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96th American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting

Jan 09 2016
Jan 14 2016
New Orleans

The American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting is the world’s largest yearly gathering for the weather, water, and climate community. It brings together more than 3 000 scientists, researchers, educators, students, and other professionals from across the weather, water, and climate community  to share with, learn from, and collaborate with each other.

The theme of this year's meeting is Earth System Science in Service to Society.

IES scientist and Head of Unit Jutta Thielen Del-Pozo will represent the JRC at the full-day International Session of the Meeting on 9 January 2016, which will be jointly hosted by the WMO and NWS. The Session is entitled "Emerging Data Challenges: Big Data, Social Media, and Crowd Sourcing".

IES scientist Christophe Lavaysse will give three presentations on his work on:

  • the atmospheric forcing and predictability of extreme precipitation events in West Africa (11 January 2016)
  • combined method for the forecast of extreme monthly precipitation over Europe (12 January 2016)
  • the recent change of temperature in the Sahara and its impact on the West African Monsoon and precipitation (14 January 2016)