First Symposium on Policy Research

Session 1


Policy Research in the Earth System Sciences

 Organizers: William Hooke, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC; Genene Fisher, AMS Policy Program, Washington, DC; Roger Pulwarty, NOAA/CIRES/CDC, Boulder, CO
8:30 AMIntroductory Remarks  
8:45 AM1.1In search of new options: characterizing and defining atmospheric science policy research  
Genevieve E. Maricle, Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and L. Dilling and R. A. Pielke
9:00 AM1.2Emerging issues in using space for managing the planet: policy, law, and economics  
Ray A. Williamson, Space Policy Institute, George Washington University, Washington, DC; and H. R. Hertzfeld
9:15 AM1.3The role of intermediary organizations and knowledge communities in bridging barriers  extended abstract wrf recording
Mark A. Shafer, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK
9:30 AM1.4Social Science Research Needs: A Focus on Vulnerable Populations, Forecasting and Warnings  
Betty Morrow, Consulting Sociologist, Miami, Florida; and B. D. Phillips
9:45 AMCoffee Break in the Meeting Room Foyer  
10:00 AM1.5Weather and Society * Integrated Studies (WAS*IS): Developing the next generation of weather researchers and users  
Julie Demuth, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and E. Gruntfest and J. Lazo
Joel B. Gratz, University of Colorado, Boulder, CO
10:30 AM1.7Policy research on observing network design for weather prediction  
Rebecca E. Morss, NCAR, Boulder, CO
10:45 AM1.8Assessing science policies for climate research: New options for organizing research in support of decision making under uncertainty  
Lisa Dilling, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and R. Pielke, Jr. and D. Sarewitz
11:00 AM1.9Integrating atmospheric science into air quality planning: Challenges and opportunities  
Daniel S. Cohan, Georgia Environmental Protection Division, Atlanta, GA
11:15 AM1.10Indentifying a desirable air quality for Atlanta in 2050  
Ed Weber, Georgia Institute of Technology, Atlanta, GA; and D. Noonan
11:30 AM1.11Opportunities for policy research: A view from the House Science Committee  
Johannes Loschnigg, U.S. House of Representatives, Committee on Science, Washington, DC
11:45 AMLunch Break (Cash and Carry Available in the Exhibit Hall; Exhibit Hours 11:00 a.m.6:00 p.m.)  
1:15 PM1.12Organizational Communication and Decision Making in Hurricane Emergencies  
Walter G. Peacock, Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and M. K. Lindell and C. S. Prater
1:30 PM1.13Hurricane Forecasting: The State of the Art  
Hugh E. Willoughby, International Hurricane Center, Florida International University, Miami, FL; and E. Rappaport and F. D. Marks
1:45 PM1.14Evacuation Decision Making and Behavioral Responses: Individual and Household  
Hugh Gladwin, Florida International University, North Miami, FL; and N. Dash
2:00 PM1.15Developing a Consensus Social Science Research Agenda for the Hurricane Forecast and Warning System  
Walter G. Peacock, Hazard Reduction & Recovery Center, Texas A&M University, College Station, Texas; and H. E. Willoughby, B. Morrow, H. Gladwin, and J. K. Lazo
2:15 PMPoster Session  
4:00 PM1.16The contribution of science to community based climate adaptation initiatives   wrf recording
Amanda Lynch, Monash University, Melbourne, Vic, Australia; and R. D. Brunner and J. A. Maslanik
4:15 PM1.17Applying science policy research: The case of the carbon cycle science program  
Lisa Dilling, Center for Science and Technology Policy Research/Univ. of Colorado, Boulder, CO; and G. E. Maricle and R. A. Pielke
4:30 PM1.18Role of landscape changes in water consumption for water policy in humid environments  
Richard T. McNider, University of Alabama, Huntsville, AL; and J. Christy, J. Cruise, R. Marcus, and A. Limaye
1.19Climate change and organizational learning in the context of watershed management  
Sarah Michaels, University of Waterloo, Waterloo, ON, Canada; and N. Goucher and D. D. P. McCarthy
4:45 PM1.20An integrated model for sustainable management of water resources in south Florida  
Sajjad Ahmad, University of Miami, Coral Gables, FL; and G. Podesta, F. Miralles-Wilhelm, and R. Garcia-Martinez
5:00 PM1.21Keepers of the flame: The role and use of climate in national and regional fire policy  
Timothy J. Brown, DRI, Reno, NV; and R. S. Pulwarty
5:15 PMSessions end for the day  

Wednesday, 1 February 2006: 8:30 AM-5:30 PM, A307

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