Session 2 Development and Applications of Warning Systems to Protect Human Health

Monday, 10 January 2000: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM
Host: Second Symposium on Environmental Applications
Laurence Kalkstein, Univ. of Delaware, Center for Climatic Research, Newark, DE and Robert Livezey, NOAA/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD

3:30 PM
Climate Change: Vulnerability, Adaptation and Human Health
Rosina M. Bierbaum, Office of Science and Technology Policy, Washington, DC

4:00 PM
Evaluation of heat/health watch-warning systems: implications for practical development and application
Robert E. Livezey, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC, Camp Springs, MD; and L. S. Kalkstein

4:15 PM
Observed Trends in Summertime Extreme Heat Events in the U.S. and China
Dian J. Gaffen, NOAA/ARL, Silver Spring, MD; and R. J. Ross and J. X. L. Wang

4:30 PM
The Showcase Projects on Heat/Health Warning Systems: International Collaboration Within the Climate Agenda
Paul D. Llanso, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland; and L. S. Kalkstein and S. C. Sheridan

4:45 PM
Philadelphia action plan to mitigate heat related death and illness
Lawrence Robinson, Philadelphia Dept. of Public Health, Philadelphia, PA; and J. H. Libby

5:00 PM
What really happened in Chicago in July, 1995?
Steven S. Whitman, Chicago Dept. of Public Health, Chicago, IL; and G. D. Good and N. D. Benbow

5:15 PM
Estimating wet bulb globe temperature using standard meteorological measurements
Charles H. Hunter, Westinghouse Savannah River Co., Aiken, SC; and C. O. Minyard

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