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Tim KuhnJan 13, 2020 5:20:40 AM1 min read

NLT travels to the Boston AMS Annual Meeting!

New Light Technologies’ (NLT) Geophysical Data Scientist Madeline Jones and Senior Geospatial Consultant Rebecca Boyer will be representing NLT at the American Meteorological Society (AMS) Annual Meeting this year.  The 2020 meeting is especially meaningful, because the AMS is marking its 100th anniversary. To commemorate this historic milestone, the meeting is returning to Boston — the city where AMS first started and is currently headquartered. 

This year, AMS’ Theme is on “Building LINKS” and the NLT Team’s presentation touches on several key areas including “risk management”, “research and development”, and “and building links across technologies”. Jones and Boyer will be presenting their work on the Tornado Damage Assessment model, a collaborative project founded and developed by a dedicated team within the company. The two researchers will describe how the model estimates damage from any single tornado event. It runs a statistical process that runs the Enhanced Fujita (EF) Scale rating of a tornado against a building structure inventory of the area it is expected to hit. The end result of the tool is a cumulative estimate of the damage to the impacted area.

The NLT Team is excited for the opportunity to showcase its work in disaster modeling to the community of meteorologists, response professionals, and surveyors signed up to attend. The technology and the science behind climate research is changing almost as quickly as the weather is. NLT is ready to hit the ground running on the incredible networking and collaboration opportunity that the centennial AMS Annual meeting offers!

About New Light Technologies, Inc. (NLT)

Based in Washington DC, NLT provides a broad range of integrated Information Technology (IT) consulting services and products to government, commercial, and non-profit sectors. NLT is a recognized leader in the development of enterprise Geospatial platforms and real-time integrated analytics for mission-critical decision support, planning, and research applications.  The firm offers comprehensive Geospatial Information Systems (GIS), and Big Data Modeling, Analytics, & Visualization backed by state-of-the-art DevSecOps systems integration, development, and management for IT Infrastructure Modernization, Virtualization and Microservices, Cloud & Mobile Computing, Application Development.  Visit our website for more background on our services and solutions at