Joint Panel Disscussion 3 Making Climate Information Available to Decision Makers: Challenges, Risks, and Uncertainty

Wednesday, 13 January 2016: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
Room 244 ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Hosts: (Joint between the Fourth Symposium on the Weather, Water, and Climate Enterprise; the 11th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the 32nd Conference on Environmental Information Processing Technologies )
Scott Jacobs, NOAA/NWS/NCEP, College Park, MD and Kathleen Sherman-Morris, Mississippi State Univ., Geosciences, Mississippi State, MS
Mari Tye, NCAR, MMM - Regional Climate, Boulder, CO; Christopher Little, AER, Lexington, MA and Marjorie McGuirk, CASE Consultants International, LLC, Asheville, NC

Often climate models and data are complex and built for use by climate scientists, but what about the decision makers looking for climate information to make decisions? Creating information from climate data and models involves making the data easy to understand and useful to citizen scientists and non-scientists alike. How can climate experts provide outlooks on climate useful for decisions on policy, infrastructure, resources, and life and safety? Some issues related to providing this information include data/model uncertainty, sampling errors, spatial resolution, model down-scaling, visualization, liability, and risk management, to name a few. This panel will discuss plans, strategies, challenges, perspectives, technologies, and the future of climate change information and services for society.

10:30 AM
Marjorie McGuirk
10:30 AM
Christopher Little
10:30 AM
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