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2011 USERS' MEETING

April 7-8, 2011

NCAR

Center Green Laboratory 1

AGENDA

THURSDAY APRIL 7

8:00 a.m. Bus departs Golden Buff for Center Green Laboratory 1
08:20 – 9:00 Pick up registration materials, badges, caps
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Overview of NARCCAP – Linda Mearns, NCAR
09:15 – 10:00 Overview of attendees – slides with one sentence introductions (attendee stands at introduction)
10:00 – 10:15 Break
10:15 – 12:00 About the RCMs
Representatives from each RCM group will talk for 18 minutes about the important features of their RCM and what users ought to know about them – sample results if time
HRM3 – Richard Jones, UK Hadley Centre
      (presented by Bill Gutowski)
CRCM – Daniel Caya, Ouranos
MM5 – Bill Gutowski, Iowa State University
WRF – Ruby Leung , PNNL
ECPC/RSM – Ana Nunes, Scripps
      (presented by Daniel Caya)
RegCM3 – Mark Snyder, UC Santa Cruz
      (presented by Ruby Leung)
12:00 – 13:00 Lunch (Atrium)
13:00 – 14:00 Panel discussion with Regional Climate Modelers
14:00 – 14:30 Data QC and Archiving: Upcoming Developments – Seth McGinnis, NCAR
14:30 – 15:00 Overview of Phase I Results – Bill Gutowski, Iowa State University
15:00 – 15:30 Special Topics in Evaluation of Phase I – Melissa Bukovsky, NCAR
15:30 – 15:45 Break
15:45 – 16:15 Overview of Climate Change Results – Linda Mearns, NCAR
16:15 – 16:45 Quantifying Uncertainty – New Results – Steve Sain, NCAR
16:45 – 17:30 Invited Participant Talks (20 minutes each)
16:45 – 17:05 Use of NARCCAP in the US National Climate Assessment – Ken Kunkel, NOAA (Invited)
17:05 – 17:25 Very Extreme Seasonal Precipitation in the NARCCAP Ensemble – Michael Wehner, LLNL (Invited)
17:30 – 18:00 Meeting adjourns – transportation to Mesa Lab
18:00 – 19:00 Poster Session (drinks, hors d'oeuvres) at Mesa Laboratory
19:00 – 20:30 Dinner and poster session (continued)
20:30 – 21:00 Bus back to Golden Buff and Marriott Residence Inn


FRIDAY APRIL 8

8:30 a.m. Bus from Golden Buff to Center Green Laboratory 1
9:00 – 12:15 Participant Talks (15 minutes each)
9:00 – 9:20 Downscaling and Adaptation Uncertainty – Joe Barsugli, NOAA, CU (Invited)
9:20 – 9:35 Changes in Wind Energy Resources – Sara Pryor, Indiana University
9:35 – 9:50 Further Dynamical Downscaling Using WRF: High-resolution Simulations of Extreme Precipitation Events in Future NARCCAP Climate Scenarios – Kelly Mahoney, NOAA
9:50 – 10:05 Impacts of Climate Change on Crop Production in the Ogallala Aquifer – George Paul, Kansas State University
10:05 – 10:20 Topic Pods – Introduction – Toni Rosati and Seth McGinnis, NCAR
10:20 – 10:35 Break
10:35 – 11:45 Small Group Discussions (Topics TBD, 5 groups)
11:45 – 12:15 Small Group Report Outs
12:15 – 13:15 Lunch (Atrium)
13:15 – 14:45 Participant Talks (continued)
13:15 – 13:30 Analysis of NARCCAP Results for the Pacific Northwest – Trevor Murdock, PCIC
13:30 – 13:45 Validation of Different NARCCAP-RCMs in the Southern Part of the Domain – M. J. Montero-Martinez
13:45 – 14:00 Analysis of NARCCAP Multi-RCM Hydro-Climate Scenarios in the Lake Winnipeg Watershed – Yonas Dibike, Environment Canada (presented by Trevor Murdock)
14:00 – 14:15 Bias-adjusting CRCM-CGCM3 Data and its Application in the SWAT Modeling of Lower Missouri River Basin – Lei Qiao, St. Louis University
14:15 – 14:30 Quantification of Uncertainty in High Resolution Temperature Scenarios for North America – Guilong Li, Environment Canada
14:30 – 14:45 Utilizing NARCCAP for Assessing Hydrologic Impacts of Climate change: Methodologies, Tools, and Challenges – Phillip Morefield, US EPA
14:45 – 15:30 Final Wrap-Up
15:30 Meeting Adjourns


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