Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research

Program Chairs: Sheldon D. Drobot , NCAR ; Julie L. Demuth , NCAR ; Genevieve E. Maricle , Arizona State Univ.

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Saturday, 22 January 2011

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 22 January 2011


Registration for Student Conference and Short Course

Sunday, 23 January 2011

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


Short Course Registration

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


WeatherFest

6:00 PM-7:00 PM: Sunday, 23 January 2011


Welcome Reception Honoring Newly Elected Fellows
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center)

Monday, 24 January 2011

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Registration continues through January 27

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Panel Discussion
Communicating Weather and Climate
Location: 6AB (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the More Effectively Communicating the Science of Tropical Climate and Tropical Cyclones; the Michio Yanai Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Symposium on Education; the 18th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 16th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Ninth History Symposium; the 8th Conference on Space Weather; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Fourth Annual CCM Forum; the Third Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges; the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology; the IMPACTS: Weather 2010; and the 11th Presidential Forum: Communicating Weather and Climate )
Moderator: Robert T. Ryan, NBC4 TV
Panelists: Thomas E. Skilling, WGN-TV/Chicago Tribune; Claire Martin, CBC News: Weather Centre; Doyle Rice, USA Today; Martin Storksdieck, National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council
  9:00 AM
Panelist: Thomas E. Skilling
Thomas E. Skilling, WGN-TV/Chicago Tribune, Chicago, IL

  9:10 AM
Panelist: Claire Martin
Claire Martin, CBC News: Weather Centre, Vancouver, BC, Canada

  9:20 AM
Panelist: Doyle Rice
Doyle Rice, USA Today, Washington, DC

  9:30 AM
Panelist: Martin Storksdieck
Martin Storksdieck, National Academy of Sciences / National Research Council, Washington, DC

Recording files available
Plenary Session
Presidential Forum: Communicating Weather and Climate
Location: 6AB (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges; the Fourth Annual CCM Forum; the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Michio Yanai Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Symposium on Education; the 18th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 16th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Ninth History Symposium; the 8th Conference on Space Weather; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Third Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; the More Effectively Communicating the Science of Tropical Climate and Tropical Cyclones; the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology; the IMPACTS: Weather 2010; the Events; and the 14th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International )

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Spouses' Coffee

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 1
Managing the Climate Challenge: Impacts, Adaptation, and Assessment
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs: Mark Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey; Genevieve E. Maricle, Arizona State Univ.
  11:00 AM
1.1
America's Climate Choices: Adapting to the Impacts of Climate Change
Thomas Wilbanks, ORNL, Washington, DC; and I. P. Kraucunas and C. Elfring
  11:30 AM
1.2
The U.S. National Assessment of Climate Change: Planning the Next Process
Katharine Jacobs, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011

Recording files available
Session 2
Confronting Challenges in Climate Communication
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs: Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation; Jason P. Samenow, EPA
  1:30 PM
2.1
  1:45 PM
2.2
Good reasons for trusting climate science communication
Jean Goodwin, Iowa State University, Ames, IA; and M. F. Dahlstrom
  2:00 PM
2.3
Models: The Missing Piece in Climate Change Coverage
Karen Akerlof, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Joint Poster Session 1
6POLICY Poster Session I
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Organizer: Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR
 
282
Observed changes in the frequency of heavy precipitation events in the southern climate region and policy implications
Esther D. White, Cooperative Institute for Mesoscale Meteorological Studies, Norman, OK; and M. Shafer and J. Hocker
Manuscript (1.9 MB)

Poster PDF (6.7 MB)

 
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284
Using scenario planning to confront deep uncertainty: a case study from the Crown of the Continent
Holly C. Hartmann, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and L. Welling

 
285
The consortium for climate risk in the urban northeast
Radley M. Horton, Columbia University, New York, NY; and C. Rosenzweig, U. Lall, and P. L. Kinney

 
286
Climate adaptation planning to aid state, municipal, tribal, and federal governmental decision makers in Oklahoma
Renee A. McPherson, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and M. A. Shafer, J. E. Hocker, and R. E. Butterworth

Poster PDF (7.8 MB)

 
288
Assessing users of the NWS point-and-click web-based forecast information
Julie L. Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. Hilderbrand, J. K. Lazo, R. E. Morss, and T. Trogdon

Poster PDF (2.1 MB)

 
289
A weather survey of western Washington residents: Part I
Jennifer Chang, University of Washington & NOAA, Tacoma, WA

Poster PDF (368.3 kB)

 
290
A weather survey of western Washington residents: Part II
L. Kirby Cook, NOAA/NWS, Seattle, WA; and J. Chang

 
291
Story time! Communicating risk through NWS Western Region's weather stories
Gina M. Eosco, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC; and D. Jones

 
292
The development of a storm damage estimate calculator
Brenton William MacAloney II, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

Poster PDF (123.7 kB)

 
293
New paradigm for NWS regional and local climate services
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and F. Horsfall, J. C. Meyers, J. Koepsell, M. D. Hawkins, J. Zdrojewski, S. L. Dixon, and V. Silva

 
294
 
296
IceThreat: using icing algorithm output to propose AIRMET regions
Cory A. Wolff, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and P. Prestopnik, J. J. Levit, F. McDonough, and M. K. Politovich

Poster PDF (663.4 kB)

 
297
Using GIS to assess vulnerability to climate hazards in the southern United States
Robert J. Gottlieb, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and H. E. Brooks, M. A. Shafer, and M. B. Richman
Manuscript (850.0 kB)

Poster PDF (1.6 MB)

 
300
Impacts of regional climate changes on the hydrometeorology of La Hispaniola: The Enriquillo & Sumatra Lakes water basin
Jorge E. González, City College of New York, New York, NY; and R. Gonzalez, D. R. Brito, and D. E. Comarazamy

 
301A
A Look Back at Major Disaster Declarations: A GIS Perspective
James E. Hocker, SCIPP/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 1
Communicating with Technology (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth History Symposium; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the 20th Symposium on Education )
Chair: Rajul Pandya, UCAR
  4:00 PM
J1.1
Integrating air quality tools with the Wildland Fire Decision Support System
Narasimhan Larkin, USDA Forest Service, Seattle, WA; and M. Rorig, T. Strand, T. J. Brown, S. Raffuse, P. Lahm, and T. Zimmerman

  4:15 PM
J1.2
Using YouTube Videos to Communicate Science
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and T. Nakamura and M. Dunlap
  4:30 PM
J1.3
Commuicating Climate Science fo the General Public
Andrew Freedman, Climate Central, Princeton, NJ; and H. Cullen and M. McGuirk
  4:45 PM
J1.4
Utility of 2D/3D visualization methods in analyzing and disseminating flood information
Jamie L. Dyer, Mississippi State University, Mississippi State, MS; and P. Amburn, D. Reed, and D. Welch
 
J1.5
  5:00 PM
J1.5A
Recording files available
Joint Session 9
Climate Change Adaptation: From Science to Practice
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Greg Guibert, NCAR; Lee M. Tryhorn, Cornell University
  4:00 PM
J9.1
  4:15 PM
J9.2
  4:30 PM
J9.3
Towards a framework for stakeholder engagement in conducting regional climate assessments
J. Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina Asheville, Asheville, NC; and J. Fox, M. Hutchins, and K. Lichtenstein
  4:45 PM
J9.4
  5:00 PM
J9.5
“2100? It doesn't keep me up at night!” Incorporating climate information in local water planning
Lee M. Tryhorn, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY; and A. T. DeGaetano

  5:15 PM
J9.6
Comparing climate extension approaches to catalyze climate change adaptation planning in Charleston, SC, and Plymouth, NC
Jessica C. Whitehead, South Carolina Sea Grant Consortium & North Carolina Sea Grant, Charleston, SC; and A. Turner, R. H. Bacon, G. Putnam, J. F. Thigpen, and M. Covi
Recording files available
Joint Session 11
Effective Communication of Aviation Weather Information to Users
Location: 305 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Cory Wolff, National Center for Atmospheric Research; Jennifer A. Zeltwanger, NOAA
  4:00 PM
J11.1
  4:30 PM
J11.3
Aviation service enhancements across the National Weather Service Central Region
Brian P. Walawender, NOAA/NWS, Kansas City, MO; and J. A. Zeltwanger
  4:45 PM
J11.4
NWS provision of aviation weather information via the FAA QICP-certified Consolidated Aviation Web Services (CAWS) system
Ryan L. Solomon, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Kansas City, MO; and J. J. Sereno, R. E. Sallee, A. M. Ohrberg, J. S. Lewis, and C. Wallace
  5:00 PM
J11.5
Weather Technology In the Cockpit (WTIC): Concept of operations, user needs, education, and training
John M. Lanicci, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ., Daytona Beach, FL; and L. Kirk, L. Martin, J. Vacek, E. A. Roberts, and M. Edwards
  5:15 PM
J11.6
Development of an education and training module for use of NEXRAD-based products in the cockpit by general aviation pilots
Erin A. Roberts, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Daytona Beach, FL; and J. M. Lanicci

5:30 PM-7:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Reception and Exhibits Opening

7:00 PM-9:00 PM: Monday, 24 January 2011


Forecast: Communicating Weather and Climate Art Show

Tuesday, 25 January 2011

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Panel Discussion 1
Environmental Security
Location: 305 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Organizer: John M. Lanicci, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical Univ.
  8:30 AM
PD1.1
  9:00 AM
PD1.2
Mapping Climate Change and Security in Africa
Joshua Busby, Univ. of Texas, Austin, TX
Recording files available
Session 3
Communication and Broadcast Meteorology
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs: Gina M. Eosco, American Meteorological Society; Chris Vaccaro, NOAA
  8:30 AM
3.1
Weather as a Tool of Narrative Suspense: Implications and Consequences
Chad M. Kauffman, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and S. A. Jasko and P. Hettler
  8:45 AM
3.2
Connecting the dots between climate change, extreme weather, and localized impacts
Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA; and A. Weinmann
  9:15 AM
3.4
Communicating climate change in a weathercasting context: An analysis of “early adopter” TV meteorologists and their educational methods
Katherine Rowan, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA; and B. Klinger, J. Witte, P. Baldwin, B. Brown, and E. Maibach
  9:30 AM
3.5
Supporting TV meteorologists' efforts to educate their viewers about climate change, and testing the impact: A quasi-experimental field study
Joe Witte, NASA / George Mason University, Arlington, 22209; and J. Gandy, B. Klinger, H. Cullen, X. Zhao, J. Thaker, K. Rowan, N. Heller, and E. Maibach

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Spouses' Coffee

9:30 AM-6:00 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Exhibit Hours

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 10
Risk Communication of Hurricanes
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Julie L. Demuth, NCAR; Robbie Berg, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/National Hurricane Center
  11:00 AM
J10.1
Risk Communication Across Cultures
Vankita Brown, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  11:15 AM
J10.2
Dynamics of hurricane risk perception
Holly Marlatt, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO; and C. W. Trumbo, L. Peek, M. Lueck, E. Gruntfest, B. McNoldy, and W. Schubert
  11:30 AM
J10.3
Improving storm surge risk communication
Betty Hearn Morrow, SocResearch, Miami, FL; and J. Rhome

  11:45 AM
J10.4
Assessing the Publics' Need For Storm Surge Warning Information
Jeffrey K. Lazo, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and B. H. Morrow, J. R. Rhome, and J. Feyen

Bernhard Haurwitz Lecture

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Panel Discussion 2
Communicating with Each Other: The Challenges and Rewards of Expanding Atmospheric Science’s Professional Partners(Themed Joint Session)
Location: 4C-4 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Ninth History Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Panelists: Ankur R. Desai, Univ. of Wisconsin; Robert Henson, UCAR; Eve Gruntfest, Univ. of Oklahoma; Roger D. Turner, Univ. of Pennsylvania
  1:30 PM
JPD2.1
Communicating with Each Other: The Challenges and Rewards of Expanding Atmospheric Science’s Professional Partners
Ankur R. Desai, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Henson, E. Gruntfest, and R. D. Turner
  2:00 PM
Recording files available
Panel Discussion 2
Local and Regional Climate Leaders: What is being done in the West about Communicating Climate Change
Location: 305 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Panelists: Ray Rasker, Headwaters Economics; Bart Melton, National Parks Conservation Association; Mike Phillips, Montana State Legislature; Glen Andersen, National Conference of State Legislatures; Patrick Cummins, Western Governors' Association
Chair: Caitlin Buzzas, American Meteorological Society
  1:30 PM
PD2.4
State Climate Policy
Glen Andersen, National Conference of State Legislatures, Washington, DC
  1:45 PM
PD2.1
Climate and National Parks
Bart Melton, National Parks Conservation Association, Washington, DC
  2:00 PM
PD2.2
Climate Change and Wildfire
Ray Rasker, Headwaters Economics, Bozeman, MT
  2:15 PM
PD2.3
Planning for Climate Change in the PNW
Amy K. Snover, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
  2:30 PM
Panel Discussion

Recording files available
Joint Session 12
Communication: Focus on Climate Change, Technology, and Uncertainty
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Gina M. Eosco, American Meteorological Society; Betsy Bach, National Communication Association
  1:30 PM
J12.1
Impacts of Media Frames and Values on Climate Change Perceptions
Susanna Priest, Unversity of Nevada, Las Vegas, Las Vegas, NV; and T. Greenhalgh and G. R. Young
  1:45 PM
J12.2
Overcoming climate skepticism in the schools: using games to communicate climate change mitigation options
Andrea M. Feldpausch-Parker, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and T. R. Peterson, D. E. Endres, and M. O'Byrne
  2:15 PM
J12.4
  2:30 PM
Discussion

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011


Coffee Break

Meet the President
Location: 601 (Washington State Convention Center)

3:30 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 25 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 13
Communicating Uncertainty
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Julie L. Demuth, NCAR; Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS
  3:30 PM
J13.1
Expressing forecast uncertainty: NOAA/NWS progress report
Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  3:45 PM
J13.2
  4:45 PM
J13.6
  5:15 PM
J13.8
Gaps in Communicating Weather and Climate Uncertainty in Near Term Water Resources Management
Jade Soddell, US Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and J. P. Giovannettone and J. R. Prairie

Wednesday, 26 January 2011

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Risk Communication of Weather and Climate Information (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Nate Johnson, WRAL-TV; John Sokich, NOAA/NWS
  8:30 AM
J3.1
The Communication of Risk: At the Crossroads of Science, Economics, and Communications
Paul Hettler, California University of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and S. A. Jasko and C. M. Kauffman
  8:45 AM
J3.2
Communicating weather, climate and catastrophe risk and preparedness
Jeanne Salvatore, Insurance Information Institute, New York, NY
  9:15 AM
J3.4
Visualization of slow-developing hazards: Influencing perceptions and behaviors to facilitate adaptation planning
Tim G. Frazier, University of Idaho, Moscow, ID; and F. Murtinho, G. Broad, D. Campbell, P. Howe, and H. Reyes Hernandez

  9:30 AM
J3.5
How do people perceive and respond to flash flood risk and warnings?
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and J. K. Lazo, K. Mulder, J. L. Demuth, and A. Bostrom
  9:45 AM
J3.6
Now what do people know about global climate change? A mental models approach
Ann Bostrom, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and T. W. Reynolds and R. Hudson

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Spouses' Coffee

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Coffee Break

Meet the President

10:00 AM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Exhibit Hours

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Communicating Climate Change I (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth History Symposium; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy )
Chair: Susan Solomon, MIT
  10:30 AM
J4.1
  10:45 AM
J4.3
Communicating climate change: from awareness to action
Amy K. Snover, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and L. C. Whitely Binder, A. F. Hamlet, and J. Littell
  11:15 AM
J4.4
Making climate part of the human world
Simon D. Donner, University of British Colombia, Vancouver, BC, Canada
  11:30 AM
J4.6A
Communicating uncertainty in the IPCC 5th Assessment
Myles R. Allen, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom
Recording files available
Joint Session 14
Societal Dimensions of Weather and Climate Hazards I
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Angelyn G. Kolodziej, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma and NOAA/NSSL; Kimberly E. Klockow, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
  10:30 AM
J14.1
  10:45 AM
J14.2
Utilizing emerging technologies to better address the societal impacts focus of NWS warnings
Michael J. Hudson, NOAA National Weather Service, Kansas City, MO; and C. Pieper
  11:00 AM
J14.3
  11:45 AM
J14.6
CRC cards: a method to learn about emergency management decision processes
Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; and J. L. Losego and C. F. Smith

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 5
Communicating Climate Change II (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth History Symposium; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy )
Chair: Francis W. Zwiers, University of Victoria
  1:30 PM
J4.6
Devils Lake climate, weather, and water decision support system
Fiona Horsfall, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Kluck, M. J. Brewer, M. Timofeyeva, J. Symonds, S. Dummer, and M. Frazier
  1:45 PM
J5.1
  2:00 PM
J5.2
  2:15 PM
J5.4
Turning the tide on climate change
Philippe de Casabianca, Cefic, Brussels, Belgium; and R. Kandel

Recording files available
Joint Session 15
Societal Dimensions of Weather and Climate Hazards II
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR; Greg Guibert, NCAR
  1:30 PM
J15.1
Challenges in Communicating Two Consecutive High Impact Weather Events
Michael B. Scotten, NOAA/NWS, Memphis, TN; and K. N. Scotten and W. R. Borghoff
  1:45 PM
J15.2
Public perceptions of the 10 May 2010 Oklahoma and the 17 June 2010 Minnesota tornado outbreaks
Sarah L. Stalker, NWC REU, Hudson, WI; and K. M. Kuhlman, H. Lazrus, R. A. Peppler, and K. E. Klockow

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Poster Session 2
6 POLICY Poster Session II
Location: Washington State Convention Center
Host: Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Chair: Sheldon D. Drobot, NCAR
 
659
The impacts of misinterpreting probabilistic seasonal climate outlooks
Holly C. Hartmann, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and B. G. Colby

 
660
Water Management and Climate Change in the Himalayas: Providing New Tools to Prevent Hazards and Enable the Understanding of Changing Climate
Molly Brown, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, MD; and K. Yager, S. Habib, G. Artan, A. Racovinteanu, and M. S. Shrestha

 
662
Fieldwork in Indian Country: A Conversational Experience
Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

Poster PDF (3.5 MB)

 
663
The Winter Storm Scale: A measure of the ability of winter storms to disrupt society
Brian J. Cerruti, Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, New Brunswick, NJ; and S. G. Decker
Manuscript (259.2 kB)

 
664
History of the IMGW websites development as a communication tool
Mieczyslaw Stefan Ostojski, Institute of Meteorology and Water Management, Warsaw, Poland
Manuscript (303.7 kB)

 
665
Societal Dimensions of the 2009 Aug 19 Minneapolis Tornado
Lisa Schmit, NOAA/NWS, Chanhassen, MN; and M. Friedlein

Poster PDF (5.3 MB)

 
666
Distribution of Maximum Wind Potential Damage by the Typhoon Maemi in Gyeongnam Province, Korea
Jong-Kil Park, Inje University, Gimhae, South Korea; and W. S. Jung, H. J. Choi, E. B. Kim, and H. L. Park

Poster PDF (567.0 kB)

 
667
The Ogallala Agro-Climate Tool
Steven A. Mauget, USDA, Lubbock, Texas; and G. Leiker

 
669
Space and spatiality in warnings: a new way to evaluate warning comprehension
Kimberly E. Klockow, University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

 
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671
Integrating NASA models and missions into Central American agricultural decision support
Jonathan M. Winter, NASA/GISS, New York, NY; and A. C. Ruane, R. M. Horton, and C. Rosenzweig

 
672
Improving a Classic Outreach Model by Integrating Researchers and Information-users: the Coastal and Inland Flood Observation and Warning Information System (CI-FLOW)
John F. Thigpen III, North Carolina Sea Grant, Raleigh, NC; and S. Van Cooten, K. Kelleher, K. Nemunaitis-Monroe, L. Spence, R. H. Bacon, K. M. Patterson, D. Figursky, R. Bandy, and J. G. W. Kelley

 
673
An Analysis of Southern U.S. Ice Storm Frequency from 2000-2009
Carly Kovacik, CAPS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and J. Hocker and M. Shafer

 
674
Community-based Flood Risk Management of urban and rural area in Kumamoto, Japan
Kenji Tanaka, Kumamoto Univ., Kumamoto, Japan; and F. Yamada, R. Kakimoto, T. Fujimi, and T. Ohmoto

 
675
Development of a user scorecard for Navy operations
James Hansen, NRL, Monterey, CA; and E. Regnier, T. Murphree, S. Klotz, M. Sestak, A. J. Reiss, and B. Martin

 
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677
Enhancing local river flood hazard communication at the Rio Grande Valley
Mike Castillo, NOAA/NWS, Brownsville, TX; and A. Vega, B. S. Goldsmith, and J. Estupiñán

Poster PDF (2.9 MB)

 
Poster 678 has been moved. New poster number 343A


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Ways of Knowing: Dismantling the Divide between Social and Natural Sciences in Weather and Climate Research I (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 4C-4 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; and the Ninth History Symposium )
Cochairs: Heather Lazrus, University of Oklahoma; Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
  4:00 PM
J6.1
Climate and history: an ethnohistorian's epistemology
William B. Carter, South Texas College, McAllen, TX
  4:30 PM
J6.3
  4:45 PM
J6.4
How much do farmers trust scientific forecasts, and why? Results from surveys in Northeast Brazil
Renzo Taddei, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Rio de Janeiro, RJ, Brazil; and A. Pfaff, D. R. Nelson, and K. Broad

  5:00 PM
J6.5
Kenyah Badeng ethnoclimatology and the transmission of weather information in East Malaysia
Gotzone Garay Barayazarra, University of Kent, Canterbury, Kent, United Kingdom; and R. K. Puri
  5:15 PM

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Awards Banquet Reception in the Exhibit Hall

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 26 January 2011


91st AMS Awards Banquet
Location: 6ABCD (Washington State Convention Center)

Thursday, 27 January 2011

8:00 AM-5:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Michio Yanai Symposium

Weather Video Preview Theater
Location: 303 (Washington State Convention Center)

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 7
Ways of Knowing: Dismantling the Divide between Social and Natural Sciences in Weather and Climate Research II (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 4C-4 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Ninth History Symposium; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Heather Lazrus, University of Oklahoma; Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
  8:30 AM
J7.1
Understanding climate change: a dialogue between natural science and indigenous communities in Alaska
Nicole Herman-Mercer, USGS, Boulder, CO; and S. Koester and P. F. Schuster

  8:45 AM
J7.2
  9:00 AM
J7.3
A community-of-practice approach to assess the nature and impacts of sea-ice changes on Bering and Chukchi Sea ice users
Hajo Eicken, University of Alaska Fairbanks, Fairbanks, AK; and M. L. Kapsch, I. Krupnik, W. Weyapuk Jr., L. Apangalook, M. Johnson, and G. L. Hufford
  9:15 AM
J7.4
  9:30 AM
J7.5
Democracy in policy making: Implementing the California Global Warming Solutions Act of 2006
Karen Michele Hoffman, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan, PR

  9:45 AM
  10:00 AM
J7.6
Peppler
Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK

9:30 AM-12:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Exhibit Hours

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Joint Poster Session 2
Drought Management, Policy and Social Implications
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Hydrology; and the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research )
Cochairs: Rosalind Bark, University of Arizona; Gregg M. Garfin, University of Arizona; Mark Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
 
397
Drought Characterization: Indicators and Decision-Making
Shraddhanand Shukla, University of Washington, Seattle, WA; and A. C. Steinemann and D. P. Lettenmaier

 
399
Water shortages and agriculture in the Colorado River Basin: adaptations and economic impacts
George Frisvold, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ; and K. Konyar

 
400
Vision into Action: The Establishment and Facilitation of an Effective Drought Coordinator Network in the United States
Crystal J. Bergman, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and D. Bathke, M. D. Svoboda, N. A. Wall, J. Nothwehr, J. Robine, T. K. Bernadt, and M. Hayes

Poster PDF (807.0 kB)

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Joint Session 8
Communicating Uncertainty (Themed Joint Session)
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Second Symposium on Environment and Health )
Chair: Manda Adams, Univ. of North Carolina
  11:15 AM
J8.2
User engagement for water resources forecasts: a framework for iterative communication
Kevin Werner, NOAA/NWS, Salt Lake City, UT; and K. Averyt and G. Owen
  11:45 AM
J8.4
Meaning, Context, and Weather-Related Information Sharing
Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania, California, PA; and C. M. Kauffman and P. Hettler
  12:00 PM
J8.5
Communicating Satellite MW Ocean Product Errors to a Variety of Users
Deborah K. Smith, Remote Sensing Systems, Santa Rosa, CA; and F. J. Wentz, K. Hilburn, and C. A. Mears

Recording files available
Joint Session 16
Drought Management, Policy and Social Implications
Location: 618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 25th Conference on Hydrology; and the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research )
Cochairs: Rosalind Bark, University of Arizona; Gregg M. Garfin, University of Arizona; Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey
  11:00 AM
J16.1
Colorado River Operations and Planning in a Changing Climate
Terrance Fulp, Bureau of Reclamation, Boulder City, NV
  11:15 AM
J16.2
Drought, climate change and water resources management in Australia
Jason Alexandra, Murray-Darling Basin Authority, Canberra, Australia

  11:30 AM
J16.3
Building an integrated evidence-base to support drought policy in Australia
John Gray, Australian Bureau of Agricultural and Resource Economics-Bureau of Rural Sciences, Canberra, ACT , Australia; and M. Nicholson, D. Platzen, S. Bruce, J. Walcott, and J. Sims
  11:45 AM
J16.4
The impact of drought on rivers in federal political systems
Jamie Pittock, Australian National University, Canberra, Australia
  12:00 PM
J16.5
Climate Change and Drought Management in the Okanagan Basin, British Columbia: Opportunities for Translation
Stewart J. Cohen, EC, Vancouver, BC, Canada; and S. M. Langsdale, K. Harma, and M. Johnson

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Lunch Break

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011

Recording files available
Session
Presidential Town Hall Meeting
Location: 6A (Washington State Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Events; the 14th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; the Town Hall Meetings; the Michio Yanai Symposium; the 27th Conference on Interactive Information Processing Systems (IIPS); the 25th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Conference on Weather and Forecasting/20th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 23rd Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 20th Symposium on Education; the 18th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 16th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 15th Symposium on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 13th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the Ninth Conference on Artificial Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Ninth History Symposium; the 8th Conference on Space Weather; the Seventh Annual Symposium on Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the Fifth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the 5th Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Fourth Annual CCM Forum; the Third Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Second Aviation, Range and Aerospace Meteorology Special Symposium on Weather-Air Traffic Management Integration; the Second Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Second Symposium on Environment and Health; the First Conference on Transition of Research to Operations: Successes, Plans and Challenges; the Special Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the More Effectively Communicating the Science of Tropical Climate and Tropical Cyclones; and the Special Symposium on Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology )

Ralph Cicerone, head of the National Academy of Sciences, will provide a take-home message on what the scientific community in general and the AMS community in particular can do to increase their credibility with the public. Cicerone has been thinking deeply about how the practice of science and the behavior of individual scientists can be improved. As much as listening, communication is based on some level of trust. And, just as the Tuesday event should provide a teachable moment about how we influence our environment, the ”Climategate” e-mails were a teachable moment about human frailty being a part of the practice of science. The current political climate has been reinforced by Climategate and by a few errors in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change’s (IPCC) report, damaging the trust the public feels not only in climate science, but also toward science in general. Viewing this in a positive manner, provides an incentive to redouble the efforts of all scientists in promoting ethical professional conduct and improving the way the business of science is done and the manner in which scientific findings are communicated to the public. For additional information on the 2011 Presidential Town Hall, please contact AMS President Peggy LeMone (e-mail: amspresident@ametsoc.org).
  12:15 PM
Ensuring Integrity in the Doing and Using of Science
Ralph Cicerone, National Academy of Sciences, Washington, DC

12:15 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Michio Yanai Symposium Luncheon
Location: 4C-1 (Washington State Convention Center)

3:00 PM-3:05 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Registration Closes

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


Coffee Break

Meet the President

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 27 January 2011


AMS 91st Annual Meeting Adjourns