Participant Affiliation
Ben Kirtman (Lead Scientist) University of Miami/Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
Matt Newman (Co-Lead Scientist) NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Arun Kumar (Co-Lead Scientist) NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Anthony Barnston (Co-Lead Scientist) International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)/Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)
Emily Becker
NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC) 
Wang Bin University of Hawaii
Gregory Carbin
NOAA/Storm Prediction Center (SPC)
Tim DelSole George Mason University
Steven Feldstein
Penn State University
Chris Ferro University of Exeter
Lisa Goddard International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
Jon Gottschalck NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Martin Hoerling NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Jin Huang (CTB Dir) NOAA/National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP)
Xianan Jiang University of California, Los Angeles
James Kinter Center for Ocean-Land-Atmosphere Studies (COLA)
Nir Krakauer City College of New York
Sang-Ki Lee Cooperative Institute for Marine and Atmospheric Studies (CIMAS)
Michelle L’Heureux
NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Shuhua Li
International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
Rym Msadek NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Eric Maloney Colorado State University/Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA)
Malaquias Mendez NOAA/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)
Vasu Misra Florida State University
Kathy Pegion NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Judith Perlwitz NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)/Physical Science Division (PSD)
Tony Rosati NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Jae Schemm NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Siegfried Schubert National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
Michael Tippett International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)/Cooperative Institute for Climate Applications and Research (CICAR)
Joe Tribbia University Corporation for Atmospheric Research (UCAR)
Stefan Tulich NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Huug Vandendool NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Gabriel Vecchi NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)
Duane Waliser University of California, Los Angeles 
Chunzai Wang NOAA/Atlantic Oceanographic and Meteorological Laboratory (AOML)
Wanqiu Wang NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Scott Weaver NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
Eric Wood Princeton University
Shang-Ping Xie University of Hawaii
Ming Zhao NOAA/Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory (GFDL)


Affiliate Affiliation
Francisco J. Doblas-Reyes IC3 Spain


Americans’ health, security and economic wellbeing are tied to climate and weather. Every day, we see communities grappling with environmental challenges due to unusual or extreme events related to climate and weather. In 2017, the United States experienced a record-tying 16 climate- and weather-related disasters where overall costs reached or exceeded $1 billion. Combined, these events claimed 362 lives, and had significant economic effects on the areas impacted, costing more than $306 billion. Businesses, policy leaders, resource managers and citizens are increasingly asking for information to help them address such challenges.


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