As a professional meteorologist, one of my favorite ways to continue learning about the science of weather is to attend the national American Meteorological Society (AMS) annual conference. This year, the AMS met in New Orleans, which provided the perfect backdrop to address the lessons as well as the challenges that have come to light in the decade since Hurricane Katrina’s landfall in the region.
The conference packs a lot of presentations, poster viewings, and town hall discussions within the span of one week. In addition, I collaborated with the WeatherReady Nation committee to guide 200 Boy and Girl Scouts towards the completion of their weather merit badges.
Check out some of the cool things that I learned during the AMS conference. Meteorology is an evolving science, and I am always learning!