Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events

Program Chairs: Douglas Hilderbrand , NOAA/NWS ; Dave Jones , StormCenter Communications, Inc. ; Jennifer Sprague , NOAA/NWS ; Kenneth Carey , Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.

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Saturday, 3 January 2015

7:30 AM-10:00 AM: Saturday, 3 January 2015


Registration for Student Conference and Short Courses
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Sunday, 4 January 2015

7:30 AM-9:00 AM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Registration for Short Courses and Conference for Early Career Professionals
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

9:00 AM-6:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Registration Open for Annual Meeting
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

12:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


WeatherFest
Location: Hall 1 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

3:00 PM-4:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Newcomerís Welcome and Informational Exchange
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


95th Annual Review, New Fellows, and Featured Awards
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

5:45 PM-8:00 PM: Sunday, 4 January 2015


Fellows Reception
Location: North Ballroom Foyer (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Monday, 5 January 2015

7:30 AM-6:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Registration Continues through January 7
Location: Lobby of Exhibit Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

9:00 AM-10:30 AM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Plenary Session 1
15th Presidential Forum: Will Weather Change ForeveróAnticipating Meteorology in 2040
Location: North Ballroom CD (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2014; the Eugenia Kalnay Symposium; the Harry R. Glahn Symposium; the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 29th Conference on Hydrology; the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 24th Symposium on Education; the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction; the 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence; the 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 13th History Symposium; the 12th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Eighth Annual CCM Forum: Certified Consulting Meteorologists; the Seventh Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals; the Third Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the First Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; the Special Symposium on Model Postprocessing and Downscaling; the Special Symposium on the South Asia Monsoon; the Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium; and the 15th Presidential Forum )
Program Chair: Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA
Moderator: Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA
Keynote: Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA
Panelists: Bernadette Woods Placky, Climate Central; Mac Devine, IBM Cloud Services Division; Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA; Curtis L. Walker, University of Nebraska

Twenty five years hence, meteorology will be much different and expand far beyond the traditional weather forecast. Personal sensors will monitor weather nearly everywhere. Advanced computing will allow us to forecast at perhaps minute scales and kilometer resolutions, customized for each particular user. Post-mobile devices will enable instantaneous use of the information Ė even in remote areas of todayís developing nations. Transportation will be safer, businesses will operate more efficiently, events will automatically schedule around anticipated weather, and much more. Operational weather forecasts will be interlaced with new environmental elements that impact economic, health, energy, and security decisions. Many aspects of our daily lives will change forever. Climate changeís possibilities add a critical dimension to community resiliency. Should global weather patterns be altered, forecasting could become more challenging than today. The recent release of the fifth IPCC synthesis report has brought focus to this particular issue. Dr. Kathryn Sullivan, NOAA Administrator, will lead the session with a keynote on her vision for the meteorology enterprise in the year 2040. Following her keynote, the panelists - representing different demographics and perspectives - will then provide their vision, accompanied by a moderated discussion among the panelists.
  9:00 AM
William B (Bill) Gail: Introductory remarks
  9:08 AM
Kimberly E. Klockow: Moderator welcoming remarks
  9:16 AM
Dr. Kathryn Sullivan: AMS 2015 Annual Meeting Presidential Forum Keynote
  9:24 AM
Curtis Walker: Will Weather Change Forever Ė Anticipating Meteorology in 2040
  9:32 AM
Bernadette Woods Placky: Will Weather Change Forever? Anticipating Meteorology in 2040
  9:40 AM
Mac Devine: The Perfect Storm Intensifies - The Convergence of BigData, Cloud and the Internet of Things is Now at Full Strength

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Spouses' Coffee

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Coffee Break
Location: North Ballroom Foyer (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 1
Weather Ready Nation Keynote Addresses
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.
 
Introductory Remarks

  11:00 AM
1.1
Holly Bamford, NOAA/NOS, Silver Spring, MD - Invited Presentation

  11:30 AM
1.3
NOAA's Weather-Ready Nation Ambassador Initiative
Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
  11:45 AM
1.4
The Next Generation Global Prediction System
William Lapenta, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD; and F. Toepfer

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Lunch Break

12:45 PM-1:05 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Daily Weather Briefings
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 2
Communications: Public Safety & Educational Approaches to a WRN
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
  1:30 PM
2.1
Climate Change Education through TV Weathercasts
Jim Gandy, WLTX-TV, Columbia, SC; and J. Witte, E. Maibach, H. Cullen, X. Zhao, B. Klinger, and K. Rowan
  2:00 PM
2.3
Engaging with the Public in California about Drought
Timothy M. Gann, University of California, Merced, CA; and M. H. Conklin, J. P. Gonzales, and T. Matlock

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Poster Session 1
3rd Weather-Ready Nation Symposium Poster Session
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
 
414
Development of a GIS-based Spatial Decision System for Tornadoes in Mississippi
Duanjun Lu, Jackson State University, Jackson, MS; and S. Abdullah and H. A. L. Longwith

 
416
Skywarn: Current Updates and Future Opportunities
Tanja Fransen, NOAA/NWS, Glasgow, MT; and R. Smith, J. J. Jans, and C. Maier

Handout (191.7 kB)

 
418
Using High Resolution Weather Model Output in Support of the HYSPLIT Dispersion Model
Peter F. Blottman, NOAA/National Weather Service Forecast Office, Melbourne, FL; and D. Sharp and J. Dreher
Manuscript (540.1 kB)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 3
Integrating WRN into New Methods, Products and Services
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.
  4:15 PM
3.2
  4:30 PM
3.3
A Nation Speaks: Focus Groups Feedback on NWS Hazard Simplification
Eli Jacks, NOAA/NWS Forecast Services Division, Silver Spring, MD
  5:00 PM
3.5
Evolving Outdoor Safety with Lightning Toolkits
Charlie Woodrum, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Kyle, E. Bentley, and K. K. Oudeman

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 5 January 2015


Reception and Exhibits Opening
Location: Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Tuesday, 6 January 2015

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 4
Extreme Events and WRN
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
  8:30 AM
4.1
  9:30 AM
4.5

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Spouses' Coffee

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Recording files available
Lecture 1
Bernhard Haurwitz Memorial Lecture
Location: 122BC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 15th Presidential Forum; the Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2014; the Eugenia Kalnay Symposium; the Harry R. Glahn Symposium; the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 29th Conference on Hydrology; the 24th Symposium on Education; the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction; the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence; the 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 13th History Symposium; the 12th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Seventh Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Third Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the First Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; and the Special Symposium on Model Postprocessing and Downscaling )
  11:00 AM
L1.1
Model Diagnoses of El Nino Teleconnections to the Global Atmosphere-Ocean System
Ngar-Cheung Lau, Chinese University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, China
Recording files available
Session 5
WRN Tropical Weather Impact Improvements
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
  11:00 AM
5.1
Implementation Plans for New Tropical Cyclone Products by the National Weather Service
Mark A. Tew, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and P. Santos, F. Alsheimer, S. White, D. Sharp, M. Belk, J. Kuhn, and M. Dion
  11:15 AM
5.2
Improving Storm Surge Risk Communication
Jamie Rhome, National Hurricane Center, Miami, FL; and N. Hardin, P. Santos, S. White, M. Belk, and T. J. LeFebvre
  11:45 AM
5.4
Effective Conveyance of Hurricane Threats and Potential Impacts
Pablo Santos, NOAA/NWS, Miami, FL; and D. Sharp and B. H. Morrow

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Lunch Break

12:45 PM-1:05 PM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Daily Weather Briefings
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 6
Science & Technology Approaches to a WRN Ė Part 1
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
  1:45 PM
6.2
HIWeather: bringing an international perspective to weather readiness
Brian William Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and S. C. Jones
  2:00 PM
6.3
The National Weather Service Impacts Catalog
Kevin Scharfenberg, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and J. Crockett, J. Keyes, M. W. Davis, W. M. Thomas, and L. Dunn
  2:30 PM
6.5
Findings from the 2014 Hazardous Weather Testbed Probabilistic Hazard Information Experiment
Christopher D. Karstens, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK; and G. J. Stumpf, D. M. Kingfield, C. Ling, L. Hua, T. M. Smith, J. Correia Jr., K. M. Calhoun, K. L. Ortega, C. J. Melick, and L. P. Rothfusz
  2:45 PM
6.6
CASA Dallas Fort Worth Urban Demonstration Network: A Living Lab for Innovations in Severe Weather Warning and Response
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and V. Chandrasekar, M. Thoerner, T. McClung, A. Bajaj, D. J. Seo, C. League, and J. Brotzge

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Meet the President
Location: 126A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

3:30 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 6 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 7
Science & Technology Approaches to a WRN Ė Part 2: Decision Support Services
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
  3:30 PM
7.1
New York State Resiliency Institute for Storms and Emergencies: Translate Weather and Climate Research to Actions
Minghua Zhang, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and E. K. M. Chang and B. Colle
  3:45 PM
7.2
NYS RISE contributions to enhance resiliency of New York State against impacts of Sandy-like storms
Edmund K. M. Chang, Stony Brook University, Stony Brook, NY; and M. Zhang and B. Colle

Handout (3.9 MB)

  4:15 PM
7.4
  5:00 PM
7.7
Development of the Environmental Decision Support System: Towards Web-Based Impact-Driven Decision Support Services
Shawn Freeman, Northrop Grumman, Chantilly, VA; and G. Higgins, K. Darmenova, A. Maffei, and D. Apling

Wednesday, 7 January 2015

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 3
Communication Challenges: Communicating the Costs, Impacts, and Needs of the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise - Part 1
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Eileen Shea, NOAA/Pacific Fisheries Science Center; Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS
  8:30 AM
TJ3.1
Extreme Weather Resulting in Health Outcomes: Touchstone Events Communication
Justin S. Dumas, Florida Department of Health and Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL; and M. A. Jagger, A. M. Wootten, and M. L. Griffin

  9:00 AM
TJ3.3
  9:15 AM
TJ3.4
The HHS Sustainable and Climate Resilient Health Care Facilities Initiative
John Balbus, National Institute of Environmental Health Sciences, Bethesda, MD
  9:30 AM
TJ3.5
Assessment of Efforts to Communicate and Warn for Extreme Heat Events
Michelle D. Hawkins, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and V. Brown, J. G. Ferrell, P. Stokols, and J. Trtanj

9:00 AM-11:00 AM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Spouses' Coffee

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Meet the President
Location: 126A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 4
Communication Challenges: Communicating the Costs, Impacts, and Needs of the Weather, Water and Climate Enterprise - Part 2
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health )
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; David Richard Perkins IV, Univ. of North Carolina
  10:30 AM
TJ4.1
Science that drives service: the NWS Impact-Based Warning Demonstration
Michael Hudson, NOAA/NWS, Kansas City, MO; and R. Wagenmaker, G. Mann, B. T. Smith, R. L. Thompson, and J. T. Ferree
  11:00 AM
TJ4.3
Social and Behavioral Influences on Decision-making by Emergency Managers
Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina Univ., Greenville, NC; and K. Galluppi, J. L. Losego, J. Correia Jr., and R. E. Riley
  11:15 AM
TJ4.4
The Role of Cooling Centers in Climate Adaptation: Observations from the Phoenix Heat Relief Network Evaluation Project
David M. Hondula, Arizona State University, Phoenix, AZ; and A. Asburry, D. Bentz, V. Berisha, N. Boryczka, J. Eneboe, K. Goodin, E. W. Johnston, E. Kuras, S. Lewis, M. Luc, M. McCullough, A. Mohamed, M. C. Roach, B. Salas, K. Starr, and J. Uebelherr
  11:30 AM
Discussion

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Lunch Break

Women in the Atmospheric Sciences Luncheon
Location: 213AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Weather-Ready Nation Student Luncheon
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

12:45 PM-1:05 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Daily Weather Briefings
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Lecture 2
Horton Lecture
Location: 127ABC (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Eugenia Kalnay Symposium; the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 24th Symposium on Education; the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction; the 29th Conference on Hydrology; the 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence; the 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 13th History Symposium; the 12th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Eighth Annual CCM Forum: Certified Consulting Meteorologists; the Seventh Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Third Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the First Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; and the Special Symposium on Model Postprocessing and Downscaling )
Chair: Michael B. Ek, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/EMC
Recording files available
Themed Joint Session 5
The New Scientists and Professionals: Ensuring a next-generation educated and supported to match the daunting spectrum of user and technology drivers
Location: 125AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the 24th Symposium on Education; the Third Annual Conference for Early Career Professionals; and the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
Facilitators: Julie S. Malmberg, UCAR; Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA
  1:30 PM
TJ5.1
GOES-R Education Proving Ground
Margaret Mooney, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and T. J. Schmit and S. Ackerman
  1:45 PM
TJ5.2
A Cloud-Based Mobile Weather Server to Support Emergency Response Meteorology Training and Operations
Curtis N. James, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University, Prescott, AZ; and J. Weber, G. R. Woodall, and B. A. Klimowski
Recording files available
Session 8
Using Social Media for Communications, Information Gathering and Dissemination
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
  1:30 PM
8.1
NWS Social Media from a Regional Perspective
Brian Hoeth, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX; and K. M. Van Speybroeck, J. McNatt, and M. Wiley
  2:00 PM
8.3
The National Weather Service's Emerging Technology Integrated Work Team and Its Role in Information Delivery and Communication via Social Media
Corey Pieper, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX; and M. Hudson, D. R. Deroche, M. Solum, B. Ward, W. Levine, M. Gerber, D. J. Miller, P. K. Pickard, G. Limon, M. Bailey, S. Shea, J. Liang, and S. Potter
  2:15 PM
8.4
Leveraging Social Media to Provide Seamless Forecast Services
Brad Workman, Dewberry, Denver, CO; and S. Geiger, D. Smirnov, and J. F. Henz

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 9
Weather Warning Delivery: Reaching Everyone As Soon as Possible
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.; Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS
  4:00 PM
9.1
  4:15 PM
9.2
Saving Lives with NWS Activation of Wireless Alerts
Michael Gerber, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and R. Bunge and H. L. White
  4:30 PM
9.3
Weather Radio - Implementing Accessibility for Blind and Low-Vision Users in a Weather Safety and Alerting App
J. Michael Wolfinbarger, Weather Decision Technologies, Inc., Norman, OK; and M. D. Eilts and R. Kimes
  4:45 PM
9.4
  5:00 PM
9.5

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


Awards Banquet Reception in the Exhibit Hall
Location: Hall 5 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 7 January 2015


95th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: North Ballroom (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Thursday, 8 January 2015

8:30 AM-9:45 AM: Thursday, 8 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 10
Building WRN Resilience through Science and Improved Decision Support Services for Climate and in the Arctic
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.; Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS
  8:30 AM
10.1
Regional Climate Impact-Based Decision Support Services
Brian Hoeth, NOAA/NWS, Fort Worth, TX; and K. M. Van Speybroeck, J. McNatt, M. Wiley, V. Murphy, and D. P. Brown
  9:30 AM
Discussion

9:45 AM-11:00 AM: Thursday, 8 January 2015


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: Hall 4 (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 8 January 2015


Lecture 3
Walter Orr Roberts Lecture
Location: 124A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Hosts: (Joint between the Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2014; the 15th Presidential Forum; the Eugenia Kalnay Symposium; the Harry R. Glahn Symposium; the 31st Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 29th Conference on Hydrology; the 27th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 24th Symposium on Education; the 20th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography; the 20th Conference on Planned and Inadvertent Weather Modification; the 19th Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface (IOAS-AOLS); the 19th Conference on Air-Sea Interaction; the 17th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 18th Conference on Middle Atmosphere; the 17th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 13th Conference on Artificial Intelligence; the 13th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 13th History Symposium; the 12th Conference on Space Weather; the 11th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the 10th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Seventh Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Seventh Conference on the Meteorological Applications of Lightning Data; the Seventh Symposium on Aerosol-Cloud-Climate Interactions; the Sixth Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy; the Sixth Conference on Environment and Health; the Fifth Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Fifth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Third Symposium on the Weather and Climate Enterprise; the Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Third Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Third Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the First Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; the Special Symposium on Model Postprocessing and Downscaling; and the Air Pollution Meteorology and Human Health Symposium )
  11:00 AM
L3.1
Recording files available
Session 11
Building WRN through Forecast Fundamentals (Observing Systems & Training)
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS; Kenneth Carey, Earth Resources Technology (ERT), Inc.
  11:00 AM
11.1
High Impact Decision Support Services Training For NWS Meteorologists
Richard J. Davis, NOAA/NWS, Ruskin, FL; and C. H. Paxton
  11:15 AM
11.2
SCOOP ó New Ocean Observing System for NDBC
Craig Kohler, NOAA/NDBC, Stennis Space Center, MS
  11:30 AM
11.3
Weather Monitoring Capabilities from the Alaskan USArray Deployment
Jonathan E. Tytell, University of California, La Jolla, CA; and F. Vernon, J. Eakins, B. Busby, and K. Hafner
  11:45 AM
Discussion

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 8 January 2015


Lunch Break

12:45 PM-1:05 PM: Thursday, 8 January 2015


Daily Weather Briefings
Location: 132AB (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

1:30 PM-3:00 PM: Thursday, 8 January 2015

Recording files available
Session 12
Building a WRN through Partnerships
Location: 221A-C (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)
Host: Third Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nationís Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events
Cochairs: Douglas Hilderbrand, NOAA/NWS; Dave Jones, StormCenter Communications, Inc.
  1:30 PM
12.1

3:00 PM-3:05 PM: Thursday, 8 January 2015


Registration Closes

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 8 January 2015


Coffee Break
Location: Meeting room foyers (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

Meet the President
Location: 126A (Phoenix Convention Center - West and North Buildings)

5:00 PM-5:05 PM: Thursday, 8 January 2015


AMS 95th Annual Meeting Adjourns