NCAR & UCAR at AMS 2017

American Meteorological Society - 97th Annual Meeting

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AMS 2017 meeting!

Washington State Convention Center, Seattle

January 21–26

NCAR|UCAR Opportunities

Find opportunities to visit, collaborate, and study with us at the NCAR|UCAR exhibit booths or online:
Check out our visitor programs, workshops, internships & fellowships

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Featured Sessions

Earth System Observations in Service to Society - 17th Presidential Forum

Monday 23 January • 9:00 AM-10:30 AM • Ballroom 6ABCE - details>

  • Fred Carr, AMS and University of Oklahoma; Vanda Grubisic, NCAR, Earth Observatory Laboratory; Richard Jackson, University of California, Environmental Health Sciences, Los Angeles; Andrew Light, George Mason University; Donald J. Wuebbles, University of Illinois, Department of Atmospheric Sciences, Urbana; and Roger S. Pulwarty, NOAA, Climate Program and Earth Systems Research Lab

Assessing Observational Needs

Monday 23 january • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM • 607 - details>

  • Robert Atlas, NOAA/AOML; Antonio J. Busalacchi, UCAR; Wenjian Zhang, WMO

History of Meteorology and Atmospheric Sciences

Tuesday 24 January • 10:30 AM012:00 PM • Yakima 2 - details>

  • James Rodger Fleming, Colby College; Maya R. Meltsner, Colby College; Penelope K. Hardy, Johns Hopkins University; Joseph P. Bassi, Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University; Gregory Hammer, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information

The Coming Revolution in Satellite Data - Panel Discussion

Wednesday 25 January • 10:30 AM-12:00 PM • Yakima 1 - details>

  • Antonio Busalacchi, UCAR; Eric Webster, Harris; Conrad C. Lautenbacher, GeoOptics; Sandy MacDonald, SPIRE; David Grimes, MSC

The NOAA Big Data CRADAs-An Update and a Look at the Opportunities They Pose for the AMS Community and Its Members - Joint Session

Wednesday 25 January • 1:30 PM-2:30 PM • 608 - details>

  • Jed Sundwall, Amazon Web Services, Open Data Global Lead; Zachary Flaming, University of Chicago Center for Data Intensive Science; Edward J. Kearns, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI, Center for Weather and Climate; and Jeff Weber, UCAR, Unidata

Developing a Comprehensive Climate Information System - Panel Discussion

Wednesday 25 January • 4:00 PM-5:30 PM • Yakima 1 - details>

  • Kevin E. Trenberth, NCAR, Climate and Global Dynamics Laboratory; Michael Tanner, NCEI; Andrew Freedman, Mashable; and Stephanie Herring, NOAA

Reception Highlights

Student Conference Attendees
Saturday 21 January • 5:30-7:30PM • 4E

Colour of Weather
Sunday 22 January • 7:00-9:00PM • Seattle Sheraton

CoRiolis:LGBTQ Friends & Allies
Sunday 22 January • 7:30-9:30PM • Seattle Sheraton

Early Career Professionals
Sunday 22 January • 9:00-11:00PM • Seattle Sheraton


Student Conference

Saturday 21 January - Sunday 22 January

The Annual Student Conference brings together upper-division undergraduates and graduate students for oportunities to discover career possibilities and to participate in conversations with professionals, a student poster session, and related workshops. This is a great opportunity to connect with researchers from NCAR and UCAR and we look forward to meeting you during these events! 
Full Student Conference Schedule>

AMS Career Fair for Students & Professionals

Come talk to us about career opportunities, internships, and fellowships at NCAR & UCAR

 21-23 January • Poster Hall

  • Saturday 5:30 - 7:30 PM (for Student Conference Attendees Only)
  • Sunday 5:00 - 7:00 PM
  • Monday 12:00 - 4:00 PM


Featured Workshops

GIS Tutorial for Atmospheric Sciences

Sunday 22 January • 8:30 AM-5:00 PM
Skagit 1 (Washington State Convention Center)
Instructors: Jennifer Boehnert, NCAR, and Greg Dobson, University of North Carolina at Asheville
Separate registration required

Resumes & CVs - What Employers are Looking For and How to Best Present Yourself

Sunday 22 January • Student Conference Event
Conference Center, Chelan 2
Instructors: Rebecca Haacker, NCAR, and Christopher Alston, Mars, Inc.

Town Halls

Earthcube: A Community-Driven Cyberinfrastructure for the Geosciences

Tuesday 24 January • 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
608 (Washington State Convention Center)
Organizer: Mohan Ramamurthy, UCAR, Boulder, CO

Modeling Research in the Cloud

Wednesday 25 January • 12:15 PM-1:15 PM
605 (Washington State Convention Center)
Organizer: Mohan Ramamurthy, UCAR, Boulder, CO

Exhibit Hall Booths

NCAR - National Center for Atmospheric Research -  Booth 427

UCAR Community Programs - Booth 418

  • Meet UCP Director Ying-Hwa (Bill) Kuo
  • Meet educators, data mavens, science program managers, and other folks from the COSMIC Program, the Cooperative Programs for the Advancement of Earth System Science, the UCAR Center for Science Education, and the other UCAR Community Programs for the latest news and informal Q&A
  • Discover new modules in COMET's extensive library of over 800 hours of free online educational materials

EarthCube - Booth 418

  • Stop by to hear about and see demonstrations of some of the latest EarthCube cyberinfrastructure tools

Unidata - Booth 426

  • See demonstrations of 2-D and 3-D data visualization with AWIPS II and Unidata's IDV
  • Meet Unidata software developers

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