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2012 USERS' MEETING

April 10-11, 2012

NCAR

Center Green Laboratory 1

AGENDA

TUESDAY APRIL 10

8:00 a.m. Bus departs Golden Buff for Center Green Laboratory 1
08:20 – 9:00 Pick up registration materials, badges, cups
09:00 – 09:15 Welcome and Overview of NARCCAP – Linda Mearns, NCAR
09:15 – 10:00 Overview of attendees – slides with one sentence introductions
10:00 – 10:30 Break
10:30 – 12:30 About the RCMs
Representatives from each RCM group will talk for 20 minutes about the important features of their RCM and what the group is working on.
HRM3 – Richard Jones, UK Hadley Centre
      (presented by Bill Gutowski)– Effect of NCEP vs. ERA Interim Boundary Conditions on HadRM3
CRCM – Sèbastien Biner, Ouranos – Interannual Variability
MM5 – Bill Gutowski, Iowa State University
WRF – Ruby Leung, PNNL – The Pineapple Express
RSM – Ana Nunes, University of Rio de Janeiro
      (presented by Sèbastien Biner)
RegCM3 – Mark Snyder, UC Santa Cruz
      (presented by Bill Gutowski)   Changes in Model Configuration to Better Represent Lakes
12:30 – 13:30 Lunch (Atrium)
13:30 – 14:30 Panel discussion with Regional Climate Modelers
14:30 – 15:00 Data Issues, Status, and Archiving – Seth McGinnis, NCAR
15:00 – 15:30 Overview of Phase I Results – Bill Gutowski, Iowa State University
15:30 – 16:00 Break
16:00 – 16:30 Overview of Climate Change Results – Linda Mearns, NCAR
16:30 – 17:00 Changes in Winter Precipitation Extremes for the Western United States – Francina Dominguez, University of Arizona
17:00 – 17:30 Meeting adjourns – Transportation to Mesa Lab
17:30 – 19:30 Poster Session (drinks, hors d'oeuvres) at Mesa Laboratory
19:30 – 21:00 Dinner and poster session (continued)
21:00 – 21:30 Bus back to Golden Buff and Marriott Residence Inn


WEDNESDAY APRIL 11

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8:15 a.m. Bus from Golden Buff to Center Green Laboratory 1
9:00 – 9:30 Quantifying Uncertainty – New Results –Steve Sain, NCAR
9:00 – 10:30 Invited Talks (20 minutes each)
9:30 – 9:50 Towards Establishing the Credibility of the NARCCAP RCMs for the North American Monsoon – Melissa Bukovsky
9:50 – 10:10 Downscaling of Precipitation Extremes – Kelly Mahoney,NOAA
10:10 – 10:30 Surface Wind Speed Simulations in the NARCCAP Moels – Gene Takle, Iowa State University
10:30 – 11:00 Break
10:30 – 12:30 11:00 – 11:30
Topic Pods – Introduction – Toni Rosati and Seth McGinnis, NCAR
Wind – Gene Takle
Extremes – Bill Gutowski
Further Downscaling – Melissa Bukovsky
Discussion of forming Impacts Pod
11:30 – 14:45 Participants PResentations (15 minutes each) – Lunch from 12:30 to 13:30
10:30 – 11:45 analyzing Global Warming on Linear Infrastructure using NARCCAP Data Sets: A Case Study in the Northeastern U.S.Jennifer Jacobs – University of New Hapshire
11:45 – 12:00 Analysis of NARCCAP Results for Extremes in the Canadian Columbia Basin – Stephen Sobie, PCIC
12:00 – 12:15 Projecting Future Changes in U.S. Forest Fuel and Fire Conditions using NARCCAP RegionalClimate Change Scenarios– Yongquiang Liu, Forest Service
12:15 – 12:30 Interannual Variability of Surface Temperature and Precipitation using Regional Modeling Over Western North America – John Mejia, Desert Research Institute
13:30 – 13:45 Environment, and Sustainable Communities, Development of Climate Change Projections for Prairie Hydrological and Water Quality Modeling – Hua Zhang, Inst. for Energy
13:45 – 14:00 An Investigation of the Pineapple Express Phenomenon via Bivariate Extreme Value Theory – Grant Weller, Colorado State University
14:00 – 14:15 Evaluation of Monthly Temperature and Precipitation using the JPL Regional Climate Model Evaluation System– Jinwon Kim, UCLA
14:15 – 14:30 High Resolution Extreme Temperature Scenarios over North America– Guilong Li, Environment Canada
14:30 – 15:00 Final Wrap-Up/Discussion – Future of NARCCAP – Linda Mearns, NCAR
15:00 Meeting Adjourns


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