88th Annual Meeting (20-24 January 2008)

Poster Session 1: Policy and Socio-Economic Research Posters

Wednesday, 23 January 2008: 2:30 PM-4:00 PM
Exhibit Hall B (Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Cochairs:  Julie Demuth, NCAR and Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR
150 Billion Served: Households' Sources, Perceptions, Uses, and Values of Weather Forecast Information
Jeffrey K. Lazo, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Morss and J. Demuth

Communicating Weather Information to the Public: People's Reactions and Understandings of Weather Information and Terminology
Scott W. Powell, National Weather Center REU, Norman, OK, and Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL; and H. D. O'Hair

Poster PDF (641.8 kB)
Ad Hoc Committee on Uncertainty in Forecasts (ACUF)

The National Academies' Disasters Roundtable
William Hooke, AMS, Washington, DC

Decision Support for Public Health and Safety Related to Air Quality
M.L. Deaton, James Madison Univ., Harrisonburg, VA; and C. J. Brodrick, R. E. Davis, S. Gawtry, J. Giraytys, D. M. Hondula, D. Knight, T. Lee, L. Sitka, and P. J. Stenger

Poster PDF (2.8 MB)
Space weather information for aviation operational risk management
Genene Fisher, AMS, Washington, DC; and B. Jones

The critical importance of data collection and analysis methodology in financial decision making for Wind Turbine projects
Lucille M. Olszewski, Blackwater Environmental Services, Inc., Pittsburgh, PA; and J. R. Sonnenmeier

An estimation of the economic benefits of the Oklahoma Mesonet to the State of Oklahoma
Kimberly E. Klockow, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and R. A. McPherson and D. Sutter

Advances in the effectiveness and feasibility of climate policy
Paul A. T. Higgins, AMS, Washington, DC

Climate Change versus Climate Policy: An Integrated Global Model Analysis
C. Adam Schlosser, MIT, Cambridge, MA; and M. Webster, A. Sokolov, C. Forest, D. Kicklighter, J. Reilly, and S. Paltsev

Adaptation through interaction: A case study from Alpine Shire, Victoria, Australia
Lee M. Tryhorn, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. H. Lynch

Recollections of climate in the Denver metropolitan area
Julie S. Malmberg, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and P. D. Blanken

Weather Disasters and the Law
Marsha L. Baum, Univ. of New Mexico, Albuquerque, NM

Applying improved vulnerability theory for reducing the risk and cost of weather disasters
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. Pulwarty, H. Lazrus, I. Kelman, and J. C. Gaillard

Decision making by Austin, Texas, residents in hypothetical tornado scenarios
David M. Schultz, Univ. of Helsinki/Finnish Meteorological Institute, Helsinki, Finland; and E. Gruntfest, C. Benight, S. D. Drobot, L. R. Barnes, and M. H. Hayden

The societal impact of the tornado warning process
Kevin M. Simmons, Austin College, Sherman, TX; and D. Sutter

Assessing people's actions and attitudes during the December 20-21, 2006, Colorado Front Range winter storm
Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. Demuth


Poster PDF (2.1 MB)
To travel or not to travel: The case of AMS 2007
Kimberly E. Klockow, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and R. A. Peppler

Climate change, hurricane risk, and future evolutions of socio-economic losses in the U.S
Stéphane Hallegatte, Météo-France, Nogent-sur-Marne, France

Estimating deceased victim totals from Hurricane Katrina
John C. Mutter, Columbia Univ., New York, NY; and R. M. Garfield

Hurricanes and poverty in Latin America and the Caribbean
John C. Mutter, The Earth Institute at Columbia University, New York, NY; and E. M. Holthaus

Reponses to Hurricane and Flood Warnings: Lessons from Florida and New York
Burrell E. Montz, Binghamton Univ., Binghamton, NY

Vulnerability to Flooding in Western Puerto Rico: Towards a more holistic approach
Jenniffer M. Santos-Hernandez, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and A. Rojas-Gonzalez

Weathering drought: one state's experience
Bob Sandbo, Oklahoma Water Resources Board, Oklahoma City, OK; and B. Vance, G. McManus, and M. A. Shafer


Poster PDF (776.8 kB)
A Window on Drought Information, Impacts and Implications
Timothy W. Owen, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and M. Svoboda and R. Pulwarty


Drought Scenario 2008--Potential Impacts on Ethanol Production: What Role Can NIDIS Play in this Scenario?
Mark Svoboda, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and Y. Ding, B. Fuchs, and M. Hayes

Poster PDF (2.0 MB)
Associated between mortality and ambulance call-out during heat episodes in London, UK, 1998 - 2006
Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Auckland, Auckland, New Zealand; and T. Wolf

Developing a multi-agency Heat/Health Warning System (HHWS) to provide consistent information to diverse customers
Julie Adolphson, NOAA, Pleasant Hill, MO; and L. Kalkstein, S. Fortin, and A. Bailey

Developing a heat health watch-warning system for rural locations
Katrina L. Frank, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and L. Kalkstein

Results of a developmental test of the heat stress index: does it have operational potential?
Jannie G. Ferrell, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and L. Kalkstein

Disaster Weather Communication, Education and Training for First Responders - A WAS*IS Initiative
Joshua J. Jans, Spotter Network, Austin, TX; and C. S. Keen


Poster PDF (309.9 kB)
Improving storm based warnings
John T. Ferree, NOAA/NWS, Norman, OK; and H. L. White

Rainfall Estimates or Tornado Detection?: An Assessment Based on the Needs of Emergency Managers
William Donner, Univ. of Delaware, Newark, DE; and D. Grainger, H. Rodriguez, W. Diaz, J. M. Santos, and D. Marks

Evaluation of CASA data and technology for the severe weather warning