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Keynote Presentation Operational Systems and Applications

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Mike Farrar is the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to help save lives and protect property. As director, Mike oversees the planning, science and technology, and operational responsibilities related to NCEP’s nine national centers.
In his previous roles, Mike served as the Chief Scientist for weather operations for the U.S. Air Force (USAF), senior VP and chief operating officer of the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR), director of the Environmental Modeling (EMC) and the Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) in NWS, and VP of strategic and business development for Science and Technology Corporation. He began his career as a uniformed USAF meteorologist where he served for 24 years in several leadership positions in forecast operations, scientific development, program management, training, budgeting, planning/policy, and collaboration with U.S. and international partners.
Mike holds a B.S. in physics from Purdue University, a B.S. in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in national resource strategy from the Eisenhower School of the National Defense University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from Florida State University.

Mike Farrar will give the Keynote Presentation of the Programme Stream Operational Systems and Applications

The state of weather, water and climate services in the U.S. and strategic challenges for the next decade: the perspective from the American Meteorological Society and U.S. National Weather Service

https://www.emetsoc.org/people/person/mike-farrar/

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| Thu, 09 Sep, 16:00–16:30 (CEST)
Public information:

Mike Farrar is the director of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP). NCEP delivers national and global weather, water, climate and space weather guidance, forecasts, warnings and analyses to help save lives and protect property. As director, Mike oversees the planning, science and technology, and operational responsibilities related to NCEP’s nine national centers.
In his previous roles, Mike served as the Chief Scientist for weather operations for the U.S. Air Force (USAF), senior VP and chief operating officer of the University Corporation of Atmospheric Research (UCAR), director of the Environmental Modeling (EMC) and the Meteorological Development Laboratory (MDL) in NWS, and VP of strategic and business development for Science and Technology Corporation. He began his career as a uniformed USAF meteorologist where he served for 24 years in several leadership positions in forecast operations, scientific development, program management, training, budgeting, planning/policy, and collaboration with U.S. and international partners.
Mike holds a B.S. in physics from Purdue University, a B.S. in meteorology from The Pennsylvania State University, an M.A. in national resource strategy from the Eisenhower School of the National Defense University, and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees in meteorology from Florida State University.

Mike Farrar will give the Keynote Presentation of the Programme Stream Operational Systems and Applications

The state of weather, water and climate services in the U.S. and strategic challenges for the next decade: the perspective from the American Meteorological Society and U.S. National Weather Service

https://www.emetsoc.org/people/person/mike-farrar/

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Presentations: Thu, 09 Sep

Chairpersons: Andrea Montani, Antti Mäkelä
KEYNOTE PRESENTATION Operational Systems and Applications
Welcome by the EMS President
16:00–16:30
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EMS2021-506
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Mike Farrar

This keynote presentation will discuss several key applications and operational systems in the U.S. National Weather Service (NWS) and how they fit in with the broader mission of providing science-based weather, water and climate services to the nation. In addition, the future evolution of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction (NCEP) and NWS will be discussed as it relates to future goals and priorities related to people, science, technology, operational concepts and practices, and partnerships between government/public sector, the private sector, and academia. Also, in his role as the current President of the American Meteorological Society (AMS), Dr. Farrar will address the theme for the 2022 AMS annual meeting, "Environmental Security: weather, water and climate for a more secure world", which will explore the national and human security impacts from extreme weather and climate events and intersections with health, energy, food, and water security.

How to cite: Farrar, M.: The state of weather, water and climate services in the U.S. and strategic challenges for the next decade: the perspective from the American Meteorological Society and U.S. National Weather Service, EMS Annual Meeting 2021, online, 6–10 Sep 2021, EMS2021-506, https://doi.org/10.5194/ems2021-506, 2021.

Additional speakers/contributors without abstracts

  • Bert Holtslag, President EMS, Netherlands

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