89th American Meteorological Society Annual Meeting

Session 2: Drought Prediction, Monitoring and Mitigation—I

Monday, 12 January 2009: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Room 127BC (Phoenix Convention Center)
Chair:  Wade T. Crow, USDA/ARS
  1:30 PM
A GOES-Based Drought Product Using Thermal Remote Sensing of Evapotranspiration
Martha C. Anderson, USDA/ARS, Beltsville, MD; and W. P. Kustas, J. R. Mecikalski, and C. R. Hain

  1:45 PM
Drought Monitoring and Forecasts Using Microwave and Optical Satellite Observations and Noah Land Surface Model Predictions
Xiwu Zhan, NOAA/NESDIS, Camp Springs, MD; and S. V. Kumar, K. Mitchell, F. Weng, and C. Peters-Lidard

  2:00 PM
Analysis, Validation and Application of the NCEP Multi-model NLDAS Products for Drought Monitoring and Prediction
Youlong Xia, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, Camp Springs, MD; and K. E. Mitchell, E. F. Wood, L. Luo, J. Sheffield, D. P. Lettenmaier, A. W. Wood, B. A. Cosgrove, C. J. Alonge, J. Meng, H. Wei, M. Ek, P. Restrepo, J. C. Schaake, K. Mo, and R. T. Pinker

  2:15 PM
The national integrated drought information system (NIDIS)-drought portal status and plans
Michael J. Brewer, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and J. Symonds and R. Heim