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Climate Services and Drought Workshop, Indianapolis

June 23-24 2011


DAY 1

Morning Climate Services Session

8:30-9:00 – Coffee/Refreshments

9:00-9:10 – Welcome – Dev/Dan/Mike

9:10-9:30 – Indiana State Climate Office Initiatives
Dev Niyogi – Indiana State Climatologist

9:30-9:50 – Indiana Tornado Climatology
Dan McCarthy - NWS Indianapolis

9:50-10:10 – Indiana Severe Weather Climatology
Olivia Kellner – NWS Indianapolis/Purdue

10:10-10:30 – Climate Services Decision Support at NWS Indianapolis
Mike Ryan – NWS Indianapolis

10:30-10:45 – Morning Break

10:45-11:05 – CoCoRaHS: At The Core of Climate Outreach
Adam Baker – NWS Indianapolis

11:05-11:25 – NWS Northern Indiana Climate and CoCoRaHS Activities
Sam Lashley – NWS Northern Indiana

11:25-11:50 – 1981-2010 Climate Normals Implementation
John Eise – NWS Central Region Climate Program Manager

11:50-1:00 – Lunch

1:00-1:20 – Developing a Climate Education Workshop
Dan Shepardson – Purdue

1:20-1:40 – 4H Work and Revising/Updating the Climate Curriculum
Natalie Carroll – Purdue

Drought Session

1:40-2:05 – Brief Overview of MRCC/Midwest Climate Watch and Drought Information Website
Steve Hilberg – Midwest Climate Center

2:05-2:30 – Drought Ready Community Projects
Jim Angel – Illinois State Climatologist

2:30-2:45 – Afternoon Break

2:45-3:15 – Multi-Hazard Mitigation Planning: Overview of the Local Planning Process and Future Enhancements
Dave Coats – The Polis Center at IUPUI

3:15-4:00 – Building an Enhanced Drought Early Warning System: Tools and Services for Decision Support/Development of the Drought Monitor
Mark Svoboda – National Drought Mitigation Center

4:00-5:00 – Group Drought Discussion/Carol Song – Purdue

5:00 Day 1 End

6:30 Evening Informal Gathering – Claddagh Irish Pub (Plainfield)

DAY 2

Morning Climate Partners Session

7:30-8:00 – Coffee/Refreshments

8:00-8:20 – Climate Information Service Needs for Purdue Extension and Clientele
Hans Schmitz – Purdue Ag Extension

8:20-8:40 – Geospatially Enabling Your Agency for a Natural and/or Environmental Event
Christina McCullough – Geospatial Analyst (Silver Jackets)

8:40-9:00 – Meteorological Controls of Carbon Dioxide Intrusion to Homes
Bret Robinson – USGS

9:00-9:20 – Indiana Water Shortage Plan
Jerry Unterreiner – Indiana DNR

9:20-9:50 – Climate Services Review and Update Across the Midwest
Doug Kluck – NOAA/NWS Central Region Climate Service Director

9:50-10:00 – Morning Break

10:00-12:00 –Group Climate Services Discussionworkshop Wrap-up

12:00 – Workshop Ends

 

* Click on the link for Presentation PDF