Session 9A Climate Scenarios for the National Climate Assessment: Future Directions

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
La Nouvelle C ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
David R. Easterling, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Global Climate Applications Division, Asheville, NC and Kenneth E. Kunkel, CICS, NOAA/NCEI, Asheville, NC

This session will discuss ideas for the development and choices of new climate scenarios for the National Climate Assessment (NCA), based on experience in producing the Third NCA report and needs identified during and since the preparation of that report. The Sustained Assessment process is ongoing, and the Fourth NCA is tentatively scheduled for release in 2018. Both activities have a need for state of the art climate scenarios using the most recent generation of climate models and downscaling techniques.

1:30 PM
The Development of Climate Scenarios for the National Climate Assessment
Kenneth E. Kunkel, CICS, Asheville, NC; and D. R. Easterling
1:45 PM
A Seamless Approach of Improving Climate Projection for US Great Plains
Rong Fu, University of Texas, Austin, TX; and D. N. Fernando, L. Yin, and B. Pu

2:15 PM
NCA-LDAS: An Integrated Terrestrial Water Analysis System for Sustained Assessment and Dissemination of National Climate Indicators
Michael F. Jasinski, NASA GSFC, Greenbelt, MD; and S. V. Kumar, C. D. Peters-Lidard, K. R. Arsenault, H. Beaudoing, J. Bolten, J. S. Borak, S. J. Kempler, B. Li, Y. Liu, D. M. Mocko, M. Rodell, and B. Vollmer

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