87th AMS Annual Meeting

Session 3: *Weather and Society * Integrated Studies (WAS*IS)*

Tuesday, 16 January 2007: 8:30 AM-4:30 PM
206A (Henry B. Gonzalez Convention Center)
Cochairs:  David A. Robinson, Rutgers Univ. and David Changnon, Northern Illinois University
  8:30 AM
Culture Change is Underway: WAS*IS (Weather and Society - Integrated Studies) Progress Report
Eve Gruntfest, University of Colorado, Colorado Springs, CO; and J. Demuth and J. K. Lazo

  8:45 AM
Decision Support in NOAA's National Weather Service
Fiona Horsfall, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Laver and P. Schultz

  9:00 AM
Assessing how the U.S. public understands and uses weather forecast uncertainty information
Julie Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Morss, J. K. Lazo, and A. E. Stewart

  9:15 AM
An assessment of hazard warning verification from a social perspective
Steven Stewart, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and K. Barjenbruch, K. Pennesi, J. Deo, S. A. Erickson, P. L. Heinselman, A. J. Ray, R. Low, R. A. Wolf, and A. Coles

  9:30 AM
Weather Salience in a Random Sample of United States Residents
Alan E. Stewart, Univ. of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. Demuth, J. K. Lazo, and R. E. Morss

  9:45 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

  11:30 AM
Societal Aspects of Tornado Warnings
Somer A. Erickson, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. Brooks

  11:45 AM
Skill of the Aviation Weather Center's Collaborative Convective Forecast Product (CCFP)
Jonathan W. Slemmer, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/Aviation Weather Center, Kansas City, MO

  12:00 PM
Lunch Break

Patterns of Wind Damage from Hurricane Charley: A Case Study of Charlotte County

  2:00 PM
Increasing Societal Resilience to Winter Weather
Tanja E. Fransen, NOAA/NWS, Glasgow, MT; and O. Wilhelmi

  2:15 PM
Exploring spatial patterns of societal vulnerability to extreme heat
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. K. Uejio and J. P. Samenow

  2:30 PM
An Ecological Assessment of Coupled Climate Change and Human Activities on Wetlands in Zhalong Natural Reserve, China
Yankun Sun, Michigan State Univ., East Lansing, MI; and J. Qi, G. Lei, and H. Zhang

http://Yankun Sun_Zhalong Climate Change

  2:45 PM
Driving under the influence of weather: Perceptions of flash floods and vehicle safety
Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Gruntfest, L. R. Barnes, C. Benight, D. M. Schultz, and J. Demuth

  3:00 PM
Integrating end user needs into system design and operation: the Center for Collaborative Adaptive Sensing of the Atmosphere (CASA)
B. Philips, University of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and D. Pepyne, D. Westbrook, E. Bass, J. Brotzge, W. Diaz, K. A. Kloesel, J. Kurose, D. J. McLaughlin, H. Rodriguez, and M. Zink

  3:15 PM
Coffee Break in Exhibit Hall

  3:45 PM
Vulnerability to disasters in Puerto Rico: Incorporating the social, physical and built environment to radar scanning srategies
Jenniffer M. Santos, Disaster Research Center, University of Delaware, Newark, DE; and J. Miller, A. González, M. G. Beaton, and X. Ortiz

  4:00 PM
Towards an Understanding of Hazardous Weather-A WAS*IS Perspective on First Responders
Joshua J. Jans, Minnesota State University, Mankato, MN; and C. S. Keen


  4:15 PM