Atmospheric Sciences Webinar Series: From the Past Into the Future
We celebrated the AGU Centennial by both commemorating the past and looking into the future. Part of that celebration was recognizing transformative discoveries in atmospheric science that have been of tremendous benefit to society; for example, improved forecasts of extreme weather at longer lead times or more detailed projections of climate change impacts. Today, there remain many grand challenges in atmospheric science, such as cloud-aerosol interactions, or how the global atmosphere interacts with the ocean, land and cryosphere to produce a continuum of temporal and spatial variability. These aspects were discussed at the Fall 2019 meeting through an all-day session of oral presentations by a diverse group of invited speakers – both established and emerging leaders in the field – and all excellent communicators. Topics included ozone depletion and recovery, weather and climate prediction, detection and attribution of climate change, and extreme events, among others.