John D. Odegard School of Aerospace Sciences

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Northern Plains Convective Storm Symposium May 2-3

The Northern Plains Convective Storm Symposium (NPCSS) will be held on Monday and Tuesday, May 2nd and 3rd, in 210 Clifford Hall on the campus of the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, ND. The event will run from 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., with registration starting at 7:30 am.  The NPCSS is a meeting where individuals can share their knowledge of the atmosphere with others in an effort to further both public and scientific understanding.  Presentations and panel discussions will focus on (but are not limited to) thunderstorms and severe weather in the Northern Plains of the US and Canada.  Participants can exchange ideas about new forecasting techniques and technologies, communications methods and meteorological decision support.  Case studies and research findings will also be presented.  Dr. Pamela Heinselman of the National Severe Storms Laboratory will deliver the keynote address.  The symposium is co-sponsored by the Lake Agassiz Chapter of the American Meteorological Society, the Grand Forks National Weather Service Forecast Office, and the UND Department of Atmospheric Sciences.  More information about the symposium can be found at