Webinar for Storm Spotters: Climate Change, Mitigation & Mobile Apps: National Weather Service (NWS) Storm Spotters were invited to a web seminar on Tuesday May 10th presented by Steve Ackerman and Margaret Mooney from the Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies (CIMSS). The topics were climate change, climate mitigation, and emerging applications to monitor weather and climate using mobile devices. CIMSS hopes to leverage the wealth of human capital cultivated by the NWS with storm spotters’ history of community service and passion for weather to cultivate a similar mitigation and stewardship response to climate change. CIMSS would like to thank Rusty Kapela, Warning Coordination Meteorologist from Milwaukee/Sullivan for helping to recruit spotters and Erin Robinson from the Federation of Earth Science Information Partners (ESIP) for hosting and recording the webinar which is available for viewing at http://vimeo.com/23571211. (M. Mooney, CIMSS/SSEC, 608-265-2123)
Below is a portion of the original announcement post on this subject.....
Climate change has been very much in the news the past couple of decades. It is no secret that a number of people are very interested in learning more about climate change.
NOAA's Cooperative Institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison (Cooperative Institute for Meteorological Satellite Studies - CIMSS) is hosting a web seminar for NWS storm spotters.
Below are the details.
Climate Change in
Wisconsin and the
Great Lakes Region
A Webinar for
This taping will feature information from two recent reports:
2009 U.S. Global Change Research Program
2011 Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI)
Mobile phone users will also learn how to access real-time weather data & receive GPS coordinated alerts for air quality, flooding, heat waves and other events increasing in frequency due to climate change.