Town Hall Meetings

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Monday, 23 January 2017

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

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Town Hall Meeting: Atmospheric Rivers - A Discussion of the Definition Under Development for the Glossary of Meteorology
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: F. Martin Ralph, SIO
12:15 PM
12:30 PM
Schumacher's Slides - Russ Schumacher

12:45 PM
Schick's Papers - Larry Schick

1:00 PM
Magnusdottir's Slides - Gudrun Magnusdottir

1:15 PM
Bosart's Slides - Lance Bosart
1:30 PM
Anderson's Slides - Mike Anderson

1:45 PM
Cordeira's Slides - Jason Cordeira

Recording files available
Town Hall Meeting: Challenges, Opportunities and Advances in Global Flood Forecasting
Location: 602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Zachary L. Flamig, Univ. of Chicago
Chairs/Co-chairs: Yang Hong, Univ. of Oklahoma; David S. Green, NASA Headquarters
Panelists: Andrew Kruczkiewicz, IRI/Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre; Thomas Adams, Terra Predictions; Robert F. Adler, University of Maryland
Panelist Andrew Kruczkiewicz
Andrew Kruczkiewicz, IRI/Red Cross Red Crescent Climate Centre, Palisades, NY

Panelist Thomas Adams
Thomas Adams, Terra Predictions, Wilmington, OH

Panelist Robert F. Adler
Robert Adler, ESSIC/UMD, College Park, MD

12:15 PM
Panelist - Ian Clark

12:30 PM
Panelist - David Green

Town Hall Meeting: Climate change — How can we make this a national priority?
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Janel Hanrahan, Lyndon State College
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Janel Hanrahan, Lyndon State College, Lyndonville, PA


Town Hall Meeting: Current Radio Frequency Spectrum Challenges for the Weather, Water, Climate Enterprise
Location: 620 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Jonathan Porter, AccuWeather, Inc
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Jonathan Porter, AccuWeather, Inc, State College, PA

12:30 PM
Green Slides - Valerie Green

12:45 PM
Betsill Slides - Brett Betsill

1:00 PM
Backus Slides - Beau Backus

1:15 PM
The Emerging Threat to Weather Satellite Imagery Rebroadcasts - Jordan Gerth


Town Hall Meeting: How Policy and Law Affect Early Career Scientists
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC
Chairs/Co-chairs: Christopher J. Schultz, NASA/MSFC; Samuel Larsen, Xcel Energy
Panelist: William Hooke, AMS Policy Program
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
William Hooke, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC


Town Hall Meeting: Moving Towards a National Smoke Health Warning System
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Sonia Kreidenweis, Colorado State University
Chair/Co-chair: A. R. Ravishankara, Colorado State University
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
A. R. Ravishankara, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Town Hall Meeting: National Strategy for Transportation Data
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Ariel Gold, US Department of Transportation
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Ariel Gold, US Department of Transportation, Washington, DC


Town Hall Meeting: Next Generation Earth System Prediction — Strategies for Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasting
Location: 605 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Raymond J. Ban, Ban & Associates and Consultant
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Raymond J. Ban, Ban & Associates and Consultant, Marietta, GA

12:30 PM
NAS - Amanda Staudt

12:45 PM
US Navy - Carolyn Reynolds

1:00 PM
Climate Program Office S2S Initiatives - Heather Archambault

1:15 PM
Navy S2S Effort - Carolyn Reynolds

7:00 PM-8:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Town Hall Meeting: Weather to Wells - Actionable Insights for Power & Gas Risk Management
Location: 606 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Lawrence C. Gloeckler III, SUNY Albany
Chair/Co-chair: Brian D'Agostino, Sempra Energy
7:00 PM

7:30 PM-8:30 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017


Town Hall Meeting: A USGCRP Listening Session for the Fourth National Climate Assessment
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Kristin Lewis, U.S. Global Change Research Program
7:30 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Kristin Lewis, U.S. Global Change Research Program, Washington, DC

7:30 PM-9:00 PM: Monday, 23 January 2017

Recording files available
Town Hall Meeting: The Louisiana Flood of August 2016
Location: Conference Center: Yakima 1 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Ashton G. Peyrefitte Jr., Retired

Tuesday, 24 January 2017

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


Local AMS Chapter Town Hall
Location: 3AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Elizabeth N. Smith, University of Oklahoma
8:00 AM
Town Hall Presentation
Elizabeth N Smith, University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Discussion of AMS information statement on the Bachelor's Degree in Atmospheric Science
Location: 604 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Michael C. Morgan, Univ. of Wisconsin
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Michael C. Morgan, Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI

Recording files available
Side Panel Discussion: GOES-R and JPSS - Future of the Environmental Systems Enterprise
Location: 620 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Gary McWilliams, NESDIS JPSS Program Office/STC
12:15 PM
Introduction - William Gail
12:30 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Gary McWilliams, NESDIS JPSS Program Office/STC, Lanham, MD

12:45 PM
Panelist - Kenneth Holmlund
1:00 PM
Panelist - Ralph Stoffler (1)
1:15 PM
Panelist - Steve Ackerman
1:30 PM
Panelist - Mike Kalb
1:45 PM
Panelist - Karen St. Germain (1)

2:00 PM
Panelist - Ralph Stoffler (2)

2:15 PM
Panelist - Karen St. Germain (2)

Side Panel Discussion: Storm-Penetrating Aircraft: Scientific Opportunities Provided by the Availability of an A-10 Aircraft.
Location: 401 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Patrick A. Harr, NSF
12:15 PM

Town Hall Meeting: Air-Sea Fluxes: Challenges and Opportunities
Location: 612 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Carol Anne Clayson, WHOI
Chairs/Co-chairs: James B. Edson, University of Connecticut; Arthur J. Miller, SIO/Univ. Of California
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Carol Anne Clayson, WHOI, Woods Hole, MA


Town Hall Meeting: DOE Atmospheric System Research (ASR) Science Planning Workshops
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Shaima L. Nasiri, DOE
Chair/Co-chair: Sally A. McFarlane, DOE
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Shaima L. Nasiri, DOE, Washington, DC


Town Hall Meeting: Earthcube: A Community-Driven Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR
Chair/Co-chair: Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR
12:15 PM

Town Hall Meeting: NOAA Modeling Development Forum
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Town Hall Meetings; and the 28th Conference on Weather Analysis and Forecasting / 24th Conference on Numerical Weather Prediction )
Organizer: Rebecca Adams-Selin, AER
Chairs/Co-chairs: Hendrik Tolman, NOAA; Michael Farrar, NOAA
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Hendrik Tolman, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and M. Ji, M. Farrar, and M. Ek


Town Hall Meeting: US-International Partnerships: Cooperation and challenges in atmospheric research and operation
Location: 607 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Chungu Lu, NSF
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Chungu Lu, NSF, Arlington, VA

5:30 PM-6:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Symposium on Education Town Hall
Location: 308 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Town Hall Meetings; and the 26th Symposium on Education )
Organizer: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division
Chairs/Co-chairs: Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division; Jeffrey A. Yuhas, Morristown-Beard School
5:30 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Diane M. Stanitski, NOAA ESRL Global Monitoring Division, Boulder, CO


Town Hall Meeting: NASA Earth Science Division
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Jack A. Kaye, NASA, Science Mission Directorate
Panelists: Michael H. Freilich, NASA; Sandra Cauffman, NASA; Lawrence Friedl, NASA; Eric Ianson, NASA; Patricia Jacobberger-Jellison, NASA; George Komar, NASA/GSFC/ESTO
Town Hall Presentation
Michael H. Freilich, NASA, Washington, DC

Town Hall Presentation
Sandra Cauffman, NASA, Washington, DC

Town Hall Presentation
Lawrence Friedl, NASA, Washington, DC

Town Hall Presentation
Eric Ianson, NASA, Washington, DC

Town Hall Presentation
Patricia Jacobberger-Jellison, NASA, Washington, DC

Town Hall Presentation
George Komar, NASA/GSFC/ESTO, Greenbelt, MD

5:45 PM-8:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017

Recording files available
Side Panel Discussion: Wildfires in Alaska and Hawaii - A Dialogue on Building Disaster Resilience
Location: 620 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Annette Hollingshead, NCEI
Panelists: James L. Partain Jr., NOAA; Heidi Strader, Alaska Interagency Coordination Center; Christian Giardina, University of Hawaii; Mark Lander, University of Guam; James E. Overland, NOAA/OAR/PMEL; Timothy J. Brown, DRI; Margarita Gregg, NOAA
Town Hall Presentation
James L. Partain Jr., NOAA, Anchorage, AK
Town Hall Presentation
Heidi Strader, Alaska Interagency Coordination Center, Ft Wainwright, AK
Town Hall Presentation
Christian Giardina, University of Hawaii, Honolulu, HI
Town Hall Presentation
Mark Lander, University of Guam, Mangilao, AP
Town Hall Presentation
James E. Overland, NOAA/OAR/PMEL, Seattle, WA
Town Hall Presentation
Timothy J. Brown, DRI, Reno, NV
Town Hall Presentation
Margarita Gregg, NOAA, Asheville, NC

6:00 PM-8:00 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Town Hall Meeting: Air Force Weather Capabilities Roadmap
Location: 608 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: John P. Dreher, AWS
Chair/Co-chair: John P. Dreher, AWS
6:00 PM
Town Hall Presentation
John P. Dreher, AWS, Hanscom AFB, MA

6:30 PM-7:30 PM: Tuesday, 24 January 2017


Town Hall Meeting: Community Forum on the National Academies’ Decadal Survey, "Earth Science and Applications from Space"
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Arthur Charo, National Research Council
Chairs/Co-chairs: Bill Gail, Global Weather Corp.; Waleed Abdalati, University of Colorado
Town Hall Presentation
Arthur Charo, National Research Council, Washington, DC

Wednesday, 25 January 2017

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Wednesday, 25 January 2017

Recording files available
Presidential Town Hall Meeting: EMS Lecture – “Media and Outreach Activities and Networks in Europe”
Location: 615 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Maureen McCann, News 13
Panelists: Alex Garcia, KABB-TV; Rob Eicher, WHDH; Erica A. Grow, WNBC-TV; John Morales, NBC WTVJ
12:15 PM
Tanja Cegnar
Tanja Cegnar, Slovenian Environment Agency, Ljubljana, Slovenia
1:15 PM
Garcia
Alex Garcia, KABB-TV, San Antonio, TX

1:30 PM
Eicher
Rob Eicher, WHDH, Boston, MA

1:45 PM
Grow
Erica A. Grow, WNBC-TV, New York City, NY

2:00 PM
Morales
John Morales, NBC WTVJ, Miami, FL


Town Hall Meeting: Envisioning The Next 100 Years Of AMS: Building Within And Reaching Beyond
Location: 613 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Melissa A. Burt, Colorado State University
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Melissa A. Burt, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO


Town Hall Meeting: Modeling Research in the Cloud
Location: 605 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR
Chair/Co-chair: Mohan K. Ramamurthy, UCAR
12:15 PM

Town Hall Meeting: NASA’s Earth Science Flight Program - Investments in and Planning for the Next-Generation Earth Observatories
Location: 3AB (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate
Chair/Co-chair: Eric Ianson, NASA
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Stephen A. Mango, NOAA/NESDIS/OPPA Affiliate, Silver Spring, MD

12:30 PM
NASA's Earth Science Flight Program - Eric Ianson


Town Hall Meeting: The Integrated Water Community
Location: Conference Center: Chelan 4 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Yael Seid-Green, American Meteorological Society
12:15 PM
Town Hall Presentation
Yael Seid-Green, American Meteorological Society, Washington, DC


Town Hall Meeting: The Weather Value Chain of the Future: From IoT to Artificial Intelligence
Location: 609 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Dan Stillman, Harris
Glackin
Mary Glackin, The Weather Company, Washington, DC

Kubicek
Alex Kubicek, Understory Weather, Somerville, MA

Kapoor
Ashish Kapoor, Microsoft, Redmond, WA

Berchoff
Don Berchoff, TempoQuest, Las Vegas, NV

Colman
Brad Colman, The Climate Corporation, Seattle, WA

Dixon
Eric Dixon, Harris Helios, Herndon, VA

12:15 PM
Organizer - Dan Stillman

Thursday, 26 January 2017

12:15 PM-1:15 PM: Thursday, 26 January 2017

Recording files available
Side Panel Discussion: Challenges, Opportunities And Trends In Digital Weather Journalism.
Location: 620 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: Town Hall Meetings
Organizer: Thomas Fahy, Capitol Meteorologics
Chair/Co-chair: Jason Samenow, Washington Post
12:15 PM
Andrew Freedman
Andrew Freedman, Mashable, Princeton, NJ
12:30 PM
Doyle Rice
Doyle Rice, USA Today, McLean, VA
12:45 PM
Becky Elliott
Becky Elliott, AccuWeather, State College, PA
1:00 PM
Robert Henson
Robert Henson, Weather Underground, Boulder, CO