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Number 35, September 2002

WeatherZine News

Book release - How the weather affects your health

Weather and health (biometeorology) is the subject of the above title. The author is Manfred Kaiser and the book has been published by Michelle Anderson Publishing, Melbourne, Australia. It is distributed by Bookwise International, ISBN 0-85572-329-7, and available here. On this website you can also find more information about the book: the introduction, a sample, and the table of contents.

Dissertations Initiative for the Advancement of Climate Change Research

DISCCRS catalyzes interdisciplinary understanding and peer networking among recent Ph.Ds across the full range of disciplines relevant to the understanding of climate change and its impacts. Jointly sponsored by the American Geophysical Union (AGU), American Society of Limnology and Oceanography (ASLO), American Meteorological Society (AMS) and Ecological Society of America (ESA) and supported by NASA and NOAA, the program includes:

    An online, fully searchable Ph.D Dissertation Registry introduces graduates to the community and provides a concise overview of recent advances from around the world.
    Job and other announcements are transmitted electronically to recent grads. Messages targeting this group may be sent to for distribution.
    A capstone symposium fosters international, interdisciplinary understanding and peer networks. Grads have an opportunity to present their research, meet with agency representatives, and discuss emerging research, education and societal issues.

The first symposium will be held

March 10-15, 2003
Copamarina Resort, Puerto Rico.
October 6, 2002

Forty participants will be selected by committee based on the application materials submitted. Airfare and on-site expenses are subsidized by the supporting agencies (NASA and NSF).

For further information click here or contact

C. Susan Weiler
Program Organizer

Call for Papers:
Climate Prediction Assessments Workshop Research
and Applications on Use and Impacts - October 28-30, 2002

The National Weather Service Climate Services Division, in conjunction with the NOAA Office of Global Programs and the NOAA Climate Observations and Services Programs, is hosting a meeting in the fall of 2002 in the Washington, DC area to identify new research and applications on use and impacts of climate predictions. The meeting goals are to identify new climate applications research, promote interactions between climate-sensitive integrated research and service communities, and assess impact of climate forecasts on environmental-societal interactions.

Papers for this conference are solicited from the community on new research that uses climate forecasts, applications of climate forecasts, identifies needs for climate forecasts, use and impacts of climate forecasts, and related topics. Please submit abstracts electronically to Ms. Jill Reisdorf at by September 23, 2002.

To assist in planning for your attendance and for more information, please contact Ms. Jill Reisdorf at or by phone at (303) 497-8636, or contact meeting co-chairpersons Fiona Horsfall ( or Harvey Hill ( Meeting details will follow shortly.

There is limited funding available to support non-federal employee participation in the workshop. Please contact Ms. Jill Reisdorf concerning your requirements for travel support to attend the workshop.