85th AMS Annual Meeting

Session 12: Observed Climate Change: 2 (parallel with Session 13)

Thursday, 13 January 2005: 8:30 AM-12:00 PM
Chair:  Christopher W. Landsea, NOAA/AOML/HRD
  8:30 AM
The climate of 2004 in historical perspective
David H. Levinson, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. R. Heim Jr., S. Stephens, A. M. Waple, and C. Tankersley

  8:45 AM
Northern Hemisphere spring warming during the past five decades: links to snow cover losses.
Dan Cayan, Scripps Institution of Oceanography, UC San Diego /U.S. Geological Survey, La Jolla, CA; and M. Dettinger

  9:00 AM
Issues with identification of trends in 20th Century U.S. snowfall
Kenneth E. Kunkel, ISWS, Champaign, IL; and D. R. Easterling, K. T. Redmond, and K. G. Hubbard

  9:15 AM
Quantifying the uncertainties in the long-term trend of global land precipitation as observed in gauge-based analyses
Mingyue Chen, RS Information Systems, Inc., Camp Springs, MD; and P. Xie, J. E. Janowiak, and P. A. Arkin

Poster PDF (378.2 kB)
  9:30 AM
Changes in precipitation distribution spectra and contemporary warming of the extratropics: implications for intense rainfall, droughts, and potential forest fire danger
Pavel Ya. Groisman, NOAA/NESDIS/NCDC, Asheville, NC; and R. W. Knight, D. R. Easterling, D. Levinson, R. R. Heim Jr., T. R. Karl, P. H. Whitfield, G. C. Hegerl, V. N. Razuvaev, B. G. Sherstyukov, J. G. Enloe, and N. S. Stroumentova

  9:45 AM
Rainfall changes in Hawaii during the last century
Henry F. Diaz, NOAA/OAR/CDC, Boulder, CO; and P. S. Chu and J. K. Eischeid

Poster PDF (446.2 kB)
  10:15 AM
Increasing Midwestern dew points: Is this a result of changing agricultural practices?
David Changnon, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, IL; and M. Sandstrom, R. Lauritsen, and M. Bentley

  10:30 AM
  10:45 AM
Formal Poster Viewing with Coffee Break