Elizabeth Barnes
Colorado State University

Edmund Chang
Stony Brook University

Paul Dirmeyer
George Mason University/COLA

Andrea Lang
 University of Albany        


Kathy Pegion
  George Mason University         



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 Lantao Sun, NOAA/ESRL/PSD
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
Wei Li, NOAA/EMC 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.