11IMPACTS: Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2014
The theme for the 2015 AMS Annual Meeting is “Fulfilling the Vision of Weather, Water and Climate Information for Every Need, Time, and Place.” The Major Weather Events and Societal Impacts of 2014 session is a one day session that has in the past included only oral presentations, but will be open to posters this year as well. The session specifically focuses on the weather/climate/water events of late 2013 and 2014 including:
- How did the significant event impact society?
- What were the economic impacts that occurred due to significant weather events?
- What new techniques, tools and procedures helped warn the public?
- How did communication improve the outcome of the significant weather event?
The weather and climate extreme events of 2014 should include, but not be limited to, severe storms, tornados, tropical cyclones, floods, winter storms, drought, temperature extremes, aviation impacts from weather, wildfires, extreme solar activity, and ocean-land responses (e.g. storm surges, landslides, sea ice, debris flows). A brief meteorological review of the event is permissible, but the content needs to focus mostly on the actual societal impacts, and newer tools that improve the forecast and dissemination of information in a major event.
The themes for the session are developed as the year’s events occur. Past themes included US and Global Weather Impacts, Flooding, Fire/Drought, Panel Discussions, Aviation Events, Solar Events and Severe Weather. (Note: Authors need to contact the chairperson prior to submission for agenda planning purposes and to balance the number of invited speakers and submitted abstracts.)
For additional information, please contact the program co-chairs, Michael Ferrari ([email protected] or 404-764-9745) and Andrew Freedman ([email protected] 781-214-8053). Planning committee members include Tanja Fransen ([email protected]), Renee Curry ([email protected]) and Klaus Wolter ([email protected]).