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USGS-FAU Precipitation Downscaling Technical Meeting

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


Tentative Agenda

Overview: This event is an opportunity for climate modelers/downscalers to (a) inform other scientists and decision-makers what downscaling products are feasible today, and (b) learn from other scientists and decision-makers what downscaling products are desired such that future downscaling efforts may be tailored to ‘user’ needs.

Location: This meeting will be held on the Davie Campus of Florida Atlantic University - 3200 College Avenue, Davie, FL 33314. The meeting will be held in Room 109 (Heritage Hall) in the Student Union building. Find more information on the logistics page. 


9:30am – 9:40am

Colin Polsky, FAU & Nick Aumen, USGS 
Welcome & meeting goals

9:40am – 10:00am

Colin Polsky, FAU 
Downscaling 101: linking user and producer perspectives (PDF)

10:00am – 11:00am

Michael Mann, Penn State    
Downscaling 201: Dynamical and Statistical Modeling (PDF)

11:00am – 12:00pm

Ben Kirtman , UM RSMAS  
Dynamic Downscaling : Issues and Considerations (PDF)

Johnna Infanti, UM RSMAS 
The North American Multi-Model Ensemble:  An Introduction (PDF)


12:15pm – 1:15pm

Stephanie Romanach, USGS 
Input and needs from the data user community (PDF)

Ramesh Teegavarapu, FAU

1:15pm – 1:45pm Colin Polsky, FAU 
Panel: The Climatologists Respond
1:45pm – 2:00pm Break
2:00pm – 2:30pm GROUP Discussion: Imagining a future RFP that integrates downscaling and ecological issues.
2:30pm – 3:00pm Plan for DAY 2 Discussion and RFP drafting/writing
3:00pm – 4:00pm Networking Reception


Day 2

9:30am – 9:40am Colin Polsky and Nick Aumen 

9:40am – 12:00pm

Resume breakout groups from Day 1
12:00pm – 12:30pm LUNCH

12:30pm – 1:30pm

Breakout groups present their findings

1:30pm – 2:00pm



This technical meeting is sponsored by:


For more information contact:

MaryBeth Hartman Kerber, Conference & Outreach Coordinator 
Center for Environmental Studies at Florida Atlantic University 
mhartman@fau.edu  or (954) 236-1203 

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