Innovations in Weather & Climate Communication 2

Type: Paper
Theme: Hazards, Geography, and GIScience
Sponsor Groups: Climate Specialty Group
Poster #:
Day: 4/10/2018
Start / End Time: 12:40 PM / 2:20 PM
Room: Napoleon B3, Sheraton 3rd Floor
Organizers: Joel Finnis
Chairs: Joel Finnis


Making the best use of weather forecasts and climate projections requires the effective communication of relevant data to receptive stakeholders. Today, meteorologists and climatologists are generating an ever-expanding volume of information, which is being used by a diverse audience with increasingly sophisticated and specific demands.  Means of accessing this information has also diversified, moving from predominantly broadcast media to include online resources, social media, and smartphone apps. These developments present exciting prospects for science and risk communication. Fully capitalizing on opportunities afforded by new technology, data sources, and stakeholder interest requires an interdisciplinary approach to science and risk communication. This session invites researchers to discuss these opportunities, related challenges, and novel approaches. 


Type Details Minutes Start Time
Presenter Lisa Dilling*, University of Colorado Boulder, Rebecca Page, University of Colorado Boulder, Beyond Communication: Understanding the decision context for the use of climate information in practice 20 12:40 PM
Presenter Katharine Johnson*, Earth Resources Technology, Inc., David R. Easterling, NOAA National Centers for Environmental Information, Kenneth E. Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites-NC, North Carolina State University, Developing a website for the National Climate Assessment’s Climate Science Special Report 20 1:00 PM
Presenter Amber Williams*, West Virginia University, Climate Data: Dataset Accessibility and Programs' Usability 20 1:20 PM
Presenter Marilyn Koitnurm*, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Olivia Vila, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Joel Finnis, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Mark C.J. Stoddart, Memorial University of Newfoundland, Atanu Sarkar, Memorial University of Newfoundland, “It Goes Up and Down like a Dog’s Breakfast!”: Exploring Local Perceptions of Climate Variability in Newfoundland and Labrador 20 1:40 PM
Presenter Jase Bernhardt*, Hofstra University, Angela Rienzo, Hofstra University, Ivan Bermejo, Hofstra University, Communicating Hurricane Risk with Virtual Reality: A Pilot Study 20 2:00 PM

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