American Meteorological Society

American Meteorological Society 90th Annual Meeting

The theme of the 2010 AMS Annual Meeting is “Weather, Climate, and Society: New Demands on Science and Services.” Recent international, national, and regional assessments, as well as recent observed trends, make it clear that the weather and climate of the twenty-first century is expected to be unlike the phenomena that the human and natural systems adapted to during the twentieth century. Currently, global societies lack the experience needed to mitigate projected climate change and weather extremes. Nonstationary (evolving) weather and climate present many scientific and service challenges. Increased predictive capabilities are becoming more critical for protecting life and property, promoting economic vitality, national defense, and enabling environmental stewardship. Weather and climate services, including communication with users of the data, data management, forecasts, projections, and education, are likely to play an increasingly important role in the development of socioeconomic and defense policy, industrial and military operations, and the motivation for the emergence of new economic opportunities.
Event Type:
Conference/Seminar
Date:
Jan. 17-21, 2010
Location:
Atlanta , GA , USA