Weather Research Programme, aimed at improving prediction of and societal response to high-impact weather. Mr. Carbone’s most recent work includes the search for broad-scale connections among thunderstorms to help better predict the multiday rainfall episodes that drench the heartland of North America each summer. He received his bachelor’s degree in meteorology and oceanography at New York University and completed his master’s degree at the University of Chicago.

Kelvin Droegemeier is Regents’ Professor of Meteorology at the University of Oklahoma and director of the Center for Analysis and Prediction of Storms. Under his leadership, the Center pioneered the explicit numerical prediction of intense local weather and developed a forecast system that in 1997 won two international prizes. This technology was applied to commercial aviation in a 3-year partnership with American Airlines and was later commercialized. Dr. Droegemeier’s research interests lie in thunderstorm dynamics and predictability, data assimilation, computational fluid dynamics, and aviation weather. He is a fellow of the American Meteorological Society and a member of the University Corporation for Atmospheric Research Board of Trustees, and he serves as an expert witness on commercial airline accidents. He received his Ph.D. in atmospheric science from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

James Evans is a senior research staff member at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology’s Lincoln Laboratory and a visiting scholar at the University of California, Berkeley. He is currently the leader for research and development for the Corridor Integrated Weather System, which is a decision support system designed to reduce en-route system delays due to convective weather. Previously, he was leader of the Lincoln Weather Sensing Group. He led the Lincoln teams that developed the Integrated Terminal Weather System (which provides real-time weather decision support for terminal areas) and the Terminal Doppler Weather Radar. His research interests include weather information systems and their use in air transportation facilities, meteorology, weather impacts on surface transportation, communications, and radar and aviation system analysis. Dr. Evans served on the National Research Council’s Panel on the Assessment of NEXRAD Coverage and Associated Weather Services. He received his Ph.D. in electrical engineering and computer science from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

J.Michael Fritsch is a distinguished professor of meteorology at Pennsylvania State University. His research interests include convective

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