Everglades Recommendations 2014

USGS-FAU Precipitation Downscaling Technical Meeting


A USGS & CES Sponsored Meeting 
June 22 & 23, 2015
Florida Atlantic University Davie Campus


How precipitation downscaling might be used to improve Everglades science and restoration.


We know climate is changing and that Florida hydrology will be affected. Consequently, many important ecosystem processes will also be modified. The most important unknowns in this equation are the timing, amount, and intensity of future rainfall patterns. The spatial resolution of global climate models is too coarse for characterizing future climates for a landmass as small as Florida. Therefore ‘downscaling’ techniques are needed to translate the coarse-scale projections to spatial extents of interest to Florida environmental scientists and managers.


Format: informal but in-depth. Attendees will leave with advanced knowledge of the state-of-the-science for, and potential ecological modeling and monitoring applications of, precipitation downscaling. Attendees will also meet new potential scientific and management colleagues with whom new collaborations might be launched. Dr. Michael E. Mann, a leading climate modeler (Penn State U.) will attend to share some of his insights on the matter. Conversations will be high-level and inter-disciplinary.

This technical meeting is sponsored by:


For more information contact:

Mary Beth Hartman, Conference & Outreach Coordinator
Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University
Mary Beth Hartman  or (954) 236-1203

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