PSD Researchers Participate in the 87th Annual Meeting of the AMS


January 19, 2007

A number of researchers from the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division (PSD) participated in the 87th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), 14-18 January 2007, in San Antonio, TX, giving talks and poster presentations, and attending sessions. In addition, Randall Dole co-chaired the Presidential Forum on Bridging the Studies of Weather and Climate, co-organized sessions on Climate and Extreme Weather Events, co-organized sessions on Detection and Attribution of Regional Climate Change, co-organized sessions on Linking Weather and Climate, chaired a session entitled, "Towards an Integrated Earth System Analysis-Part I," and served as the moderator of a joint panel discussion on the "Summer 2006 Extreme Drought, Floods." Tom Hamill lead a short course on "Ensemble Prediction: Conveying Forecast Uncertainty." Leslie Hartten attended the AMS Board Meeting on Women and Minorities as the incoming chair. Cecile Penland was a joint organizer for 19th Conference on Probability and Statistics. Marty Ralph presented an invited talk at AMS Presidential Forum, participated as a panelist in the AMS Weather-Climate Enterprise Commission Panel discussion, and co-chaired a special symposium on the Weather-Climate Connection.

Background:
The AMS is a scientific and professional organization that promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, in order to advance professional applications. The AMS has a membership of more than 11,000, publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals, sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.

Significance:
Participation in professional societies such as AMS encourages research and communication of new theories and techniques. It is also a means for fostering cooperation and collaboration between national and international organizations. The research PSD scientists present at AMS conferences supports NOAA's mission goals of understanding climate variability and change to enhance society's ability to plan and respond, and serves society's needs for weather and water information.

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