Session 3 Using Cloud Services to Enhance Data Access and Increase Resilience to Extreme Weather and Climate Events through Innovative Products and Services

Tuesday, 8 January 2019: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
North 224A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: 24th Conference on Applied Climatology
Edward J. Kearns, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Center for Weather and Climate, Asheville, NC

Enhancing access to meteorological data allows for the beneficial production of innovative products and services that can help predict and track extreme weather events. Enhancing access to open data through cloud projects, such as NOAA’s Big Data Project, enables collaboration across disciplines through public-private partnerships, allowing for development of innovations to increase public safety during extreme events.

Presentations are particularly encouraged on topics such as cloud-based open data access strategies, scalable solutions for data analytics, artificial intelligence and machine learning applications, serverless workflows and their utility in facilitating data usage, improving search and discovery of cloud-based data, and enhancing understanding of data meaning through community-based approaches.

8:30 AM
NOAA’s Data Strategy: Leveraging Data as a Strategic Asset
Jason Cooper, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. L. Austin, N. Ritchey, E. J. Kearns, and K. Valentine

8:45 AM
NOAA's Weather and Climate Toolkit (CT)
Steve Ansari, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC

9:00 AM
Climate Engine: Cloud Computing and Visualization of Climate and Remote Sensing Data for Advanced Natural Resource Monitoring and Process Understanding
Justin Huntington, Desert Research Institute, Reno, NV; and K. Hegewisch, B. Daudert, C. Morton, J. T. Abatzoglou, D. McEvoy, and T. A. Erickson

9:30 AM
Nowcasting Lightning Events Using a Cloud-Based Deep Learning Approach
Valliappa Lakshmanan, Google, Kirkland, WA; and J. Hickey, C. Gazen, and S. Hoyer
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