10th Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events

Abstract Information

Abstracts are closed! The deadline was 8 September 2021 at 11:59 PM EDT.

Abstract Fee and Author Instructions

The 10th Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation:Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events is sponsored by the American Meteorological Society and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts.

Call for Papers

Papers for the 10th Symposium on Building a Weather-Ready Nation: Enhancing Our Nation's Readiness, Responsiveness, and Resilience to High Impact Weather Events are solicited on the following:

  • Examples of Engaging and Educating Weather Readiness
    • Abstracts pertaining to formal and informal means of educating the public on the WRN initiative and instilling the WRN culture into the community through examples of community engagement and innovative educational efforts.
  • Lessons Learned from the Historic February 2021 Winter Storm
    • Abstracts pertaining to the communication, impact, response, or policy decisions regarding the historic winter storm in February of 2021 are encouraged. Submissions from all backgrounds encouraged. Special focus on the significant impact associated with the state of Texas.
  • Weather Extremes: Forecasting -> Communication -> Mitigation -> Recovery
    • Abstracts highlighting topics pertaining to forecasting extreme or unprecedented events and the complexity of communicating them, mitigating their impact, and recovering from them. Topics including resiliency, vulnerable populations, community engagement and partnerships are of special focus.
  • Disasters within Disasters
    • Abstracts including WRN challenges pertaining to weather events with multiple hazards occurring simultaneously or while other non-weather related disasters are ongoing (earthquakes, social unrest, COVID, etc.)
  • Weather Data Sources in the Next Decade and Implications for the Weather Enterprise
    • Abstracts highlighting the importance of surface-based observation networks, both formal and informal are encouraged. Other topics could pertaining to warning dissemination options, radar/satellite data accessibility, open-source or crowdsourced weather report networks, and similar topics are suggested.
  • Who makes the WRN?
    • Abstracts focusing on the diversity of our nation and how the WRN has made in-roads in various communities. Specific focus on WRN Ambassadors that serve these communities and their success stories, especially from the non-weather enterprise, are of particular interest.
  • 10 Years Later...Are We Weather Ready?
    • Abstracts highlighting successes from the past, failures that were learned from, and what we still have yet to solve within the mission of Building a Weather Ready Nation.
  • The Weather Ready Nation: Powered by Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence
    • Abstracts pertaining to the advent of AI/ML initiatives in the weather enterprise and how these advances will interplay with DSS, educational efforts, resiliency, and communication to the publics we serve.
       

Conference Contacts

For additional information, please contact the program chairs: Trevor Boucher (trevor.boucher@noaa.gov), Dave Jones (dave@stormcenter.com), and Jennifer Sprague-Hilderbrand (jennifer.sprague@noaa.gov).