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Tuesday, April 23, 2013

TIME The Cottonwood
7:00 AM - 8:00 AM


8:00 AM - 8:10 AM Welcome


8:10 AM - 8:35 AM
How to Talk Climate with Resource Managers

Todd E. Hopkins
8:35 AM - 9:00 AM
Advancing Climate Prediction at the Climate Prediction Center

Jon Gottschalck
8:59 AM - 12:00 PM Application of Climate Products for Extended Range Preparedness

'Application of Climate Products for Extended Range Preparedness' (Moderator: Jon Gottschalck)'

[The Cottonwood]
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
A New CPC 8-14 Day Probabilistic Hazards Outlook

Melissa Ou
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
A new forecast for prolonged inversion episodes out to one month

S-Y Simon Wang
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Climate Forecasts in Support of NIDIS

Klaus Wolter
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM
Analysis of Teleconnections and Drought for the Arbuckle-Simpson Aquifer

Renee McPherson
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM Break


[The Cottonwood]
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Drought characteristics in the Central Plains: putting the 2011-2012 drought in perspective

Daniel Barandiaran
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Climate change impact in Nepal and its society

Robert Gillies
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM
Developing Climate-informed Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts over the Colorado River Basin

William Paul Miller
11:40 AM - 12:00 PM Group photo

[The Cottonwood]
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Provided

'Lunch Provided'

12:59 PM - 3:20 PM Application of climate Information for Long term Planning

'Application of climate Information for Long Term Planning (Moderator: Holly Hartmann)'

[The Cottonwood]
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Assessing climate change risks to a municipal water supply: A pilot project incorporating downscaled climate projections, operational hydrologic modeling, and a systems planning model

Tim Bardsley
1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Assessing the Vulnerability of Watersheds to Climate Change: Results of National Forest Watershed Vulnerability Pilot Assessments

Polly Hays
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Generation of Operational Ensemble Streamflow Forecasts through the use of Stochastic Weather Generation over the Colorado River Basin

William Paul Miller
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Application of climate information for investigating the water budget and the management of the Snake River system

Venkat Sridhar
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
A Decision Support System for Estimating Salinity Intrusion Effects due to Climate Change on the South Carolina and Georgia Coast

Paul Conrads
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
Predicted seasonal effects of climate change on avian species richness across North America

Justin Schuetz

Trisha Distler

3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Identifying Climate Refugia for North American Bird Communities

Justin Schuetz
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Break

'Break 2'

[The Cottonwood]
3:39 PM - 5:00 PM Special Panel on Climate Information Across Time Scales

'Special Panel on Climate Information Across Time Scales'

[The Cottonwood]
3:40 PM - 5:00 PM
Panel discussion: Needs for climate information across time scales for public lands and ecosystem management”

Andrea Ray
5:00 PM - 7:00 PM Icebreaker & Posters

'Icebreaker & Posters'

[The Grand Reception Hall]
5:05 PM - 5:10 PM
(Poster) A novel framework for assessing climate change impacts to forested ecosystems in the eastern United States

Eric Britzke
5:10 PM - 5:15 PM
(Poster) Trends in MODIS-based Fractional Snow Covered Area Observations and Melt Season Runoff

Stacie Bender
5:15 PM - 5:20 PM
(Poster) A Combined Meteorological, Hydrogeological, and Social Assessment of Utah's Groundwater Resources

Kirsti Hakala
5:20 PM - 5:25 PM
(Poster) A comprehensive framework for quantitative evaluation of downscaled climate predictions and projections

Galina Guentchev
5:25 PM - 5:30 PM
(Poster) Climate Impact Reporter: A new tool for archiving and displaying climate-related impacts to extreme events

Natalie Umphlett
5:30 PM - 5:35 PM
(Poster) The NOAA Local Climate Analysis Tool – An Application in Support of a Weather Ready Nation

Marina Timofeyeva
5:35 PM - 5:40 PM
(Poster) Tree Rings and the Past, Present, and Future of Water Resources in Northern Utah

Matt Bekker
5:40 PM - 5:45 PM
(Poster) Climate.gov – Decision Support Section

David Herring
5:45 PM - 5:50 PM
(Poster) Useful to Usable (U2U): Transforming Climate Variability and Change Information for Cereal Crop Producers

Linda Prokopy
5:50 PM - 6:00 PM
(Poster) Improved modeling of precipitation in the Western United States using combined dynamical and statistical downscaling methods

Rong Li
6:00 PM - 6:10 PM
(Poster) Regional Climate Modeling of the West African Monsoon Using Coupled Weather Research and Forecasting and Community Land Models (WRF-CLM)

Rong Li

Wednesday, April 24, 2013

TIME The Cottonwood
7:59 AM - 10:30 AM Partnership


[The Cottonwood]
8:00 AM - 8:30 AM
Introduction to the Special Panel

Caitlin Simpson

Shawn Carter

8:30 AM - 8:45 AM
The Southwest Climate Science Center: developing best practices at the science/management interface

Stephen Jackson
8:45 AM - 9:00 AM
Climate Information Access for USDI Climate Science Centers and Landscape Conservation Cooperatives

Kelly Redmond
9:00 AM - 9:15 AM
Confronting Uncertainty in Planning for Adaptation to a Changing Climate

Gregg Garfin
9:15 AM - 9:30 AM
Delivering climate projections on regional scales to support adaptation planning: the Joint Applications Pilot of the National Climate Predictions and Projections Platform and the NCPP-North Central Climate Science Center

Andrea Ray
9:30 AM - 9:45 AM
Bridging science and practice to improve public utility water supply:

Lisette Staal
9:45 AM - 10:15 AM Break

'Break 3'

[The Cottonwood]
10:15 AM - 10:30 AM
Adaptation to climate-related hazards in Colorado, Wyoming and Utah: Explaining differences in local responses

Lisa Dilling
10:30 AM - 10:45 AM
Strategic Climate Change Partnerships: Alaska’s Climate Science Center and the Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy

Stephen Gray
10:45 AM - 12:00 PM
Climate Science and Service: NOAA/RISA and DOI/CSC approaches to research and interactions with resource managers

Caitlin Simpson

Shawn Carter

12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Provided

'Lunch Provided 2'

12:59 PM - 3:20 PM Partnership

'Partnership (Moderator: Caitlin Simpson)'

[The Cottonwood]
1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Perspectives from the 2013 Joint Report by the US Army Corps of Engineers, the Bureau of Reclamation, and the National Weather Service on Applications for Operational Outlooks on Hourly to Seasonal Timelines

Jeff R. Arnold

David Raff

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
The North American Water Program

Paul Houser
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Improving communication and access to climate information for South Dakota agricultural producers

Laura Edwards
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM
Great Basin Climate Forum Series

Tamara Wall
2:20 PM - 2:40 PM
Partnering with American Indian Tribes in the South-Central U.S. on Climate Science and Services

Renee McPherson
2:40 PM - 3:00 PM
The North Cascadia Adaptation Partnership: A Science-Management Collaboration for Responding to Climate Change

Crystal Raymond
3:00 PM - 3:20 PM
Evaluating the Economic Performance of a Municipal Drought Plan

David Yates
3:20 PM - 3:40 PM Break

'Break 5'

[The Cottonwood]
3:39 PM - 5:20 PM Data Stewardship

'Data Stewardship (Moderator: Simon Wang)'

[The Cottonwood]
3:40 PM - 4:00 PM
New CMIP5 Downscaled Climate and Hydrology Projections

Levi Brekke
4:00 PM - 4:20 PM
The Synthesis of Climate Model Downscaling Products with emphasis on Ecological Processes in the Southeast U.S.

Adrienne Wootten
4:20 PM - 4:40 PM
Projected changes in surface air temperatures, precipitation, and derived parameters over the Southeast United States: comparison of three regionally downscaled Global Climate Models

Lydia Stefanova
4:40 PM - 5:00 PM
High-resolution climate projections for the Great Basin made accessible to diverse stakeholders and research communities

Courtenay Strong
5:00 PM - 5:20 PM
A new tree-ring-based gridded climate data set for analysis and reconstruction

Justin DeRose
5:20 PM - 7:00 PM Dinner Banquet

'Dinner Banquet'


Thursday, April 25, 2013

TIME The Cottonwood
7:59 AM - 11:20 AM Decision Support Tools

'Decision Support Tools (Moderator: Kelly Redmond)'

[The Cottonwood]
8:00 AM - 8:20 AM
The National Agro-Climate Information Service (NAIS) Progress and Highlights

Patrick Cherneski
8:20 AM - 8:40 AM
Web-Based Tool for User-Friendly Access to Hydrologic Variables under Future Climate Conditions

Frank Voss
8:40 AM - 9:00 AM
Web-based Climate Change Risk Assessment Tool for Water Utilities

Sarah Whateley
9:00 AM - 9:20 AM
Knowledge based extension application using mobile technology for climate change adaptation among small-holder farmers in India

Sanjoy Bandyopadhyay
9:20 AM - 9:40 AM
Decision Support Tools for Frost and Freeze Products Issued by the NWS in the Central US

Michael Timlin
9:40 AM - 10:00 AM
Tools for prediction and management of climate change impacts on natural resources in the Great Lakes and the Arctic

John Bratton
10:00 AM - 10:20 AM Break

'Break 6'

[The Cottonwood]
10:20 AM - 10:40 AM
Enhancement of Local Climate Analysis Tool

Marina Timofeyeva
10:40 AM - 11:00 AM
Harnessing the power of the Climate Wizard: applications for natural resource planning

Emrys Treasure
11:00 AM - 11:20 AM
Climate Change-Induced Biome Shifts and Contaminant Management for DoD Lands

Sandra Brasfield
11:20 AM - 11:40 AM

Viviane Silva

David Herring

11:40 AM - 12:00 PM
Linkages between climate change perception, information, and adaptation: A study of smallholder farmers in northwest China

Zhao Ma
12:00 PM - 1:00 PM Lunch Provided

'Lunch Provided 3'

1:00 PM - 1:20 PM
Seeking Scenarios for Climate Resilience for Agriculture-related Resources

John Wiener

Keith Ingram

1:20 PM - 1:40 PM
Global Climate Change as Environmental Mega-Crisis

Joanna Endter-Wada
1:40 PM - 2:00 PM
Building the Capacity for Understanding, Assessing and Adapting to Climate Change

Mary Sue Brancato
2:00 PM - 2:20 PM Break

'Break 7'

[The Cottonwood]
2:19 PM - 3:30 PM Builing Capacity for Climate Information Applications

'Building Capacity for Climate Information Applications (Moderator: Andrea Bair)'

[The Cottonwood]
2:20 PM - 2:50 PM
PC based interseasonal to interannual prediction of regional climate fluctuation, an example and questions

Michael LuValle
2:50 PM - 3:10 PM
Trend and Variability of Pineapple Express Events: Impacts on Northern California

Martin Schroeder
3:10 PM - 3:30 PM
The Role of the Pacific ENSO Applications Climate Center in Reducing Vulnerability to Climate Hazards: Experience from the U.S-Affiliated Pacific Islands

Md Rashed Chowdhury
3:30 PM - 4:00 PM Workshop Summary

'Workshop Summary'

[The Cottonwood]
10:30 AM - 12:00 PM TBD