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

Core Science Keynotes

The Core Science Keynotes series is an ongoing element of the AMS Annual Meeting. For the AMS 2017 Annual Meeting, the talks are intended to highlight, discipline by discipline, the history, foundational knowledge, and research challenges that drive our field forward as a whole, as well as providing information on and addressing the topic of the greatest observational needs in the subdisciplines of each particular conference with the specific or closely related field. Each keynote speaker will summarize the state of current knowledge in their field in a manner accessible to all AMS disciplines. They will also describe future research directions, the challenges in pursuing them, and the expected benefits to both the discipline and to the Society’s broad science and applications directions including career opportunities within the enterprise. The Core Science Keynotes will be linked as a series in the program so that interested attendees may gain broad exposure to the scientific forefront of work being done in our community and knowledge of other career opportunities by attending several or all of these presentations.

Python: Its Past, Present, and Future in Meteorology

Monday, 23 January 2017, 11:00–11:30 a.m.
Conference Center: Chelan 5 (Washington State Convention Center)

Ryan M. May, UCAR/Unidata, Boulder, CO

Space-based Measurement of Chemical Tracers (gaseous) and Aerosol Pollutants: Past, Present, and Future Needs

Monday, 23 January 2017, 11:00–11:30 a.m.
4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)

Pawan K. Bhartia, GSFC, Greenbelt, MD

Current and Future Directions in Satellite Remote Sensing of Airborne Particulate Matter and Assessment of Human Health Impacts

Monday, 23 January 2017, 11:30 a.m.–12:00 p.m.
4C-3 (Washington State Convention Center)

David J. Diner, JPL/California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, CA

Core Science Keynote on Observing System Simulation Experiments

Monday, 1:30–2:00 p.m.
607 (Washington State Convention Center)

Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML, Miami, FL

Ongoing Global Observations the MJO- An Historical Overview

Monday, 23 January 2017, 4:00-4:15 p.m.
Conference Center: Chelan 2 (Washington State Convention Center)

John M. Wallace, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

Lightning Locating Systems: History, Methods, and their Roles in Meteorological Applications

Monday, 23 January 2017, 4:45–5:00 p.m.
Conference Center: Tahoma 1 (Washington State Convention Center)

Kenneth L. Cummins, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ

The State of the Greenland and Antarctic Ice Sheets: Observations Lead the Way

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 8:30–9:00 a.m.
Conference Center: Skagit 3 (Washington State Convention Center)

Ian Joughin, University of Washington, Seattle, WA

El Nino and Health: A Tale of Two Disciplines

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:30–10:45 a.m.
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center)

Glenn Russell McGregor, Univ. of Durham, Durham, United Kingdom

El Nino and Infectious Disease Outbreaks: Emerging Links and Interaction with Other Drivers of Disease Activity

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 10:45–11:00 a.m.
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center)

Jean-Paul Chretien, OSTP, Washington D.C.

The WIGOS View of Observational Data Requirements for Weather, Climate and Water in the Coming Decades

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 1:30–2:00 p.m.
620 (Washington State Convention Center)

Lars Peter Riishojgaard, WMO, Geneva, Switzerland

CoSMO - The Coronal and Solar Magnetism Observatory

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 2:15–2:30 p.m.
4C-2 (Washington State Convention Center)

Scott McIntosh, High Altitude Observatory, UCAR, Boulder, CO

History and Results From The Two Decade Quest to First Measure the Earth's Radiation Budget

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 4:00–4:15 p.m.
Conference Center: Yakima 2 (Washington State Convention Center)

Thomas H. Vonderhaar, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO

Tropical Cyclone Prediction and Predictability: Advances and Challenges

Wednesday, 25 January 2017, 8:00–8:30 a.m.
Conference Center: Skagit 5 (Washington State Convention Center)

Kerry Emanuel, MIT, Cambridge, MA