NOAA hosting media briefing June 7 at the American Geophysical Union

1 June 2017

Joint Release

WHAT: Members of the media are invited to join a briefing and Q&A session from NOAA and partner scientists on research to revolutionize weather prediction, forecast the effects of a warming ocean on fish, and improve national elevation measurements to support preparedness, infrastructure and economic development.


  • Monica Youngman, project manager, NOAA National Geodetic Survey
    NOAA’s project to collect gravity measurements to improve the nation’s elevation measurements to support future growth
  • Vincent Saba, fisheries biologist, NOAA Northeast Fisheries Science Center
    Climate change impacts on the U.S. Northeast Shelf Marine Ecosystem
  • Lucas Harris, physical scientist, NOAA Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
    How NOAA’s new dynamic core will power next generation global weather forecast models
  • Elizabeth Barnes, atmospheric scientist, Colorado State University
    Bridging the gap: How NOAA is predicting extreme weather weeks-to-months in advance

WHEN:  Wednesday, June 7, 2017, 1:00 to 2:00 p.m. ET

WHERE: American Geophysical Union, 1 Thomas Circle NW, 9th Floor, Washington, D.C. 20005

COST: Free

REGISTER: Media coming in person: Please RSVP by Tuesday, June 6, at 12 noon ET, to Monica Allen, [email protected] or Lauren Lipuma, [email protected]. Media unable to attend in person can join by webinar. We strongly urge you to register in advance at You will receive an email with information needed to access the webinar by computer or by telephone. We recommend using a computer with audio to simplify participation in the question and answer portion for journalists.


What is GRAV-D?

Marine species distribution shifts will continue with ocean warming

How NOAA created a new engine to improve its global weather forecast model

Meet our scientists: Elizabeth Barnes


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AGU Contact:

Lauren Lipuma
+1 (202) 777-7396
[email protected]

NOAA Contact:
Monica Allen
+1 (301) 734-1123
[email protected]