PSD Researchers at 86th Annual Meeting of the AMS


January 12, 2006

Researchers from the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory, Physical Sciences Division (PSD) will have a notable presence at the 86th Annual Meeting of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), 29 January - 2 February 2006, in Atlanta, GA. PSD scientists will present a total of 9 posters and 18 talks. In addition, Michael Alexander is part of the program committee of the Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere Conference, and will give a demonstration of climate variability in the atmosphere and ocean at the NOAA Science on a Sphere exhibit; Tom Hamill will chair two sessions on "Assimilation of Observations (Ocean, Atmosphere, and Land Surface) into Models" and "Use of Ensembles and Their Post Processing in Prediction"; Leslie Hartten will chair a session on "Observed Seasonal to Interannual Climate Variability," and participate in a meeting of the AMS Board on Women and Minorities; Cécile Penland was a co-organizer of the short course "Methods and Problems of Downscaling Weather and Climate Variables," and will co-chair a session on "Climate Forecasting"; Roger Pulwarty co-convened a symposium on "Policy Research in the Earth System Sciences," and will chair two of its sessions. He will also chair a session on "Weather, Energy, and the Economy (joint with the AMS Forum on Environmental Risks and Impacts on Society and the Symposium on Impacts of 2005's Weather); Allen White will chair a session on: "Low-level Transport in Urban and Complex Terrain" (joint with 14th Joint Conference on the Applications of Air Pollution Meteorology and the AMS Forum on Environmental Risks and Impacts on Society); and Gary Wick will chair a session on "Remote Sensing of Air-Sea Interaction" (joint with the 14th Conference on Interaction of the Sea and Atmosphere).

Background
The AMS is a scientific and professional organization that promotes the development and dissemination of information and education on atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic sciences, in order to advance professional applications. The AMS has a membership of more than 11,000, publishes nine atmospheric and related oceanic and hydrologic journals, sponsors more than 12 conferences annually, and offers numerous programs and services.

Significance:
Participation in professional societies such as AMS encourages research and communication of new theories and techniques. It is also a means for fostering cooperation and collaboration between national and international organizations. The research PSD scientists present at AMS conferences supports NOAA's mission goals of understanding climate variability and change to enhance society's ability to plan and respond, and serves society's needs for weather and water information.

Contact: Barb DeLuisi