Session 12B Drought Analysis and Prediction, Part I

Thursday, 26 January 2017: 10:30 AM-12:00 PM
602 (Washington State Convention Center )
Host: 31st Conference on Hydrology
Joshua K. Roundy, Univ. of Kansas, Department of Civil, Environmental, and Architectural Engineering, Lawrence, KS; Michael Hobbins, CIRES, Boulder, CO; Eric F. Wood, Princeton Univ., Department of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Princeton, NJ and Dennis P. Lettenmaier, Univ. of California, Geography, Los Angeles, CA

Drought is a multi-faceted phenomenon that challenges our current prediction capabilities. Taking drought prediction and hydrological applications to the next level requires advances in understanding, monitoring, communications and water resources management. Specific topics addressed by presenters could include but are not limited to: Current drought prediction science and skill at various lead times; innovative management uses of that science; and case studies illustrating advances in understanding, monitoring and prediction of drought and drought impacts. Further, papers addressing gaps and deficiencies in our current methods for predicting droughts and estimating its effects on vegetation, water resources, and human populations are also invited.

10:30 AM
Updating and Enhancing the National Drought Mitigation Center's Drought Risk Atlas
Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center, Lincoln, NE; and M. Svoboda, E. Johs, W. Sorensen, S. Shield, and C. E. Schirle
10:45 AM
11:15 AM
11:30 AM
A Sub-seasonal to Seasonal Western Forecasting Rodeo: Time to Giddy-up!
Ken Nowak, U.S. Bureau of Reclamation, Denver, CO; and R. Cifelli, L. D. Brekke, R. S. Webb, C. Hennig, and R. S. Pulwarty
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