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Engagement and Impact through Themed Joint Sessions

We are expecting, with your participation and involvement, these themed joint sessions will serve as a catalyst for focusing the attention of the research and operational communities (and also those who are involved in accelerating the transition of research results into operations) on the exciting possibilities related to advancing predictive capabilities across many fields and applications.
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Climate Applications and Projections for the Health Sector

Papers in this session will highlight climate outlooks that can inform public health preparedness, such as areas of increased extreme weather risks, alterations in vector-borne disease trajectories due to variability and change, and potential threats to food security. We are seeking to understand the utility of climate time and spatial scales for those who are in charge of relating this information to the community- and individual-scales—namely the health and medical sectors. Papers should also address the resources this community can or has utilized, and how this information feeds into health models and decisions. The value of knowing such information can lead to better research collaboration between our communities. With our meeting place being Austin, TX, we are especially interested in papers that address how Texas, in particular, and the southwest, in general, is communicating the regional climate trends of a persistent drought to the health community, and what actions that has spurred. We are also seeking other locations of national and international interests, and want to know what is working or failing (in terms of communication of climate model risks) for public health.

Host Conference(s)

4th Environment and Health
Contact(s): Wendy Marie Thomas: wthomas@ametsoc.org

Partnering Conference(s)

20th Applied Climatology
Contact(s): Barbara Mayes Boustead, barbara.mayes@noaa.gov Steven Quiring: squiring@tamu.edu