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Bunkers M. J., J. W. Zeitler, and D. T. Lindsey, 2013: Sample paper title. Extended Abstract, 38th Natl. Wea. Assoc. Annual Meeting,
Charleston, SC, 2.1.
Sample Paper Title
NOAA/National Weather Service, Rapid City, South Dakota
NOAA/National Weather Service, New Braunfels, Texas
Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere, Fort Collins, Colorado
Keep this short and to the point. Strive for one paragraph; the abstract should never be longer
than two paragraphs. The final version submitted should be in PDF format with file size less than
3 MB. Manuscripts must be formatted with 2.54-cm (1 in) margins on all sides. Please use 12
point Times New Roman font for the main text and 10 point Times New Roman font for the figure
captions, table text and captions, and the reference list. Place the text in newspaper-style columns
with a 0.635 cm (0.25 in) space between columns. The boldfaced session/paper number should
appear to the left of the Title. In the example above, this paper is in the third session, first
presentation (i.e., 2.1). A poster would have a “P” preceding the session and paper number, e.g.,
P2.1. This should be provided by the annual meeting committee (or can be requested from them).
1. Introduction
Discuss prior research relevant to your
paper, state the problem or problems that still
exist, and discuss how you plan to solve the
putative problem(s). Citations should be
chronological and not alphabetical (i.e.,
Davies-Jones 1984, 1986; Bunkers et al.
2000); however, the reference list at the end of
Markowski’s (2002) review paper is rich with
references, so you can consult this for general
Notice how commas and
semicolons were used—and not used—in the
above citations. Please use serial commas to
reduce ambiguity. For example: satellite,
radar, and surface observations. Also, use two
spaces between sentences.
Cite figures chronologically.
abbreviate figures (e.g., Fig. 1) unless they
begin a sentence. Figure 2 is an example of an
appropriate figure. Moreover, figures should
be placed near the relevant text in the paper
and not at the end. Detailed figures or tables
can span the width of both columns (i.e., the
entire page), but still adhere to the 2.54 cm (1
in) outside margins. Fully justified paragraphs
also are preferred.
Corresponding author address: Dr. Matthew J. Bunkers, National Weather Service, 300 East
Signal Drive, Rapid City, SD 57701-3800
E-mail: [email protected]
when citing tables, but do include them near
relevant text in the paper (Table 1). Note that
only the first word of this section was
Table 1. Put the table caption above the table. Table
captions can be single spaced.
Figure 1. Put figure captions below each figure. Figure
captions can be single spaced. Figures should be
clearly legible with the font sufficiently large enough so
you can read it. Include distance scales and north
arrows when needed, such as in this case. Similar
figures can have the same number but different letters
(e.g., Figs. 1a, 1b, and 1c).
OUN, 5/30/04
BIS, 6/24/02
TFX, 8/6/02
30.8 m s-1
22.6 m s-1
21.5 m s-1
6.7 m s-1
43.1 m s-1
24.8 m s-1
1272 m
2214 J kg-1
64 J kg-1
256 m2 s-2
1167 m
2483 J kg-1
9 J kg-1
341 m2 s-2
1258 m
719 J kg-1
127 J kg-1
274 m2 s-2
3. Analysis
This should be the meat of your paper.
Adhere to SI units whenever possible with
English units in parenthesis (refer to the
examples in the abstract). Define all nonstandard acronyms when they first appear, and
then stick with the acronym thereafter.
a. Evidence of supercells on Mars
Subsections should be italicized and
lettered as shown here. Use the same tab as in
previous sections.
1) THE 1800 UTC 29 SEPTEMBER 1969
Figure 2. Radar reflectivity at 0012 UTC 30 October
2000 for the lowest four elevation angles (as annotated)
from Molokai, HI (PHMO). The heights AGL of the
storm centroid at each progressive angle are 687, 1751,
2738, and 3662 m (2254, 5744, 8982, and 12011 ft,
respectively). A small yellow fiducial mark is indicated
on each frame to illustrate midlevel overhang. The
distance across an individual frame is 102 km (55 n
You can have sub-subsections.
headings are in small caps, and are indented as
shown above. Dates throughout the paper
should follow the format in this heading (i.e.,
hour UTC day month year).
4. Discussion
2. Data collection and methods
A discussion section is an option, or you
alternatively could have an “Analysis and
A section, or sections, on data collection
and methods is customary. Never abbreviate
discussion section.” There is no hard and fast
rule on this.
5. Conclusions
Cut to the point in the conclusions. Just a
restatement of findings is not the same as
conclusions. A bulleted list is preferred here;
please see Geerts (1999) for a discussion.
Speculation should be kept at a minimum.
Remember to thank
people who helped you!
Bunkers, M. J., B. A. Klimowski, J. W. Zeitler, R. L.
Thompson, and M. L. Weisman, 2000: Predicting
supercell motion using a new hodograph technique.
Wea. Forecasting, 15, 61–79.
Davies-Jones, R., 1984: Streamwise vorticity: The
origin of updraft rotation in supercell storms. J.
Atmos. Sci., 41, 2991–3006.
Davies-Jones, R., 1986:
Tornado dynamics.
Thunderstorm Morphology and Dynamics, E.
Kessler, Ed., University of Oklahoma Press, 197–
Geerts, B., 1999: Trends in atmospheric science
journals: A reader’s perspective. Bull. Amer.
Meteor. Soc., 80, 639651.
Markowski, P. M., 2002: Hook echoes and rear-flank
downdrafts: A review. Mon. Wea. Rev., 130,