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

Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Strategies for Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasting

Monday, 23 January 2017, 12:15–1:15 P.M.; Room 605
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Forecasts to predict Earth system conditions on subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) timescales (2 weeks to 12 months) will help to save lives, protect property, and increase economic vitality. The National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine released a report in March 2016 entitled Next Generation Earth System Prediction: Strategies for Subseasonal to Seasonal Forecasting that provides a detailed research agenda for improving the nation’s S2S forecasting capabilities. The report sets out a bold vision for the next decade – that S2S forecasts will be as widely used as short-term weather forecasts are today. Please join us for further discussion of the strategies and issues raised in the report and initial plans for responding to the report’s recommendations. There will be a panel discussion with representatives from the authoring Committee and from several funding agencies. The NAS Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate will provide a limited number of box lunches.

For additional information, please contact Raymond Ban (raymondjban@gmail.com).