NOAA to speak on extreme events, disasters at AMS

GOES-16 satellite image of Hurricane Ian as it was making landfall in Florida on September 28, 2022.
GOES-16 satellite image of Hurricane Ian as it was making landfall in Florida on September 28, 2022. (NOAA)

NOAA scientists will participate in press conferences to highlight recent extreme weather and climate events across the globe, as well as review U.S. climate statistics and billion-dollar disasters from 2022 at the upcoming American Meteorological Society (AMS) 103rd Annual Meeting in Denver. NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, Ph.D. will kick off Tuesday’s press conference to provide an overview of the increasing impacts that billion-dollar disasters have on the nation and its economy.

  • Monday, Jan. 9, at 9 a.m. MST: Extreme weather events now testing limits of climate attribution tools. A panel including NOAA Chief Scientist Sarah Kapnick, Ph.D., Stephanie Herring, Ph.D., NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI); Andrew Hoell, Ph.D., NOAA Physical Sciences Laboratory, and J. Rolf Olson, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (retired), will present a synopsis of this year’s Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective annual report on climate attribution research. Media attending virtually can access the briefing by clicking this link offsite link twenty minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A “Join Now” button will appear for those who are registered and logged into the AMS online program.
  • Tuesday, Jan. 10, at 9 a.m. MST: 2022 U.S. climate and billion-dollar disasters report. NOAA Administrator Rick Spinrad, PhD., will headline a panel of experts to present the 2022 U.S. climate analysis and updated billion-dollar weather and climate disasters report. The panel includes Karin Gleason, Monitoring Section Chief,  NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information (NCEI); and Adam Smith, NOAA NCEI applied climatologist and disaster expert. Media attending virtually can access the briefing by clicking this link offsite link twenty minutes prior to the scheduled start time. A “Join Now” button will appear for those who are registered and logged into the AMS online program.

Registration details:

Reporters attending in person and remotely will have access to all press conferences, but must register online in advance for the AMS Annual Meeting. Media attending in person must also register online in advance as there will be no on-site registration. To register, go to this link offsite link and scroll down to “Press Registration” to start the registration process. 

Press events will be held in Room 301 at the Colorado Convention Center, 700 14th St., Denver, Colorado.

For more information about the AMS 2023 Annual Meeting, visit this link offsite link

 

Media contacts:

Theo Stein, (303) 819-7409, theo.stein@noaa.gov

John Bateman, (202) 424-0929, john.jones-bateman@noaa.gov

Rachel Thomas-Medwid, (978) 621-3070 rthomas@ametsoc.org