SSEC/CIMSS Go Big in Texas for AMS Convention
The renowned Austin, Texas, music scene was upstaged by the 93rd Annual AMS Annual Meeting held from 06 – 10 January 2013. The theme of the conference, “Taking Predictions to the Next Level: Expanding Beyond Today’s Weather, Water, and Climate Forecasting and Projections,” was a good fit for the work being done at SSEC and CIMSS.
Over 30 oral presentations and nearly 40 posters on display delivered bySSEC/CIMSS researchers and students covered topics as diverse as:
- performance of instrumentation on the Suomi NPP;
- GOES-R Proving Ground experiments;
- collecting weather satellite data for mobile devices;
- evolution of global satellite composite imagery;
- tropical cyclone studies;
- advances in McIDAS-V satellite weather products;
- and outreach programs such as the CIMSS iPad Library and EarthNow’s Science on a Sphere.
Steve Ackerman, Director of CIMSS presented as part of the Panel of Teaching Award Winners.
Tim Schmit served as a co-chair of the Future Operational Environmental Satellite Systems symposium, and gave two oral presentations related to the Advanced Baseline Imager (ABI) on GOES-R.
SSEC maintained an exhibit booth during the meeting demonstrating some of the Center’s latest research, providing close-up looks at the 3-D globe, and allowing visitors to sample the full release version of McIDAS-V’s visualization tools.
Steve Ackerman, Margaret Mooney, Patrick Rowley, Dave Santek, and Tim Schmit
presenting at the AMS Convention.
Several presentations by SSEC/CIMSS researchers have been made available online:
EarthNow: Communicating Climate Forecasts Using NOAA’s Science on a Sphere (Patrick Rowley, presenter)
Visualizing Geostationary and Polar-Orbiting Weather Products in McIDAS-V (Joleen Feltz, presenter)
The CIMSS iPad Library and ESIP Workshops (Margaret Mooney, presenter)
McIDAS-V, Visualization, and Data Analysis for Suomi National Polar-orbiting Partnership (William Straka, presenter)
The GOES-R Proving Ground: Summer 2012 Summer Experiment at the Aviation Weather Center (Amanda Terborg, presenter)
More information about the presentations at the AMS Conference is available.