PRELIMINARY PROGRAM

PRELIMINARY PROGRAM 89TH AM S ANNUA L MEETING The 89th AMS Annual Meeting will be held 11-15 vulnerability of urban populations to high-impact January 2009 at the Phoenix Convention Center in weather of all types. In the United States today, ap- Phoenix, Arizona. Sue Grimmon d and Rita Roberts proximately two-thirds of th e population live in cities are the 2009 Annua l Meeting Co-Chairpersons, lead- that occupy less than 2% of the U.S. landmass. This ing the organization of the meeting. past year, the global population may have reached a tipping point, with the world's urban population Th e 2009 Annual Meeting is being organized aroun d the broad theme of "Urban Weather and Cli- equalin g its rural population; by 2030, the urban population fraction is predicted to surpass 60% glob- mate: Now and the Future." The relevance and timeli- ally an d exceed 82% in the more developed countries. Most of the urban population growth results from migration from the rural areas as birt h rates tend to decline in the urba n areas. The nexus of urbanization and population growth, coupled with anthropogenic urban weather influences and global climate changes, portend an impending "perfect storm" for 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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1520-0477
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10.1175/1520-0477-89.11.1778
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89TH AM S ANNUA L MEETING The 89th AMS Annual Meeting will be held 11-15 vulnerability of urban populations to high-impact January 2009 at the Phoenix Convention Center in weather of all types. In the United States today, ap- Phoenix, Arizona. Sue Grimmon d and Rita Roberts proximately two-thirds of th e population live in cities are the 2009 Annua l Meeting Co-Chairpersons, lead- that occupy less than 2% of the U.S. landmass. This ing the organization of the meeting. past year, the global population may have reached a tipping point, with the world's urban population Th e 2009 Annual Meeting is being organized aroun d the broad theme of "Urban Weather and Cli- equalin g its rural population; by 2030, the urban population fraction is predicted to surpass 60% glob- mate: Now and the Future." The relevance and timeli- ally an d exceed 82% in the more developed countries. Most of the urban population growth results from migration from the rural areas as birt h rates tend to decline in the urba n areas. The nexus of urbanization and population growth, coupled with anthropogenic urban weather influences and global climate changes, portend an impending "perfect storm" for the

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