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2007 Videos

2008 Videos

Urban Weather and Climate - Now and the Future

Journal Articles

Seventh Symposium on the Urban Environment Program and Presentations

Sixth Symposium on the Urban Environment Program and Presentations

Board on the Urban Environment

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

AMS Hurricane Resources:


Meeting Presentations

Statement: Hurricane Forecasting in the United States

Statement: Climate Change

Statement: Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change

Site Search Results

Other Hurricane Resources:

NOAA Hurricane Portal

Dr. Gray's Tropical Storm Forecast

FEMA Hurricane Portal

Kerry Emanuel's Home Page


A Vision for Human Evolution Into Space

AMS Space Resources:

Space Weather Policy Issues

AMS Space Weather Statement


Integrating Space Weather Observations and Forecasts into Aviation Operations Workshop

Environmental Science & Policy Briefings Space Weather



The AMS Video Journal


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Climate Variability and Hydrologic Extremes

Will Americans have enough water in the 21st century? Civil and environmental engineering professor Soroosh Sorooshian of the University of California at Irvine discusses water scarcity in the face of increasing demands. In the years to come, he stresses that engineering approaches will remain at the forefront of water supply solutions.

Prof. Soroosh Sorooshian, Center for Hydrometeorology and Remote Sensing

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Urban Weather and Climate - Now and the Future

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.

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

FEMA Hurricane Damage

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

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.

Michael S. Beeman, director, National Preparedness Division, FEMA, Department of Homeland Security

Underwriting Opportunities (PDF)

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A Vision for Human Evolution Into Space

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.

Dr. Peter H. Diamandis, President, X Prize Foundation and Zero Gravity Corporation






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