January 11-15, 2009
The American Meteorological Society’s 2009 Annual Meeting is being organized around the broad theme of “Urban Weather and Climate: Now and the Future.” The relevance and timeliness of the urban theme cannot be overemphasized. Recent events-Hurricane Katrina; urban floods in Europe and China; heat waves in London, Paris, and Chicago; homeland security concerns; and industrial chemical accidents; to name a few-point out the vulnerability of urban populations to high-impact weather of all types.
The AMS’ 89th Annual Meeting will open in plenary session on Monday morning with the Presidential Forum. In keeping with the theme of the annual meeting, Urban Weather and Climate-Now and the Future, the Presidential Forum will explore some important future urban issues that until recently have received only cursory attention.
For more information, visit American Meteorological Society’s 2009 Annual Meeting.