Stanley A. Changnon Symposium
Tuesday, 4 February, 8:30 a.m.–5:30 p.m.; Room C112
Call for Papers
The theme for the 2014 AMS Annual Meeting is “Extreme Weather—Climate and the Built Environment: New perspectives, opportunities, and tools.”. Herein, we broadly define weather and climate extreme events to include, but not be limited to, severe storms, tornados, tropical cyclones, floods, winter storms, drought, temperature extremes, derechos, aircraft turbulence, wildfires, extreme solar activity, and ocean-land responses (e.g. storm surges, landslides, debris flows). Our society is a “built environment,” increasingly connected by cyber, energy, water, transportation, health, social, and other infrastructures—one that interacts with the natural environment through ecosystem functions supplied by wetlands, barrier islands, etc. The sustainability of this built environment and stewardship of our natural ecosystems are clearly related to quality of life. The theme is designed to explore the aforementioned “focal point” combining scientific inquiry, technological advances, societal implications, and public awareness through the lens of past, current, and future extreme weather and climate events.
The Symposium will honor Stanley Changnons distinguished contributions to applied climatology, including urban impact on weather and climate, impacts of climate on society, and the climatology of various insurance-sensitives phenomena across the United States. Other areas of interest include climate change, physical and societal impacts of climate, and weather and climate extremes.
The Symposium oral presentations would be a series of invited papers on the work that Changnon was involved in throughout his outstanding career, both before and after retirement. The posters will consist of both solicited and invited.
For additional information please contact the program chairperson(s), Eileen Shea, NOAA/Pacific Fisheries Science Center, (828) 450-5416, [email protected]; or the program co-chair Dr. Tim Brown, Desert Research Institute, (775) 674-7090, [email protected]. (2/13)