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Join our Webinar on Urban Meteorology: June 26 at 2:00

The National Academy of Sciences will hold a free webinar next week on a new report: Urban Meteorology: Forecasting, Monitoring, and Meeting Users’ Needs. This new report investigates how meteorologists can better understand urban weather to provide more accurate information to emergency services, city planners, and the people who dwell in urban areas.

When: Tuesday, June 26 at 2:00 p.m. EDT presented by the authoring committee’s co-chairs John Snow and Xubin Zeng.

You can view the video archive of this event here.

About the Report:  Cities—with their many large buildings of varying heights, heavy traffic, and paved streets and parking areas—can create their own local weather patterns, from the urban heat island effect to flooding caused by water run-off from paved areas. Urban Meteorology explains that users of urban meteorological information need high-quality information available in a wide variety of formats that foster its use and within time constraints set by users’ decision processes. By advancing the science and technology related to urban meteorology with input from key end user communities, urban meteorologists can better meet the needs of diverse end users.

Go here to download a free PDF of the report and the four-page Report in Brief, please go to: