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Renewable energy requires significant support from environmental sciences. Improvements in siting, forecasting and understanding impacts are all roles that require collaborative efforts in order to have economically viable energy usage.
Dr. Weatherhead works closely with academic and private sector partners to determine the most important issues for for research science to address in order to support renewable energy. She co-chaired the AMS workshop on renewable energy to address private, government and academia roles in supporting renewables, as well as the AGU town hall meeting and the annual renewable energy sessions at AGU. Reports on these efforts are available in the Activities section of this web site.
Dr. Weatherhead is proud to share a number of awards including the 2007 Nobel Peace Prize for her contributions to the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. She is often asked to consult on a variety of topics within atmospheric science that require high level statistical or technical expertise. Her background in solar radiation and its affects on all levels of the atmosphere have resulted in a number of publications and governmental reports. Her work on detecting changes in ozone culminated in the cover story on ozone recovery for Nature in 2006. Since then she has worked to establish defensible criteria for identifying when one weather forecasting model is better than another--even when the improvement is extremely small.
Renewable Energy gains momentum within the scientific community.
AAAS Annual meeting addresses renewable energy. Dr. Betsy Weatherhead chairs session with Dan Arvizu, head of the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, Susan Avery, President of Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute, Sandy MacDonald, head of NOAA's Office of Atmospheric Research, David Grimes, President of the United Nation's World Meteorological Organization and Peter Hauge Madsen, head of the Danish Wind Technology Department, U. Denmark.
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American Meteorological Society's Summer Community Meeting
Co-Chairs: Betsy Weatherhead and George Frederick
August 8-11, 2011, Boulder, Colorado
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The full meeting agenda and participant list can be downloaded here. Please consider participating at the AMS Annual Meeting, the AMS Washington Forum and at next year's Summer Community Meeting in Oklahoma. More information at www.ametsoc.org.
In the News
American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting: Betsy Weatherhead chairing a panel on women in the enterprise.
American Geophysical Union Meeting: Betsy Weatherhead co-chairing the sessions on renewable energy.
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Dr. Weatherhead chairs a Chautauqua public event addressing drought, wildfires and seasonal predictions.
Dr. Weatherhead gives an invited talk at the Paris' Museum of Natural History on "Different Ways of Knowing."
Dr. Weatherhead co-chairs the American Meteorological Society's Summer Community Meeting with George Frederick of Vaisala.
GRUAN workshop in Germany addresses key upper air measurements for future trend detection. Betsy Weatherhead offers guidelines for critical aspects of measurements.
Betsy Weatherhead gives invited lunch talk at American Meteorological Society Washington Forum. Bill Clinton had been invited as the dinner speaker, but needed to cancel.
Betsy Weatherhead is a featured attendee at a meeting of the EcoMuslim dinner held at the House of Lords in London.
American Association for the Advancement of Science Annual Meeting in Vancouver. Betsy Weatherhead and Suzanne von Drunick lead a very dstinguished panel on renewable energy. Betsy also presents on the value of indigenous knowledge for climate research.
Betsy Weatherhead begins role as the chair of the Board on Enterprise Communication for the American Meteorological Society.
American Geophysical Union Annual Meeting: Betsy Weatherhead co-leads the sessions on renewable energy and presents research on ice categorizations.
Azerbaijan hosts youth environmental summit. Betsy Weatherhead participates as a guest scientist.
Bienniel Marine Mammal Conference in Tampa: Betsy Weatherhead presents seal identification and ice categorization software.
Launch of TAMES: software development for the analysis of Arctic sea ice.
American Meteorological Society's Meeting is in Boulder, Colorado August 8-11, 2011. Betsy Weatherhead and George Frederick are co-chairs.
Betsy Weatherhead is the new chair-elect of the Board on Enterprise Communication of the American Meteorological Society.
Solar Energy research needs are presented by Betsy Weatherhead at the annual meeting of the American Meteorological Society in Seattle, WA.
Betsy Weatherhead will be co-chairing a session on renewable energy at the annual AGU meeting in San Francisco.
Where are the seals? Betsy Weatherhead explains ice and seal studies to interested eighth graders visiting NOAA.
Understanding climate skeptics. Betsy Weatherhead leads a public discussion on why some people believe climate change and why some don't.
Betsy Weatherhead chaired the Sep. 1 meeting on seal identification and ice characterization in Seattle at NOAA's Marine Mammal Laboratory.
Betsy Weatherhead gave the invited lunch-time lecture at the Summer Meeting of the American Meteorological Society.
Weatherhead's poster on the link between weather and climate was chosen as PSD's "Poster of the Month."
Weatherhead is quoted in the March Scientific American on the value of unmanned aircraft for environmental research..
Weatherhead serves on panel at American Meteorological Society addressing Renewable Energy.
Weatherhead interviewed as a part of the press conference on U. Colorado's activities with unmanned aircraft in the Arctic at the American Geophysical Union Fall meeting in San Francisco..