Events

Monday Ice Breaker Reception

An ice breaker reception was held on Monday, August 8th from 6:00pm-7:30pm on the Rooftop Terrace at the Monona Terrace. 

Coriolis Committee Coffee Breaks 

The AMS Coriolis Committee hosted three community-building and social networking gatherings for LGBTQIA2S+ and Allies during the AMS Collective Meeting coffee breaks. Look for us (and our stickers!) at a table at the breaks on:
Monday 8 August at 10-10:45 AM (Grand Terrace) 
Wednesday 10 August at 3:30-4:15 PM (Lake Commons)
Thursday 11 August at 10-10:45 AM (Lake Commons)
Please stop by to meet old and new friends and build connections! Updates will be posted on twitter (@AMSBRAID) and questions can be sent to pina.aaron@gmail.com and/or imccoy@ucar.edu.

Tuesday Townhall Meeting: Increasing Demand for Spectrum: How is the Earth observation community navigating its continued reliance on these limited resources?

Tuesday, 9 August, 12:15pm-1:15pm- Ballroom CD                                                                               

U.S. and international Earth observation satellites cannot operate without access to radio frequency spectrum. With the continued deployment of wireless broadband (such as 5G, 6G, etc.) technologies, rapidly increasing numbers of satellites on orbit, and the development of new spectrum reliant technologies, there is an unprecedented demand for limited RF spectrum resources. In some cases, Earth observing satellites can be developed to be more efficient in the use of communication spectrum and more resilient to possible interference, but this is not possible for the passive spectrum relied on for microwave sounding, which is crucial for numerical weather prediction. In addition, data services from GOES-R series satellites such as DCS and GRB, rely on L-band spectrum that is also in demand for terrestrial communications services. Interference to these services have the potential to impact meteorological users throughout the Americas. Uplink spectrum used to report in-situ sensors deployed throughout the hemisphere are also being impacted by radio frequency interference. Some recently released studies highlight more clearly the impacts of such sharing to federal users of GOES data particularly. This Town Hall will provide a brief overview of the current status of spectrum on major NOAA satellite systems, but also include perspectives from international partners, the private sector and academia, as well as participation from the audience. 

Moderator:

Jordan Gerth, National Weather Service

 

Speakers:

Renee Leduc, Founder & Principal, Narayan Strategy

David Lubar, Aerospace Corporation

Paolo Ruti, Chief Scientist, EUMETSAT

 

*100 boxed lunches were provided on a first come first serve basis. 

 

Sponsored by:

Polar Meteorology and Oceanography - Tuesday Happy Hour at the Wisconsin Memorial Union Terrace

Tuesday 7:00 PM CT

Student and early career professionals gathered at the Wisconsin Memorial Union to mingle and meet with their peers.

Wednesday Student Engagement Luncheon: Conversations with Professionals

A Student Networking Lunch was held on Wednesday, August 10th from 12:15-1:45pm in the Exhibit Hall.

This luncheon provided students the opportunity to engage in open conversations with early-career, mid-career, and well-established professionals to discuss their paths thus far in their education and career, along with some of their advice as presented by the panel lead. Limited boxed lunches were provided for students (first come first serve). 

Sponsored by: 

GOES-18 Webinar 

A live AMS Weather Band Webinar entitled, “GOES-18: NOAA’s Newest Eyes on the West;” occurred on Wednesday, 10 August at 3:30 p.m.


Dan Lindsey discussed how the GOES-T launched from Cape Canaveral, Florida, on March 1 and became GOES-18 after reaching geostationary orbit several weeks later. It is currently undergoing post-launch testing from near 137 W longitude, and will take over as the operational GOES-West in early 2023. Data from the GOES-18 Advanced Baseline Imager will be provided via operational GOES-West data streams in August and again from mid-October to mid-November. This webinar showed examples of the data from GOES-18, provide details of these planned data flows, and highlight the capabilities of its instrumentation to those in the western continental U.S., eastern Pacific, Alaska, and Hawaii.
 
Presenter:
Dan Lindsey has been with NOAA since 2004 and currently serves as the GOES-R Program Scientist. He received an undergraduate degree in Mathematics from the Univ. of Georgia and Master's and PhD degrees in Atmospheric Science from Colorado State University. His areas of expertise include satellite remote sensing, mesoscale meteorology, and cloud physics.
 
Through the AMS Weather Band, professionals like Dan Lindsey and you have a unique opportunity to share your work with a wider audience of enthusiasts, students, and anyone interested in weather/climate science. If you are an AMS Member, you already have access—get started today at weatherband.org!

For more information, please contact Gideon Alegado, AMS Public Outreach Manager, galegado@ametsoc.org.

Satellite Meteorology, Oceanography, and Climatology / Joint 2022 NOAA Satellite Conference - Wednesday Happy Hour at the Wisconsin Memorial Union Terrace 

Wednesday 6:30 PM

Student and early career professionals convened at the Wisconsin Memorial Union to mingle and meet with their peers.