HAS Board Members Marty Ralph and Amber Sullins Raise Awareness of Western U.S. Storm-Related Work

Photo CW3E AMS Broadcast Meeting (Photo Credit: AMS Broadcast Conference)
Friday, June 14, 2019

Members of the broadcast meteorology community tour the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier. Photo credit: AMS Broadcast Conference

Congratulations to HAS Advisory Board Members Marty Ralph and Amber Sullins for their crucial work on raising awareness of the western U.S. storm-related work at the 47th Annual American Meteorological Society Conference on Broadcast Meteorology held in San Diego this week.

Ralph, Director of the Center for Western Weather and Water Extremes (CW3E), along with members of the Scripps Institution of Oceanography Communications office, welcomed Sullins, chief meteorologist for ABC 15 News in Phoenix, and 44 other broadcast meteorologists from across the U.S. for a tour of the Scripps facility. During the tour, the group was introduced to the ongoing research at Scripps and instrumentation deployed on the Ellen Browning Scripps Memorial Pier (seen in the photo above).

Much of the hazards and impacts of CW3E's research should be communicated to the public, and both feel strongly about forging good relationships with broadcast meteorologists. This event has proven to be a critical step in that process.

Kudos to Marty and Amber!