Lightning: Economic and Public Safety Implications

Lightning: Economic and Public Safety Implications

November 20th

10:30am - Cannon House Office Building, Room 210

1:45pm - Hart Senate Office Building, Room 902

This briefing will identify the observations, science, and services that exist to reduce lightning risks to power utilities, airports, public safety, and more. Explore how managers can plan for lightning threats, and discuss what areas need improvement.


  • Dr. Kevin Kloesel, University of Oklahoma
  • Dr. Amitabh Nag, Vaisala Inc.
  • Dr. Scott Rudlosky, University of Maryland


Presented by the American Meteorological Society Policy Program and the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research

A video recording of the briefing is now available online here.