89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Session 4: Evaluation and Use of Decision—Support Systems

Wednesday, 14 January 2009: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 121A (Phoenix Convention Center)
Cochairs:  Eileen Shea, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC and Elizabeth McNie, Purdue University
  10:30 AM
Results of a developmental test of the Heat Stress Index: Does it have operational potential?
Jannie G. Ferrell, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and E. Jacks and L. Kalkstein

  10:45 AM
  11:00 AM
Economic Benefits of the Oklahoma Mesonet to Crop Producers in Oklahoma
Kimberly E. Klockow, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and R. A. McPherson

  11:15 AM
User-Motivated Policies for NWS Climate Services
Ahsha N. Tribble, NOAA NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. M. Timofeyeva, M. Berger, and R. Reeves

What climate policymakers should know about climate services: lessons from NOAA's RISA program