TV Mets to be Invited to March Weather/Climate Workshop in Denver

Broadcast meteorologists and weathercasters from Colorado, Nebraska and parts of Wyoming and Kansas are to be invited for a full-day weather and climate workshop at Colorado State University’s Denver Center.

Broadcast meteorologists from across Colorado and parts of Nebraska, Wyoming, and Kansas will gather in Denver March 8, 2014, for a no-cost full-day briefing by scientific experts on weather and climate issues facing their region.

Under the leadership of Colorado State University’s Center for Multiscale Modeling of Atmospheric Processes, CMMAP, and CSU climate scientist Scott Denning, the CSU Denver Center will host between 10 and 15 invited TV meteorologists and weathercasters wanting to better understand peer-reviewed evidence on climate and weather connections. There is no cost for invited meteorologists to attend the workshop, as transportation, lodging, sustenance, and workshop expenses are being covered by Colorado State University and also by funds provided by The Yale Forum and by workshop collaborator Climate Central.

The March Denver workshop is one of a continuing series of national and regional weather and climate briefings conducted as part of Yale Forum ongoing climate communications and education outreach activities. Expert presenters from Colorado State, the National Center for Atmospheric Research in Boulder, the University of Nebraska-Lincoln’s National Drought Mitigation Center, and other agencies are among confirmed speakers and presenters.

As with the previous Yale Forum professional meteorologist workshops, the Denver session will earn participating broadcast meteorologists continuing education credits from their professional societies, the American Meteorological Society and the National Weather Association.

Colorado State will soon post a workshop-specific webpage with additional information about the workshop. Details on agenda and other related matters also will be posted here at this site in coming weeks.

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