40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology

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Wednesday, 22 August 2012

10:00 AM-6:00 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Registration Desk Hours
Location: Mezzanine Foyer (Boston Park Plaza)

1:25 PM-3:30 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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Session 1
New England/Northeast Weather
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  1:25 PM
Opening Remarks- Rob Eicher, Ross Janssen, Maureen McCann, Program Chairs

  2:00 PM
1.3
Hurricane Irene Coverage
Stephen D. Shiveley, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL; and S. C. Clarke, A. M. Macchia, and L. K. Mcnally III
  2:30 PM
1.5
Tropical Rainstorms, not Remnants
Elliot Abrams, AccuWeather Inc., State College, PA
  2:45 PM
1.6
Getting to know your State Climate Office
Daniel A. Zarrow, Office of the New Jersey State Climatologist, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ; and D. A. Robinson
  3:00 PM
1.7
  3:15 PM
Closing Remarks- Louis Uccellini, AMS President

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Coffee Break
Location: Mezzanine Foyer (Boston Park Plaza)

4:00 PM-6:00 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012

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Session 2
Research & Education
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  4:15 PM
2.2
How Broadcasters can help increase Science Literacy through the AMS Education Program
James A. Brey, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and I. Geer, R. Weinbeck, J. Moran, E. Mills, and K. Nugnes
  4:30 PM
2.3
The National Weather and Climate Education Program: A Proposal to NSF
Ed Maibach, George Mason Univ., Fairfax, VA; and J. Witte, S. Cobb, E. Peters-Burton, J. Robinson, A. Leiserowitz, K. Seitter, S. Harned, D. Todey, E. Bierly, V. Schweizer, W. Abshire, D. Herring, and M. Y. Wei
  4:45 PM
2.4
After the Next Major Earthquake Resources for Educating the Public
John Taber, Incorporated Research Institutions for Seismology, Washington, DC; and P. Dorr and R. Woodward
  5:00 PM
2.5
An Update to the nationwide CAREERS Weather Camp program
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, Florida; and B. G. Levine, R. Foot, and V. R. Morris
  5:15 PM
2.6
Mathworks helps to explain How The Weatherworks and vice versa
H. Michael Mogil, How The Weatherworks, Naples, FL; and B. G. Levine
  5:30 PM
2.7
  5:45 PM
2.8

6:00 PM-7:30 PM: Wednesday, 22 August 2012


Exhibits Opening Reception
Location: Imperial Ballroom (Boston Park Plaza)

Thursday, 23 August 2012

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012


Registration Desk Hours
Location: Mezzanine Foyer (Boston Park Plaza)

8:15 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

Recording files available
Session 3
Operational Forecasting
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  8:15 AM
3.1
  8:30 AM
3.2
NOAA News Imagery: In HD and On-Demand
Daniel P. Pisut, I.M. Systems Group, Silver Spring, MD; and T. Loomis, V. Goel, R. Upton, and A. Powell
  8:45 AM
3.3
Forecast with Convective-Resolving NWP Models
Todd A. Hutchinson, WSI Corporation, Andover, MA
  9:00 AM
3.4

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Session 4
Major Weather Events of the Past Year
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  9:30 AM
4.1
  10:00 AM
4.3
2012 Tornadoes: Questions and Answers
Gregory W. Carbin, NOAA/NWS/SPC, Norman, OK; and R. Schneider and H. E. Brooks

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 23 August 2012


Coffee Break
Location: Imperial Ballroom (Boston Park Plaza)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Session 5
Vendor Session
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  11:00 AM
5.1
Baron Services
Ardell Hill, Baron Services, Huntsville, AL
  11:10 AM
5.2
Midland Radio
Bruce Jones, Midland Radio, Kansas City, MO

  11:20 AM
5.3
WSI
Mark Gildersleeve, WSI, Andover, MA
  11:30 AM
5.4
Weather Central
Bill Baker, Weather Central, Madison, WI

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Session 6A
New Technology
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  1:45 PM
6A.2
Access High Quality Data Imagery from the NOAA View Data Portal
Daniel P. Pisut, I.M. Systems Group, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Cowan, V. Goel, T. Loomis, and A. Powell
  2:00 PM
6A.3
HELIOS: A Real-time Adaptive Weather Surveillance System
Eric M. Dixon, ITT Exelis, Herndon, VA

  2:15 PM
6A.4
  2:30 PM
6A.5
Expanding the GOES-R Proving Ground to Include Broadcasters
James J. Gurka, NESDIS GOES-R Program Office, Greenbelt, MD; and S. J. Goodman, T. J. Schmit, M. DeMaria, A. Mostek, B. C. Motta, C. W. Siewert, and D. Satterfield

  2:45 PM
6A.6
Year One of the Dual-Polarization WSR-88D Deployment: Lessons Learned and Learning Lessons
Andrew C. Wood, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and C. D. Payne, J. B. Boettcher, and E. Mahoney
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Session 6B
Science and Communication
Location: Statler (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  1:30 PM
6B.1
An Overview of the AMS Commission on the Weather and Climate Enterprise (CWCE)
Matthew J. Parker, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC
  2:30 PM
6B.5
  2:45 PM
6B.6
TV Station and Museum Partnerships: What works?
Joe Witte, George Mason University / Adnet-NASA, Arlington, VA

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012


Coffee Break
Location: Imperial Ballroom (Boston Park Plaza)

3:30 PM-4:00 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

Recording files available
Session 7
Science and Communication Part 2
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  3:45 PM
7.2
Choose Your Words
Alan Sealls, WKRG-TV, Mobile, AL

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012

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Panel Discussion 1
Emergent Use of Social Media - Opportunities and Challenges
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
Moderator: David Green, NOAA/NWS
Panelists: Mark Taylor, Weather Decision Technologies; Terry Casey, WCVB-TV5; Sarah Dillingham, CNN; Frank McCathran, Earth Networks; Veronica Johnson, NBC4

This session's focus is to assess the opportunities and challenges of social media for the broadcast meteorologist community. While social media have proven to have high impact when it comes to citizens sharing their observations, opinions and emotions, its role in hazard, emergency and crisis management has yet to be fully exploited. The main outcome of this session is a better understanding of the rapidly expanding social media environment in order to identify more efficient and effective ways to enable its use. Increasingly people are turning to social media, mobile technology and online outlets to share and seek information before, during and after severe weather events. Social media includes forms of information, visualization, and two-way communication technology being used within a cultural context through social interaction. The convergence of capabilities is creating opportunities such as empowering participation of new players and a younger demographic, while introducing new challenges such as who has the authoritative voice. Social media is altering situational awareness, the definition of local and stakeholder community, and the practice of broadcast meteorology. The emergent use of social media and the calls for a more weather-ready nation necessitates integration into a networked society. The community is now anyone on the network, not just those geographically defined by the weather event, including voluntary citizens able to provide real-time storm spotting, remotely-located professionals collaborating on decision support, or responders mobilizing action. Opportunities stem out of the application of new technological opportunities such as crowd mapping, visualization analytics, remote sensing, and the processing real time images of the local situation. Fed by growing broadband access, increased mobility, availability of richer text, imagery and mapping contents, as well as new communications platforms and applications there is an urgent need for the broadcast community to stay engaged.
  4:00 PM
Social Media: Sarah Dillingham
  4:15 PM
Baron Social Media: Lance Cooper
  4:30 PM
Social Media: Mark Taylor
  4:45 PM
Social Media: Terry Casey
  5:00 PM
Social Media: Frank McCathran

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012


Reception sponsored by WSI
Location: Imperial Ballroom (Boston Park Plaza)

7:10 PM-10:00 PM: Thursday, 23 August 2012


Red Sox Game
  7:10 PM
Red Sox tickets needed to be purchased in advance. You will receive any tickets purchased at the registration desk when you check in. Transportation to the event is on your own

Friday, 24 August 2012

9:00 AM-12:00 PM: Friday, 24 August 2012


Registration Desk Hours
Location: Mezzanine Foyer (Boston Park Plaza)

9:45 AM-12:00 PM: Friday, 24 August 2012

Recording files available
Session 8
Station Scientist
Location: Georgian (Boston Park Plaza)
Host: 40th Conference on Broadcast Meteorology
  9:45 AM
8.1
RADM Titley Climate Change Talk: David Titley
  10:15 AM
8.2
The Arctic's Shrinking Sea Ice Cover: Why Should We Care?
Mark C. Serreze, Univ. of Colorado/NSIDC, Boulder, CO
  10:45 AM
8.3
Climate Matters
Jim Gandy, WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC; and J. Witte, H. Cullen, X. Zhao, B. Klinger, K. Rowan, and E. Maibach
  11:05 AM
8.4
Applying Climate Change to Google Earth
Jim Gandy, WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC; and B. Helmuth and N. Heller

  11:25 AM
8.5
Heavenly Highlights: Upcoming Celestial Events To Dazzle Your Viewers
J. Kelly Beatty, Sky & Telescope Magazine, Cambridge, MA