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Workshops and Webinars

Our webinars are designed for broadcast meteorologists so they can keep up to date on the current state of climate science. They are free and count 0.25 points toward AMS/CBM recertification. A new schedule for 2018 will be coming soon. Please contact Bernadette Woods Placky (bplacky@climatecentral.org, 609-986-1998) with any questions or comments.

Workshops Webinars
  2017 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course
  2017 NASA GSFC Workshop
  2016 NWA Workshop
  2016 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course
  2016 Climate Matters Workshop, NCAR/UCAR
  2015 NWA Workshop
  2015 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course
  2014 NWA Meeting
  2014 Climate Summit
  2013 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course
2017
  Climate Change: Visible in Nature
  Inside Climate Models
  Climate Change and Health
  Extreme Precipitation Events
  Weather, Renewables, and the Electric Grid
  What Your Viewers Think About Climate Change
2016
  World Meteorological Organization 2015 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin
  The Influence of Arctic Warming on the Jet Stream
  Sea Level Rise: What It's Already Done and Where It's Headed
  Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries
  WMO Status of the Climate in 2015
  El Niño and Climate Change
2015
  Meteorological Memories: Top Weather Events of 2015
  Extreme Event Attribution Science
  All Things Climate Models
  Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change
  El Estado del Clima del 2014
  A Brief History of Climate Change Science
  A Deep Dive into the Southern Ocean
  A Retrospective Look at the Keeling Curve
  A Deep Dive Into The California Drought
2014
  (see below)


2017 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course

Communicating the Costs of Climate Change: Weather, Health, and Economic Impacts
Kansas City, June 2017

  Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:

Richard Rood - University of Michigan
Mark BoveMunich Reinsurance America
John Balbus - National Institutes of Health
Edward Maibach - George Mason University
John Cook - George Mason University

Best Practices Panel:
Shel Winkley - KBTX, Bryan/College Station, TX
Irene SansWFTV, Orlando, FL
Bernadette Woods PlackyClimate Central


Climate Matters Workshop at NASA GSFC

Greenbelt, MD, April 2017

See all the workshop photos at the NASA Flickr Page.

Presentations (PDFs)

Greg Carbin  - NOAA WPC
Ben Santer  - Lawrence Livermore Lab
Gavin Schmidt  - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies
John Cook  - George Mason University Center for Climate Change Communication and founder of Skeptical Science

Best Practices Panel:
Bernadette Woods Placky  - Climate Central
Dan Satterfield  - WBOC, Salisbury, MD
Mike Favetta  - News12 Bronx/Brooklyn



2016 National Weather Association Workshop

Broadcast Met Excellence: Extreme Weather, Changing Climate
Norfolk, September 2016

Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:

Marshall Shepherd  - University of Georgia
Scott Denning  - Colorado State University
Carl Hershner  - Virginia Institute of Marine Science, College of William & Mary
Amber Sullins  - KNXV (ABC), Phoenix
Mike Augustyniak  - WCCO (CBS), Minneapolis

Best Practices Panel:

Bernadette Woods Placky  - Climate Central
Amber Sullins  - KNXV (ABC), Phoenix
Mike Augustyniak  - WCCO (CBS), Minneapolis


2016 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course

New Challenges: Excellence in Broadcast Meteorology in a Changing Climate
Austin, June 2016

  Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:

John W. Nielsen-Gammon, Texas A&M University &
   Stephanie C. Herring, National Centers for Environmental Information
Steve LaPointe  - WRGB-TV, Albany
Katharine Hayhoe  - Texas Tech University
Bill Seitzler  - SmithGeiger

Best Practices Panel:

Bernadette Woods Placky  - Climate Central
Rob Eicher  - WHDH-TV, Boston
Jennifer Rukavina  - WPSD-TV, Paducah, KY
Mike Favetta  - News12 Bronx/Brooklyn, NY


Climate Matters Workshop at NCAR/UCAR

Title: Weather and Climate Broadcasting
Boulder, CO, March 2016

Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:
Bob Henson  - Weather Underground
Jerry Meehl, PhD  - NCAR
Claudia Tebaldi, PhD  - NCAR, Climate Central
Seth Geiger  - President and Co-founder, SmithGeiger

Best Practices Panel:
Bernadette Woods Placky  - Climate Central
Monica Woods  - KXTV Sacramento, CA
John Morales  - WTVJ Miami, FL
Jeff Renner  - KING Seattle, WA ( Video 1Video 2 )



2015 National Weather Association Workshop

Title: Weather and Climate Change: Pieces of the Same Puzzle
Oklahoma City, October 2015

Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:

Scott Denning, PhD  - Colorado State University
Harold Brooks  - National Severe Storms Laboratory
Tammy Souza  - WFLD-TC, Fox 32 Chicago
Dan Satterfield  - WBOC-TV, Salsbury, MD
Bernadette Woods Placky  - Climate Central
Joe Witte  - NASA


2015 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course

Title: Weather & Climate In Times Of Change
Raleigh, June 2015

  Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:

Scott Denning, PhD  - Colorado State University
Harold Brooks  - National Severe Storms Laboratory
Ben Santer, PhD  - Lawrence Livermore National Laboratory
Deke Arndt  - National Center for Environmental Data (coming soon)

Best Practices Panel:

Bernadette Woods Placky  - Climate Central
Denise Isaac  - Telemundo Miami
Jill Peeters  - VTM Belgium (coming soon)
Amber Sullins  - KNXV Phoenix


2014 National Weather Association Meeting

Title: Weather and Climate Change
Salt Lake City, October 2014

  Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:

Deke Arndt  - NCDC/NOAA, Asheville, NC (coming soon)
Keith Dixon  - GFDL/NOAA, Princeton, NJ
Rick Forster, Ph.D  - University of Utah


Climate Summit

New York City, September 2014.

Presentations (PDFs)



2013 AMS Broadcast Conference Short Course


Title: Weird(er) Weather and a Changing Climate: Piecing Together the Puzzle

At the 2013 AMS conference, a group of leading climate and weather science experts spoke to meteorologists from around the country on the evolving connection between weather and climate change.  The course was designed to give meteorologists background information on the current and ongoing weather/climate research in order to help meteorologists better address these issues, while also helping them know where to turn for more authoritative information on the subject of climate change.

  Here's a link to the presentations from the following scientists:

Tony Broccoli, Ph.D. - Rutgers University
Ben Santer, Ph.D. - LLNL, Livermore, CA
Harold Brooks - NSSL/NOAA, Norman, OK
Deke Arndt - NCDC/NOAA, Asheville, NC
Marshall Shepherd, Ph.D. - AMS President; Professor and Research Meteorologist, University of Georgia, Athens, GA
Keith Dixon - GFDL/NOAA, Princeton, NJ
Heidi Cullen, Ph.D. - Climate Central, Princeton, NJ


Webinars

2017

Climate Change: Visible in Nature

Featuring Andrew Thaler, Oceanographer and CEO of Blackbeard Biologic

November 2017

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Inside Climate Models

Featuring Andrew Gettleman, Senior Scientist, National Center for Atmospheric Research

October 2017

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Climate Change and Health

Featuring Jonathan Patz, Director, Global Health Institute, University of Wisconsin

May 2017

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Extreme Precipitation Trends

Featuring Ken Kunkel, Cooperative Institute for Climate and Satellites, NC State, NOAA/NCEI

April 2017

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Weather, Renewables, and the Electric Grid

Featuring Travis Hartman, Meteorologist and Senior Director, MDA Information Services

March 2017

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

What Your Viewers Think About Climate Change

Featuring Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication

January 2017

WATCH -
 

2016

World Meteorological Organization 2015 Greenhouse Gas Bulletin

Featuring Oksana Tarasova from the WMO Atmospheric Research Division and Scott Denning from the Colorado State Department of Atmospheric Science

October 2016

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

The Influence of Arctic Warming on the Jet Stream

Featuring Dr. Elizabeth Barnes, Assistant Professor from the Colorado State University Department of Atmospheric Science

September 2016

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Sea Level Rise: What It's Already Done and Where It's Headed

Featuring Dr. Ben Strauss, Climate Central Vice President for Sea Level and Climate Impacts

June 2016

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Learning from the Climate Changes in Past Centuries

Featuring Michael Mann, Director of the Penn State Earth System Science Center

April 2016

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentations (PDF)

WMO Statement on the Status of the Climate in 2015

Featuring NOAA’s Ahira Sanchez-Lugo covering the main points from the WMO Status of the Climate in 2015 and CSIRO’s John Church going more in depth on the role of the oceans in the global climate.

March 2016

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentations: WMO Status of the Climate (PDF), Status of the Oceans (PDF)

El Niño and Climate Change

Featuring Tom Di Liberto from NOAA's Climate Prediction Center.

January 2016

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

2015

Meteorological Memories: Top Weather Events of 2015

Featuring Greg Carbin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, NOAA Storm Prediction Center.

December 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Extreme Event Attribution Science

Featuring Heidi Cullen, Chief Scientist at Climate Central and Fredi Otto, Senior Researcher and Scientific Coordinator at University of Oxford.

November 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

All Things Climate Models

Featuring Keith Dixon, Climate Research Scientist at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).

July 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Tropical Cyclones and Climate Change

Featuring Thomas Knutson, Research Meteorologist at NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL).

June 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

El Estado del Clima del 2014

Featuring Ahira Sánchez-Lugo, National Centers for Environmental Information (formerly National Climatic Data Center).

May 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

A Brief History of Climate Change Science (1800-2015)

Featuring Richard C. J. Somerville, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, University of California, San Diego

April 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

The Decoder: A Key to Unlocking the Mysteries of the Southern Ocean

The ocean around Antarctica plays a key role in the global climate picture. Moderated by Heidi Cullen at Climate Central, scientists discuss how they're able to retrieve data from this critical region, where there is still much to learn, for the first time.

March 2015

WATCH -

Atmospheric CO2 Levels Keep Climbing: A Retrospective Look at the Keeling Curve

Featuring Pieter Tans, NOAA Senior Scientist for Climate Monitoring & Diagnostics

February 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

A Deep Dive into the California Drought: NASA's View from Above

NASA Scientists Matthew Rodell and Jay Famiglietti discuss the California Drought as seen by NASA's GRACE satellites.

January 2015

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

2014

Understanding the Southern Ocean: A Discussion with SOCCOM Scientists

A live discussion with the lead scientists and researchers behind the NSF-funded SOCCOM Southern Ocean research project. This webinar coincided with the launch of the Polarstern cruise that will deploy the first round of SOCCOM floats.

November 2014

WATCH -

2014 Review of Significant Weather Events

Featuring Greg Carbin, Warning Coordination Meteorologist, Storm Prediction Center.

November 2014

WATCH -

U.S. Winter Outlook, 2014-2015

Michael Halpert, Deputy Director of the Climate Prediction Center joins us to talk about winter weather and the climate patterns that can influence it.

October 2014

WATCH -

Climate Change at the Poles

With Dr. James White, Director of the Institute of Arctic and Antarctic Research and professor at the University of Colorado.

September 2014

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Western Wildfires

Trends, impacts and the climate connection with Dr. Alyson Kenward, Climate Central and Max Mortiz, UC Berkley.

August 2014

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Hurricane Variability

Dr. Kerry Emanuel, a prominent hurricane researcher and professor of Atmospheric Science at MIT, talks hurricanes.

May 2014

WATCH -

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Severe Weather & Climate Change

With Harold Brooks, a tornado expert at the National Severe Storms Laboratory in Norman, Okla.

April 2014

Accompanying Presentationn (PDF)

U.S. Winter Outlook, 2013-2014

Michael Halpert, Deputy Director of the Climate Prediction Center joins us to talk about winter weather and the climate patterns that can influence it.

December 2013

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)

Climate 101

Featuring climate scientist Deke Arndt, Chief at NCDC's Climate Monitoring Branch.

October 2013

Accompanying Presentation (PDF)
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