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Atmospheric Science Conference – Programme Announced

Atmospheric Science for Society

14 February 2023

Don't miss the final event of the Atmospheric Science Conference (ASC) on Tuesday, 21 March!

Register now and enjoy a full programme that includes keynote speakers, plenary presentations, parallel oral sessions (with Q&A), and short talks.

Taking place on Zoom, so you can join wherever you are, this will conclude the ASC series with the overarching theme of 'Atmospheric Science for Society.' The series has been bringing together atmospheric scientists from across the UK to discuss and identify the collective relevance of their work.

Join us to reconnect and exchange ideas with the atmospheric science community. Hurry, registration ends in just over a month!



Agenda (times in GMT)

Morning Keynote Plenary

Conference Welcome 

Keynote Session - Science in Society

​10.00am          Distributed Air Quality Measurements using Low Cost Sensors in West Yorkshire - Dr Jim McQuaid, Associate Professor of Atmospheric Composition, University of Leeds

​10.00am          Towards a Global Heat Health Early Warning System - Chloe Brimicombe, Post-Doctoral Researcher, Wegner Center, University of Graz, Austria

10.25am        Communicating Climate Science : Misinformation, Storytelling and Creativity - Peter Stott, Science Fellow in Attribution, Met Office and Professor in Detection and Attribution University of Exeter

10.50am          Refreshment Break

Breakout Sessions

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11.20am - 12.40pm    Choose from topics: Modelling


​12.40pm         Lunch Break


Breakout Sessions

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13.40pm - 15.20pm    Choose from topics: Weather, Art & Music


​15.20pm          Refreshment Break


Afternoon Keynote Plenary

​15.50pm          Keynote Session: Science for Society - Chair: Prof Liz Bentley, CEO, Royal Meteorological Society

​15.50pm          Real-Time Catastrophe Risk Modelling: The Challenges of Quantifying the Impact of Hurricane Ian - James Cosgrove, Senior Catastrophe Modeler, Moody’s RMS

​16.15pm          Monthly Weather Review at 150 Years: Its History, Impact, and Legacy - Prof. David M. Schultz, Professor of Synoptic Meteorology, and Director, Centre for Crisis Studies and Mitigation, University of Manchester

​16.40pm          The Importance of Socio-Meteorology - Helen Roberts, Socio-Meteorologist, Met Office

17.05pm          Closing Remarks


The Atmospheric Science Conference is proudly hosted by the National Centre for Atmospheric Science and the Royal Meteorological Society, two of the UK’s most influential organisations committed to advancing atmospheric science.