The American Meteorological Society (AMS) will sponsor a special session in honor of Oceanweather’s founder, Vincent J. Cardone, at the 18th Symposium on the Coastal Environment to be held at the AMS 100th Annual Meeting this January in 2020 held in Boston, MA.

December 2019 marks the 50th anniversary of the landmark doctoral dissertation by Dr. Vincent J. Cardone at New York University (NYU) entitled “Specification of the Wind Distribution in the Marine Boundary Layer for Wave Forecasting”. Dr. Cardone introduced the first contemporary marine planetary boundary layer (PBL) model, and showed how it could be applied to the practical problem of specification of marine surface wind fields to produce real-time wave forecasting. Submissions are invited for presentations that focus on the historical perspective of wind/wave forecasting and hindcasting, including wave modeling advancements and their impact on the coastal environment building on top of Dr. Cardone’s landmark work over the past 50 years.

More information on the session can be found on the AMS website: