Elizabeth Barnes
Colorado State University

Edmund Chang
Stony Brook University

Paul Dirmeyer
George Mason University/COLA

Andrea Lang
University of Albany


Deepthi Achuthavarier, NASA Goddard
Hai Lin, Environment Canada
Julio Bacmeister, NCAR
Eric MaloneyColorado State University
Cory Baggett, Colorado State University
Michael Morgan, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Neil Barton, Naval Research Laboratory Monterey
Angel Munoz, NOAA/GFDL
Stan Benjamin, NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Matt Newman, NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Uma Bhatt, University of Alaska Fairbanks (UAF)
Jason Otkin, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Robert Burgman, Florida International University
Kathy PegionGMU/COLA
Suzana Camargo, LDEO
Malaquías Peña, NOAA/EMC
Ping Chang, Texas A&M University
Melinda Peng, Naval Research Laboratory
Dan Collins, NOAA/CPC
Judith Perlwitz, NOAA/ESRL/PSD
Tim DelSole, GMU/COLA
Jadwiga Richter, NCAR
Charlotte DeMott, Colorado State University
Andy RobertsonIRI, Columbia University
Trent Ford, Southern Illinois University
R. Saravanan, Texas A&M University
Rong Fu, University of Texas, Austin
Adam Sobel, LDEO, Columbia University
Jason Furtado, University of Oklahoma
Jon Gottschalck, NOAA/CPC
Istvan Szunyogh, Texas A&M University
Zhichang Guo, GMU/COLA
Mike Tippett, Columbia University
Brett Hoover, UW-Madison CIMSS
Joe Tribbia, NCAR
Hyemi Kim, Stony Brook University
Daniel Vimont, University of Wisconsin - Madison
Ben Kirtman, University of Miami - RSMAS
Fréderic Vitart, ECMWF
Randal Koster, NASA Goddard
Shuguang Wang, Columbia University
Arun Kumar, NOAA/CPC
Wanqiu Wang, NOAA/CPC
Nicholas Klingaman, University of Reading
Zhuo WangUniversity of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Chia-Ying Lee, IRI, Columbia University
Andy Wood, NCAR
Michelle L’Heureux, NOAA/CPC
Minghua Zhang, Stony Brook University
Jieshun Zhu, NOAA/CPC
Sam Lillo, University of Oklahoma Yuejian Zhu, NOAA/EMC



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Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2011, the United States experienced a record high number (14) of climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 670 lives, caused more than 6,000 injuries, and cost $55 billion in damages. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.