Weather and Climate Change Focus of AMS June 25 ‘Short Course’

Climate science and extreme weather is focus of full-day ‘Short Course’ being planned in conjunction with American Meteorological Society’s 41st broadcast meteorologists meeting in Tennessee.

Broadcast meteorologists attending the American Meteorological Society’s annual conference in Nashville in late June can sign-up now for an additional day of training on “piecing together the puzzle” of weather and climate.

The AMS “Short Course” scheduled for June 25 at the Sheraton Music City, conference headquarters hotel, features a faculty of nationally recognized federal government and academic weather and climate experts. The short course is being underwritten via a private foundation grant to Climate Central of Princeton, N.J., which is covering all but $25 of the standard AMS short course registration fee for up to 45 TV weathercasters and meteorologists.

Confirmed speakers for the full-day workshop include Rutgers University’s Tony Broccoli; the University of Georgia’s Marshall Shepherd, who is currently serving as AMS President; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory’s Ben Santer; and Chief Climatologist Heidi Cullen of Climate Central. Federal agency weather and climate experts Derek (Deke) Arndt, Harold Brooks, and Keith Dixon also will address the short course.

Additional information about the 41st annual broadcast meteorology conference is available online at the AMS website. Details and registration information for the Short Course are available here.

The organizer for the June Short Course is the editor of The Yale Forum on Climate Change & The Media, who has managed an ongoing series of full-day climate science workshops for broadcast meteorologists, one of which is being planned for September 28 at the University of Arizona in Tucson.

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