Communication and Broadcast Meteorology

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Tuesday, 25 January 2011: 8:30 AM-9:45 AM
618-620 (Washington State Convention Center)
Host: Sixth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research
Cochairs:  Gina M. Eosco, Policy Program, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC and Chris Vaccaro, NOAA, Washington, DC
  8:30 AM
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
Connecting the dots between climate change, extreme weather, and localized impacts
Amanda Staudt, National Wildlife Federation, Reston, VA; and A. Weinmann
  9:15 AM
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
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