Drought Analysis and Prediction Part I

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Wednesday, 5 February 2014: 8:30 AM-10:00 AM
Room C209 (The Georgia World Congress Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the 28th Conference on Hydrology; and the 26th Conference on Climate Variability and Change )
Cochairs:  Siegfried D. Schubert, Global Modeling and Assimilation Office, Greenbelt, MD; Christa D. Peters-Lidard, Hydrological Sciences Lagoratory, NASA/GSFC, Washington, DC; Andrew W. Wood, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO and John B. Eylander, Engineer Research and Development Center, Cold Regions Research and Engineering Lab, US Army Corps of Engineers, Hanover, NH
  8:30 AM
  8:45 AM
NOAA's Drought Task Force initiatives to advance the understanding, monitoring and prediction of North American drought
Annarita Mariotti, NOAA, Silver Spring, MD; and D. Barrie, S. Schubert, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. Mo, A. W. Wood, J. Huang, and M. Hoerling
  9:00 AM
  9:15 AM
Examining the relationship between drought development and rapid changes in the thermal-based Evaporative Stress Index
Jason A. Otkin, CIMSS/Univ. of Wisconsin, Madison, WI; and M. C. Anderson, C. Hain, and M. D. Svoboda
  9:30 AM
Objective Blends of Multiple NLDAS Drought Indices over the Continental United States (CONUS): Development and Application
Youlong Xia, NOAA/NCEP/EMC, College Park, MD; and M. B. Ek, C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, J. Sheffield, and E. F. Wood
  9:45 AM
Assimilation of passive microwave-based soil moisture and snow depth retrievals for drought estimation
Sujay V. Kumar, SAIC at NASA/GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and C. D. Peters-Lidard, D. M. Mocko, R. H. Reichle, Y. Liu, K. R. Arsenault, Y. Xia, M. Ek, G. A. Riggs, B. Livneh, and M. Cosh