AMS Journal Programs

2071 Benjamin Franklin's Science, AMS Journal Program 2007-1
2072 The Hurricane-Climate Connection, AMS Journal Program 2007-2
2073 Is Global Climate Change Affecting Hurricanes AMS Journal Program 2007-3
2074 50th Anniversary of the CCM Program
2075 Hydrology in An Era in an Era of Global Change
2076 The Science of Communications

2077 The AMS Journal: Hurricane Katrina – Perspectives on Hurricane Forecasting
2079 The "New" (Post-Katrina) FEMA and Managing Expectations
2078 A Vision for Human Evolution Into Space
2080 Urban Weather and Climate - Now and the Future

2081 Climate Variability and Hydrologic Extremes

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Benjamin Franklin’s Science
(59 minutes)
The AMS Journal: Program 2007-1

Prof. Philip Krider of the University of Arizona is an expert in atmospheric electricity – and Benjamin Franklin. His presentation, recorded at the AMS Annual Meeting in Atlanta commemorated the Franklin Tercentenary with a fascinating look at this multi-faceted Founding Father, who could also be argued to be America’s first meteorologist. An excellent chapter in the history of our science.

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The Hurricane-Climate Connection (58 minutes)
The AMS Journal: Program 2007-2

Presenter:
Prof. Kerry Emanuel, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

After Katrina, the link between global warming and a perceived increase in severe weather became a critical debate topic in the science and policy arenas. Prof. Kerry Emanuel (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), in his 2007 AMS Haurwitz Memorial Lecture, examines this question. While sea surface temperature plays a role in tropical storm intensity, it represents only part of the complex puzzle. He also details an emerging theory that suggests hurricanes and typhoons may play a major, and heretofore, unexpected role in climate dynamics. Production assistance for this program was generously provided by ResearchChannnel.org.

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Is Global Climate Change Affecting Hurricanes? (30 minutes)
The AMS Journal: Program 2007-3

Presenter:
Prof. Kerry Emanuel, Department of Earth, Atmospheric and Planetary Sciences, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

After the disastrous 2005 hurricane season, which brought Katrina, Rita, Wilma and more, the link between global climate change, warming sea, surface temperature and hurricanes was front page news. Does climate change affect hurricanes? As Prof. Kerry Emanuel explains in the second in his series of lectures, the answer is yes...but the answer is also complex given the many factors involved.


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50th Anniversary of the CCM Program (52 minutes)
The AMS Journal: Program 2007-4

Over 30% of the U.S. economy is weather and climate sensitive. Where do businesses and government agencies turn to find qualified professionals in these areas? An important resource is the corps of Certified Consulting Meteorologists, an AMS program which has just finished its 50th year of public service. Included are Phil Falconer, CCM surveying the field of forensic weather and Jack Henz, CCM describing his career in hydrometeorology. This DVD contains 22 minutes of bonus material beyond the ResearchChannel program in which CCMs describe how the program has focused their professional development over the years.

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Hydrology in An Era in an Era of Global Change (59 minutes)
The AMS Journal: Program 2008-1

Prof. Dennis Lettenmaier (Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, University of Washington), in his 2008 Robert E. Horton Lecture on Hydrology, traces the history of how hydrologists and meteorologists have attempted to do the book keeping which allows us to understand the water cycle. As we move from a qualitative to a quantitative hydrological science in the new era of changing climate, will we be able to answer questions essential to our nation? A look ahead at projections of the water resources of the Colorado River Basin provides a key example.

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The Science of Communications (59 minutes)
The AMS Journal: Program 2008-2
 
Especially in this era global climate change, many scientists have become increasingly frustrated in their dealings with the press and the public. Why can’t the press get it right? Why isn’t the public smart enough to understand the importance of what I am saying? Turns out physical scientists may have more than a little to learn from decades of research in human psychology, political science and journalism. To transmit knowledge, you must first understand how people internalize information concerning the world around them. AMS Senior Science and Communication Fellow Dr. Anthony Socci, University of Michigan Professor of Political Science Dr. Arthur Lupia and BBC America science correspondent Molly Bentley have some words of wisdom for scientists struggling with public outreach.
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2077

The AMS Journal: Hurricane Katrina – Perspectives on Hurricane Forecasting

Max Mayfield, Director, National Hurricane Center (retired) was in the eye of the media storm when Katrina was bearing down on New Orleans. He recounts how the successful Katrina forecasts fit into the overall pattern of progress in forecasting tropical storms. From The AMS Journal series on ResearchChannel.org.

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2078
A Vision for Human Evolution Into Space (29 minutes)

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, President, X Prize Foundation and Zero Gravity Corporation
The AMS Journal: Program 2009-1


Operational meteorology began a major growth phase as commercial aviation boomed in the 1930s in the aftermath of Lucky Lindburgh’s transatlantic and transformational flight. With the success of the Ansari X Prize showing the path for commercial human space travel, commercial operational forecasts of the near space environment may soon become a requirement and not just a dream. Dr. Peter Diamandis, the man behind the X Prizes, Zero Gravity Corporation and the Rocket Racing League (NASCAR on LOX!), explains the economics of scale that make “routine” space travel in the not too distant future sound not only possible, but likely.

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2079
The "New" (Post-Katrina) FEMA and Managing Expectations

Michael S. Beeman, director, National Preparedness Division, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security
The AMS Journal: Program 2009-2

In this video from the American Meteorological Society, Michael S. Beeman, director of the national preparedness division for the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), shares what he saw in the midst of Hurricane Katrina and the lessons learned that are now incorporated into current natural disaster planning. Learn about what was done right and what was learned from the Mississippi disaster.

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2080
Urban Weather and Climate - Now and the Future

Dr. Walter Dabberdt, Chief Science Officer, Vaisala, Inc.
Prof. Rosina Bierbaum, Dean, School of Natural Resources, University of Michigan
Dr. Kai N. Lee, The David and Lucile Packard Foundation
Prof. Julian Hunt, University College London
Dr. Susan Avery, President, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute
Mary M. Glackin, NOAA Deputy Under Secretary for Oceans and Atmospheres
The AMS Journal: Program 2009-3

More than 50 percent of our population already live in cities. And by 2030, the equivalent of 15 cities the size of Phoenix will be created annually. Is the quadruple convergence of urbanism, population growth, climate change and coastal development a perfect storm? In this American Meteorological Society program, a panel of experts discuss the impact climate and cities have on one another. Find out what urban planners and climate scientists must do in order to combine their efforts to adapt to a changing urbanized world.

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2081
Climate Variability and Hydrologic Extremes (56 minutes)

The AMS Journal, Program 2009-2
Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian
Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing
University of California, Irvine
The AMS Walter Orr Roberts Lecturer (2009)

Will America have enough water for the 21st Century? In the era of global climate change, understanding the water cycle is essential, and specifically predicting the water resources that will available in the years to come. While climate models show increasing skill, reliance on engineering approaches to assure adequate water supplies will remain. Demand for water grows. In parts of the U.S. southwest, it is sobering to note that reliance on ground water has resulted in land subsidence measured in many feet over decades, whereas the aquifer recharge occurs at only several mm/yr. With an introduction by AMS President, Dr. Thomas Karl, Director, National Climatic Data Center.

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