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Attending the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting

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Several of our scientists and staff are attending the 2017 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting from January 22 through January 26. The meeting brings together more than 3,500 scientists, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water, and climate community. Attendees encounter unique opportunities to share with, learn from, and collaborate with their colleagues to further advance the scientific community’s understanding of how the entire Earth system works, functions, and evolves.

Check out the topics below to learn more about some of the products and services that our scientists are highlighting at the meeting. And, follow #AMS2017 and #NCEIatAMS on social media for more updates on the AMS Annual Meeting and our contributions to it.

Visit the NOAA Booth

Some of our scientists will also be giving presentations at the NOAA booth (booth 427). If you’re attending the meeting, stop by and visit the booth in Exhibit Halls 4A and 4B to hear:

  • Margarita Gregg speak about the nation's source for integrated environmental information on Wednesday at 9:30 a.m. (PST)

  • Stephanie Herring speak about explaining extreme events in a changing climate on Wednesday at 11:00 a.m. (PST)

  • Mike Brewer speak about local applications to NOAA's climate data on Wednesday at 3:25 p.m. (PST)

NOAA meteorologists and other scientists will also be available to talk with you and answer any questions you may have about our data, products, and services.

Building Disaster Resilience in Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands

On Tuesday, January 24, NCEI’s Engagement Team will hold a side panel discussion on building disaster resilience and response in Alaska, Hawaii, and the U.S. Affiliated Pacific Islands from 5:45 to 8:30 p.m. (PST) in room 620. At this session, members of our Engagement Team will come together with government partners, emergency managers, and field experts to discuss current techniques, datasets, and challenges related to wildfire disasters and response in the region. This discussion will foster and reinforce lines of communication and develop the resilience of the nation’s resources and infrastructure.

Check out the list of AMS presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about our environmental data, information, and services.

NOAA’s State Climate Summaries

In response to growing demands for state-level information on the assessment of climate change, NCEI and the North Carolina State University’s Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites–North Carolina (CICS-NC) have produced a set of climate summaries for all 50 U.S. states. These summaries provide up-to-date information on observed and projected climate changes for each state. Focusing on characteristics of the physical climate and coastal issues in accordance with NOAA's mission, these summaries are designed to supply decision makers, other stakeholders, and the public with highly relevant climate information delivered in an accessible and compact format.

Visit the interactive website to access these summaries, and check out the list of AMS presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about local climate data and information.

State of the Climate Assessments

We place a high priority on interpreting and applying scientific understanding to our extensive array of climate datasets. To that end, we provide analyses of weather and climate events, placing them into proper historical perspective, understanding their unusualness, and—increasingly—comparing recent events to expectations of future climate conditions. We recently released the 2016 Annual U.S. Climate Report Summary, which provides an analysis of the year’s climate.

Visit our State of the Climate website for our latest analysis, and check out the list of AMS presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about our understanding of Earth’s climate system.

Regional Ocean Climatologies

Our regional ocean climatologies provide long-term information, analyses, and averages of observations, such as temperature and salinity, for a variety of key regions around the world. Among others, the Northwest Atlantic, Arctic, East Asian Seas, and Gulf of Mexico regional climatologies each provide a variety of data for regions that can play crucial roles in long-term Earth and ocean climate change.

Visit our Regional Climatologies web page to access these data, and check out the list of AMS presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about our wide range of ocean and coastal data, products, and services.

Climate Data Records

NOAA’s Climate Data Record (CDR) Program strives to develop and implement a robust, sustainable, and scientifically defensible approach to producing and preserving climate records. CDRs reveal Earth’s short- and longer-term environmental changes and variations, allowing scientists and decision makers to better understand and assess the climate system and its impacts across society.

Visit the CDR Program website to access these scientifically sound, consistent, and reliable products, and check out the list of AMS presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about CDRs.

Drought Monitoring

We monitor and provide access to a host of drought-related information, including the current U.S. Drought Monitor maps, the National Integrated Drought Information System Drought Portal, U.S. Palmer Drought Indices, the U.S. Standardized Precipitation Index, and U.S. State and Regional Precipitation Status.

Visit our drought-monitoring website and the Drought Portal to access these data and resources, and check out the list of AMS presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about precipitation and drought-related data, products, and services.

NCEI’s Presentations and Posters

All times listed below are in Pacific Standard Time, and all rooms are located in the Washington State Convention Center.

Monday, January 23

Tuesday, January 24

Wednesday, January 25

Thursday, January 26

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