Third Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication

Country: USA

City: Raleigh

Abstr. due: 09.02.2015

Dates: 10.06.15 — 12.06.15

Area Of Sciences: Geography;

Organizing comittee e-mail: nsj@wral.com

Organizers: American Meteorlogical Society

 

The Third Conference on Weather Warnings and Communication, sponsored by the AMS and organized by the AMS Board on Societal Impacts, will be held 10-12 June 2015 — in conjunction with the 43rd Conference on Broadcast Meteorology — at the Raleigh Convention Center in Raleigh, North Carolina. A preliminary program, registration, hotel, and general information will appear on the AMS website (http://www.ametsoc.org) by mid-March.
      Weather forecasts continue to improve; however, even a perfect forecast cannot achieve its full potential without being communicated to users in a consistent, reliable, and meaningful way. This “last mile” step and the need to do it effectively apply to every weather forecast, from long-range outlooks to short-fuse warnings
Oral and poster presentations are solicited on all topics related to the effective communication of weather and climate information, including observations, assessments, forecasts, and warnings. Of special interest are abstracts related to:


    • Use of social media as a two-way medium for the exchange of forecasts, field reports, and decision support
    • The viral spread of both good and bad forecasts, especially forecasts of extreme weather events on social media
    • Development of a common understanding between forecasters and forecast users of the use of different forecast products and services
    • Assessments and case studies of past events highlighting both best practices and tactics to avoid in communicating future events
    • Innovations in communicating high-impact weather events
    • The warning partnership: The evolving roles of the National Weather Service, broadcast meteorologists, emergency managers, and the academic community, including the Weather-Ready Nation initiative
 

Conference Web-Site: http://www.ametsoc.org/meet/fainst/20153warning.html