s time to kick it old school with some 2D hard copy poster board (or possibly 3D if you forgot to turn off your two-sided printing). Poster sessions have been a huge success at the Cyclone Workshop, and this year promises to be no exception!