15th Conference on Applied Climatology

Session 2

 Climate Trends and Variability
 Organizers: Greg Johnson, USDA/NRCS, National Water and Climate Center, Portland, OR; Andrew C. Comrie, Univ. of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
1:30 PM2.1Characteristics of major snowstorms in the United States, 1949-2000  
Stanley Changnon, Changnon Climatologist, Mahomet, IL; and D. Changnon
1:45 PM2.2Climate variability and change in Alaska  
Martha Shulski, Univ. of Alaska, Fairbanks, AK; and G. Wendler
2:00 PM2.3Evaluating long-term trends in mountain snow measurements using a hydrologic model  
Philip W. Mote, Univ. of Washington, Seattle, WA; and A. F. Hamlet
2:15 PM2.4Sea–surface temperature and tropical cyclones: Breaking the paradigm  extended abstract
Patrick J. Michaels, Univ. of Virginia, Charlottesville, VA and Cato Institute, Washington, DC; and P. C. Knappenberger and R. E. Davis
2:30 PM2.5Impacts of precipitation trends on North Carolina's water supply  
Peter J. Robinson, Univ. of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
2:45 PM2.6Extremes in climate, extremes in fire  
Timothy J. Brown, DRI, Reno, Nevada
3:00 PMCoffee Break  
3:30 PM2.7Examining the Frequency of Daily Extreme Events During Oklahoma’s Climate Record  
Derek S. Arndt, Oklahoma Climatological Survey, Norman, OK; and M. A. Shafer
3:45 PM2.8Examination of Regional Wind Trends Due to Global Climate Change to Improve Wind Resource Assessments  extended abstract
John W. Zack, Meso, Inc., Troy, NY; and G. E. Van Knowe and K. T. Waight III
4:00 PM2.9Alternative metrics for measuring surface heating trends  extended abstract
Christopher A. Davey, Colorado State Univ., Fort Collins, CO; and R. A. Pielke
David Barriopedro, Universidad Complutense de Madrid, Madrid, Spain; and R. Garcia-Herrera, A. R. Lupo, and E. Hernandez
4:30 PM2.11Strong wind characteristics and changes during the last half-century at five NWS stations near Coastal South Carolina  extended abstract
Allen H. Weber, Savannah River National Laboratory, Aiken, SC; and M. J. Parker and R. L. Buckley
4:45 PM2.12Abrupt global temperature change and the instrumental record  
Matthew J. Menne, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and A. M. Waple
5:00 PM2.13Land use change in the Ogallala Aquifer region of the Great Plains and its impacts on the long-term temperature  
R. Mahmood, Western Kentucky Univ., Bowling Green, KY; and S. A. Foster, T. Keeling, K. G. Hubbard, and C. Carlson
5:15 PM2.14An Examination of Extreme Climate Events Using 19th Century Daily Data  
Michael A. Palecki, ISWS, Champaign, IL; and K. E. Kunkel, J. R. Angel, M. C. Kruk, and K. Andsager

Monday, 20 June 2005: 1:30 PM-5:30 PM, North & Center Ballroom

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