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

Themed Joint Panel Discussion 4: Observations of Communities

Tuesday, 24 January 2017, 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
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Ultimately, the impacts of weather and climate fall on communities, and the groups of people living together in these places collectively produce resilience (or fail to do so). Understanding of the ways these groups engage with the environment, including the concepts of vulnerability, emergency preparedness and response, and long-term recovery from weather and climate hazards, require many layers of observations and methodologies. These observations span many scales, including everything from aggregate geographic data to individual perspectives. The panelists will discuss the varied observations required to understand the connection between weather, climate, and communities, and the methods used to synthesize the observations into enhanced preparedness and resilience.


Randy A. Peppler, CIMMS/Univ. of Oklahoma, CIMMS/University of Oklahoma, Norman, OK


Michael Egnoto, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; Heather Lazrus, NCAR, Boulder, CO; Scott Miles, University of Washington, Seattle, WA and Olga Wilhelmi, NCAR, RAL/CSAP, Boulder, CO


(Joint between the Special Symposium on Individual, Social, and Cultural Observations in Weather and Climate Contexts; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Fifth Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation’s Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events )