Attending the 2016 American Geophysical Union Meeting

Several of our scientists are attending the 2016 American Geophysical Union (AGU) 2016 Fall Meeting from Monday, December 12 through Friday, December 16. The meeting brings together the Earth and space science community for discussions on emerging trends and the latest research. And, it offers a mix of more than 20,000 oral and poster presentations, a broad range of general sessions, and an exhibit hall with hundreds of exhibitors showcasing new and relevant research tools and services.

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If you can’t make it to the AGU Fall Meeting, check out their free on-demand access to live-streamed and recorded on-demand videos. You can browse all the available sessions to see which ones you’d like to view. And, read on below to learn more about some of the latest research, products, and services that our scientists are highlighting at the meeting.

Follow #AGU16 and #NCEIatAGU on social media for more updates on the AGU Fall Meeting and our contributions to it.

Explaining Extreme Events from a Climate Perspective

NOAA and the American Meteorological Society will soon be releasing the “Explaining Extreme Events of 2015 from a Climate Perspective” report, published as a special edition of the Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society. This fifth edition continues to provide evidence of whether or not human-caused climate change is altering extreme events around the world. Our scientists will be announcing the report’s findings at a press conference during the AGU Fall Meeting, which will be held at 11:30 a.m. Pacific Time (2:30 p.m. Eastern Time) on Thursday, December 15. You can view the press conference via a live webstream at that time.

Global Warming Hiatus: Slowdown or Redistribution?

A group of leading climate scientists published a journal article last month that calls into question whether a recent "hiatus" in global warming actually occurred. Researchers from NCEI, NASA, the National Center for Atmospheric Research, and major academic institutions indicate that a redistribution of heat may be responsible for a pause in rising average global surface temperatures from 1998 to 2013. Oceans may be absorbing the heat. And, they advocate for broadening collections of deep-ocean temperatures.

See how our scientists came to these conclusions, and check out the list of AGU presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about the research NCEI does.

NOAA OneStop

NOAA is committed to provided improved public access to all of its environmental information to enable research and commercial innovation through ease of data discovery and use. To that end, we are supporting the NOAA OneStop project, which will provide a centralized location for obtaining all of the organization’s environmental data.

If you’re at the AGU Fall Meeting, stop by the computer room kiosk between 9:30 and 10:30 a.m. Pacific Time on Wednesday or Thursday to test out NOAA OneStop. An observer and facilitator will be at the kiosk to support you as a beta tester and received any feedback you have.

Check out the list of AGU presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about how we’re working to provide a wide range of environmental data to you.

GOES-R, Building Better Predictors

Soon, a new satellite will add greater depth to NCEI's weather and climate observations, taking us from Data 2.0 to Data 3.0. The GOES-16 (formerly GOES-R) satellite carried into orbit the newest technology for collecting weather and climatic data. The sophisticated instruments on the satellite will increase NOAA's capacity to provide faster, more accurate information for a wide range of uses.

Through NCEI, everyone will be able to access and download information from GOES-16 for public and private uses. NCEI stores and makes the observations available as raw and enhanced data and images covering Earth's atmospheric, oceanic, and terrestrial conditions. GOES-16 data will be available to the public after post-launch testing, sometime in late 2017.

See how we’re supporting GOES-16 and check out the list of AGU presentations and posters below for opportunities to learn more about how satellites help us better understand Earth’s environment.

NCEI’s Presentations and Posters

The times below are listed in Pacific Standard Time.

Monday, December 12

Brian Nelson Assessment of NOAA’s NEXRAD Reanalysis 8:30 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. Moscone West 3022
Patrick Alken Interpreting Ionospheric Current Systems from Swarm Magnetic Measurements 11:20 a.m. to 11:35 a.m. Moscone West 2016
Jeff Privette A Framework for Prioritizing NOAA’s Climate Data Portfolio to Improve Relevance and Value 11:35 a.m. to 11:50 a.m. Moscone West 3003

Tuesday, December 13

Jim Biard Linking netCDF Data with the Semantic Web, Enhancing Data Discovery Across Domains 8:33 a.m. to 8:40 a.m. Moscone North 110
Olivier Prat Evaluation of Satellite Quantitative Precipitation Estimates (QPEs) Products 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Jim Biard Linking netCDF Data with the Semantic Web, Enhancing Data Discovery Across Domains 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall

Wednesday, December 14

Ken Kunkel NOAA’s State Climate Summaries for the National Climate Assessment: A Sustained Assessment Product 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Brian Newport NOAA’s Portfolio of Operational Climate Data Records: Input Data Dependencies and Their Implications for Long-Term Sustainability 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Rob Redmon New GOES High-Res Magnetic Measurements: Spectral Properties and Studies of Field Line Conjunctions 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Meg Tilton GOES-R Space Weather Data: Products and Data Access 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Ken Casey The NOAA OneStop Data Discovery and Access Framework 2:25 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Moscone West 2000

Thursday, December 15

Nicolas Arcos Historical Tsunami Effects near the Tonga Trench from 1837-2015 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
George Mungov Challenges and Alternatives in Tsunami Water Levels Processing in NOAA/NCEI-CO Global Water-Level Data Repository

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1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Nic Arcos Tsunami Data and Scientific Data Diplomacy 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Brian Meyer EMAG2-v3: A New Global Compilation of Lithospheric Magnetic Anomalies

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1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Nancy Ritchey Practical Application of the Data Stewardship Maturity Model for NOAA’s OneStop Project

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3:25 p.m to 3:40 p.m. Moscone West 2000

Friday, December 16

Jesse Varner Web Maps and Services at NOAA for Bathymetric Data Discovery, Visualization, and Access 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Huai-Min Zhang NCEI-TSG: A Global In Situ Sea Surface Salinity and Temperature Database of Thermosalinograph (TSG) Observations 8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Kelly Stroker The Index to Marine and Lacustrine Geological Samples (IMLGS): Linking Digital Data to Physical Samples for the Marine Community

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8:00 a.m. to 12:20 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Tim Owen Customer Use Cases and Analytics for Climate Data at NOAA’s National Centers for Environmental Information

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9:45 a.m. to 10:00 a.m. Moscone West 2000
Richard Saltus Global and Local Magnetic Mapping Using CrowdMag Data 12:05 p.m. to 12:20 p.m. Moscone South 304
Xuepeng Zhao Signatures of Aerosol Indirect Effect in the Long-term Satellite Climate Data Records over the Global Ocean 1:40 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Moscone South Poster Hall
Huai-Min Zhang Recent Development on the NOAA’s Global Surface Temperature Dataset 2:25 p.m. to 2:40 p.m. Moscone West 3005