Dates: July 26-28, 2005
Location: University of Colorado, Stadium Club at Folsom Field, Boulder, Colorado
Organized by the American Meteorological Society in partnership with the
Weather Coalition, with financial support provided by the AMS Commission
on the Weather and Climate Enterprise, the National Center for Atmospheric
Research, the City of Boulder, the Boulder Economic Council, and the following members of the Weather Coalition: the University
of Oklahoma, the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research,
The Weather Channel, and the Reinsurance Association of America.
Although weather prediction in the United States has made significant
strides during the past several decades, there are a number of warning signs
that U.S. weather prediction and research are not living up to their potential.
At the same time, the weather prediction enterprise has changed substantially
in recent years and there is increasing debate on how the various parts of the
enterprise should work together. This meeting is open to all members of the
weather prediction enterprise ranging from those participating in operational
prediction and weather-related research, to members of the weather user communities.
Specifically, the meeting will:
- Examine the strengths and weaknesses of the U.S. weather prediction and research
- Examine the process by which research results and modeling improvements are
transitioned to operations.
- Discuss who is the weather prediction community and how decisions should be made.
- Examine the need for a more cooperative and coordinated approach to weather
prediction operations and research.
- Discuss concrete next steps, consistent with the consensus of the meeting.
A paper on the general subject matter of the meeting is found at:
The meeting will began at 1 PM on 26 July and will end midday on the 28th. Registration will be free; attendees will be responsible for their own travel expenses. More information on the meeting, including local hotel accommodations, local transportation options, registration options, and a preliminary agenda are available on this website.
University of Colorado, Stadium Club at Folsom Field