2016 AMS Annual Meeting


Core Science Keynotes

The Core Science Keynotes series is an ongoing element of the AMS Annual Meeting. For the AMS 2016 Annual Meeting, the talks are intended to highlight, discipline by discipline, the history, foundational knowledge and research challenges that drive our field forward as a whole, as well as provide information on career opportunities with the specific or closely related field. Each keynote speaker will summarize the state of current knowledge in their field in a manner accessible to all AMS disciplines. They will also describe future research directions, the challenges in pursuing them, and the expected benefits to both the discipline and to the society’s broad science and applications directions including career opportunities within the enterprise. The Core Science Keynotes will be highlighted in the printed program and are noted in the webprogram ("Core Science Keynote" is added to the end of the abstracts' titles) so that interested attendees may gain broad exposure to the scientific forefront of our work and knowledge of other career opportunities by attending several or all of these presentations.

Click on any of the abstract titles to view more info about this year's Core Science Keynotes:

The Language, Libraries and Culture of Python in Meteorology

Jonathan Helmus, ANL, Argonne, IL

Monday 11:00am–12:00pm

Sixth Symposium on Advances in Modeling and Analysis Using Python


What is One Health: Why should I care, and What is the connection to Climate, Weather and Water?

Juli Trtanj, NOAA/OAR/CPO, Silver Spring, MD

Monday 4:00–4:30pm

Seventh Conference on Environment and Health


Madden-Julian Oscillation: Impact, Challenge, and Progress

Chidong Zhang, Univ. of Miami/RSMAS, Miami, FL

Monday 4:00–4:30pm

Fourth Symposium on Prediction of the Madden-Julian Oscillation


Applied Climatology: Polishing Its Golden Age

Barbara E. Mayes Bousted, NOAA/NWS, Valley, NE

Tuesday 11:00–11:30am

22nd Conference on Applied Climatology


Inventing Atmospheric Science: The Quest for Prevision and the Gordian Knots of Meteorology

James R. Fleming, Colby College, Waterville, ME

Tuesday 11:00–11:45am

14th Annual History Symposium


Environmental Impacts of Electricity Generation Technologies—A review of GHG emissions, water use, and land use, with a focus on oil and gas systems

Garvin Heath, National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Golden, CO

Wednesday 1:30–2:30pm

18th Conference on Atmospheric Chemistry


Weather Predictability

Richard Rotunno, NCAR, Boulder, CO

Thursday 8:00–8:45am

Special Symposium on Seamless Weather and Climate Prediction--Expectations and Limits of Multi-scale Predictability

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