The Power of Precipitation

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WBUR Cityspace
890 Commonwealth Ave, Boston

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December 1, 2023

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December 1, 2023

Eye Towards the Sky Annual Speaker Series 

Water’s transformative nature is fascinating. It’s the shape-shifting magician of the natural world, transitioning effortlessly between solid, liquid and gas forms. In the blink of an eye, it can freeze into crystalline beauty, flow as a refreshing stream or vanish into the sky as invisible vapor. This constant cycle of transformation is the very essence of life, sustaining ecosystems and captivating our senses with its ever-changing wonders.

Join us for the third annual event of the American Meteorological Society’s Eye Towards the Sky public speaker series. Directed towards a general audience, this series aims to increase public knowledge and interest about weather and climate in a thought-provoking, positive and empowering way. Come listen to the experts discuss snow forecasting, blizzards, wet New England summers and the oceans. This is a great opportunity to network directly with on-camera meteorologists and climate scientists. Have all your weather questions answered, while enjoying drinks and delicious canapés in the excellent WBUR Cityspace venue.

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Speakers

Dr. Matthew Sitkowski

Science Editor-in-Chief , The Weather Channel

Michael Fries

Acting Meteorologist-in-Charge
Warning Coordination Meteorologist
National Weather Service

Professor Gabriel Vecchi

Geosciences Professor & Director, Princeton University’s High Meadows Environmental Institute
Deputy Director, Cooperative Institute for Modeling the Earth System

Professor Kim Cobb

Director, Institute at Brown for Environment and Society
Professor, Environment and Society & Earth, Environmental, and Planetary Sciences

December 1, 2023

Event Schedule

6:00 - 6:05 pm

Welcome

Welcome and brief remarks about the AMS Speaker Series

6:05 - 6:15 pm

Moderator: Dr. Matthew Sitkowski

Introduction to the speakers and Q&A panel moderator

6:15 - 6:30 pm

Michael Fries

Presentation showing the most recent blizzard in Buffalo, New York. How is the forecast prepared under such rapidly changing conditions?

6:30 - 6:45 pm

Professor Gabriel Vecchi

Does a combination of natural variables and a warming atmosphere change precipitation frequency and intensity?

6:45 - 7:00 pm

Professor Kim Cobb

What role do the oceans play in determining rainstorms and snowfall locally, nationally and globally?

7:00 - 7:30 pm

Q & A session

Moderated by Dr. Matthew Sitkowski.

7:30 - 8:00 pm

Cocktails and canapes

Drinks and light fare will be served.

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Anita Gajdecki

American Meteorological Society

Having grown up in the British Isles, the changing weather and the majesty of the sky have always been of great interest to me. It inspired me as a college undergraduate to study the universe as an astrophysicist, and then in later years to study the atmospheric sciences.

Collaborating with the American Meteorological Society, a trusted organization that has been promoting and disseminating accurate scientific information related to the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrological sciences for over 100 years, has been an inspirational part of my mission.

Expertise embedded within the most highly regarded academic institutions and organizations must be shared regularly and more easily with the broader public in an accessible and digestible way. This desire to share scientific knowledge and to bring people together has been my mission for the last fifteen years of my professional career.

Now, more than ever, scientific facts and correct information need to be made available more widely, and I hope to be in a position to collaborate with the AMS for as long as there is a need to do so, in order to continue and encourage this crucial dialogue.

Anita Gajdecki

American Meteorological Society

Having grown up in the British Isles, the changing weather and the majesty of the sky have always been of great interest to me. It inspired me as a college undergraduate to study the universe as an astrophysicist, and then in later years to study the atmospheric sciences.

Collaborating with the American Meteorological Society, a trusted organization that has been promoting and disseminating accurate scientific information related to the atmospheric, oceanic and hydrological sciences for over 100 years, has been an inspirational part of my mission.

Expertise embedded within the most highly regarded academic institutions and organizations must be shared regularly and more easily with the broader public in an accessible and digestible way. This desire to share scientific knowledge and to bring people together has been my mission for the last fifteen years of my professional career.

Now, more than ever, scientific facts and correct information need to be made available more widely, and I hope to be in a position to collaborate with the AMS for as long as there is a need to do so, in order to continue and encourage this crucial dialogue.

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