97th AMS Annual Meeting | 22–26 January 2017 | Seattle, WA

Current Radio Frequency Spectrum Challenges for the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 620
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Radio frequencies are widely used in the timely measurement, collection. and dissemination of critical foundational data including data from satellites, weather radar, surface observations, radiosondes, etc. High quality weather and hydrologic forecasts and warnings required to ensure safety and enhance the nation’s economy are underpinned by these observations. At the same time, there is increasing and accelerating pressure from policymakers to optimize the use of the radio spectrum to support our increasingly connected world, resulting in the potential for radio frequencies used by our community to be no longer available or exhibit significant interference, affecting our community’s ability to perform our critical missions. This town hall meetingwill explore the current status of this issue from across the weather, water, and climate enterprise, with a focus on the most pressing concerns. Additionally, opportunities to work together to meet the challenges and opportunities presented by this issue will be discussed.

For additional information, please contact Jonathan Porter (porter@accuweather.com).