Yesterday I attended a weather themed conference in St. Louis to “pitch” the Bering Sea Rule to other meteorologist, and scientist, in the field.
Below is the information about what it entailed…
NOAA’s 39th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop will beheld in St. Louis, Missouri during 20-23 October 2014. The workshop will address the status and prospects for advancing climate prediction, monitoring, and diagnostics, and will focus on five major themes:
Prediction, monitoring, and variability of the hydroclimate with an emphasis on the Midwest during the growing season.
The prediction, attribution, and assessment of extreme events.
Sub-seasonal to interannual predictability.
Latest developments in models, tools, and techniques in relation to improving climate prediction.
Developing applications to improve climate services.
The workshop will be hosted by St. Louis University (SLU) and co-hosted by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). The American Meteorological Society (AMS) is a cooperating sponsor.
The workshop will feature daytime oral presentations, invited speakers, and panel discussions with a poster session event on one evening. For students, some travel support and discounted registration might be available if budget allows.
The oral presentations started out on a great note with a few overviews on the Winter of 2013/2014, which averaged at -5.266 here in Columbia! The other 22 oral presentations that I listened to were amazing and I learned more than I ever thought I would an, as such, am hooked on future conferences to take part in!
Above is the Bering Sea Rule research team’s poster right before the doors were opened for the attendees to move from poster to poster asking questions. The doors were opened approximately around 6:15pm and I didn’t leave until 8:20pm. During the poster session, I explained our research to roughly a dozen people. The feedback was upbeat and a few of them even gave me suggestions on how to “elevate” the research with various tools available that I wasn’t aware of.
Needless to say, it was an experience that I will never forget and during down time, I was reading a great book from an Metamora Township High School Class of ’92 alumni of mine, Kathryn Miles titled, Super Storm Nine Days Inside Hurricane Sandy. A must read!