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MEETING SUMMARIES

MEETING SUMMARIES Climate, Weather, and t ourism Issues and Oppor tunities yb St otc c it u r S, P rtick a Long , a n d J e n n i fe r a r r igo ncreasingly, tourists are taking into consider- C, w etlmai re, a htea d tn mruiso: s aeuiss d n ation the weather of the day or week as well as i other climate-related factors when determining sttupro vacation destinations, activities, and ultimately the Wt h a : a pproximately 100 scientists, academics, public extent to which they enjoy their travel experience. policy officials, nonprofit leaders, and business Wind, humidity, temperature, drought, storminess, owners addressed the short- and long-term snow conditions, water temperature, and degree of impacts of weather and climate fluctuations on sunshine are a few of the variables that affect visitors’ the economic vitality of the tourism industry. decisions, satisfaction, and the extent of spending— When : 14 –15 n ovember 2008 that important economic “bottom line” for tourism Where : Greenville, n orth Carolina businesses and tourism destinations. To help bridge the divide between atmospheric science expertise and data and business practices, the Center for Sustainable structure that serves as the http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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American Meteorological Society
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Copyright © American Meteorological Society
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1520-0477
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1520-0477
DOI
10.1175/1520-0477-92.3.361
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Abstract

Climate, Weather, and t ourism Issues and Oppor tunities yb St otc c it u r S, P rtick a Long , a n d J e n n i fe r a r r igo ncreasingly, tourists are taking into consider- C, w etlmai re, a htea d tn mruiso: s aeuiss d n ation the weather of the day or week as well as i other climate-related factors when determining sttupro vacation destinations, activities, and ultimately the Wt h a : a pproximately 100 scientists, academics, public extent to which they enjoy their travel experience. policy officials, nonprofit leaders, and business Wind, humidity, temperature, drought, storminess, owners addressed the short- and long-term snow conditions, water temperature, and degree of impacts of weather and climate fluctuations on sunshine are a few of the variables that affect visitors’ the economic vitality of the tourism industry. decisions, satisfaction, and the extent of spending— When : 14 –15 n ovember 2008 that important economic “bottom line” for tourism Where : Greenville, n orth Carolina businesses and tourism destinations. To help bridge the divide between atmospheric science expertise and data and business practices, the Center for Sustainable structure that serves as the

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Bulletin of the American Meteorological SocietyAmerican Meteorological Society

Published: Mar 1, 2011

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