Igarss Abstract Format For Dissertations

Paper Submission

Attention publishing authors! Only accepted papers that are registered, written in the required 4-page full paper IEEE format, submitted by June 1, 2012, and presented by one of the authors at the symposium will be published in the symposium proceedings in IEEE Xplore.

Please note the following important notes regarding the distribution of IGARSS 2012 abstracts and proceedings:

  1. Electronic media containing all IGARSS 2012 abstracts and full proceedings papers (4-page, IEEE format) will be distributed to all registered attendees at the symposium.
  2. Submission of a full proceedings paper (4-page, IEEE format) is not mandatory, but strongly recommended for all the accepted abstracts.
  3. The full proceedings papers distributed at the symposium will not be labeled with IEEE Log Numbers, and they will not be official publications at that time. Only papers presented at the symposium will be published in the official electronic proceedings of IGARSS 2011 in IEEE Xplore. Papers submitted, but not presented in Munich, will not be published in the official proceedings and in IEEE Xplore.

The entire submission process and requirements are detailed in the Paper Kit.

Online Submission of Full Papers

Final Submission Instructions:

  • Use the links below to revise an accepted abstract submission or to submit a final 4-page proceedings paper.
  • All submissions must be written in English.
  • The minimum page limit is two single sided pages formatted into a two-column document. Use Times New Roman font larger than 9 points and follow the Paper Kit instructions.
  • Authors of accepted papers can revise their abstracts for inclusion on the electronic media until June 1, 2012. IMPORTANT: If you submit a full 4-page paper, your abstract WILL NOT be included on the disc distributed on-site. Instead, we will publish your full paper in the official proceedings, which will be distributed at the symposium. ONLY IF you do not wish to publish a full paper in the proceedings do you need to do anything about the abstract.
  • The electronic system will enable full proceedings papers to be submitted until June 1, 2012.

Note: The deadline for submitting a full paper was June 1, 2012.

Submission of Abstracts

  • Use the links below to submit an abstract or to revise an existing abstract submission.
  • All abstracts must be written in English.
  • The minimum page limit for all abstracts is two single sided pages. The maximum page limit is 4 pages. Use Times New Roman font, 11 or 12 point, 1.5 line spacing.
  • Abstracts should state clearly and concisely the problem, methodology used and central conclusions, and may include figures and graphs.
  • Abstracts must include a bibliography to help reviewers place the contributions of the work into context.
  • A maximum of two abstracts may be submitted by each presenting author, including both general and invited sessions.
  • Every author is responsible for checking the status of their abstract by visiting the symposium website, www.igarss2012.org after March 23, 2012. Acceptance letters will be sent via email only, and the results posted on the website.
  • Upon acceptance of the abstract, authors are strongly recommended to submit a 4-page full proceedings paper in IEEE format by June 1, 2012. Only these full proceedings papers will be published in IEEE Xplore.
  • Authors of accepted papers can revise their abstracts for inclusion on the electronic media until June 1, 2012.
  • The electronic system will enable full proceedings papers to be submitted until June 1, 2012.

Note: Abstracts are 2-4 pages in length, formatted as single-column documents. Authors of accepted abstracts may UPDATE the submitted abstract so that the updated version will be distributed at the symposium in July. The deadline for revising abstracts was June 1, 2012.

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IEEE Copyright Form

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Conference Proceedings

Presenting authors with accepted abstracts are encouraged but not required to publish their paper(s) in the conference proceedings. Only papers submitted, registered and presented at the conference will be published in the IGARSS 2012 proceedings and hence will be citable and searchable by the Engineering Index. If an author chooses to publish in the conference proceedings, the following instructions apply:

  • Log in to the symposium website www.igarss2012.org to follow instructions for submitting full paper(s).
  • All full papers must be submitted by the deadline of June 1, 2012.
  • Student delegates paying a reduced student rate may only register one paper for the symposium. Regular delegates may register up to two papers. Co-authors may register and present papers on behalf of the first author.

Contact Us:info@igarss2012.org


(updated 1 August 2017)

A few of the most common reference types are shown here. Each in-text citation must have a corresponding reference, and each reference listed must be cited in the text. References should be arranged alphabetically without numbering.

Journal article

  • Last name and initials of author(s) (if nine or more, the first author is followed by "and Coauthors"), year of publication, title of paper, title of journal (italicized),* volume of journal (bolded), issue or citation number (only if required for identification), page range, and DOI (if available).

  • Collins, W. D., and Coauthors, 2006: The formulation and atmospheric simulation of the Community Atmosphere Model Version 3 (CAM3). J. Climate,19, 2144–2161, https://doi.org/10.1175/JCLI3760.1.

  • Kanamitsu, M., W. Ebisuzaki, J. Woollen, S.-K. Yang, J. J. Hnilo, M. Fiorino, and G. L. Potter, 2002: NCEP–DOE AMIP-II Reanalysis (R-2). Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc., 83, 1631–1643, https://doi.org/10.1175/BAMS-83-11-1631.

  • Rayner, N. A., D. E. Parker, E. B. Horton, C. K. Folland, L. V. Alexander, D. P. Rowell, E. C. Kent, and A. Kaplan, 2003: Global analyses of sea surface temperature, sea ice, and night marine air temperature since the late nineteenth century. J. Geophys. Res., 108, 4407, https://doi.org/10.1029/2002JD002670.

AMS journals are abbreviated as follows:

Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society: Bull. Amer. Meteor. Soc.
Earth Interactions
: Earth Interact.
Journal of Applied Meteorology and Climatology
: J. Appl. Meteor. Climatol.
Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology
: J. Atmos. Oceanic Technol.
Journal of Climate
: J. Climate
Journal of Hydrometeorology
: J. Hydrometeor.
Journal of Physical Oceanography
: J. Phys. Oceanogr.
Journal of the Atmospheric Sciences
: J. Atmos. Sci.
Monthly Weather Review
: Mon. Wea. Rev.
Weather and Forecasting
: Wea. Forecasting
Weather, Climate, and Society
: Wea. Climate Soc.

The Chemical Abstracts Service has a handy online tool that you can use to find journal abbreviations. Searching for only one word at a time (for example, “dynamics”) seems to work best.

AMS style deviates from CASSI’s on several words, as shown in the following table:

Where AMS differs from CASSI  


  • Last name and initials of author(s), year of publication of book, title of book (italicized), publisher’s name, and total pages.

  • Wallace, J. M., and P. V. Hobbs, 1977: Atmospheric Science: An Introductory Survey. Academic Press, 350 pp.

Chapter in a book

  • Last name and initials of author(s) of the chapter, year of publication of book, title of the chapter, title of book (italicized), name of editor(s), publisher’s name, and page range.

  • Anthes, R. A., 1986: The general question of predictability. Mesoscale Meteorology and Forecasting, P. S. Ray, Ed., Amer. Meteor. Soc., 636–656.

For a chapter in a book that is part of a monograph series, the format is similar but includes the volume and number of the monograph.

  • Arakawa, A., 1993: Closure assumption in the cumulus parameterization problem. The Representation of Cumulus Convection in Numerical Models, Meteor. Monogr., No. 46, Amer. Meteor. Soc., 1–16.


Whenever possible, datasets should be cited directly via a listing in the references and in-text citations in the following style. Please refer to the Dataset References page for more examples and guidelines on referencing data in AMS style and the Data Citation and Archiving page for AMS policy on handling data:

  • Dataset authors/producers, data release year: Dataset title, version. Data archive/distributor, access date (DD Month YYYY), data locator/identifier (doi or URL).

  • Knutti, R., 2014: IPCC Working Group I AR5 snapshot: The rcp85 experiment. DKRZ World Data Center for Climate, accessed 14 October 2014, https://doi.org/10.1594/WDCC/ETHR8.


References should be to peer-reviewed literature whenever possible. Technical reports, conference proceedings, and other “gray literature” should be referenced only when no other source of the material is available, and an “available at” address or URL should be provided for reports and dissertations. Here are some examples:

Conference proceedings, preprints, and extended abstracts

  • Last name and initials of author(s); year of publication; title of paper; indication of the publication as a preprints, proceedings, or extended abstracts volume (as of 2002, all AMS conference preprints are online only, so we omit this for newer AMS conference papers); name of conference volume (italicized); city and state/country where conference was held; conference sponsor’s name; page range or paper number; and URL or DOI, if available.

  • Idowu, A. O., 2007: The impact of an earthquake-generated tsunami on the earth-atmosphere system: Year 2004 Indian Ocean case history example. 21st Conf. on Hydrology, San Antonio, TX, Amer. Meteor. Soc., JP1.1, https://ams.confex.com/ams/87ANNUAL/techprogram/paper_117648.htm.

  • Liu, Y., V. Bringi, and M. Maki, 2006: Improved rain attenuation correction algorithms for radar reflectivity and differential reflectivity with adaptation to drop shape model variation. Proc. IEEE Int. Conf. on Geoscience and Remote Sensing Symp. 2006, Denver, CO, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers, 1910–1913, https://doi.org/10.1109/IGARSS.2006.493.


  • Author(s), publication year: Dissertation/thesis title. Dissertation/thesis, Thesis Department (needed only if M.S. thesis), University, total pages, and URL, if available.

  • Hirschberg, P., 1988: The saline flow into the Atlantic. M.S. thesis, Dept. of Oceanographic Studies, The Pennsylvania State University, 207 pp.


  • Author(s), publication year: Report/note/memo title. Report/Note/Memo Name and number, total pages, and URL or DOI, if available.

  • Skamarock, W. C., and Coauthors, 2008: A description of the Advanced Research WRF version 3. NCAR Tech. Note NCAR/TN-475+STR, 113 pp, https://doi.org/10.5065/D68S4MVH.

Web page

  • Author(s)/Authoring Organization, year: Document name. Organization/publisher (if different from author), date accessed, DOI/URL.

  • NOAA, 2015: Elusive El Niño arrives. Accessed 12 March 2015, http://www.noaanews.noaa.gov/stories2015/20150305-noaa-advisory-elnino-arrives.html.

In-text citations

The in-text citation should consist of the author's name and year of publication [e.g., “according to Rossby (1945),” or “as shown by an earlier study (Rossby 1945)”]. When there are two or more papers by the same author in the same year, the distinguishing suffix (a,b, etc.) should be added.

If the citation is for a reference with two authors, use both author names [e.g., Fritsch and Heideman (1989)].

References with three or more authors are always cited as the first author's name followed by "et al." [e.g., Kalnay et al. (1996)].

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