Thursday, May 4


8:30 am —Keynote address:  Christian Zimmerman, Center Director, USGS Alaska Science Center  (PDF)

Session 8 — Observations and Monitoring

9:15 am — Wildfires in Alaska and Hawaii: A Dialogue on Building Disaster Resilience; James Partain, NOAA/NESDIS/NCEI (PDF)

9:30 am — Establishing the Role of "Use" and "Value" in the US Arctic Observing Network ; Sandy Starkweather, NOAA-ESRL (PDF)

9:45 am — Detection of Aufeis-related Flood Areas in a Time Series of High Resolution Synthetic Aperture Radar Images Using Curvelet Transform and Unsupervised Classification; Olaniyi Ajadi, University of Alaska Fairbanks (PDF)

10:00 am — Precipitation as Snow: What Our Observations Can and Can't Tell Us; Peter Kirchner, Southwest Alaska Network / National Park Service (PDF)

10:15 am — Poster Session (PDF)

Session 9 — Observations and Monitoring

10:45 am — The Southeastern U.S. Drought of 2016 and Public Health Impacts of Wildfire Smoke; Charles E. Konrad, NOAA Southeast Regional Climate Center (PDF)

11:00 am — New Website to Support Bi-national Coordination of Precipitation Over the Great Lakes; Leslie Stoecker, MRCC / U of Illinois (PDF)

11:15 am — Recent Trends in Snow and Rain in Wyoming's Wind River Area; Candida Dewes, CIRES / University of Colorado Boulder & NOAA/ESRL/PSD (PDF)

11:30 am — Climate Change in the Northern Rockies Geographical Area (NRGA): What Has Been Observed and Some Projections; Michael Richmond, USFS Northern Rockies Coordination Center/ Predictive Services (PDF)

11:45 am — Untangling Extreme Climate: What's Predictable and What's Not; Simon S.-Y. Wang, Utah State University (PDF)

12:00 pm — Implementation of a Sub-daily Observational Database and the Climate Data Access Portal (Cli-DAP); Beth L. Hall, MRCC / U of Illinois (PDF)

Session 10: Ignite Panel on Outreach and Communication: Collaborative Approaches to Community Climate Adaptation Planning

1:45 pm

  • Implementing Climate Change Plans in Tribal Communities; Roben Itchoak, student of Planning, Public Policy & Management, University of Oregon (PDF)
  • Motivations and Mechanisms Used by Communities and Decision Makers to Adapt to Climate Change; Alexis St. Juliana, Abt Associates (PDF)
  • Preparing Coastal Georgia for Climate Hazards; Mona Behl, The University of Georgia (PDF)

2:45 pm — Poster Session (PDF)

Session 11 — Ignite Panel on Outreach and Communication: Tailoring Communication Strategies and Climate Services to Specific Audiences

3:15 pm

  • The California-Nevada Drought Early Warning System: Making Drought science available, understandable and usable for decision making; Amanda Sheffield, Scripps Institution of Oceanography / UCSD (PDF)
  • Assessing Farmers' Existing Use and Need of Climate Information in Ada District, Ethiopia; Tsegaye Tadesse, University of Nebraska-Lincoln/NDMC (PDF)
  • Assessment of the Application of Climate Information in Wildfire Management and Decision Making in Alaska; Melanie Colavito, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment and Policy (PDF)
  • Lessons Learned from Climate and Weather Topics at Farm Shows; Tyler Williams, University of Nebraska - Lincoln Extension

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