84th AMS Annual Meeting

Thursday, 15 January 2004: 11:30 AM
Climate Services—A USDA Perspective
Room 619/620
Phillip A. Pasteris, Global Water Resources, Portland, OR; and T. Puterbaugh and R. Motha
Poster PDF (164.5 kB)
The climate and weather services requirements of individual USDA agencies

reflect the varied and diverse missions and programs that currently exist

throughout the Department. Internet access to both real-time and historical

climate data, along with software tools to support critical economic and

natural resource decisions are essential to the Department's mission. This

presentation outlines these critical mission areas and their dependence on

climate information to support climate-based decisions dealing with

production agriculture, water supply availability, drought assessment and

other natural resource conservation activities.

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