SeCAPS 2020 Presenter Info



The SeCAPS team and the Meteorology Program thank you for your interest in SeCAPS 2020. In response to the COVID-19 virus, the University of South Alabama has cancelled all classes, activities, and events on campus. Accordingly, we regret to announce that these cancellations also include SeCAPS 2020.

The SeCAPS team considered a virtual conference, but given complications in setting such an event up along with the need to devote university resources to an expansion of online educational and research purposes, the decision has been made to cancel SeCAPS 2020 altogether.

We hope everyone stays well.

Andrew Murray, SeCAPS Faculty Director
Samantha Michlowitz, SeCAPS 2020 Student Coordinator
Jenna Petracci, SeCAPS 2020 Student Coordinator 




The 17th annual Southeastern Coastal and Atmospheric Processes Symposium (SeCAPS) will be held in the Student Center Ballroom of the University of South Alabama in Mobile, Alabama.

Oral and poster presentations on any aspect of meteorology, atmospheric science, emergency management, geography, climatology, geology, broadcast media, or effective communication to the public are welcomed.  For further information on the conference, please contact the SeCAPS faculty director: Andrew Murray (contact info at bottom).

Information on submitting papers for a SeCAPS Presentation:

  • An abstract must accompany all presentations, both oral and poster. The abstract should be no longer than 200 words.
  • Abstracts should be submitted by email to (Microsoft Word or Google Docs format required).
  • The body of the abstract should be single-spaced and without paragraph indentations. If the abstract contains more than one paragraph, two spaces are to be left between paragraphs.
  • Since the abstracts will be reformatted for publication purposes, a strict format will not be imposed. However, paper titles along with authors' names, contact info, and institution affiliations must be clearly identified preceding the body of the abstract.
  • Authors are responsible for editing and proofreading the abstract that they submit. Abstracts will be printed as submitted, except for any necessary reformatting. 


  • Each abstract should be accompanied by a separate page (one copy only) containing:

- title of the paper
- author's (or authors') name(s) and title(s)
- affiliation
- complete address
- e-mail address

  • A computer with projection system will be provided. Audio equipment also will be available if needed. Please indicate if you need audio/visual equipment OTHER than a typical classroom/auditorium setup.
  • Oral presentations should be submitted in a format compatible with Microsoft PowerPoint. You will be asked to email your presentation to in order to avoid last minute glitches.
  • Presentations should be limited to 12-15 minutes, plus 3-5 minutes for questions. (Keynote speakers will be allotted more time.)

Abstracts and/or presentations may be submitted via email to

Contact Information:
Andrew Murray, Senior Instructor in Meteorology and SeCAPS Faculty Director, University of South Alabama
Telephone: (251)-460-7325 OR (251)-460-6915, e-mail: