Terms of Reference

The committee recognizes the broad variety of scientific disciplines concerned with applied climatology and encourages stronger interactions of climatologists with other scientists and climate data users through national and international conferences. Many of these conferences should be planned jointly with other American Meteorological Society (AMS) committees on related disciplines, such as the Committees on Probability and Statistics, Climate Variations, Agricultural and Forest Meteorology, and Biometeorology and Aerobiology, as well as the Program Committee on Global Change Studies.

The committee also recognizes its responsibility to provide advice on the capabilities and needs of the applied climatologist to other AMS committees concerned with technique and method development; analysis, diagnosis, and prediction of climatic variations; and climatic impact assessment.