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:
Last year Texas had more severe hail events than any state in the country, causing $1.7 billion in insured losses statewide. The prevalence of hail in Texas has been the stimulus for the Texas Department of Insurance's sponsorship of the first annual War on Hail Symposium on November 27th. I'll be a panelist on the "Technology and Tools" roundtable, discussing future web-based application of weather related tools.
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 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.
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