Reminder – Volunteers need to sign up by 7/7 for AMS Mtg & NWS Open House Sunday-7/27

Sent: Wednesday, June 25, 2014 7:45 AM
Subject: AMS Mtg & NWS Open House Sunday-7/27 – NWS Eastern Region Director Dr. Jason Tuell to Speak
Importance: High

Sunday, July 27 NWS Open House at Brookhaven National Laboratory (BNL), Upton, NY

This year’s theme is “Communicating with the NWS”

Sunday – July 27, 2014 Meeting from 9 – 10 am (For AMS Members & Guests)

Speaker: NWS Eastern Region Director Dr. Jason Tuell

Topic: Science and Weather Ready Nation

Abstract: The presentation will provide an overview of the NWS Weather Ready Nation (WRN) initiative and how science is a critical and integral part. The science initiatives within WRN go beyond the traditional infusion of new meteorological and hydrological techniques into our forecast processes. They now include social science to increase the effectiveness of our forecasts.

The guest speaker at this meeting will be Dr. Jason Tuell. Dr. Tuell joined the NWS in 2002 as chief of the office of Science and Technology’s Development Branch and has supported many projects since then, including the Advanced Weather Interactive Processing System, or AWIPS, Next Generation Weather Radar, or NEXRAD, and Automated Surface Observing System, or ASOS, programs. As chief of the Meteorological Services Division he played a key role in improving operations and services for fire weather, aviation, marine, tsunami, and coastal services.

You will not be admitted to BNL for the AMS meeting unless you register to attend. To register for the AMS meeting, e-mail nycliams with “AMS Meeting” as the subject or call 914-777-1729. Please provide your name and telephone number.

AMS volunteers are wanted to answer questions on meteorology, educational opportunities, meteorology & social media as well as careers in meteorology from 10 am to 3:30 pm (or part time). Volunteers who assist NWS and AMS will be entitled to a free polo shirt and lunch. E-mail or call in your name, times available, shirt size and if you are staying for lunch (indicate veggie or meat) to nycliams or 914-777-1729. The NWS needs this information by 7/7/14. No registration is needed to attend the open house or arrive after 10 am. Regardless of the time you can attend, please let us know if you can help NWS/AMS.

Location: BNL, William Floyd Parkway, County Road 46 (eastern side) 1.5 miles north of the LIE at Exit 68 (I-495). Maps and driving directions provided in the attachment.

Admission is free and no reservations are needed for the Open House. However, to be admitted on the grounds of Brookhaven National Laboratory, all visitors age 16 and over must bring a photo ID.

Summer Sundays at Brookhaven Lab :

July 13 – Brilliant Light, Dazzling Discoveries

July 20 – Ultra-small, Tremendous Impact

July 27 – Storm Trackers / Family Fun Day

August 3 – Atom-Smashing Fun

We look forward to seeing you at our meeting and/or volunteering to assist us at the NYC/LI AMS information table interact with the public. Ideas for displays welcome.

Mark Kramer, Chair

Frank Castelli, Vice-Chair

Jeffrey Tongue, Secretary

Lisa Bastiaans, Treasurer

7-27 AMS Mtg & NWS Open House.pdf


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