Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography
Stephanie Kenitzer (AMS), (425) 432-2192 and
SSEC's Public Information Officer (UW–Madison, SSEC), (608) 263-3373
MADISON, WI, October 2, 2001Leading satellite, meteorology and oceanography experts will be in Madison, Wisconsin in mid-October for a wide range of discussions and presentations in their fields. The 11th Conference on Satellite Meteorology and Oceanography, sponsored by the American Meteorological Society (AMS), is held October 15-18 at the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center.
four-day conference begins Monday, October 15 at 8 a.m. Central Time.
Topics of discussion throughout the week will focus on research, technological
advances, and application of satellite systems and data for short- and
long-term weather and climate forecasting. Examples of the range of
topics to be covered are:
In addition to the conference sessions, an exhibit hall will feature the latest technology, products and services in the fields of satellite meteorology and oceanography.
The complete program for the conference is on the AMS Web site under conferences and meetings. Further details are also available from the conference chair: Christopher Velden, University of WisconsinMadison.
Although AMS will not be operating an official press room, media are invited to attend any/all sessions taking place at both conferences and interview experts from around the world. All media must sign in at the AMS registration desk at the Monona Terrace Convention Center, to receive access to sessions. The AMS contact at the Conference is Henry Reges at (608) 261-4170.
In partnership with the Monona Terrace Community and Convention Center, the Conference also will host NASAs Electronic Theater, presented by Frederick Fritz Hasler of NASAs Goddard Space Flight Center. Offering visually stunning views of Earth from space, the ETheater will be presented to the general public Wednesday evening at 7 p.m. in the Monona Terraces exhibition hall. Families with children in elementary school are urged to attend. Middle and high school students will attend previously scheduled shows during the day. The ETheater uses a wide variety of data sets to show Earth science phenomena around the world, from closeup views of Madison's four lakes to fishing fleets in the Sea of Japan.
The AMS is the nations leading professional society for scientists in the atmospheric and related sciences.