On Thursday, August 10, scientists will discuss key findings from a peer-reviewed State of the Climate report that examines temperature, precipitation and weather events experienced around the world in 2016. The study will be published in a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society.
This 27th annual check-up for the planet is based on contributions from more than 450 scientists representing over 60 countries around the world. It provides a detailed update on global climate indicators, notable weather events and other data collected from locations on land, water, ice, and in space. Some of the climate indicators include greenhouse gases; temperature; precipitation; sea level; sea ice extent; glacier mass; snow cover and tropical cyclones.
Thursday, August 10
- Report released: 1:00 PM EDT (U.S.)
- Media call: 2:00-3:00 PM EDT (U.S.)
Presentations will be given by:
- Jessica Blunden, Ph.D., climatologist and lead report editor, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information
- Gregory C. Johnson, Ph.D., oceanographer and ocean chapter editor, NOAA Pacific Marine Environmental Laboratory
- Jeremy Mathis, Ph.D., Director of NOAA Arctic Research Program and Arctic chapter editor, NOAA Office of Oceanic and Atmospheric Research
Robert Dunn, Ph.D., climate scientist and global chapter co-editor, United Kingdom Met Office
In addition, Deke Arndt, chief of the climate monitoring branch at NOAA's National Centers for Environmental Information will be on the call to answer questions about the report.
Conference call (slides will accompany call, see below)
- Questions and Answers
1. Dial into the conference call:
2. View slides:http://www.ncdc.noaa.go
Note to reporters: The report authors will conduct the conference call from their respective work locations and will not be available for on-camera interviews in the Washington, DC area.
FOR MORE INFORMATION (2016 info. available at 1:00 PM EDT (U.S.) on Aug. 10)