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IN BOX INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS Improving Responses to Climate Predictions A n Introduction BY RICHARD S. GREENFIELD AND GENENE M. FISHER AMS Atmospheric Policy Program he Atmospheric Policy Program of the AMS, in tional capability for climate prediction and information collaboratio n with Columbia University, con- services that would foster mutual trust and useful appli- Tvened a foru m on "Improving Responses t o Climate cations of climate information. 4) Academic institutions Predictions" on 23-2 4 April 2003 in Washington, D.C. should establish educational programs t o produce "sci- The forum brought together 96 participants, includ- ence integrators" wh o understand how t o communicate ing weather and climate scientists, specialists in devel- user needs t o providers and facilitate the application of oping decision strategies, and policy makers. Their dis- climate information for users. 5) Climate service provid- cussions yielded findings, policy options, and ers and decision makers should work together t o de- recommendations that should lead t o better application velop measures of improved performance resulting from of climate information and seasonal climate predictions. using climate information as part o f the decision process. The general findings of the forum: I) Anticipation and There also were specific recommendations http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society American Meteorological Society

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INSIGHTS and INNOVATIONS Improving Responses to Climate Predictions A n Introduction BY RICHARD S. GREENFIELD AND GENENE M. FISHER AMS Atmospheric Policy Program he Atmospheric Policy Program of the AMS, in tional capability for climate prediction and information collaboratio n with Columbia University, con- services that would foster mutual trust and useful appli- Tvened a foru m on "Improving Responses t o Climate cations of climate information. 4) Academic institutions Predictions" on 23-2 4 April 2003 in Washington, D.C. should establish educational programs t o produce "sci- The forum brought together 96 participants, includ- ence integrators" wh o understand how t o communicate ing weather and climate scientists, specialists in devel- user needs t o providers and facilitate the application of oping decision strategies, and policy makers. Their dis- climate information for users. 5) Climate service provid- cussions yielded findings, policy options, and ers and decision makers should work together t o de- recommendations that should lead t o better application velop measures of improved performance resulting from of climate information and seasonal climate predictions. using climate information as part o f the decision process. The general findings of the forum: I) Anticipation and There also were specific recommendations

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Published: Dec 1, 2003

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