22nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change
First Symposium on Planetary Atmospheres
First Environment and Health Symposium
20th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences
24th Conference on Hydrology
18th Conference on Applied Climatology
First Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy

Joint Session 4

 Research on extreme weather and climate events and inter-relationships (Joint between the 22nd Conference on Climate Variability and Change, the First Symposium on Planetary Atmospheres, the First Environment and Health Symposium, the 20th Conference on Probability and Statistics in the Atmospheric Sciences, the 24th Conference on Hydrology, the 18th Conference on Applied Climatology, the First Conference on Weather, Climate, and the New Energy Economy, and the Committee on Climate Services)
 Chair: David R. Easterling, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC
3:30 PMJ4.1The relative increase of record high maximum temperatures compared to record low minimum temperatures in the U.S  
Gerald Meehl, NCAR, Boulder, CO; and C. Tebaldi, G. Walton, D. R. Easterling, and L. R. McDaniel
3:45 PMJ4.2A common Midwestern question: Where have all our 90°F days gone?  
David Changnon, Northern Illinois Univ., DeKalb, IL; and V. A. Gensini and J. Prell
4:00 PMJ4.3Using large scale circulation indices to predict the intensity of cold air outbreaks over extended time scales across the southeastern U.S  
Charles E. Konrad, NOAA Southeastern Regional Climate Center, Chapel Hill, NC
4:15 PMJ4.4Heat waves and cold spells in a warming climate  
Karsten Steinhaeuser, ORNL, Oak Ridge, TN; and A. R. Ganguly
4:30 PMJ4.6Extreme european weather regimes  
Ricardo Morais Fonseca, Portugal; and B. J. Hoskins and M. Blackburn
4:45 PMJ4.7Meteorological features of observed trends in U.S. heavy precipitation events  
Kenneth E. Kunkel, DRI, Reno, NV; and D. R. Easterling, B. E. Gleason, D. A. R. Kristovich, R. A. Smith, and L. Ensor
5:00 PMJ4.8Contemporary climatic changes in North America and Northern Eurasia with foci on extreme events and transitions through environmentally and socio-economically significant thresholds  
Pavel Ya. Groisman, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. W. Knight and T. R. Karl
5:15 PMJ4.5Climatological, meteorological, and societal implications for the large number of fatalities from central Florida Dry Season tornadoes during El Niņo  extended abstract
Bartlett C. Hagemeyer, NOAA/NWS, Melbourne, FL; and L. A. Jordan, A. L. Moses, S. M. Spratt, and D. F. Van Dyke III

Tuesday, 19 January 2010: 3:30 PM-5:30 PM, B216

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