Drought Task Force Year 1 Meeting

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October 25 - 26, 2012
Hilton Fort Collins
425 West Prospect,
Fort Collins, CO 80526

Meeting Announcement
Meeting Report

Expected Meeting Outcomes:

  • The Drought Task Force work plan for Year 2 and a vision for Year 3.
  • A report/paper on current Drought Task Force drought monitoring and prediction research and near-term drought research gaps/directions.

Thu October 25 - Joint Drought Task Force Meeting/Climate Diagnostic and Prediction Workshop (Open)
    07:00 - 08:00 Continental Breakfast Location: Salons 3, 4, 6

Drought Monitoring and Date Assimilation
Chair: Annarita Mariotti

    09:40 - 10:00 Morning Break (Atrium)

Drought and hydroclimate prediction
Chair: Christa Peters-Lidard

    12:00 - 01:20 Lunch (On Your Own)

Physical mechanisms and case studies for extreme hydroclimate events
Chair: Siegfried Schubert

    03:00 - 03:20 Afternoon Break (Atrium)

Drought Information and Services
Chair: Kingtse Mo

    06:00 - 08:00 Posters and social event (Salon 2, cash wine bar and complimentary refreshments)

Fri October 26 - Drought Task Force Meeting (By Invitation)
Legends Room

Programmatic Introduction

Challenges in drought monitoring and prediction: the case of the 2011-2012 U.S. Drought
Chair: Mike Hayes

    09:30 - 10:00 Coffee Break

Drought Task Force plans and future drought research directions
Rapporteur: Dan Barrie

    10:00 - 11:15 Drought Task Force Planning: presentation of proposed plan and open discussion
    Siegfried Schubert, Kingtse Mo, Christa Peters-Lidard, Andy Wood

    11:15 - 12:30 Near-term drought research gaps/directions: presentation of pre-meeting input and open discussion
    Moderator: Eric Wood

    12:30 Meeting close (Annarita Mariotti)

Meeting Participants

Participant Affiliation
Amir AghaKouchak University of California, Irvine
Don Anderson NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)
Martha Anderson U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Dan Barrie NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)
E. Hugo Berbery CICS-MD/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center (ESSIC)
Allen Bradley University of Iowa
Martyn Clark National Center for Atmospheric Research (NCAR)
Lisa Darby (NIDIS) NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL)
Nolan Doesken Colorado State University
Mike Ek NOAA/Environmental Modeling Center (EMC)
Rong Fu University of Texas at Austin
Subhrendu Gangopadhyay Bureau of Reclamation
Greg Garfin University of Arizona
Chris Hain NOAA/National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service (NESDIS)
Mike Hayes National Drought Mitigation Center
Marty Hoerling NOAA/Physical Sciences Division (PSD)
Ben Kirtman University of Miami
Randal Koster NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Dennis Lettenmaier University of Washington
Ruby Leung DOE Pacific Northwest National Laboratory
Xin-Zhong Liang University of Maryland
Lifeng Luo Michigan State University
Brad Lyon International Research Institute for Climate and Society (IRI)
Annarita Mariotti NOAA Climate Program Office (CPO)
Chad McNutt (NIDIS) NOAA/Climate Program Office (CPO)/NIDIS Program Support
David Miskus (via Webex) NOAA/NCEP Climate Prediction Center
Kingtse Mo NOAA/Climate Prediction Center (CPC)
David Mocko NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Christa Peters-Lidard NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Brad Pugh (via Webex) NOAA/NCEP Climate Prediction Center
Kelly Redmond Desert Research Institute/Western Regional Climate Center
Pedro Restrepo North Central RFC
Siegfried Schubert NASA Goddard Space Flight Center (GSFC)
Rebecca Smith Colorado State University
Mark Svoboda University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Rich Tinker (via Webex) NOAA/NCEP Climate Prediction Center
Robert S. Webb National Integrated Drought Information System (NIDIS)
Andy Wood NOAA/Colorado Basin River Forecast Center (CBRFC)
Eric Wood Princeton University

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