Eighth Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop

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Eighth Annual Climate Prediction Applications Science Workshop
Managing Water Resources and Drought in a Changing Climate
2 Mar 2010 to 4 Mar 2010
San Diego, CA

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AGENDA


Tuesday, March 2, 2010

8:30 Welcome and Opening
Marina Ballroom, 2nd floor
8:45 Regional Climate Services in an NCS World – Eileen Shea, NOAA National Climatic Data Center, Climate Services Division
9:15 Climate Predictions at Various Time and Space Scales
Moderator: Fiona Horsfall, NOAA National Weather Service Climate Prediction Center

  • Overview of Climate Predictions at Various Timescales – Scott Weaver, NOAA National Weather Service, Climate Prediction Center
  • NOAA Hydrometeorology Testbed Project: American River Basin, NOAA Perspective – Tim Schneider, NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research, Earth System Research Laboratory
  • NOAA Hydrometeorology Testbed Project: American River Basin, User Perspective – Mike Anderson, California Department of Water Resources
  • Southeast Pilot Project – Kingtse Mo, NOAA National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Climate Prediction Center

Discussion: 10:15a-10:45a

10:45 Break
Spinnaker Patio, 1st floor
11:00 Water Conditions Perspective in California
Moderator: Jeanine Jones, California Department of Water Resources

    • Snowpack Runoff Forecasting – Mike Anderson, California Department of Water Resources
    • The California Winter Forecast and Was it Right – Klaus Wolter, University of Colorado - CIRES Climate Diagnostics Center
    • Western Regional Climate Center California Activities – Kelly Redmond, Desert Research Institute

Discussion: 11:45a-12:00p

12:00 Lunch
Sierra Pacific Restaurant, 1st floor
1:30 Sharing Best Practices in Adaptation Planning
Moderator: Dan Walker, NOAA Climate Program Office

  • Adaptive Resilience Through Negotiated Risk-Sharing Agreements – Bonnie Colby, University of Arizona
  • Overview of California draft climate change adaptation strategy, John Andrew, California Department of Water Resources
  • California Reservoir Reoperation Study – Mike Anderson, California Department of Water Resources
  • Options for Improving Climate Modeling & Decision Support Methods to Assist Water Utility Planning - Lorna Stickel, Portland Water Bureau/Water Utility Climate Alliance member

Discussion: 2:30p-3:00p

3:00 Break
Spinnaker Patio, 1st floor
3:30 Effective Partnerships and Collaborations
Moderator: Andrea Bair, NOAA National Weather Service, Western Region Headquarters

  • Integrated Water Resources Science and Services Consortium (IWRSS) – Robert Hartman, NOAA National Weather Service, California Nevada River Forecast Center
  • Building Partnerships for Improved Climate Decision Making in the Southwest: Two recent examples from the Climate Assessment for the Southwest - Daniel Ferguson, University of Arizona
  • Moving Hydromet-Testbed Research into State Flood Management Operations--Creating a Legacy Network and Partnership - Michael Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey, Scripps Institution of Oceanography
  • Partnering with NIDIS - Nolan Doesken, Colorado State University

Discussion: 4:30p-5:00p

5:00 Adjourn
5:30 Reception
Spinnaker Patio, 1st floor

 


Wednesday, March 3, 2010

8:30 Available Tools and Future Needs for Effective Decision Support 
Moderator: Holly Hartmann, University of Arizona, Arid Lands Information Center

  • Lessons from The Elements of Style – Jeanine Jones, California Department of Water Resources
  • Stationarity is Dead – So What’s Next? – Soroosh Sorooshian, University of California, Irvine
  • Community Hydrologic Prediction System (CHPS) – Robert Hartman, NOAA National Weather Service, California Nevada River Forecast Center

Discussion: 9:30a-10:00a

10:00 Break
Spinnaker Patio, 1st floor
10:30 Available Tools and Future Needs for Effective Decision Support (cont.)
Moderator: Holly Hartmann, University of Arizona, Arid Lands Information Center

  • NIDIS Early Warning System Implementation: California Pilot Project – Robin Webb, NOAA Office of Atmospheric Research, Earth System Research Laboratory
  • Toward a Comprehensive Water Resources Outlook – Kevin Werner, NOAA National Weather Service, Colorado Basin River Forecast Center
  • Update on Precipitation Frequency Estimates and Questions of Stationarity – Geoffrey Bonnin, NOAA National Weather Service, Office of Hydrologic Development

Discussion: 11:30a-12:00p

12:00 Lunch
Sierra Pacific Restaurant, 1st floor
1:30 New Methods and Techniques
Moderator: Daniel Cayan, Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Updating the California Irrigation Management Information System – Bekele Temesgen, California Department of Water Resources
  • Status of Implementing Recommendations in USGS Circular 1331 – Chuck Hennig, US Bureau of Reclamation
  • AgroClimate.org: Climate Information and Decision Aid Tools for the Agricultural Industry - Clyde Fraisse, University of Florida

Discussion: 2:30p-3:00p

3:00 Break
Spinnaker Patio, 1st floor
3:30 New Methods and Techniques (cont.)
Moderator: Michael Dettinger, U.S. Geological Survey, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

  • Tree-ring Reconstructions of Streamflow: Applications to Water Management in the Western US – Connie Woodhouse, University of Arizona
  • National Drought Mitigation Center Drought Services Update – Mark Svoboda, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, National Drought Mitigation Center
  • Reconciling Projections of Future Colorado River Streamflow - Daniel Cayan, Climate Research Division, Scripps Institution of Oceanography

Discussion: 4:30p-5:00p

5:00 Adjourn
6:30 Dinner and Keynote Speaker
Skyline/Lindbergh, 9th floor

  • North American Tree Rings, Drought, and Human Impacts Over the Past Millennium - David Stahle, University of Arkansas

 


Thursday, March 4, 2010

8:30 Developing NOAA Climate Products with Partners
Moderator: Marina Timofeyeva, NOAA National Weather Service, Office of Climate, Water and Weather Services, Climate Services Division

  • Climate observation and monitoring products – Derek Arndt, NOAA National Climatic Data Center
  • Regional climate predictions and outlooks – Scott Weaver, NOAA National Weather Service, National Centers for Environmental Prediction, Climate Prediction Center
  • Hydro-climatology products – Dave Brandon, National Weather Service Western Region Headquarters
  • Coastal impacts and adaptation tools and information – Rebecca Smyth, National Ocean Service, Coastal Services Center

Discussion: 9:30a-10:00a

10:00 Instruction for Break-outs
10:05 Break
Spinnaker Patio, 1st floor
10:15 Break-out Groups

11:30 Report-out and Discussion
12:30 Meeting Wrap-up and Adjourn