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Attending the 2017 AMS Conference on Applied Climatology

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Several of our scientists and staff are attending the American Meteorological Society’s (AMS) 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology from June 26 through June 28. The AMS Committee on Applied Climatology and American Association of State Climatologists organized the conference to be held in Asheville, North Carolina.

Stemming from the 2017 AMS Annual Meeting theme of “Observations Lead the Way,” this conference showcases talks on utilizing applied climate science and building observational weather and climate datasets in a variety of forms.

Presentations and posters will also highlight topics including:

  • Data quality and climate datasets
  • Linkages between weather and climate
  • Sectoral-based science and adaptation, including ecosystems, natural resources, agriculture, energy, coastal, and human systems
  • Climate services, including assessment of science, product, and service needs, assessment of impacts, and communication of climate science
  • Extreme events, including monitoring, prediction, and impacts of drought, floods, severe weather outbreaks, freeze events, heat waves, and more

Check out the topics below to learn more about several of the products and services that our scientists are highlighting at the meeting. And, follow #AMSApplied2017 on social media for more updates on the 23rd Conference on Applied Climatology and our contributions to it.

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 presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about our portfolio of environmental datasets.

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.

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

Success Stories on User Engagement

American and international companies from many different sectors use NCEI’s data to make business decisions. Considering that you rely on products and services from these businesses, you are an indirect consumer of our climate and weather data. The ways in which you are aided by climate and weather data are numerous, even if the connections are not obvious.

Visit our Success Stories on User Engagement web page to explore the value of our data. And, check out the list of presentations and posters below to learn more about our data and how we engage with our stakeholders and customers.

Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters Data and Information

NCEI is the Nation's scorekeeper in terms of addressing severe weather and climate events in their historical perspective. As part of our responsibility to monitor and assess the climate, we maintain a record of the weather and climate events that have had the greatest economic impact from 1980 to 2017. The United States has sustained 208 weather and climate disasters since 1980 where overall damages reached or exceeded $1 billion (including CPI adjustment to 2017). The total cost of these 208 events exceeds $1.1 trillion.

Visit our Billion-Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters web page to access more of these data and information. And, check out the list of presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about the multitude of ways we monitor and assess Earth’s climate and environment.

NCEI’s Presentations and Posters

All times listed below are in Eastern Time, and all rooms are located in the Crowne Plaza Tennis and Golf Resort.

Monday, June 26

Tuesday, June 27

Wednesday, June 28