22-25 October 2012
Fort Collins, CO
Fort Collins Hilton
425 West Prospect
Fort Collins, CO 80526
NOAA's 37th Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop will be held in Fort Collins, Colorado, on 22-25 October 2012. The workshop will be hosted by the Cooperative Institute for Research in the Atmosphere (CIRA) and the Department of Atmospheric Science at Colorado State University; and co-sponsored by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction and the National Climatic Data Center (NCDC). The American Meteorological Society is a cooperating sponsor.
The workshop will address the status and prospects for advancing climate prediction, monitoring, and diagnostics, with emphasis on five major themes:
Improving climate prediction tools and techniques through dynamical and statistical models and methods, forecaster practices and protocols, data and model improvements, and scientific concepts.
Prospects for improved understanding, prediction, and simulation of intra-seasonal, seasonal, inter-annual climate variability, including the extratropical annual modes, stratosphere/troposhere coupling, tropical-extratropical interactions, land-surface forcing, etc.
Climate variability and prediction in relation to the hydrologic cycle and in particular Western water resources.
Prediction and attribution of recent high impact weather and climate events.
Improving climate services through the application of new technologies, including GIS, statistical tools, and software development practices.
The workshop will feature daytime presentations, invited speakers, and panel discussions with a poster session event on one evening.