This briefing outlines how U.S. academic and research organizations; federal, state, and local agencies; and private industry are working together to address society's needs for better water prediction tools.
As society’s dependence on technology increases, so does its vulnerability to space weather. This briefing to congressional staff and agency representatives provides a roadmap for what it will take to move from space science to space weather forecasting.
Experts from the university community and the private sector addressed successes in minimizing risks and costs, ways to advance safety through weather-focused science, weather safety in action, and the role of unmanned drones.
Three researchers gave Congressional and agency staff a look at the latest research on environmental change forecasting in the region and considered risks and opportunities in the Arctic environment. [video, slides]
El Niño and La Niña exert a strong influence on weather in the United States and around the world. During the briefing, three experts on the El Niño–Southern Oscillation clarified misperceptions, explained ENSO behavior, and outlined the state of the science aimed at predicting the onset and preparing for the impacts of these significant events.