Climate change has catapulted climate and atmospheric sciences onto center stage in a way that eclipses the challenges of acid rain deposition in the late 1990s. However, there are subtle differences in the non- scientists' understanding of climate dynamics, processes, feedbacks etc.. Even among non-atmospheric scientists, there is sometimes an under-appreciation of the nuances of the land-atmosphere-ocean system. Many agencies are poised to play pivotal roles in helping to move this understanding forward, either due to their scientific missions or outreach components. Among these are the American Association of State Climatologists, the American Meteorological Society, American Geophysical Union, UCAR, NOAA, NASA and Association of American Geographers to name a few. This presentation will suggest directions in communicating climate science that come out a State Climatologist's perspective as well as liberal arts academic setting.
AGU Fall Meeting Abstracts
- Pub Date:
- December 2008
- 0850 Geoscience education research;
- 3309 Climatology (1616;