Fourth Conference on Environment and Health

Program Chairs: Sue M. Estes , NASA/USRA ; Paul English , California Department of Public Health ; Kris Ebi , Inter-Governmental Panel on Climate Change ; Juli Trtanj , NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative ; Glenn Russell McGregor , Univ. of Auckland ; Eileen Shea , NOAA/Pacific Fisheries Science Center ; William A. Sprigg , Chapman University ; Wendy Marie Thomas , American Meteorological Society

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Saturday, 5 January 2013

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 5 January 2013


Registration for Student Conference and Short Course
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

Sunday, 6 January 2013

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Registration for Short Course and Conference for Early Career Professionals
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


Registration Open for Annual Meeting
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 6 January 2013


WeatherFest
Location: Exhibit Hall 1 (Austin Convention Center)

Monday, 7 January 2013

7:30 AM-5:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Registration Continues Through January 9
Location: 4th Street Atrium (Austin Convention Center)

8:30 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Plenary Session
13th Presidential Forum: Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today's Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections
Location: Ballroom D (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 13th Presidential Forum: Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today; the 27th Conference on Hydrology; the 11th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation; the First Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; the 16th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the First Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Third Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Sixth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Special Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Special Symposium on the Next Level of Predictions in Tropical Meteorology: Techniques, Usage, Support, and Impacts; the 10th Conference on Space Weather; the Symposium on the Role of Statistical Methods in Weather and Climate Prediction; the Sixth Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the 11th History Symposium; the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology; the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); the Robert A. Duce Symposium; the Third Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fourth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health )
  8:30 AM
Opening Remarks (by AMS President Dr. Louis Uccellini and Co-Chairs Troy Kimmel/Ken Carey will introduce Texas and Local Representatives)
  8:35 AM
Warm Welcome to Austin!

  8:45 AM
Introduction of Guest Speakers (by Dr. Louis Uccellini)

  8:50 AM
"Predicting Weather and Climate: Scientific Progress and Future Opportunities" Dr. Alan Thorpe, European Centre for Medium-Range Weather Forecasts
  9:10 AM
"River/Rainfall Forecast Fusion Cells" Major General Michael Walsh, US Army Corps of Engineers
  9:30 AM
"Cloudy with the Chance of Insight" Dr. Tony Hey, Microsoft Research
  9:50 AM
"Where Citizens are Looking" Dr. Nigel Snoad, Google Crisis Response
  10:10 AM
Audience Question and Answer (moderated by Dr. William (Bill) Hooke)
  10:25 AM
Closing Remarks (by Dr. Louis Uccellini)

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Spouses' Coffee
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Ballroom D Foyer (Austin Convention Center)

11:00 AM-12:15 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 1
Water and Moisture As Health Determinants
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Moderator: Juli Trtanj, NOAA Oceans and Human Health Initiative, Silver Spring, MD
  11:00 AM
1.1
Using Relative Humidity Forecasts to Manage Meningitis in the Sahel
Rajul Pandya, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and A. Adams-Forgor, P. Akweongo, T. Awine, M. Dalaba, A. Dumond, V. Dukic, M. H. Hayden, A. Hodgson, T. M. Hopson, S. Hugonnet, and T. Yoksas
  11:15 AM
1.2
Malaria epidemics and the influence of the Tropical South Atlantic on the Indian monsoons
Benjamin A. Cash, COLA, Calverton, MD; and X. Rodo, J. Ballester, M. Bouma, R. Dhiman, and M. Pascual
  11:30 AM
1.3
The relationship between meningococcal meningitis and proximity to bodies of water: a case study of Northern Ghana
Kristen E. McCormack, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and T. M. Hopson, M. Hayden, M. Dalaba, A. Monaghan, J. Boehnert, K. Dickinson, R. Pandya, A. Hodgson, A. Adams-Forgor, and P. Akweongo
  11:45 AM
1.4
Discrete Storm Impacts on the Loading of Salmonella In a Rural Watershed
Gordon Martin, University of Georgia, Athens, GA; and J. Maurer and E. K. Lipp

  12:00 PM
1.5
What drives cholera: environment or humans or both?
Antarpreet Jutla, West Virginia Univ., Morgantown, WV; and A. Akanda, S. Islam, M. Alam, and R. Colwell

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 2
Novel Concepts and Approaches in Health Modeling and Research
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Moderator: Mary H. Hayden, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  1:45 PM
2.2
Predictability and control of Meningococcal Meningitis in African Sahelo-Soudanian countries by using climate information: Case of Burkina Faso and Niger
Pascal Dieudonné Alda Yaka, Direction Generale de la Meteorologie, Ouagadougou, KADIOGO, Burkina Faso; and B. Sultan, S. Janicot, F. Tarbangdo, and W. M. Thiaw

  2:00 PM
2.3
  2:15 PM
2.4
Collaboration with Traditional Healers to Expand Surveillance for Plague in Northern Uganda
Mary H. Hayden, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Zielinski-Gutierrez, T. Apangu, K. S. Griffith, A. J. Monaghan, S. Moore, and R. J. Eisen
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 9
The Toll of Extreme Weather on Mental Health, Safety, and Healthcare Buildings
Location: Room 18D (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Policy and Socio-economic Research; and the Impacts: Weather 2012 )
Moderator: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  1:30 PM
TJ9.1
Healthcare without Borders
Gary Cohen, Healthcare without Borders, Reston, VA
  1:45 PM
TJ9.2
Weather Forecasts: Predicting the Prognosis for Chronic Care Management during Disasters
Maryanne Strobel RN MSN CDE, GPA, Providence Village, TX

  2:00 PM
TJ9.3
The derecho and 911: Attention all units on the air
Margaret L. Fowke, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

  2:15 PM
TJ9.4

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Poster Session 1
Poster Session: Environment and Health Relationships
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Moderator: Wendy Marie Thomas, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
 
426
Space observations for monitoring vector diseases
Felix Kogan, NOAA, College Park, MD

 
427
Heat Disorder Information System for Japan in 2012
Michihiko Tonouchi, Japan Meteorological Business Support Center, Tokyo, Japan; and M. Ono and C. Yamamoto
Manuscript (497.4 kB)

 
428
GLOBE Schools: Monitoring Climate Parameters and Mosquito-borne Diseases around the World
Gary Randolph, UCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. A. Boger, K. Jaroensutasinee, M. Jaroensutasinee, L. S. Rafarasoa, E. B. Sparrow, M. R. Kopplin, T. Andersen, J. Mackaro, J. S. Malmberg, S. Tessendorf, and K. Wegner

 
430
Dust Transport Over the Arabian Peninsula
Carly A. Baumann, Univ. of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and M. Garay, O. Kalashnikova, and J. Wang

Poster PDF (12.3 MB)

 
431
Regional and Long Term Variations of Air Pollutants on Air Quality over the Mississippi Gulf of Mexico Region, and Related Health Impacts
Francis Tuluri, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS; and D. Vance, R. S. Reddy, V. B. R. Dodla, and A. Yerrammilli

Poster PDF (196.9 kB)

 
434
Fungal composition of air and precipitation in southern New Mexico
David DuBois, New Mexico State Univ., Las Cruces, NM; and S. Sanogo and M. Lytle

Poster PDF (661.8 kB)

 
435
Climate and Health Links in Australia
Leanne Webb, Univ. of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW, Australia; and D. Green

Poster PDF (2.0 MB)


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)

4:00 PM-5:45 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 11
Earth Observation Systems and Applications for Public Health Models and Decisions
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 17th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS) )
Moderators: John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences (NIEHS), Bethesda, MD; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., Laurel, MD
  4:00 PM
TJ11.1
  4:15 PM
TJ11.2
  4:30 PM
TJ11.3
NASA Earth Observations for Health and Air Quality Applications
John A. Haynes, NASA, Washington, DC; and S. M. Estes
  5:00 PM
TJ11.5
Modeling malaria risk in the Peruvian Amazon
Benjamin F. Zaitchik, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD; and B. J. Feingold, P. Z. Vasquez, A. S. Davila, C. A. Antonio, and W. K. Y. Pan
  5:15 PM
TJ11.6
Use of MODIS Satellite Data to Evaluate Juniperus spp. Pollen Phenology to Support a Pollen Dispersal Model, PREAM, to Support Public Health Allergy Alerts
Jeffrey C. Luvall, NASA/MSFC, Huntsville, AL; and W. A. Sprigg, E. Levetin, A. Huete, S. Nickovic, A. Prasad, G. Pejanovic, A. Vukovic, P. Van de Water, A. M. Budge, W. Hudspeth, H. Krapfl, B. Toth, A. Zelicoff, O. Myers, L. Bunderson, G. Ponce-Campos, T. M. Crimmins, M. Menache, and M. Vujadinovic

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 7 January 2013


Reception and Exhibits Opening
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

Tuesday, 8 January 2013

8:15 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Climate Impact to Health, Food Security and Air Quality
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 25th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Moderator: Michelle D. Hawkins, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  8:15 AM
J2.1
Pollen exposure and respiratory illness in a changing climate
Shubhayu Saha, CDC, Atlanta, GA; and A. Manangan and G. Luber

  8:30 AM
J2.2
The vector mosquito Aedes aegypti at the margins: sensitivity of a coupled natural and human system to climate change
Andrew J. Monaghan, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and D. F. Steinhoff, M. H. Hayden, L. Delle Monache, L. M. Eisen, S. Lozano-Fuentes, E. Zielinski-Gutierrez, and C. Welsh-Rodriguez
  8:45 AM
J2.3
  9:00 AM
J2.4
Predicting the Effects of Climate and Weather on the Occurrence of West Nile Virus in Nortern Cook County IL
Nancy E. Westcott, Illinois State Water Survey, Champaign, IL; and R. L. Lampman and E. J. Muturi
  9:15 AM
J2.5
  9:30 AM
J2.6

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Spouses' Coffee
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 17
Climate Applications and Predictions for the Health Sector
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health; and the 20th Conference on Applied Climatology )
Moderator: George Luber, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA
  1:45 PM
TJ17.2
The Metadata Access Tool for Climate and Health: a new resource for assessing health impacts of climate change
John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; and J. Trtanj
  2:00 PM
TJ17.3
MED-MI: accelerating identification of environmental impacts on health
Brian William Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and L. Fleming, A. Haines, A. Kessel, T. Bailey, C. Sabel, N. Osborne, C. Sarran, A. Cichowska, S. Hajat, and D. Bloomfield
  2:15 PM
TJ17.4
System for Integrated Modeling of Metropolitan Extreme Heat Risk
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. H. Hayden, A. J. Monaghan, T. Greasby, C. Uejio, S. R. Sain, K. Oleson, M. Heaton, J. Pelzman, D. Banerjee, and V. Nepal

  2:30 PM
TJ17.5
Assessing NWS Pendleton heat criteria, response, and adaptation in eastern Oregon
Kathie D. Dello, Oregon State Univ., Corvallis, OR; and M. Green, A. Bair, and M. Wister

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

Meet the President
Location: Room 1 (Austin Convention Center)

3:30 PM-5:45 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 3
Dust Transport
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Moderator: William A. Sprigg, Chapman University, Orange, CA
  3:45 PM
3.2
Desert Dust Dispersion, Microbiology, and Impacts
Dale W. Griffin, USGS, Tallahassee, FL; and D. J. Smith and A. C. Schuerger

  4:00 PM
3.3
Windblown Dust Algorithm Development and Numerical Simulation for a Historical Case
Duanjun Lu, Jackson State Univ., Jackson, MS; and R. M. Fitzgerald, W. R. Stockwell, R. Reddy, and L. White

  4:15 PM
3.4
Kawasaki Disease and Tropospheric Wind Patterns
Jane C. Burns, Univ. of California, La Jolla, CA; and D. Cayan, I. Lipkin, B. Williams, R. Uehara, H. Tanimoto, J. Ballester, J. A. Morgui, and X. Rodo
  4:30 PM
3.5
  4:45 PM
3.6
MISR observations in and near the dust source regions: analysis of interannual variability in aerosol properties and plume heights
Olga V. Kalashnikova, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and M. Garay, M. Goetz, M. Chodas, S. Kassabian, and I. N. Sokolik

  5:00 PM
3.7
High-Resolution Dust Plume Heights, Winds, and Transport Information from 12 Years of MISR Data
Michael Garay, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA; and O. Kalashnikova, D. L. Nelson, M. Goetz, C. A. Baumann, S. Kassabian, and M. Chodas
  5:30 PM
Discussion

7:30 PM-9:30 PM: Tuesday, 8 January 2013


Duce Symposium Banquet
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

Wednesday, 9 January 2013

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Spouses' Coffee
Location: Hilton Hotel (Austin Convention Center)

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

Meet the President
Location: Room 1 (Austin Convention Center)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 4
Extreme Temperature Mortality and Morbidity A Persistent Challenge (Session I)
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Moderator: Sue M. Estes, NASA/USRA, Huntsville, AL
  10:30 AM
4.1
Climatology and Public Health: The Case of Extreme Events
Paul English, California Department of Public Health, Richmond, CA
  10:45 AM
4.2
Heat waves in the United States: definitions, patterns and trends
Tiffany T. Smith, Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD; and B. F. Zaitchik and J. M. Gohlke
  11:00 AM
4.3
It's the Heat AND the Humidity – Defining and Quantifying Extreme Heat Metrics to Enable the Assessment of Climate Impacts on Public Health
William L. Crosson, USRA, Huntsville, AL; and M. Z. Al-Hamdan, S. Economou, M. G. Estes Jr., S. M. Estes, M. Puckett, and D. A. Quattrochi
  11:15 AM
4.4
Heat-related mortality, public awareness and behaviors: implications for messaging and prevention
Kathryn Lane, New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, New York, NY; and K. C. Wheeler, K. Charles-Guzman, and T. Matte
  11:45 AM
4.6

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Recording files available
Session 5
Extreme Temperature Mortality and Morbidity A Persistent Challenge (Session II)
Location: Room 6B (Austin Convention Center)
Host: Fourth Conference on Environment and Health
Organizer: Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Auckland, Auckland,
Moderator: John A. Haynes, NASA, Washington, DC
  1:30 PM
5.1
  1:45 PM
5.2
Comparing forecast and observed weather data products' performance in assessing heat-mortality associations
Kai Zhang, Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and Y. H. Chen, J. D. Schwartz, R. B. Rood, and M. S. O'Neill

  2:00 PM
5.3
Detecting warming trends in the U.S. Midwest using a synoptic climatological approach
Jennifer K. Vanos, Applied Climatologists Inc., Marco Island, FL; and L. Kalkstein, T. Sanford, J. L. White-Newsome, and L. M. Perera
  2:15 PM
5.4
The predictability of high-risk zones for heat-related death within seven U.S. cities
David M. Hondula, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA; and R. E. Davis

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Exhibit Hall 3 (Austin Convention Center)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013

Recording files available
3
Using Data Mining to Improve Our Understanding of the Connections between Health, the Environment, and Weather
Location: Room 18A (Austin Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the 11th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 29th Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies (formerly IIPS); and the Fourth Conference on Environment and Health )
Moderator: Amy McGovern, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
Panelists: Heather G. Basara, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD; Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO
  4:00 PM
Data Mining for Climate and Health: A Federal Perspective by John Balbus
  4:15 PM
Spiders, Bots and Mining... oh my! by Heather Basara

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


Awards Banquet Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Location: Exhibit Hall 4 (Austin Convention Center)

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 9 January 2013


93rd AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom D (Austin Convention Center)

Thursday, 10 January 2013

3:00 PM-3:05 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013


Registration Closes

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 10 January 2013


AMS 93rd Annual Meeting Adjourns