The world’s largest yearly conference for the weather, water, and climate science community takes place this week to further meteorological sciences. Our scientists and staff are participating in the virtual American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting from January 23–27, 2022. The 102nd AMS Annual Meeting includes talks, posters, panel discussions, and virtual town halls as well as providing a venue for networking and short courses for registrants. A mix of scientists, educators, students, and other professionals will participate in the online event.
The theme for the meeting is “Environmental Security: weather, water and climate for a more secure world.” The theme emphasizes the connections between the scientific field and larger societal impacts and how important AMS contributions are to the basic security needs of the United States and the world, particularly for vulnerable groups.
NCEI scientists and affiliates have contributed to more than 40 sessions, presentations, and posters this year. Check out the schedule of highlights below to learn more about NCEI’s contributions. Also, find information about conference activities by the Cooperative Institute for Satellite Earth System Studies (CISESS). You can also follow #AMS2022 and #NCEIatAMS on social media for more updates on the AMS Annual Meeting and our participation. Also, see NOAA.gov for details.
Communicating Our Science
Every day, NCEI communicates our work publicly to share ideas, generate new ones, inform the public, and create an understanding and awareness of our science, services, and products. We do this with the goal of benefitting society in the midst of an ever-changing landscape 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 accessible to a broad audience.
For AMS, the topics we’ll discuss range from monitoring drought to the uses of artificial intelligence for scientific study. Browse our list below of AMS talks, posters, and sessions for opportunities to learn more about how we communicate our science.
NOAA and NESDIS Town Halls and Talks
On Tuesday, January 25, from 7:00 to 8:15 a.m. CST, NOAA NCEI will host a virtual Town Hall about the NOAA Big Data Project (BDP). The town hall, coordinated by a CISESS team, is our opportunity to demonstrate how the BDP has helped data users over the last six years to access and analyze NOAA's observational datasets using public cloud services. This year's focus will be on artificial intelligence use cases. The project’s program director will provide updates, including future plans. Registered participants will be able to ask questions directly.
Also on Tuesday, January 25, from 8:30 to 8:45 a.m. CST, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data and Information Service (NESDIS) will offer “Expanding Delivery of NOAA's Environmental and Climate Observations, Products, and Services to Reach Maximum Societal Benefit.” Stephen Volz, the Assistant Administrator for NESDIS, will outline how NOAA satellites, emerging private-public partnerships, strategic relationships across the globe, and future planning will allow NESDIS to meet the growing needs for environmental information in a rapidly changing global environment. A focus will be on geosynchronous equatorial orbit (GEO) satellites, low-Earth orbit (LEO) satellites, space weather, and common services.
On Thursday, January 27, from 12:15 to 1:15 p.m. CST, NESDIS will host a Town Hall, “NOAA Satellites and Data: Observing a Rapidly Changing World.” NESDIS leadership will outline how the organization is working to evolve to quickly meet changing user needs by leveraging capabilities and partnerships. As we begin to develop our next generation satellite observation capabilities, we are focusing on agile, scalable ground capability to improve efficiency of service deliverables, data availability in the cloud, and secure ingest of data from all sources.
NCEI Talks, Posters, and Sessions
(All times are CST)
Sessions are listed in Central Standard Time. Event times default to your local time zone on the AMS conference schedule. Only registered attendees can participate in events and have full access to the meeting agenda.
Sunday, January 23
- Networking with Professionals, 3:00–3:50 PM
- Social Media Engagement for Science Communications in Government Organizations, Poster, 6:30–8:30 PM
Monday, January 24
- Extreme Precipitation. Part I, Session, 8:30–10:00 AM
- NOAA's Center for Artificial Intelligence: Progress toward an AI-Ready Agency and Workforce, Presentation, 8:45–9:00 AM
- The Fifth National Climate Assessment: Updates and Opportunities for Participation by the AMS Community, Presentation, 10:45–11:00 AM
- Extreme Precipitation. Part II, Session, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
- Extreme Precipitation. Part III, Session, 1:30–3:00 PM
- The COASTAL Act Wind and Water Event Database (CWWED), Presentation, 1:45–2:00 PM
- The Next Generation of the International Satellite Cloud Climatology Project (ISCCP-NG): A Project for the New GEO-RING, Presentation, 2:00–2:15 PM
- Synoptic Typing of Multiduration, Heavy Precipitation Records in the Northeastern United States: 1895–2017, Presentation, 2:00–2:15 PM
- Spending Time: Value and Impacts of Regional Climate Services, Presentation, 3:45–4:00 PM
- Advancing Research on the Compounding Risk of Drought and Extreme Heat Events in the United States, Presentation, 4:00–4:15 PM
- Extreme Precipitation in the Laurentian Great Lakes: Trends and Causes, Poster Session, 5:00–6:30 PM
- Promoting NOAA Workforce Proficiency on Artificial Intelligence through Open Science and Partnership, Remote Poster Session, 5:00–6:30 PM
- Extreme Precipitation: Posters, Poster Session, 5:00–6:30 PM
Tuesday, January 25
- Town Hall Meeting - NOAA's Big Data Project, 7:00–8:15 AM
- Expanding Delivery of NOAA's Environmental and Climate Observations, Products, and Services to Reach Maximum Societal Benefit, Presentation, 8:30–8:45 AM
- A Heat Vulnerability Index for the Southeastern United States Using Socioeconomic and Environmental Data, Presentation, 8:45–9:00 AM
- 2021 U.S. Billion Dollar Weather and Climate Disasters in Historical Context including New County-Level Exposure, Vulnerability and Projected Damage Mapping, Presentation, 9:00–9:15 AM
- Going to Extremes in Weather and Climate Services: Some Transdisciplinary Lessons from the U.S. Midwest and Elsewhere, Presentation, 9:00–9:15 AM
- U.S. Climate Reference Network Precipitation: Filling Gaps, Characterizing Extremes, Presentation, 11:00–11:15 AM
- Dissipation Processes in an Unstructured Mesh Global Tidal Model, Presentation, 11:30–11:45 AM
- Assessing/Evaluating the Provision of Regional Climate Services over a Decade, Presentation, 11:45 AM–12:00 PM
- Navigating the Waters of Social Media: Updates from the Newly Formed AMS Social Media Team, Presentation, 2:15–2:30 PM
- Was the Flooding of the Missouri River in March 2019 at the Nebraska–Iowa Border Predictable?, Presentation, 4:45–5:00 PM
- Conference on Applied Climatology: Poster Session, 5:00–6:30 PM
- An Evaluation of Remotely Sensed Standardized Soil Moisture during Hydrologically Extreme Conditions, Poster, 5:00–6:30 PM
- The Role of Current Events in Increasing Social Media Engagement with NOAA Science: A Case Study in Drought Communication, Poster, 5:00–6:30 PM
Wednesday, January 26
- FAIR and Open Data and Software within the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences to Support Replicable Research and Reusable Tools for Climate Analysis. Part I, Session, 8:30–10:00 AM
- The Value User Feedback in Delivering Services at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information, Presentation, 8:45–9:00 AM
- Environmental Data Access and NCEI’s Web Presence, Presentation, 8:45–9:00 AM
- FAIR and Open Data and Software within the Atmospheric and Ocean Sciences to Support Replicable Research and Reusable Tools for Climate Analysis II, Session, 10:45–12:00 PM
- From User Needs to Operations: Improving the NCEI and RCC Product Suite, Presentation, 11:00–11:15 AM
- Leading the Way in Equity to Advance the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise. Part I, Session, 1:30–3:00 PM
- NOAA’s Next-Generation Cloud Archive and Stewardship Services, Presentation, 2:15–2:30 PM
- Leading the Way in Equity to Advance the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise: Part II, Session, 3:45–5:00 PM
- An Evaluation of Machine Learning Techniques to Quality Control Soil Moisture Observations, Presentation, 3:45–4:00 PM
- Environmental Data and Wildfire Risk in the Real Estate Value Chain, Presentation, 4:00–4:15 PM
- A Multi-Index Evaluation of Drought in the Contiguous United States, Poster, 5:00–6:30 PM
Thursday, January 27
- Climate Scenarios for the Fifth National Climate Assessment, Presentation, 8:30–8:45 AM
- Security and Resilience Applications with Global Earth System Models. Part II, Session, 10:45 AM–12:00 PM
- The Efficacy of Pseudo–Global Warming in Multiple Meteorological Events, Presentation, 11:15–11:30 AM
- Historical Perspective on the 2021 Heat Waves in the Western United States, Presentation, 11:45 AM–12:00 PM
- Town Hall - NOAA Satellites and Data: Observing a Rapidly Changing World, 12:15 PM–1:15 PM