Joint Session 8 Extreme Heat IV — The National Integrated Heat Health Information System (NIHHIS): Defining Extreme Heat & Lead times for Building Resilience to Extreme Heat

Wednesday, 25 January 2017: 1:30 PM-2:30 PM
Conference Center: Tahoma 5 (Washington State Convention Center )
Hosts: (Joint between the Eighth Conference on Environment and Health; the 13th Symposium of the Urban Environment; the 29th Conference on Climate Variability and Change; the Board on Global Strategies; the 12th Symposium on Societal Applications: Policy, Research and Practice; and the Seventh Conference on Transition of Research to Operations )
Kim Knowlton, Natural Resources Defense Council, New York, NY

The NIHHIS is an integrated system that builds understanding of the problem of extreme heat, defines demand for climate services that enhance societal resilience, develops science-based products and services from a sustained climate science research program, and improves capacity, communication, and societal understanding of the problem to reduce morbidity and mortality due to extreme heat. This session will explore ongoing national and international research and applications related to deciding extreme heat and lead times and assess current and future observational data needs.

1:45 PM
Quantifying the Risk of Compound Heat Wave Events
Jane Wilson Baldwin, Princeton Univ., Princeton, NJ; and J. Dessy, G. A. Vecchi, and M. Oppenheimer

2:00 PM
Enhancing Resilience to Heat Extremes: Multi-model Forecasting of Excessive Heat Events at Subseasonal Lead Times
Augustin Vintzileos, University of Maryland/Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, Camp Springs, MD; and J. Gottschalck, A. Allgood, and M. Halpert
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