12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice

Program Chairs: Kathleen Sherman-Morris , Mississippi State University ; Olga Wilhelmi , NCAR

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Monday, 23 January 2017

10:30 AM-11:00 AM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Coffee Break (6th Floor Foyer)
Location: Washington State Convention Center

11:00 AM-12:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

Recording files available
1
How We Got Here: The Movement to Blend Myriad Human-based Academic Traditions into the Atmospheric Sciences
Location: 615 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Moderators: Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA/OAR/Office of Weather and Air Quality; Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State Univ.
Panelists: James Bergman, Michigan State University; Eve Gruntfest, Resilient Communities Research Institute; Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR; Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS
11:00 AM
Panelist
James Bergman, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI
11:15 AM
Panelist
Eve Gruntfest, NCAR, Boulder, CO
11:30 AM
Panelist
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO

11:45 AM
Panelist
Jennifer Sprague, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD

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Session 1
Uses of Earth Observations and Geospatial Information to Support Progress on the Sustainable Development Goals
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Lawrence Friedl, NASA
11:15 AM
1.2
NASA Ice, Cloud and Land Elevation Satellite-2 Applications in the Context of the UN Sustainable Development Goals
Sabrina Delgado Arias, NASA-GSFC/Science Systems and Applications, Inc., Greenbelt, MD; and V. M. Escobar, M. E. Brown, T. Neumann, M. F. Jasinski, and F. Policelli

Recording files available
Joint Session 2
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part I
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Nancy Soreide, OAR; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
11:15 AM
J2.2
Working to Build Bridges between Hydrometeorological Research and Water Resource Management
Julie A. Vano, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and M. Clark, A. W. Wood, E. Gutmann, B. Nijssen, J. R. Arnold, K. Nowak, L. D. Brekke, A. J. Newman, N. Mizukami, K. N. Musselman, N. Addor, P. Mendoza, and E. A. Clark
11:45 AM
J2.4
Assessing the Impacts of Observations
Amanda Mitchell, Integrity Applications Inc., Silver Spring, MD; and L. Mcculloch, S. Smith, L. Cantrell Jr., and E. J. Miller

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Lecture 1
Walter Orr Roberts Lecture
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 2 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 26th Symposium on Education; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; the 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Conference on Space Weather; the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Major Weather Impacts of 2016; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the Seventh Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python; the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the Second Symposium on US-International Partnerships; and the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment )
Speaker: Cynthia Rosenzweig, Columbia University
1:30 PM
L1.1

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Panel Discussion 1
A Snapshot of the Federal Policy Process
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderator: Yael Seid-Green, American Meteorological Society
Panelists: Christy Veeder, 2017-2018 AMS Congressional Fellow; Mary Glackin, The Weather Company; Joel Widder, Federal Science Partners; Kevin Werner, NOAA/NWS
Panelist
Christy Veeder, 2017-2018 AMS Congressional Fellow, Washington, DC

Panelist
Mary Glackin, The Weather Company, Washington, DC

Panelist
Joel Widder, Federal Science Partners, Washington, DC

Panelist
Kevin Werner, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD


Joint Session 1
Environmentally-mediated Health Issues Related to Climate Change and Extreme Weather: Emerging Links and Opportunities for Adaptation and Research
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: Jean-Paul Chretien, OSTP
1:30 PM
J1.1
The Spatiotemporal Relationship between Climate and Valley Fever in the Southwestern United States
Morgan E. Gorris, University of California, Irvine, CA; and L. A. Cat, J. T. Randerson, C. S. Zender, and K. K. Treseder

Handout (1.9 MB)

1:45 PM
J1.2
Assessment of Climate Variability to Incidence of Coccidioidomycosis
Jesse Eugene Bell, North Carolina Institute for Climate Studies, Asheville, NC

2:00 PM
J1.3
Recording files available
2
Observations of Forecasting
Location: 615 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
Moderator: Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL
Panelists: Phaedra Daipha, Rutgers University; Jack R. Friedman, Univ. of Oklahoma; Daphne LaDue, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma; Richard Smith, NOAA/NWSFO
1:30 PM
Panelist
Phaedra Daipha, Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ
1:45 PM
Panelist
Jack R. Friedman, Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2:00 PM
Panelist
Daphne LaDue, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, Norman, OK
2:15 PM
Panelist
Richard Smith, NOAA/NWSFO, Norman, OK
Recording files available
Joint Session 4
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part II
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Nancy Soreide, OAR; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
1:30 PM
J4.1
1:45 PM
J4.2
Arctic Report Card: Update for 2016
Nancy N. Soreide, NOAA/PMEL, Seattle, WA; and J. A. Richter-Menge, J. T. Mathis, and J. E. Overland
2:00 PM
J4.3

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

Themed Joint Poster Session 1
Summaries of Research Findings from Across the Many Academic Traditions That Contribute to Observation-based Knowledge of Human Dimensions of Weather, Water, and Climate
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
1
The Great Lakes Adaptation Data Suite: Providing a Coherent Collection of Climate Data for the Great Lakes Region
Omar C. Gates, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI; and K. Channell, D. Brown, W. Baule, D. J. Schwab, C. Riseng, and A. Gronewold

2
The National Weather Service: A Culture of Prediction?
Christina C. Crowe, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD; and K. Werner, J. E. Ten Hoeve III, and A. Bleistein


Themed Joint Poster Session 2
Descriptions of New and Promising Approaches for Acquiring or Analyzing Observations of Individuals, Societies, or Cultures
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
3
The Treaty of Waitangi and Research
Harvey Stern, University of Melbourne, Melbourne, Australia; and J. Deverell
Manuscript (1.2 MB)

Handout (544.9 kB)

4
Photographic Observations of Oklahoma's Deadliest Tornadoes
Ashley Allen, Louisiana State University, Baton Rouge, LA

5
Understanding Risk Communications with Vulnerable Populations: Designing Focus Groups Research Using Data From Multiple Sources
Jen Henderson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA; and H. Lazrus, O. Wilhelmi, R. E. Morss, and A. Dietrich

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Panel Discussion 2
Forecasting the Next Four Years: Priorities of the Next Administration and Congress
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Moderators: Yael Seid-Green, American Meteorological Society; Michael Henry, American Institute of Physics; William Hooke, AMS Policy Program
Panelists: Raymond J. Ban, Ban & Associates and Consultant; Fern Gibbons, Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee; Barry Lee Myers, AccuWeather Inc
4:00 PM
Panelist
Raymond J. Ban, Ban & Associates and Consultant, Marietta, GA

4:00 PM
Panelist
Fern Gibbons, Senate Commerce, Science & Transportation Committee

4:00 PM
Panelist
Barry Lee Myers, AccuWeather Inc, State College, PA

Recording files available
3
Observations of Communication
Location: 615 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
Moderator: Gina M. Eosco, Eastern Reseach Group
Panelists: Jennifer Henderson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University; Rachel Hogan Carr, Nurture Nature Center; Susan Joslyn, University of Washington; Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts; Kate Starbird, University of Washington; Ed Maibach, George Mason University
4:00 PM
Panelist
Jennifer Henderson, Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University, Blacksburg, VA
4:15 PM
Panelist
Rachel Hogan Carr, Nurture Nature Center, Easton, PA
4:30 PM
Panelist
Susan Joslyn, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
4:45 PM
Panelist
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA
5:00 PM
Panelist
Kate Starbird, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

5:15 PM
Panelist
Ed Maibach, George Mason University, Fairfax, VA

5:30 PM-7:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Reception and Exhibits Opening
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Recording files available
Joint Panel Discussion 1
Making Climate Information Available to Decision Makers: Challenges, Risks, and Uncertainty
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Moderator: Nazila Merati, Merati and Associates
Panelists: Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS; Steve Kopp, ESRI; Rich Baldwin, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI
8:30 AM
Panelist
Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA/NWS, Silver Spring, MD
8:30 AM
Panelist
Steve Kopp, ESRI, Redlands, CA
8:30 AM
Panelist
Rich Baldwin, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Asheville, NC
Recording files available
4
Observations of Communities
Location: 615 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
Moderator: Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
Panelists: Michael Egnoto, University of Maryland; Heather Lazrus, NCAR; Scott Miles, University of Washington; Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR
8:30 AM
Panelist
Michael Egnoto, University of Maryland, College Park, MD

8:45 AM
Panelist
Heather Lazrus, NCAR, Boulder, CO
9:00 AM
Panelist
Scott Miles, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
9:15 AM
Panelist
Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, Boulder, CO
9:30 AM
Discussant - Randy Peppler

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Coffee Break
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Session 3
Climate-Related Decision Support
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Renee McPherson, University of Oklahoma
10:30 AM
3.1
11:45 AM
3.6
Recording files available
5
Where We Go From Here: Observational Needs to Support a Thriving Weather and Climate Enterprise
Location: 615 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )
Moderators: Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA/OAR/Office of Weather and Air Quality; Russ S. Schumacher, Colorado State Univ.
Panelists: Ann Bostrom, University of Washington; William Hooke, AMS Policy Program; Lans Rothfusz, NSSL; Susan Joslyn, University of Washington
Speaker: Desiree Matel-Anderson, Field Innovation Team
10:30 AM
Panelist
Ann Bostrom, University of Washington, Seattle, WA
10:45 AM
Panelist
William Hooke, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC

11:00 AM
Panelist
Lans Rothfusz, NSSL, Norman, OK
11:15 AM
Panelist
Susan Joslyn, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

11:30 AM
Speaker
Desiree Matel-Anderson, Field Innovation Team, Heber City, UT

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Recording files available
Joint Session 3
Societal and Structural Hazards of Lightning Part 1
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: Scott M. Steiger, SUNY
1:45 PM
J3.2
2:15 PM
J3.4
The Development of the African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics Network
Mary Ann Cooper, African Centres for Lightning and Electromagnetics, River Forest, IL; and R. Tushemereirwe, C. Gomes, J. B. Ngamini, F. C. Lubasi, and E. Ataremwa

Recording files available
Session 4
Research with NOAA Forecasters and Partners: Current Activities and Future Directions
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: James Correia Jr., OU/CIMMS NOAA/NWS/SPC
2:00 PM
4.3
Broadcast Meteorologist Decision Making in the 2016 Hazardous Weather Testbed Probabilistic Hazard Information Project
Holly Obermeier, OU/CIMMS and NOAA/OAR/NSSL, Norman, OK; and K. L. Nemunaitis-Berry, S. A. Jasko, D. LaDue, C. Karstens, G. M. Eosco, A. Gerard, and L. Rothfusz

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

Poster Session 1
Poster Session: Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Poster 787 has been moved. It is now Paper 4.2A

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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Session 5A
New Initiatives at NOAA in Support of Societal Resilience and Risk Communication
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Jennifer A. Spinney, University of Western Ontario
4:45 PM
5A.4
What If? A Look into Potential Future Products and Services at SPC
Patrick T. Marsh, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/SPC, Norman, OK; and R. S. Schneider, W. F. Bunting, S. J. Weiss, K. Pirtle, J. Correia Jr., and S. A. Erickson
5:15 PM
5A.6
NOAA Practitioner Guide on Risk Communication and Behavior Research
Vankita Brown, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and S. Fauver, D. Geppi, A. C. R. Haynes, J. Sprague, R. Jacobson, K. E. Klockow, D. Nagele, T. L. Rouleau, K. Wowk, and M. Grasso
Recording files available
Joint Session 6
Disseminating Earth Science and Climate Information for Better Decision Making, Part III
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: Nancy Soreide, OAR; Alex Coletti, SM Resources Corp.
4:00 PM
J6.1
4:15 PM
J6.2
CityWarn: A Platform for Researching and Validating Next-Generation Severe Weather Warning Systems
Brenda J. Philips, Univ. of Massachusetts, Amherst, MA; and A. Venkataramani, J. E. Trainor, D. Westbrook, A. Bajaj, V. Chandrasekar, and E. J. Lyons
4:30 PM
J6.3
Applications and Lessons Learned using Data from the Atmospheric Infrared Sounder on NASA's Aqua Satellite
Sharon Ray, JPL, Pasadena, CA; and E. Fetzer, E. T. Olsen, B. H. Lambrigtsen, J. Teixeira, T. Pagano, S. Licata, J. Hall, S. Granger, A. Behrangi, and V. Realmuto
4:45 PM
J6.4
The PMEL Integrated Data Management Strategy for Scientific Data
Eugene F Burger, PMEL, Seattle, WA; and K. M. O'Brien, A. Manke, K. Smith, and R. Schweitzer
Recording files available
Joint Session 11
Societal and Structural Hazards of Lightning Part 2 (Safety for events, outdoor activities, and other population groups; Protection of the built environment; Preparedness and education)
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Chair: Jason Jordan, NOAA/NWSFO
4:00 PM
J11.1
Lightning Fatalities in Bangladesh from 1990 through 2016
Ashraf Dewan, Curtin University, Bentley, Australia; and M. F. Hossain, M. M. Rahman, Y. Yamane, and R. L. Holle
4:15 PM
J11.2
4:30 PM
J11.3
Lightning and Significant Wildfire Potential in the Pacific Northwest
John Saltenberger, Department of the Interior, Portland, OR

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

8:30 AM-10:00 AM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Panel Discussion 3
Shades of Gray: A Panel Discussion on Ethics, Law and Uncertainty in the Weather, Water, Climate Community
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Organizer: Gina M Eosco, Eastern Research Group
Panelists: Mona Behl, Georgia Sea Grant College Program; Jay Austin, Environmental Law Institute; Elisabeth A. Cohen, NOAA/Boulder Labs and Operations; Paul Higgins, AMS Policy Program; Paul T. Huttner, Minnesota Public Radio; Jason Samenow, Washington Post; William Hooke, Associate Executive Director of AM
8:30 AM
PD3.1
Shades of Gray: A Panel Discussion on Ethics, Law and Uncertainty in the Weather, Water, Climate Community
Gina M Eosco, Eastern Research Group, Arlington, VA; and M. Behl, J. Austin, E. A. Cohen, P. Higgins, P. T. Huttner, J. Samenow, and W. Hooke

Recording files available
Session 6
Communicating Weather and Climate Information, Risks and Uncertainty: Research and Applications
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Susan A. Jasko, California Univ. of Pennsylvania
8:30 AM
6.1
National Centers for Environmental Information and Social Media: Reaching the World Using Facebook and Twitter
Katy Vincent Matthews, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and S. Osborne, G. Hammer, H. McCullough, A. Sallis, and A. Allegra
9:00 AM
6.3
Atmosfear: Communicating the Effects of Climate Change on Extreme Weather
Vladimir Janković, University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom; and D. M. Schultz

Handout (2.8 MB)

9:15 AM
6.4
Media Analysis: Communication of the 2015/16 El Niño in Kenya
Elisabeth Gawthrop, IRI, Palisades, NY; and D. J. Farnham, F. Fiondella, A. S. Owusu, M. Thomson, M. Ambani, F. Percy, W. Chung, and K. McKeown
Recording files available
Joint Session 9
Research to Operations: Transitioning from Science to Service, Part I
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Cochairs: John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
8:45 AM
J9.2
FACETs - The 2016 Hazard Services — Probabilistic Hazard Information (HS-PHI) Experiment at the NOAA Hazardous Weather Testbed
Tracy Lee Hansen, NOAA/ESRL, Boulder, CO; and G. J. Stumpf, K. L. Manross, C. Golden, A. V. Bates, J. G. LaDue, C. Ling, D. M. Kingfield, T. Meyers, and N. Hardin
9:00 AM
J9.3
9:15 AM
J9.4

10:00 AM-10:30 AM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Coffee Break
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

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Joint Session 5
Extreme Heat III — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Developing Networks & Communities of Practice for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: Kristie L. Ebi, University of Washington; Christofer Astrom, Umea University
10:45 AM
J5.2
11:00 AM
J5.3
Reducing Heat-Health Vulnerability in India
Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY; and D. Mavalankar, P. Ganguly, A. Tiwari, P. Dutta, L. Sathish, P. Sheffield, N. Kaur, A. Jaiswal, and J. J. Hess
Recording files available
Session 7A
Extreme Weather, Health and Communities
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: William A. Sprigg, Chapman Univ.
10:45 AM
7A.2
Human Response to and Consequences of the May 22, 2011, Joplin Tornado
Franklin T. Lombardo, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL; and E. D. Kuligowski and L. Phan
11:00 AM
7A.3
Superstorm Sandy: Lessons Regarding Warnings and Responses
David A. Robinson, Rutgers University, Piscataway, NJ
11:30 AM
7A.5
Recording files available
Session 7B
Understanding Behavior in Extreme Weather through Research on Risk Perception and Communication
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University
10:45 AM
7B.3
Examining the Dynamic Ways That People Evaluate and Respond to Evolving Hurricane Risks
Julie L. Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and R. E. Morss, L. Palen, and K. M. Anderson
11:00 AM
7B.4
11:15 AM
7B.5
The Silent Impact: Storm Anxiety in Oklahoma
Richard Smith, NOAA/NWSFO, Norman, OK; and J. Kurtz, T. Lindley, and G. M. Eosco
Recording files available
Joint Session 12
Research to Operations: Transitioning from Science to Service, Part II
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Cochairs: John Pereira, NOAA/NESDIS; Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP
10:30 AM
J12.1
11:00 AM
J12.3
The Preliminary Applications of Numerical Weather Prediction and Big-data Machine Learning Methods in Winter Road Weather Conditions Prediction System
Chao Lin, Beijing Piesat Information & Technology Limited, Beijing, China; and K. Zhang, Y. Chen, and T. Liao

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Lunch Break

1:30 PM-2:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Recording files available
Lecture 2
Horton Lecture
Location: 602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 20th Conference of Atmospheric Science Librarians International; the Second Symposium on Multi-scale Atmospheric Predictability; the Observation Symposium: Progress, Problems, and Prospects; the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction; the 26th Symposium on Education; the 21st Conference on Integrated Observing and Assimilation Systems for the Atmosphere, Oceans, and Land Surface; the 19th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry; the 18th Conference on Aviation, Range, and Aerospace Meteorology; the 15th Conference on Artificial and Computational Intelligence and its Applications to the Environmental Sciences; the 15th Symposium on the Coastal Environment; the 14th Conference on Polar Meteorology and Oceanography; the 14th Conference on Space Weather; the 13th Annual Symposium on New Generation Operational Environmental Satellite Systems; the Major Weather Impacts of 2016; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the Ninth Symposium on Aerosol–Cloud–Climate Interactions; the Eighth Conference on Weather, Climate, Water and the New Energy Economy; the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the Eighth Symposium on Lidar Atmospheric Applications; the Eighth Conference on the Meteorological Application of Lightning Data; the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations; the 31st Conference on Hydrology; the Fifth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; the Fifth AMS Symposium on the Joint Center for Satellite Data Assimilation; the Fifth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation: Processes, Prediction and Impact; the Third Symposium on High Performance Computing for Weather, Water, and Climate; the Special Symposium on Greening the Built Environment; and the Events )
Organizer: John B. Eylander, US Army Corps of Engineers
Lecturer: Hoshin V. Gupta, University of Arizona
Cochairs: Michael Ek, NOAA; David J. Gochis, NCAR; John N. McHenry, Baron Advanced Meteorological Systems, LLC
1:30 PM
L2.1
Recording files available
Joint Session 8
Extreme Heat IV — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Defining Extreme Heat & Lead times for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council
1:45 PM
J8.2
Quantifying the Risk of Compound Heat Wave Events
Jane Wilson Baldwin, Princeton University, Princeton, NJ; and J. Dessy, G. A. Vecchi, and M. Oppenheimer

2:00 PM
J8.3
Enhancing Resilience to Heat Extremes: Multi-model Forecasting of Excessive Heat Events at Subseasonal Lead Times
Augustin Vintzileos, University of Maryland/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Gottschalck, A. Allgood, and M. Halpert
Recording files available
Session 8A
Extreme Weather, Health and Communities Part II
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Chapman Univ.
1:30 PM
8A.1
Recording files available
Session 8B
Impacts of Climate Variability and Extreme Weather on Population, Economy, and Infrastructure
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Daniel Nietfeld, NOAA/OAR/ESRL
1:30 PM
8B.1
Time Series Matching Using Weather Stations to Predict Power Outages
David W. Wanik, University of Connecticut, Storrs, CT; and B. M. Hartman and E. Anagnostou

2:30 PM-4:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break
Location: 4E (Washington State Convention Center )

4:00 PM-5:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017


Joint Panel Discussion 2
Economic Impacts and Benefits of Weather Observations and Forecasts
Location: 611 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 33rd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
Panelists: Jeff Lazo, NCAR/Societal and Economic Benefits Program; Mary Glackin, The Weather Company; Robert Goldhammer, WeatherCall Services, LLC; Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies; Jeff Conant, Friends of the Earth
Cochairs: Randall Bass, FAA; Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State University
4:00 PM
Panelist
Jeff Lazo, NCAR/Societal and Economic Benefits Program, Boulder, CO

4:00 PM
Panelist
Mary Glackin, The Weather Company, Washington, DC

4:00 PM
Panelist
Robert Goldhammer, WeatherCall Services, LLC, Parker, CO

4:00 PM
Panelist
Michael Eilts, Weather Decision Technologies, Norman, OK

4:00 PM
Panelist
Jeff Conant, Friends of the Earth

Recording files available
Session 9A
Extreme Weather, Health and Communities Part III
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Sheila Lakshmi Steinberg, Chapman Univ.
4:15 PM
9A.2
Hot Days, Warm Nights, and Flooding: How Community Defined Critical Thresholds for Extreme Events can be used to Support Decisions and Build Climate Resilience
Alexander (Sascha) Petersen, Adaptation International, Austin, TX; and M. A. Shafer, G. M. Garfin, K. Hayhoe, R. Riley, L. Kos, S. Leroy, E. Nasser, M. Stults, C. Allen, and K. MacClune
4:30 PM
9A.3
Connections Between Extreme Events and NASA Health and Air Quality Applications
John A. Haynes, NASA, Washington, DC; and S. M. Estes, A. Omar, and S. Gupta
Recording files available
Session 9B
Societal Responses, Risk, and Resilience to Extreme Weather Events
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Kimberly E. Klockow, NOAA/OAR/Office of Weather and Air Quality
4:15 PM
9B.2
Information as Intervention: How can Hurricane Risk Communication Reduce Vulnerability?
Heather Lazrus, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and O. Wilhelmi, J. Henderson, R. E. Morss, and A. Deitrich
4:30 PM
9B.3
Are Central Oklahomans Fixing their Tornado Sheltering Problem?
Christopher Karstens, OU/CIMMS NOAA/NSSL, Norman, OK
4:45 PM
9B.4
5:15 PM
9B.6
Recording files available
Joint Session 10
Extreme Heat V — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Decision Support & Evaluation Across Domestic and International Partnerships for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat
Location: Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Chair: Juli Trtanj, NOAA
4:00 PM
J10.1
Building a Decision-Support Tool for Adaptation to Extreme Heat
Nik C. Steinberg, Four Twenty Seven Climate Solutions, Berkeley, CA
4:15 PM
J10.2
Lessons from the MEDMI (Medical & Environmental Data: A Mashup Infrastructure) Project on the Challenges in Facilitating Rapid Progress in Understanding of Weather & Health Linkages
Brian W Golding, Met Office, Exeter, United Kingdom; and L. Fleming, A. Kessel, A. Haines, C. Sarran, H. Gordon-Brown, and S. Leonelli

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Recording files available
Awards Banquet Reception
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )
5:30 PM
Awards Banquet Reception

7:00 PM-10:00 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Recording files available
97th AMS Awards Banquet
Location: Ballroom 6ABCE (Washington State Convention Center )
7:00 PM
97th AMS Awards Banquet

Thursday, 26 January 2017

8:30 AM-9:30 AM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Recording files available
Session 10A
Societal Applications of Weather Information, Policy, Preparedness and Impacts
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Lisa PytlikZillig, University of Nebraska Public Policy Center
Recording files available
Session 10B
Weather Warnings: Process, Products and Perception
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Gina M. Eosco, Eastern Reseach Group
8:30 AM
10B.1
Effectiveness of Impact-Based Warnings: Publics' Perceptions, Beliefs, and Intended Actions
Sally Potter, GNS Science, Lower Hutt, New Zealand; and P. Kreft, P. Milojev, C. Noble, B. E. Montz, and S. Gauden-Ing
8:45 AM
10B.2
Bracing for Impact: NWS Partner Feedback on Impact-based Tornado Warning Messages
Gina M Eosco, Eastern Research Group, Arlington, VA; and L. Girardi, S. Shrestha, J. Sharp, M. J. Hudson, J. Sprague-Hilderbrand, and J. T. Ferree

9:30 AM-10:30 AM: Thursday, 26 January 2017


Exhibit Hall Breakfast
Location: 4AB (Washington State Convention Center )

10:30 AM-12:00 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Recording files available
Joint Session 7
Advances in Social Science
Location: 615 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events; and the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice )
11:30 AM
J7.5
Major Risks, Uncertain Outcomes: Making Ensemble Forecasts Work for Multiple Audiences
Burrell E. Montz, East Carolina University, Greenville, NC; and R. H. Carr, K. Semmens, K. Maxfield, J. C. Elliott, P. R. Ahnert, and R. Shedd
Recording files available
Session 11
Planning and Preparedness for Climate Variability, Extreme Events, and Climate Change
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice
Chair: Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma
11:00 AM
11.3
11:15 AM
11.4
Does Near Term Climate Change Risk Represent a ‘Yard Sale' for the US Ski Industry?
Daniel Scott, University of Waterloo (Canada), Waterloo, ON, Canada; and B. R. Pagan, R. Steiger, M. Ashfaq, D. Rastogi, and J. S. Pal

12:00 PM-1:30 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017


Lunch Break

3:00 PM-3:30 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017


Coffee Break
Location: Skybridge (Washington State Convention Center )