JPD2.1
Communicating with Each Other: The Challenges and Rewards of Expanding Atmospheric Science’s Professional Partners

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 1:30 PM
Communicating with Each Other: The Challenges and Rewards of Expanding Atmospheric Science’s Professional Partners
4C-4 (Washington State Convention Center)
Ankur R. Desai, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and R. Henson, E. Gruntfest, and R. D. Turner

This session develops the meeting theme of Communication by exploring what it means to work with “each other.” During an era when the atmosphere is increasingly understood to be relevant to the economy, health, environmental protection and social justice, atmospheric scientists face challenges in learning how to communicate with a widening range of professional partners. This session will explore questions like: How do partnerships influence the research questions we choose to study? How can atmospheric scientists engage with non-traditional partners in mutually beneficial ways? How do different communication norms and expectations affect professional partnerships? Beginning with a historical perspective that reveals eras of broadening and narrowing partnership practices, this session will help us understand who we mean by “us” when we think about communicating with each other.