Session 2a Drought Monitoring

Monday, 18 July 2011: 1:30 PM-3:00 PM
Salon C1 (Asheville Renaissance)
Host: 19th Conference on Applied Climatology
Steven M. Quiring, Texas A&M University, Department of Geography, College Station, TX

1:30 PM
Synthesizing diverse stakeholder needs for a drought early warning information system in the Apalachicola-Chattahoochee-Flint River Basin
Lisa S. Darby, NOAA/Earth System Research Laboratory, Boulder, CO; and C. McNutt, K. T. Ingram, P. N. Knox, C. J. Martinez, D. F. Zierden, R. S. Pulwarty, and J. Verdin
1:45 PM
The global drought monitor portal – the foundation for a global drought early warning system
Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. R. Heim Jr., W. Pozzi, J. Vogt, and J. Sheffield
2:00 PM
Building a Cooperative Network of Drought Communities
Deborah Bathke, University of Nebraska, Lincoln, NE; and J. Nothwehr, N. A. Wall, C. J. Bergman, M. D. Svoboda, M. J. Hayes, T. K. Bernadt, and J. Robine
2:15 PM
RAWS network products to improve western US drought monitoring
Laura M. Edwards, DRI, Reno, NV; and K. T. Redmond and G. McCurdy
2:30 PM
A modified Standardized Precipitation Index for drought monitoring
Brent McRoberts, Texas A&M University, College Station, TX; and J. Nielsen-Gammon
2:45 PM
Regional Climate Services: Central Region First Steps
Douglas Kluck, NOAA/NWS, Kansas City, MO

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