Session 1 Hot Topics in Climate

Monday, 11 January 2016: 11:00 AM-12:00 PM
La Nouvelle A ( New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center)
Host: 28th Conference on Climate Variability and Change
Daniel J. Vimont, University of Wisconsin - Madison, Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences, Nelson Institute Center for Climatic Research, Madison, WI

11:00 AM
The Obama–Xi Accord: A Need for Further Action
Ross J. Salawitch, University of Maryland, College Park, MD; and W. Tribett, A. Hope, and T. Canty
11:15 AM
The U.S. and Global Climate Conditions of 2015 in Historical Perspective
Jake Crouch, NOAA/NESDIS/National Centers for Environmental Information, Asheville, NC; and D. S. Arndt, K. Gleason, R. R. Heim Jr., A. Sanchez-Lugo, and J. Blunden
11:30 AM
How Long Could the Current Hiatus in Global Warming Last?
Thomas R. Knutson, NOAA/GFDL, Princeton, NJ; and R. Zhang and L. W. Horowitz
11:45 AM
Inevitable End-Of-Century Loss of Spring Snowpack over California's Sierra Nevada
Fengpeng Sun, University of California, Los Angeles, CA; and A. Hall, N. E. Berg, D. B. Walton, and M. Schwartz
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