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High Resolution Climate Modeling (HRCM) Workshop

Thursday, September 24, 2015 (All day) to Friday, September 25, 2015 (All day)

The climate FSA team organized a two-day workshop focused on the development and applications of fine-scale dynamical climate modeling to produce robust and usable climate projections for the northern Great Plains region. In particular, the focus was how these projections can help with ecological impacts modeling and inform socioecological adaptation projects. The workshop examined and discussed current tools and methods and identified gaps in the science and usability of the science for socioecological applications. Other important issues that were discussed included: model biases, physical processes important for simulating the mean and extreme character of climate in the northern Great Plains region, treatment of uncertainty, and appropriate design of RCM experiments. The participants included modelers, expert users of data for ecological applications, and experts familiar with climate risks in the region. A short report from the workshop was published in AGU’s Eos journal. A more detailed FAQ from this workshop is also released on the workshop’s website. The FSA team also presented a webinar to report out salient discussions from the workshop.