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Title When weather matters : science and services to meet critical societal needs / Committee on Progress and Priorities of U.S. Weather Research and Research-to-Operations Activities, Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, [2010]
©2010
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Description 1 online resource (xvi, 181 pages) : color illustrations
Contents Introduction -- Socioeconomic research and capacity -- Established weather research and transitional needs -- Emerging weather research and transitional needs -- Conclusion
Summary "The past 15 years have seen marked progress in observing, understanding, and predicting weather. At the same time, the United States has failed to match or surpass progress in operational numerical weather prediction achieved by other nations and failed to realize its prediction potential; as a result, the nation is not mitigating weather impacts to the extent possible. This book represents a sense of the weather community as guided by the discussions of a Board on Atmospheric Sciences and Climate community workshop held in summer 2009. The book puts forth the committee's judgment on the most pressing high level, weather-focused research challenges and research to operations needs, and makes corresponding recommendations. The book addresses issues including observations, global non-hydrostatic coupled modeling, data assimilation, probabilistic forecasting, and quantitative precipitation and hydrologic forecasting. The book also identifies three important, emerging issues--predictions of very high impact weather, urban meteorology, and renewable energy development--not recognized or emphasized in previous studies. Cutting across all of these challenges is a set of socioeconomic issues, whose importance and emphasis--while increasing--has been undervalued and underemphasized in the past and warrants greater recognition and priority today."--Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 139-149)
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Subject Meteorology -- Research -- United States -- Congresses.
Natural disasters -- United States -- Forecasting -- Social aspects -- Congresses.
Numerical weather forecasting -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Weather forecasting -- Economic aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Weather forecasting -- Social aspects -- United States -- Congresses.
Genre/Form Conference papers and proceedings.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Progress and Priorities of U.S. Weather Research and Research-to-Operations Activities.
ISBN 030915250X (electronic bk.)
1282917005
9780309152501 (electronic bk.)
9781282917002