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NSF highlights AER research on trends in flooding risk

Dr. Ross Hoffman

SuperStorm Sandy was a vivid reminder that hurricane damage is not only wind damage and that surge damage can be devastating and life threatening.

In part supported by NSF, I led a collaboration with AIR-Worldwide and Harvard-Smithsonian Center for Astrophysics in Cambridge, Massachusetts, to study how hurricane surge risk to property might change in the future both as a result of changes to sea level and of changes to hurricane tracks and intensities.

Superstorm Sandy Assessment at Extreme Weather Risk Management Congress

Brenda Kelly

Kyle Beatty joins 3 hurricane impact experts from Verisk Analytics in a special session at the Extreme Weather Insurance Risk Management Congress (EWRM) today in NYC

“Superstorm Sandy Post Event Assessment: Assessing The Optimal Decision Making Tools For Managing Catastrophic Weather Events: Addressing Weather Prediction, Modeling Challenges, Claims Analysis And Impact Estimates.”

AER's Polar Vortex Forecast has Star Debut at AMS Annual Meeting in Austin

Dr. Judah Cohen

Justin Jones and I spoke at the AMS annual conference in Austin Texas, as well as many others from AER. Justin presented on tropospheric precursors and stratospheric warmings while I argued that predictability of the winter forecast based on the scientific current state of knowledge is limited to October.

AER research 3rd most cited article in JGR history

Dr. Eli Mlawer

One of the most important ways that scientists communicate the results of their research is through papers published in professional journals. One of the more influential journals in atmospheric science is the Journal of Geophysical Research: Atmospheres (JGR), published by the American Geophysical Union. Over its many decades of operation, JGR has published some of the most cited and authoritative research papers in the field and, consequently, has an extremely high ranking in the ISI Journal Citation Reports ©.

AER at AMS – See you in Austin

Ron Isaacs, President & CEO

Dear Colleagues:

We look forward to seeing you at AMS Annual Meeting and hope you'll take a moment to stop by one of our technical presentations.

Sea ice was definitely “hot”, Dr. Judah Cohen of AER reflects on AGU'12

Dr. Judah Cohen

I was not planning on attending AGU this fall in San Francisco but then received two invited talks; one on climate prediction and the other on how warming of the Arctic is impacting weather in the midlatitudes. Talks are very hard to come by at AGU, with 22,000 participants, so two invited talks seemed like an opportunity not to be squandered.

AER at American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2012

Dr. Ross Hoffman

AER Scientists have 35 topics/sessions accepted to the American Geophysical Union (AGU) Fall Meeting, December 3-7, 2012 in San Francisco, CA.
Topics AER scientists will speak on through the week are:

MIT Climate Scientist Susan Solomon in AER Seminar

Ross N. Hoffman

AER is hosting a noontime seminar by MIT Professor Susan Solomon on “Emerging Signals of Climate Changes: Where in the World will Climate Change First?"

A leading atmospheric chemist, Solomon will summarize recent research showing the surprising result that an early onset of significant local warming that exceeds past variability is already emerging or will likely emerge in the next two decades in many tropical countries.

Dr. Bryan Woods is presenting on offshore windpower

Bryan Woods

Dr. Bryan Woods is presenting his analysis of Delaware's offshore windpower at AWEA Offshore Windpower Conference 2012. In his presentation, A 30-Year Wind Climatology off the Coast of Delaware From High-Resolution Numerical Weather Prediction, he demonstrates the importance of down-scaled numerical weather simulations versus coarse-resolution reanalysis data and shows the resulting dramatically different shape of wind distributions.

The poster will be presented today at 4:30 PM - 5:30 PM.

AER at IGAC 2012 "Ni Hao, Air Pollution!"

Matt Alvarado

Last week, I and about 600 other scientists attended the biennial International Global Atmospheric Chemistry (IGAC) conference in Beijing, China. This year’s theme was “Atmospheric Chemistry in the Anthropocene” – that is, how people have changed our atmosphere since the Industrial Revolution.