2009 Monsoon Season Outlook Web-Briefing

10:00 am, May 21st, 2009

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The Climate Assessment for the Southwest, National Center for Atmospheric Research, and Arizona Cooperative Extension will be hosting an online climate briefing for extension faculty, natural resource managers, and interested citizens in the U.S. and Mexico on May 21st , 2009 at 10:00 am. PDT. This meeting will consist of a climate briefing presentation followed by a question and answer period. The briefing will be conducted in English with brief summaries in Spanish.

What equipment to I need?

The meeting will be hosted online using the Breeze web communication software. This system integrates voice, chat, and video communications to facilitate online meetings and presentations. There are several pieces of equipment that you will need and to participate in the meeting. At a minimum you need a computer with a high-speed internet connection (DSL or cable internet will work fine), computer speakers, and a microphone if you wish to participate using the voice communication feature (you can also use a typing chat feature to ask questions or provide feedback).

What software do I need?

Your computer needs two pieces of free software to run the Breeze system: Macromedia Flash and Shockwave. They support streaming audio and video within your internet browser and are the main components to run Breeze on your local computer.

  1. Go to this link to check and see if you have Flash and Shockwave installed or to download and install these components.
  2. Download and install the optional Macromedia Breeze Meeting Add-in. This add-in is not required, but will help solve potential screen resolution problems (Install Windows Add-in, Install Mac Add-in)
  3. Go to this link to test your software setup and connection to make sure you are ready to participate in any Breeze meeting.

How do I attend and participate in the meeting?

The meeting will start at 10 a.m. on the 21st, but feel free to log-in to the meeting room early to test out the system and make sure your settings are correct. Check out this link to learn how to join a meeting and optimize web settings. We will be limiting the use of microphones to presenters only and will turn on microphones to individual participants if they want to ask questions using the voice feature. We are encouraging participants to ask questions and provide feedback using the chat feature.

To join the meeting on May 21st go to this link:


When you login to the meeting, please provide your full name and affiliation as a user name (example: Mike Crimmins, UofA Cooperative Extension)

Thanks for your interest and look forward to seeing you at the meeting online!

Contact Mike Crimmins with questions or comments

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