Several of our scientists and staff are attending the 2018 American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting from January 7 through January 11 in Austin, Texas. 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 #AMS2018 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 301). If you’re attending the meeting, stop by and visit the booth in the main exhibit hall to hear:
- Deke Arndt speak about the state of the climate in 2017 on Tuesday at 9:00 AM (CT)
- Stephanie Herring speak about extreme events and climate change on Tuesday at 3:30 PM (CT)
- NCEI Director, Mary Wohlgemuth, speak about the value of NCEI’s data and information on Wednesday at 11:00 AM (CT)
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.
Town Hall: Environmental Information for Resilience in Infrastructure
On Tuesday, January 9, NCEI and its partners will lead a town hall discussion on how NOAA and NCEI have been serving the infrastructure sector of our Nation’s economy. The town hall will take place from 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM (CT) in Room 18B of the Austin Convention Center and Hilton. This town hall dialogue will provide an opportunity for infrastructure and scientific experts to discuss current techniques, datasets, and challenges. This forum intends to foster and reinforce the lines of communication and ensure NCEI is providing information that can lead to improved infrastructure resilience.
Assessing the State of the Climate
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 2017 Annual U.S. Climate Report Summary, which provides an analysis of the year’s climate.
Check out our AMS talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about our understanding of Earth’s climate system.
Preserving and Providing Access to Data
NCEI maintains one of the most significant archives of environmental information on Earth, with comprehensive oceanic, atmospheric, and geophysical data. Every month, we archive over 26 terabytes of data from more than 130 observing platforms. And, we provide access to this extensive array of data through several outlets and in a variety of formats. We regularly evaluate and update both our archive and access methods to ensure we’re providing you with the highest-quality data through the best means possible.
Check out our AMS talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about how NCEI preserves and provides access to a treasure trove of environmental data.
Communicating Science Verbally, Visually, Editorially, and Digitally
Every day we communicate to share and generate ideas, exchange information, inform the public, and create an understanding and awareness of our sciences. And we do this with the goal of benefitting society within an ever-changing backdrop of technology and knowledge. Our staff regularly speak at conferences and events, develop visual representations of scientific findings, write scores of papers and reports, and create web and social media content all with the goal of making our data, information, and science more accessible to you.
Check out our AMS talks, posters, and presentations for opportunities to learn more about how we communicate our science.
All times listed below are in Central Time and all rooms are in the Austin Convention Center and Hilton.
Monday, January 8
- 2017 US Northern Plains Drought, 8:45 AM to 9:00 AM, Room D
- Engaging with Users of Climate Information and the Co-Production of Knowledge, 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM, Room F
- Making Data Available on the Cloud for Decision Support Applications through NOAA's Big Data Project, 10:30 AM to 10:45 AM, Room 10AB
- Communicating the Value of the Satellite Data: Examples from NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM, Room H
- The Climate Science Special Report, 2:00 PM to 4:15 PM, Room F
- U.S. Billion-dollar Weather and Climate Disasters of 2017 - in Context, 3:00 PM to 3:15 PM, Room D
- Large-Scale Circulation and Climate Variability, 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM, Room F
- Extremes and Attribution, 3:45 PM to 4:00 PM, Room F
- An Evaluation of Recent U.S. Drought Events Using a Newly Available Standardized Soil Moisture Dataset, 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- Different Flavors of Normals: Accounting for ENSO and Climate Change, 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Room Hall 3
- Do Floods Terminate a Drought? 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- Drought.gov, the Website for the National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS), 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- GOES-R Space Weather Capabilities: Improved Measurements and New Products, 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- The U.S. and Global Climate Conditions of 2017 in Historical Perspective, 4:15 PM to 6:00 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- First Results from the Solar Ultraviolet Imager on GOES-16, Exhibit Hall 3
Tuesday, January 9
- Addressing the Audience: Communicating Effectively to Users of Weather and Climate Data and Information, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Ballroom F
- Data In, Information Out: Crowdsourcing and Other Tools for Data Gathering, 8:30 AM to 10:00 AM, Room 17A
- Customer Use Cases and Analytics for Climate Data at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, 10:45 AM to 11:00 AM, Room 6B
- CFS Hindcast Skill and MJO Propagation across the Maritime Continent, 11:00 AM to 11:15 AM, Room 2
- Communicating Climate Information across Binational Boundaries at the Regional Scale—Lessons Learned from North America, 11:45 AM to 12:00 PM, Room 6B
- Environmental Information for Resilience in Infrastructure, 12:15 PM to 1:15 PM, Room 18B
- Addressing the Audience II: Communicating Effectively to Users of Weather and Climate Data and Information, 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM, Room 6B
- Visualization Techniques for Climatology and Meteorology, 1:30 PM to 3:45 PM, Room 17A
- Communicating Science on Social Media: Strategic Keys to Success, 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM, Room 6B
- Climate Science and Social Media: Success Reaching the Masses, 2:00 PM to 2:15 PM, Room 6B
- Sensitive Regimes and Active Regions of Aerosol Indirect Effect for the Ice Clouds over the Global Oceans, 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM, Room 12A
- The Meteorology of Extreme Precipitation and Implications for Future Planning, 2:15 PM to 2:30 PM, Room 18B
- Key Findings from the U.S.–India Partnership for Climate Resilience Workshop on Development and Application of Downscaling Climate Projections, 2:30 PM to 3:00 PM, Room 4ABC
- NCEI Sun to Earth: Space Weather Observations, Activities, and Services, 2:45 PM to 3:00 PM, Salon J
- Managing a Multi-Agency Set of Climate Indicators, 3:30 PM to 3:45 PM, Room 6B
- A Monthly Near-Real-Time Night Marine Air Temperature Dataset, 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- Exploring and Advancing Customer Engagement at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- Implementing Portfolio Management across National Centers for Environmental Information's Center for Weather and Climate, 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- Reconstructing Diurnal Cycle of Land Surface Temperature from Daily Max/Min Temperatures, 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
- The Role of Atmospheric Water Vapor in the Observed Upward Trend in Extreme Precipitation, 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
Wednesday, January 10
- Using a Daily Homogenized Temperature Product to Assess Long-Term Trends in Extreme Heat Events and Associated Health Impacts in the United States, 8:30 AM to 8:45 AM, Room 17B
- Is AMS Meeting the Needs of Its Members? Results from the 2014 AMS Survey of Members, 9:15 AM to 9:30 AM, Ballroom C
- Automated Detection of Fronts Using a Deep Learning Algorithm, 11:30 AM to 11:45 AM, Ballroom A
- Best Practices of Building and Being a Trusted Climate Communicator, 3:45 PM to 5:30 PM, Exhibit Hall 3
Thursday, January 11
- Reprocessing 30 Years of ISCCP: Introducing New ISCCP H Data, 1:45 PM to 2:00 PM, Ballroom G