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NASA News Events at the AMS Annual Meeting
Logo for the 2006 AMS meetingBelow are some of the highlights of the 2006 American Meteorological Society's annual meeting being held in Atlanta, Ga. on January 30 - February 2, 2006:

NASA researchers will present findings and meet with media on a variety of Earth science topics at the American Meteorological Society's (AMS) 86th Annual Meeting. This meeting is Jan. 29 - Feb. 3 at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta. To listen to sessions and ask questions from remote locations, call: (866) 785-0537; enter passcode: 7525439. Presentations will be on the Web at:

STEREO mission logoSTEREO Workshop for Journalists
Time: Mon., Jan. 30 at 2:00 p.m. EST
Location: Room 308B
When the Solar Terrestrial Relations Observatory (STEREO) launches in 2006, scientists will gain a better understanding of space weather. This increase knowledge, will improve the warning time for massive solar storms that can harm astronauts, satellites, communication systems and even electric power grids on Earth. The two STEREO spacecraft will image the sun and its explosions in high-definition 3-D for the first time. In this workshop, reporters will learn about space weather and STEREO and can ask questions of experts on the latest advances in this field.

Alex Young, STEREO Scientist, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.
Jim Adams, STEREO Deputy Project Manager, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

NASA Gulfstream aircraftNews Conference: NASA's TAMDAR System Improves Aviation Weather
Time: Mon., Jan. 30 at 4:00 p.m. EST
Location: GWCC, Room 308B
NASA technology is helping better identify weather hazards to make the skies safer for everyone. A new airborne system using the Tropospheric Airborne Meteorological Data Reporting (TAMDAR) sensor is being tested on 64 aircraft in the Great Lakes area. This news conference will discuss the successes of the year-long project, including improved convective, Rapid Update Cycle and icing forecasting.

Taumi Daniels, NASA's Langley Research Center, Hampton, Va.
Richard Mamrosh, National Weather Service

3D image of tropical storm Epsilon  Hurricane Lili

AMS Communication Workshop - A Closer Look at Hurricane and Severe Weather Coverage
Time: Wed., Feb. 1 from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. EST
Location: A402
The 5th AMS Communication Workshop will critique recent hurricane coverage from several different perspectives: the broadcast meteorologist who covers the storms from the studio; the reporter on the beach during 75 mph winds; and the executive decision-maker. Rob Gutro of Public Affairs at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md., will make a presentation on NASA's Hurricane Page and the resources it offers.

Max Mayfield, NOAA/NWS/NCEP/NHC, Miami, Fla.
Bob Breck, WVUE-TV, New Orleans, La.
Greg Agvent, CNN, Atlanta, Ga.
Terry Connelly, The Weather Channel, Atlanta, Ga.
Peter Dykstra, CNN, Atlanta, Ga.
Rob Gutro, NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center, Greenbelt, Md.

For more information about NASA's presentations at AMS, please visit on the Web:

For feature stories on NASA's Portal from the AMS meeting, visit these pages:

+ NASA Satellite Catches a Hurricane Transforming Itself
+ Keeping New York City 'Cool' is the Job of NASA's 'Heat Seekers'
+ Converging Satellites Unlock Hurricane Lili's Sudden Demise
+ TAMDAR: A Tiny Instrument Making a Big Impact on Weather Forecasting

For more information about the AMS meeting on the Web, please visit:
+ AMS Homepage

Rob Gutro
Goddard Space Flight Center