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Climate Scenarios Webinar for Southwest Colorado Climate Resiliency Project

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 11:00am

Imtiaz Rangwala presented a webinar on climate scenarios development to the stakeholders of the NC CSC funded southwest Colorado project (titled "Natural Resource Management Decision-Making Under Climate Uncertainty: Building Social-Ecological Resilience In Southwestern Colorado"). 

Climate Scenarios Session at the NCCSC Open Science Conference

Wednesday, May 20, 2015 (All day)

Imtiaz Rangwala chaired this session, which had four speakers representing different CSCs. The session had individual presentations and a panel discussion. Rangwala also participated in a separate panel discussion organized by the Southern Rockies LCC staff on integrated climate change information into decision making. Slides for Rangwala's presentation are available

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.

Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI) Webinar to Wind River Indian Reservation Drought (WRIR) Preparedness Project Team and Stakeholders

Wednesday, October 7, 2015 (All day)

Mike Hobbins, a collaborator with the climate FSA team, presented a webinar describing Evaporative Demand Drought Index (EDDI) to the NCCSC funded WRIR drought preparedness project team and stakeholders that included the tribal water engineers, who felt EDDI captured elements of drought during the 2015 growing season in the WRIR region. Based on feedbacks from the stakeholders, the climate FSA team also released an EDDI 2-pager document (in December 2015) as a short informational report to introduce and describe EDDI to the user community in general. Learn more in a DOI blog post about the tool.

Climate Science Webinar to NC CSC Climate Adaptation Workshop Participants

Monday, November 16, 2015 (All day)

Imtiaz Rangwala presented a webinar discussing issues related to bringing the understanding of climate science into decision making at regional scales. The discussion covered aspects related to uncertainty in climate projections and ways to incorporate them into the understanding of impacts and developing strategies. The presentation also focused on specific risks that could emerge or worsen in the NCCSC regions because of future climate warming.  

El Niño Webinar at NC CSC Monthly Check In

Tuesday, July 28, 2015 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

There is a greater than 90% chance that El Niño* will continue through Northern Hemisphere fall 2015, and around an 85% chance it will last through the 2015-16 winter. Imtiaz Rangwala presented a webinar on the emerging 2015-16 El Niño event and its potential impacts on the North Central region of the U.S. The climate FSA team Jeff Lukas (WWA), and Andrea Ray (NOAA ESRL) colloaborated on the presentation. A recording is available, and Wyoming's Livestock Round-up of August 2015 (V27, N13) covered the information. Slides are attached to the full event announcement. 

Connecting The Drops!!

Thursday, June 26, 2014 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Avogadro’s Number, 605 So Mason Street, Ft. Collins, Colorado  

The “Think or Swim” Climate Change Symposium" (This Ain’t Your Old Man’s Climate Workshop!)  
A musical evening to Talk Story in The Aloha Spirit Stories, Conversations and Random Thoughts about Water and Weather!!   

Featuring: Reverend M. Kalani Sousa
Duncan Campbell, KGNU Living Dialogues
Edna Brillon, Haida-Cree Healer
Bob Gough, Intertribal Council on Utility Policy  
And Special Invited Guest: City of Fort Collins Mayor Karen Weitkunat

Question and Answer Session for the 2015 Solicitation

Friday, May 9, 2014 - 1:00am to 2:00am

Seven of the eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (Alaska, North Central, Northeast, Pacific Islands, South Central, Southeast and Southwest) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) announced request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) and Proposals for funding in Fiscal Year 2015. Projects are invited that support CSC/NCCWSC science priorities as described in the guidance document below. [The Northwest CSC has committed all available funds for FY 2015 and is not accepting proposals at this time.]

Question and Answer Session for the 2015 Solicitation

Tuesday, May 6, 2014 - 9:00am to 10:00am

Seven of the eight U.S. Department of the Interior Climate Science Centers (Alaska, North Central, Northeast, Pacific Islands, South Central, Southeast and Southwest) and the National Climate Change and Wildlife Science Center (NCCWSC) announced request for Statements of Interest (SOIs) and Proposals for funding in Fiscal Year 2015. Projects are invited that support CSC/NCCWSC science priorities as described in the guidance document below. [The Northwest CSC has committed all available funds for FY 2015 and is not accepting proposals at this time.]

Half-Day Workshop on Evapotranspiration in Fort Collins, Colorado

Monday, May 5, 2014 - 9:00am to 12:00pm

Joe Barsugli organized this one-day workshop to introduce a group of ecologists to issues surrounding evapotranspiration and how to best include it in our models of the impacts of climate change on species distributions and other ecological processes. See attachments for a link to the recording from the workshop as well as slides and the agenda.

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