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February 4, 2013

Towards Delivering GIS enabled Maritime Military Geospatial Information via Web Services

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Date and Time: February 4, 2013, 12:00 - 13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-3 4th Floor, Room 4817 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): Martin Rutherford (Director. Maritime Military Geospatial Information, Royal Australian Navy)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Abstract:

The Royal Australian Navy Directorate of Maritime Military Geospatial Information is responsible for the acquisition, management, production and dissemination of information on the physical maritime battlespace to military planners and the warfighter.

The information, spanning the hydrographic, marine geophysical, marine meteorological and oceanographic domains is accessed from a range of national and international agencies and programs and processed for storage in GIS compatible formats enabling internal users to access the data via GIS clients.

In an effort to improve accessibility to the data for external users with browser based clients, the information is being web enabled using OGC Web Services and delivered via Open Layers and ArcGIS Flex APIs. Progress towards delivering temporal and volumetric data will be discussed including live demonstrations of navigation charts, global geo-stationary satellite imagery, weather observations, weather forecasts, sun synchronous microwave satellite data, and GHRSST analyses being delivered as OGC web services and accessed through a standard browser.

About The Speaker:

Martin Rutherford is the Director Maritime Military Geospatial Information (MGI) and Services for the Royal Australian Navy. He is responsible for the acquisition, management, production and dissemination of foundation maritime MGI to the Australian Defence Force. He previously served in the Royal Australian Navy for over 30 years with senior appointments as the Director of Oceanography and Meteorology and Director of Defence Geospatial Policy.

As a senior public servant he has served as both Director and Technical Director of the Australian National Oceanographic Data Centre, and as a national delegate to a range of international Oceanographic, Marine Meteorology and Remote Sensing Committees, spanning both the civilian and military domains.

Most recently, his work has focussed on the use of Geographic Information Systems (GIS) for time dependent volumetric (METOC) data and its delivery via OGC Web Services. This work was recognised through the 2008 ESRI International Defense and Intelligence Special Achievement in GIS award.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number: 1660

February 5, 2013

GPM Satellite Simulator Over Ground Validation Sites

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Date and Time: February 5, 2013, 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NCWCP Conference Center (5830 University Research Court College Park, MD 20740)
Speaker(s): Toshihisa Matsui (NASA/GSFC-ESSIC/UMCP)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NCEP/EMC
Abstract:

The Global Precipitation Measurement (GPM) Mission Core satellite will be launched in February 2014. It will provide next-generation satellite rainfall measurement after 15 years of successful operation of the Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. While TRMM has significantly improved the quantitative estimation of tropical rainfall (±37° latitude), GPM will extend spaceborne precipitation measurements to high latitudes (±65° latitude), where light precipitation and snowfall frequently occur. For this, the GPM Core satellite carries a combination of active and passive microwave sensors with improved capabilities to detect light rain and falling snow. The GPM Dual-frequency Precipitation Radar (DPR) includes Ka-band (35.5GHz) radar reflectivity measurements in addition to Ku-band (13.6GHz) measurement similar to the TRMM Precipitation Radar (PR). The GPM Microwave Imager (GMI) includes high-frequency sounder channels (166~183GHz) in addition to imager channels (10~89GHz) similar to the TRMM Microwave Imager (TMI). These sensor upgrades require more complex precipitation algorithms to estimate warm/cold/mixed-phase precipitation rate over various precipitation regimes.

Prior to the Core Observatory launch, the "day-one" GPM operational precipitation algorithms and their associated products must be tested using proxy data to demonstrate their validity. To this end, we have developed the Synthetic GPM Simulator and algorithm testbeds. The Synthetic GPM Simulator is a framework that integrates the GPM Ground Validation (GV) observations, the regional high-resolution storm simulation with an explicit microphysics model (WRF-SBM), and a unified GPM instrument simulator (G-SDSU). Essentially, GV in-situ observations were compiled to constrain the storm simulations, then constrained simulation is eventually used to predict GPM-observable signals through the unified GPM simulator. The simulated GPM orbital testbed are used to diagnose the performance of pre-launch precipitation algorithm for upcoming launch of the GPM Core Observatory. This seminar provides the highlight of the researesearch related to the Synthetic GPM Simulator project, and its applications and limitation/uncertainties are discussed.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1671

The NOAA Sentinel Site Program

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Date and Time: February 5, 2013, 12:00 - 13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-3 2nd Floor (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): Jim Sullivan, NOAA Office of Marine Sanctuaries
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Library
Abstract:

The NOAA Sentinel Site Program is a place-based, issue driven approach to management. Sentinel Sites bring to bear the full force of NOAA monitoring, modeling and management to help solve concrete problems that people are facing in local communities. This will be a general overview of the program, the Cooperatives, the accomplishments, and next steps.

NOAA's Sentinel Site Program is an innovative effort built around our National Marine Sanctuaries and National Estuarine Research Reserves. NOAA and our partners are joining forces to tackle specific coastal problems using existing resources, tools, and services to ensure that coastal communities are better prepared for the future.

It's all about synergy. We have many coastal regions around the nation with a lot of NOAA activity in terms of coastal and ecosystem monitoring, measurements, and tools. These regions also host a wealth of complementary federal, state, and local efforts. While all of these tools, resources, and programs are valuable in their own right, tying them together sets the stage to address specific, broader problems faced by coastal communities in each region.

The strength of the program is that it brings together a network of people, expertise, and resources that are tied to a single place with a common need. To date, five regions, called "Sentinel Site Cooperatives," are participating in the program.

The first order of business for NOAA's Sentinel Site Program is to shed light on impacts of climate change, specifically sea level change and coastal inundation. This effort gathers people from many backgrounds and disciplines to develop novel solutions to address real-world local problems, such as how to secure a housing development from rising sea levels or how to best protect a sensitive shoreline habitat.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number: 1672

Water quality: Condition and Impact - Long Term Monitoring of Wet Season Impacts on the Great Barrier Reef

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Date and Time: February 5, 2013, 13:00 - 14:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-4 Room 10153 (1305 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): , Catchment to Reef Research Group within the Centre for Tropical Water & Aquatic Ecosystem Research (TropWATER) at James Cook University (Australia)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NESDIS/STAR Coral Reef Watch
Abstract

There has been a well-recognized link between declining water quality and the ecological health of coastal ecosystems, particularly in recent years for the Great Barrier Reef (hereafter GBR). A strong driver of water quality change in the GBR is the pulsed or intermittent nature of terrestrial inputs into marine ecosystems, particularly close to the coast. Delivery of potentially detrimental terrestrial inputs-freshwater, sediments, nutrients and toxicants typically via flood plumes will be exacerbated under modelled climate change scenarios and presents an on-going risk to the resilience and survival of inshore GBR ecosystems. This talk will present the outcomes of the current monitoring of wet season impacts in the GBR. The influence of extreme weather conditions will be presented in context of wet season water quality data collected through in-situ sampling and satellite imagery. Advances in the integration of remote sensing with in situ water quality monitoring have greatly improved understanding of water quality impact, exceeding the capability from either technique alone. This has resulted in key management mapping tools to identify areas at risk from high exposure to key pollutants such as dissolved nitrogen and suspended sediment. The consequence of changing weather and degraded water quality may be the driver of large scale reported decline in the many inshore seagrass systems and coral reefs of the GBR, and elsewhere, with concerns for the recovery potential of these impacted ecosystems.

About The Speaker:

Dr. Michelle Devlin has been undertaking research in the areas of tropical and temperate marine ecosystems for the past 20 years. She specializes in the environmental monitoring of water quality and eutrophication and the provision of regulatory advice on eutrophication. Michelle has been the project manager for a number of national and international research programs relating to the fate and consequences of human activity and pollutants on freshwater, coastal and offshore marine waters, establishing links between the freshwater zone and marine systems, and coastal zone management.

In recent years, Michelle's research has focused on water quality issues surrounding the Great Barrier Reef, including event monitoring of flood plumes through innovative mapping and modeling methods that integrate remote sensing and in situ data. She has authored and co-authored over 40 scientific reports and papers.

Michelle's work and professional experiences include:

  • Senior Researcher at TropWater, James Cook University
  • the Australian Institute of Marine Science, as part of a team involved in water quality monitoring of the Great Barrier Reef
  • the Great Barrier Reef Marine Park Authority, Research and Monitoring Section, managing long term monitoring projects, water quality and catchment issues, and flood plume studies
  • the Centre for Environment, Fisheries and Aquaculture Centre, UK, where she contributed to the development of ecological assessments for European Waters
  • recipient of the LWRDDC International Fellowship, which investigates international monitoring programs relating to the management of watershed activities and coral reef systems
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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number: 1677

February 6, 2013

Webinar: CanVis: A Tool for Visualizing Coastal Changes and Potential Adaptation Strategies

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Date and Time: February 6, 2013, 14:00 - 15:00h Eastern Time (times may vary) [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Webinar/Conference Call Access Only
Speaker(s): Adam Bode, NOAA Coastal Services Center
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Digital Coast Coastal Services Center
Abstract:

"A picture is worth a thousand words." That popular phrase sums up why a photo-realistic image showing coastal change leaves a much bigger impact on an audience than simple graphs and charts. If you want to show coastal changes, not just talk about them, CanVis can help. This easy-to-use image-editing software allows users with minimal computer skills to create photo-realistic images of changes such as coastal development, sea level rise, shoreline erosion, offshore wind turbines, and many other conditions. People create CanVis simulations by using digital photographs along with CanVis' extensive library to add buildings, infrastructure (marinas, roads, etc.), natural elements (trees, water, etc.), and many other features.

In this webinar participants will learn about

  • Learn about the basics of CanVis
  • Hear how CanVis can be used to brainstorm new ideas and policies, undertake project planning, and make presentations
  • See a demonstration using CanVis and its image libraries
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Seminar Subscription information: OneNOAA Science Seminars added Thursday, January 17, 2013 8:23 AM / Last updated Wednesday, February 6, 2013 8:51 AM . The OneNOAA Science Seminars are the most complete summary of upcoming NOAA science seminars; a joint effort by several NOAA seminar partners to share science across NOAA and our contituents. To hear about upcoming OneNOAA Science seminars you can join our weekly e-mail of OneNOAA seminars [nominally email sent on Mondays; anyone can join the list] or join our RSS feed by

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number:: 1667

Catch Share Programs: Fact and Fiction

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Date and Time: February 06, 2013; 12:00-13:00h Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-4 Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (NMFS Domestic Fisheries Division)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and the NMFS Office of Sustainable Fisheries
Abstract:

"Catch shares" is a general term used in several fisheries management strategies, and includes Limited Access Privilege Programs (LAPP) and individual fishing quotas. The catch share approach dedicates a secure share of fish to individual fishermen, cooperatives or fishing communities for their exclusive use. In recent years, the implementation of catch share programs has been particularly controversial. An overview of catch share programs will be presented, along with a discussion of some of the key issues at the heart of the ongoing controversy.

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Kelly has been at NOAA for eight years working on a range of fisheries policy issues including international fisheries management, Pacific salmon/water management, Northeast groundfish issues, and a number of other topics. She has a B.S. from Yale University in Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, and an M.S. in biological oceanography from the University of Miami Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Science.

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  1. Dial toll-free (U.S.) 1-877-708-1667. When prompted enter passcode 7028688#. Please use your phone's mute button (*6 toggles on or off) during the presentation until you are ready to ask questions. The phone conference does not start until about ten minutes before the seminar.
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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1672

Measurements of Tracers for Marine Organic Carbon Chemistry at Interfaces: Relevance for the Oxidative Capacity of the Tropical Troposphere

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Date and Time: February 6, 2013, 15:30-16:30h Mountain Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA ESRL, CSD seminar room (2A305), David Skaggs Research Center (325 Broadway, Boulder, CO)
Speaker(s): Rainer Volkamer, University of Colorado at Boulder
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
Abstract:

Oceans cover 70% of the Earth surface, and the amount of dissolved organic carbon (DOC) contained in the world's oceans is comparable to that of atmospheric CO2. Yet oceans are currently believed to be a receptor for organic carbon that is emitted over land. Recent our observations of very short-lived and very water soluble oxygenated hydrocarbons, like glyoxal, in the remote marine boundary layer (MBL) above the Pacific Ocean (Sinreich et al., 2010, ACP) remain as of yet unexplained by atmospheric models. Organic carbon is relevant in the atmosphere because it influences the reactive chemical removal pathways of climate active gases (i.e., ozone, methane, dimethyl-sulfide), and can modify aerosols (e.g., secondary organic aerosol, SOA). In the free troposphere atmospheric models predict even lower glyoxal than in the remote MBL; models remain largely untested in the free troposphere for lack of observations. Satellite retrievals of glyoxal provide valuable global data sets, but in lack of vertically resolved observations, and uncertain source mechanisms these maps remain qualitative over oceans. The Tropical Ocean tRoposphere Exchange experiment TORERO (Jan/Feb 2012, PI: Volkamer) deployed an innovative payload of optical spectroscopic-, mass spectrometric-, and remote sensing instruments aboard the NSF/NCAR GV aircraft (HIAPER), and aboard a NOAA ship to measure halogen oxide radicals, very short lived halogen species (VSLS) precursors, oxygenated hydrocarbons, and volatile organic compounds (some 50+ species), aerosol size distributions, optical properties, and photolysis frequencies over the full tropospheric air column (0-15km altitude) between 40N to 40S latitude over the eastern tropical Pacific Ocean. This talk describes selected TORERO measurements, and exploits unique properties of organic tracer molecules (i.e., volatility, solubility), as well as their vertical distributions to test our process level understanding of the sources and sinks of organic carbon in the tropical atmosphere. The implications on oxidative capacity (OH-, Br-, I- radical abundance) are assessed with a particular focus on the tropical free troposphere, where most of tropospheric ozone mass resides, 60-80% of the global methane destruction occurs, and mercury oxidation rates are accelerated at low temperatures.

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Remote Access TBD. For questions about this seminar please contact (303) 497-5431 or (303) 497-3599.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number:: 1679

(Seminar available to GFDL only) Labor Capacity Reduction from Heat Stress Under Climate Warming

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Date and Time: (Seminar available to GFDL only) February 6, 2013; 12:00-13:00h Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA GFDL, Smagorinsky Seminar Room (201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540-6649)
Speaker(s): John Dunne (GFDL)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA GFDL Seminars
Abstract:

TBD

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1682

February 7, 2013

Coupled Human-Ocean Ecosystems: Navigating Toward Ecological and Social Resilience

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Date and Time: February 7, 2013; 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NWFSC Auditorium (2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle, WA 98112)
Speaker(s): (Simon Fraser University)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NWFSC Monster JAM seminars
Abstract:

TBD

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1653

(Seminar available to GFDL only) Orographic Convective Precipitation In The Tropics: Results from the Dominica Experiment

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Date and Time: (Seminar available to GFDL only) February 7, 2013; 12:00-13:00h Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA GFDL, Smagorinsky Seminar Room (201 Forrestal Road, Princeton, NJ 08540-6649)
Speaker(s): Ronald Smith (Yale)
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TBD

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1683

February 12, 2013

Understanding and Monitoring Drought

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Date and Time: February 12, 2013, 13:00 - 14:30h Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-3 12th Floor Fishbowl (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910). Remote attendance is encouraged
Speaker(s): Amir AghaKouchak, University of California, Irvine; Christopher Hain, NOAA National Environmental Satellite, Data, and Information Service; Christa Peters-Lidard, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center; Andy Wood, NOAA Colorado Basin River Forecast Center
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TBD

Christopher Hain -- Development of a Thermal Infrared Based Framework for Mapping Drought (Download Presentation): Regional Applications and Progress towards a Global-scale Implementation -- The presentation will address the development of a multi-scale drought monitoring tool based on remotely sensed estimates of evapotranspiration. The Evaporative Stress Index (ESI) represents anomalies in the ratio of actual-to-potential ET (fPET), generated with the thermal remote sensing based Atmosphere-Land Exchange Inverse (ALEXI) surface energy balance model and associated disaggregation algorithm, DisALEXI demonstrated that ESI maps over the continental US (CONUS) show good correspondence with standard drought metrics and with patterns of antecedent precipitation, but can be generated at significantly higher spatial resolution due to a limited reliance on ground observations. Unique behavior is observed in the ESI in regions where the evaporative flux is enhanced by moisture sources decoupled from local rainfall, for example in areas where drought impacts are being mitigated by intense irrigation or shallow water tables. As such, the ESI is a measure of actual stress rather than potential for stress, and has physical relevance to projected crop development. Because precipitation is not used in construction of the ESI, this index provides an independent assessment of drought conditions and will have particular utility for real-time monitoring in regions with sparse rainfall data or significant delays in meteorological reporting. ESI results will be shown over North America, Europe, and Africa. One additional ongoing application of ESI is the development of a real-time system for optimal assimilation of thermal infrared (TIR) and microwave (MV) soil moisture (SM) and insertion of near real-time vegetation fraction (GVF) into the NLDAS Noah LSM towards the improvement of LSM-based drought monitoring. It has been demonstrated that diagnostic information about SM and evapotranspiration (ET) from MW and TIR remote sensing can reduce SM drifts in LSMs such as Noah. The two retrievals have been shown to be quite complementary: TIR provides relatively high spatial (down to 100 m) and low temporal resolution (due to cloud cover) retrievals over a wide range of GVF, while MW provides relatively low spatial (25-60 km) and high temporal resolution (can retrieve through cloud cover), but only over areas with low GVF. Furthermore, MW retrievals are sensitive to SM only in the first few centimeters of the soil profile, while TIR provides information about SM conditions integrated over the full root-zone, reflected in the observed canopy temperature. Finally, a brief overview will be provided highlighting the pathway to a global implementation of the ALEXI system and the operationalization of ALEXI over North America at NOAA/NESDIS.

Christa Peters-Lidard -- The Impact of Soil Moisture and Snow Assimilation on North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) Drought Metrics (Download Presentation) -- We will show results from NASA's Land Information System (LIS) configured using the North American Land Data Assimilation System (NLDAS) inputs, to demonstrate the impacts of soil moisture and snow product assimilation on drought assessment. NLDAS Phase 2 has produced over 34 years (Jan 1979 to present) of hourly land-surface meteorology (produced by best available observations and reanalyses) and surface states and fluxes (produced by land-surface models, LSMs). For our soil moisture assimilation experiments, we utilize surface soil moisture retrievals from the European Space Agency's Essential Climate Variable (ESA ECV) product. ESA ECV uses C-band scatterometers and multi-frequency radiometers to produce soil moisture from 1978 to 2011. For the snow assimilation experiments, we utilize the snow depth products from SMMR and SSM/I and bias-corrected snow depth from AMSR-E. Together, these snow products also span from 1978 to 2011. Simulations were made using the LIS framework both with and without assimilating these products in the Noah LSM. The Land surface Verification Toolkit (LVT), also developed at NASA, will be used to show improvements as a result of data assimilation to simulated soil moisture, snowpack, and streamflow. To quantify the impact of assimilation on drought metrics, we will also show changes to standard NLDAS drought monitoring products, such as soil moisture percentiles, as well as traditional drought metrics such as the Standardized Runoff Index (SRI) and the Standardized Soil Wetness Index (SSWI). Comparisons are also made to the area drought extent product produced by the U.S. Drought Monitor.

Amir AghaKouchak -- Multi-Index Drought Monitoring: A Global Drought GeoServer (Download Presentation) -- Development of reliable monitoring and prediction indices are fundamental to drought monitoring and prediction. Numerous indices have been developed for drought monitoring based on various indicator variables (e.g., precipitation, soil moisture, water storage). Defining droughts based on a single variable (e.g., precipitation, soil moisture or runoff) may not be sufficient for reliable risk assessment and decision making. In this presentation, a multivariate multi-index drought monitoring framework is suggested using the concept of joint empirical probability. The suggested Multivariate Standardized Drought Index (MSDI) combines Standardized Precipitation Index (SPI) and Standardized Soil Moisture Index (SSI) probabilistically for drought characterization. In other words, MSDI incorporates the meteorological and agricultural drought conditions for overall characterization of droughts. MSDI is compared with SPI and SSI for characterizing drought condition across the globe using NASA MERRA-Land data. The results revealed that MSDI indicated drought onsite and termination based on the combination of all two indices with onsite time being dominated by SPI and drought enduring being more similar to SSI behavior. Overall, MSDI seems to be a reasonable model for combining multiple indices probabilistically. This paper presents an online drought portal (GeoServer), designed to provide access to global drought data based on the MSDI. The objective of the drought GeoServer is to provide interactive access to a composite multi-index drought data.

Andy Wood -- A framework of metrics to evaluate new approaches for the monitoring and prediction of drought (Download Presentation) -- In recent decades, NIDIS and other initiatives have supported a wide range of efforts to improve drought monitoring and prediction. In the earth sciences, researchers have demonstrated and operationalized improved climate and land surface modeling, remote sensing applied to the Earth's water and energy balance, the depiction of contemporary moisture anomalies via new statistical indices, and other capabilities. Yet published assessments of these capabilities do not typically highlight their performance in assessing and forecasting drought specifically, as opposed to their performance across varied hydro-climate states, making it difficult to ascertain the value of these advances from a drought perspective. The NOAA MAPP Drought Task Force has tackled this challenge by developing a framework of metrics for evaluating drought monitoring and prediction science and highlighting recent US drought case studies. This presentation describes the Drought Task Force and the challenges of such an assessment, and provides metrics framework examples related to land surface monitoring and operational streamflow prediction.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number: 1638

February 13, 2013

Underwater Robots Observing the Ocean: the U.S. IOOS National Glider Network

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Date and Time: February 13, 2013; 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-4 Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
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The mission of the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) is to integrate the collection, storage, and delivery of ocean observations. U.S. IOOS partners collect and distribute many different types of ocean observation data, including in situ and remotely-sensed measurements. To this end, a National Glider Network (NGN) is now under development as an exciting and efficient approach to providing sustained sub-surface ocean observations. The NGN plan will endorse the establishment of glider lines to fill gaps in sustained ocean observations, allowing for a systematic way to improve and expand sub-surface observing. One example of successful sustained operations is the three glider lines that are maintained permanently on the West Coast as part of the California Cooperative Oceanographic Fisheries Investigations (CalCOFI). These gliders augment ship surveys by continuously collecting high-resolution data. The NGN plan will also develop standardized data formats and a data assembly center to enable access to glider observations with plans to incorporate them into the IOOS data catalog. Observations are available on a Glider Asset Map, an effort among U.S. IOOS partners which includes data from current and historical glider missions. U.S. IOOS partners collectively have one of the largest inventories of gliders available and this NGN is an opportunity to share this data with federal, non-federal, regional and global partners to deliver critical information to decision makers as they seek to improve safety, enhance our economy, and protect our environment.

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Becky Baltes is the U.S. Integrated Ocean Observing System (IOOS) office Program Manager for the National Glider Network Plan and the Coastal and Ocean Modeling Testbed (COMT). She joined the IOOS team in 2011 from Honolulu, HI where she completed a master's degree in oceanography, with a focus on coastal ocean modeling analysis. Before graduate school, she was on active duty for 7 years as a Navy surface warfare officer.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1685

Tracking US Surface Temperature Normals in Our Changing Climate Using Different Data Sets: Implications for Estimating Probabilities

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Date and Time: February 13, 2013, 13:00 - 14:00h Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-2 Room 14316 (1325 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
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This seminar, in the NWS Climate Services Seminar Series, will focus on the results of two very recent papers by Wilks (2013) and Wilks and Livezey (2013), respectively, that show the importance of selection of methodology for tracking temperature trends and use of homogenized data in this problem. Special emphasis will be given to application of these methods for challenges in the energy sector.

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Dr. Livezey retired from the National Weather Service (NWS) in 2008 as Chief of Climate Services Division within the Office of Climate, Water, and Weather Services after a 37-year career in the areas of climate variability, climate change, and climate prediction. In his last position he led the development and implementation of NOAA/NWS operational climate services at field offices nationwide. Since his retirement Dr. Livezey has been a self-employed consultant, working especially with natural gas companies to advocate the use of alternative normals in rate cases (8 in 6 states).

He is one of the top experts in the world on climate statistics and estimating and tracking weather/climate normals and post-war climate change over North America, as well as on short-term North American climate variations and their prediction. He has nearly 60 peer-refereed publications and book chapters which have been cited, a total of over 2000 (as of 2007), in refereed literature. Two of these papers are among the four most-cited research papers ever produced by the Climate Prediction Center (CPC) and its predecessor Climate Analysis Center (CAC). Dr. Livezey holds a Commerce Department Gold Medal and three Bronze Medals as well as two NOAA Administrator's Awards for his research and leadership. Dr. Livezey has been a Fellow of the American Meteorological Society (AMS) since 1993, a recipient of an AMS Editor's Award, served as a founding Editor of the Society's prestigious Journal of Climate, twice chaired the AMS Committee on Probability and Statistics, and is currently a member of the AMS Publications Commission.

Dr. Livezey spent most of his career at CPC/CAC as Senior Scientist and Lead Seasonal Forecaster prior to assuming his last federal position in 1999. He has also briefly held faculty positions (Penn State and Missouri), modeled hurricanes for NWS, and served as Chief of the Experimental Climate Forecast Center at NASA's Goddard Space Flight Center. He holds BS, MS, and Ph.D. degrees in Meteorology from Pennsylvania State University.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number: 1689

February 14, 2013

Relationships Between Growth, The Cost of Tissue Synthesis, and Standard Metabolic Rate: Implications for Habitat Use and Life-History Adaptation in Salmonids

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Date and Time: February 14, 2013; 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
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Speaker(s): Jordan Rosenfeld
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TBD

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1654

NOAA's 5 Year Research and Development Plan: Providing Input and a Path Forward

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Date and Time: February 14, 2013; 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-3 2nd floor Library (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): Bob Detrick (Assistant Administrator of OAR) and Shelby Walker (OAR Office of Policy, Planning and Evaluation)
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NOAA is America's oldest science agency and our reach extends from the surface of the sun to the bottom of the sea. The NOAA Research and Development (R&D) enterprise provides the foundation to provide the public the valuable information and products NOAA creates.

The NOAA 5-Year R&D Plan will publicly present NOAA's R&D priorities for 2013 - 2017 and help articulate and guide future R&D at NOAA. The current draft of the Plan has been developed as a cross Line Office initiative led by the NOAA Research Council. The foundation of the current plan is NOAA's internal planning efforts under the Next Generation Strategic Plan and Strategy Execution and Evaluation Process. Other strategic documents, including NOAA's Science Challenge Workshops, have enhanced the current draft.

To help create a useful and forward thinking plan, NOAA employees and affiliates are encouraged to provide input. Primary audiences for this plan include NOAA leadership and employees, NOAA stakeholders and partners, and Congress. The plan will be revised based on comments received from internal NOAA review and will be released for public comment in Spring 2013 ' which is another opportunity to provide input into the plan.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1692

The Seasonal Footprinting Mechanism in CFSv2: Simulation and Impact on ENSO Prediction

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Date and Time: February 14, 2013; 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA EMC Conference Room #2155, NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction (5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740)
Speaker(s): Kathy Pegion (NOAA/ESRL/CIRES)
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The seasonal footprinting mechanism (SFM) is thought to be a pre-cursor to the El Nino Southern Oscillation (ENSO). Fluctuations in the North Pacific Oscillation (NPO) impact the ocean via surface heat fluxes during winter, leaving a sea-surface temperature (SST) "footprint" in the subtropics. This footprint persists through the spring, impacting the tropical Pacific atmosphere-ocean circulation throughout the following year.

The simulation of the SFM in the NCEP/Climate Forecast System, version 2 (CFSv2) is likely to have an impact on operational predictions of ENSO and potentially seasonal predictions in the United States associated with ENSO teleconnection patterns. The ability of the CFSv2 to simulate the SFM and the relationship between the SFM and ENSO prediction skill in the NCEP/CFSv2 are investigated.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1694

February 19, 2013

Food Security in the Kenai Peninsula: A Report on Local Seafood Use, Consumer Preferences, and Community Needs

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Date and Time: February 19, 2013; 10:00-11:00 Alaska Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
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Speaker(s): Philip Loring, Alaska Center for Climate Assessment & Policy
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This webinar presents data from the final report of a survey implemented in late 2011 to explore use of local seafood by residents of the Kenai Peninsula, and their role in providing for food security. One motivation for this study was to provide the background data necessary for exploring the possible vulnerabilities of these communities to changes in local fisheries, including as a result of climate change. We found extensive use of local fisheries by local residents, and that access to locally caught seafood improves household food security, especially for lowest-income households. We also found that the existing systems for marketing and distributing local seafood leaves some local residents without access. Opportunities for strengthening the local food system will be discussed, as will the question of vulnerability to challenges such as climate change.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1668

Factors Affecting the Preservation or Alteration of Human Remains, Clothing or Metals on the RMS Titanic and H.L Hunley

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Date and Time: February 19, 2013; 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-3 Library (1315 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): Paul Mardikian, Senior Conservator H.L. Hunley Project and Radiation Safety Officer, Clemson University
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This presentation will discuss how the macro and micro burial environments of a shipwreck can drastically affect the preservation or alteration of organic and inorganic materials. The impact of depth, salinity, temperature, oxygen, as well as other biological factors on these materials will be reviewed and their interaction with site formation processes identified. In this presentation, conservator Paul Mardikian will examine two shipwrecks, that of the RMS Titanic and the H.L Hunley, the latter a Civil War proto-submarine that sank off the coast of Charleston in 1864 with 8 crewmembers on board, and consider what we can learn from these two case studies.

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Paul has over 25 years of international experience in cultural heritage preservation, and extensive experience with complex conservation programs requiring a multidisciplinary approach and international collaboration. Paul has expertise in the conservation of marine, terrestrial and industrial cultural heritage, including large-scale and composite objects, conservation management plans, preventive conservation, X-radiography, freeze-drying, molding and casting, conservation outreach and fund raising. Since 1988 he has played a critical role in the conservation of the artifacts from the CSS Alabama (1864) in collaboration with the US Navy's Naval History & Heritage Command Underwater Archaeology Branch. Paul is currently Senior Conservator for the H.L. Hunley Project, a position he has held since 1999, where he leads a group of conservators and collaborates with scientific colleagues in efforts to research and stabilize archaeological iron and other waterlogged materials. Paul lectures in the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation for the College ofCharleston/Clemson University. He is also a guest lecturer for various graduate conservation-training programs in the United States. Paul has been an invited speaker for numerous cultural organizations including UNESCO, ICOM-CC, and the French and Finnish Ministries of Culture. In 2010 he was Conference Program Chair, Co-editor and member of the Organizing Committee for METAL 2010, the interim meeting of the ICOM-CC Metal Working Group that was held in Charleston, SC.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1673

February 20, 2013

(Seminar removed) Constraining Transient Climate Sensitivity Using Coupled Climate Model Simulations of Volcanic Eruptions


Thriving Mesophotic Coral Ecosystems in the U.S. Caribbean: Form, Function and Management Implications

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Date and Time: February 20, 2013; 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-4 Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (Department of Marine Sciences and Caribbean Coral Reef Institute, University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOS Science Seminar Series and NCCOS Center for Sponsored Coastal Ocean Research
Abstract:

The University of Puerto Rico's Caribbean Coral Reef Institute recently completed a five-year investigation focused on the little understood, middle-light, mesophotic coral ecosystems found from 50-100 m off the southwestern coast of Puerto Rico, as well as three U.S. Caribbean-wide cruises targeting mesophotic depths. This study, funded under NOAA's National Centers for Coastal Ocean Science's Deep Coral Reef Ecosystems Studies Program in collaboration with NOAA's Ocean Exploration and Research Program, found extensive biologically diverse coral ecosystems occurring at mesophotic depths. These patchy yet potentially predictable communities are distinct, but also harbor species that were once common inhabitants of shallow reefs such as groupers, snappers, and reef sharks. With the overall health of shallow coral reefs and the abundance of reef fish in Puerto Rico in decline, this finding brought hope to managers that deeper fish stocks may replenish stocks on shallower reefs. Because of their unique biodiversity, vulnerability, interconnectivity with shallow ecosystems and potential to restore depleted fish stocks, local managers are looking carefully at adding protections for these mesophotic coral ecosystems.

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Richard Appeldoorn is a Professor of Marine Sciences and Executive Director of the Caribbean Coral Reef Institute at the University of Puerto Rico - Mayaguez, with over 30 years' experience in coral reef fisheries and tropical resource management. Dr. Appeldoorn was the principal investigator for NOAA's Coral Reef Ecosystem Studies (CRES) and Deep CRES programs within the UPRM. He is a long-standing member of the Caribbean Fishery Management Council's Science and Statistics Committee.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1687

Understanding Surface Emissions by Multiple Approaches

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Date and Time: February 20, 2013, 15:30-16:30h Mountain Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA ESRL, CSD seminar room (2A305), David Skaggs Research Center (325 Broadway, Boulder, CO)
Speaker(s): Greg Frost and Claire Granier (NOAA ESRL & CU CIRES)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ESRL Chemical Sciences Division
Abstract:

Accurate, timely, and accessible emissions information is critical for describing and making predictions about the atmosphere. Emissions are the essential bridge between environmental science and policy. Our talk highlights a number of activities aimed at developing a better understanding of anthropogenic surface emissions of chemically active species. We discuss traditional bottom-up methods for deriving emissions and the main uncertainties on current inventories. We present differences between current global and regional inventory predictions of multi-decadal emissions changes and the modeled impacts of these changes on the atmosphere. We use case studies to demonstrate how atmospheric observations can constrain the magnitude, spatial distribution, and temporal variability of emissions. We describe the efforts of the Global Emissions InitiAtive (GEIA) and its associated projects ECCAD and CIERA to enhance access to emissions data, develop new emissions datasets, facilitate analyses to improve the scientific basis for emissions information, and strengthen linkages within the international emissions community.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number:: 1693

February 21, 2013

Not impossible: Integrating Ecological Considerations and Cultural Values into Decision-Making

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Date and Time: February 21, 2013; 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NWFSC Auditorium (2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle, WA 98112)
Speaker(s): (UBC, Canada)
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Abstract:

TBD

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1665

Multi-GPU Accelerated Fine-scale Wind Forecasting over Complex Terrain

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Date and Time: February 21, 2013; 13:30-15:00 Mountain Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA ESRL David Skaggs Research Center, Room GC402 (325 Broadway, Boulder, CO 80305)
Speaker(s): Dr. Inanc Senocak, Associate Professor with the Department of Mechanical and Biomedical Engineering, Boise State University
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA ESRL Sustainable Energy and Atmospheric Sciences Seminar
Abstract:

There is a need for a short-term wind energy forecasting capability that can resolve wind speed and direction over complex terrain where significant number of wind farm installations has occurred in recent years. An accurate forecasting capability can be used to address load-balancing issues that arise from intermittent winds, and also to increase powerline capacity using the dynamic rating concept. However, there is substantial amount of uncertainty when predicting wind speed and direction over complex terrain, and any wind solver should also operate in the forecasting mode to be a useful tool in real applications.

To address these challenges, a multi-scale forecasting engine is proposed on emerging clusters of graphics processing units (GPU). In this engine, a regional weather forecast model will be executed on central processing units (CPU), whereas a micro-scale wind forecasting model will be executed on the GPUs of the same cluster in a multi-scale fashion. The microscale wind solver adopts a Cartesian mesh immersed boundary method to resolve arbitrarily complex terrain. A large-eddy simulation method with a Lagrangian dynamic subgrid scale method is used for turbulence closure. The Cartesian mesh topology maps well to the computer architecture of modern GPUs resulting in significant speedups in computations. Dual-level parallelism in the solver is achieved by interleaving MPI programming with CUDA. Equally important, a parallel amalgamated geometric multigrid method is implemented to accelerate the computations numerically. Parallel performance analysis and the Bolund Hill experiment are used to demonstrate the current state of the wind solver and identify areas for further reseach.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1690

February 22, 2013

The Arctic: Climate, Life, Current Goals and Challenges

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Date and Time: February 22, 2013, 12:00 - 13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-3 4th Floor, Room 4817 (1315 East-West Highway, Silver Spring, MD, 20910)
Speaker(s): Gennady Matishov (Director of Murmansk Marine Biological Institute and Chairman of the South Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences) and Roman Mikchiylik (Chief of the International Department of South Scientific Center, Russian Academy of Sciences)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA National Oceanographic Data Center
Abstract:

TBD

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar number: 1688

February 26, 2013

Climate Change and Public Health

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Date and Time: February 26, 2013; 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Online Access Only
Speaker(s): Dr. George Luber, Associate Director for Climate Change at the Centers for Disease Control (CDC)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA Ohio Sea Grant, GLRI
Abstract:

Climate change threatens human health and well-being in numerous ways, from increased extreme weather events, wildfires, and decreased air quality, to insect-transmitted diseases, food and water contamination, and mental health threats. Despite these challenges, responding to climate change also provides opportunities to improve human health and well-being, as many of the strategies used to address climate change offer a variety of other benefits that protect people while combating climate change.

This webinar will provide information about climate change impacts on health in the United States, potential strategies for climate change adaptation in the public health sector, and opportunities to benefit health while addressing climate change.

About The Speaker:

Dr. George Luber is an epidemiologist and the Associate Director for Climate Change at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In addition to managing the Climate Change Program at CDC, he is a Co-Chair of the Climate Change and Human Health Interagency Workgroup at the US Global Change Research Program, a Convening Lead Author and member of the Federal Advisory Committee for the US National Climate Assessment, a member of the American Anthropological Association's Presidential Task Force on Climate Change, and a lead author for the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC), Fifth Assessment Report.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1686

Toward understanding of the evolution of the North American Monsoon

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Date and Time: February 26, 2013; 16:00-17:00h Central Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: National Weather Center Rm. 1313 (120 David L. Boren Blvd, Norman, OK 73072; Directionsp)
Speaker(s): Dr. David L. Mitchell, Associate Research Professor Desert Research Institute, Reno, Nevada
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Abstract:

The North American Monsoon (NAM) has a strong impact on summer rainfall patterns and amounts over North America. Although regional climate models have succeeded in reproducing some features of the NAM, its onset, strength and regional extent are not well predicted, and a physical understanding of key processes governing its evolution remain elusive. We propose a partial mechanistic understanding of the NAM incorporating local- and regional-scale processes. The proposed hypotheses are supported with satellite observations and climatologies of sea surface temperature, sea surface height, outgoing longwave radiation, 500-hPa streamline reanalysis in the NAM region, and rainfall amount, considered along with temperature and humidity profiles from soundings over the Gulf of California.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1692

February 27, 2013

Archiving and Accessing your Ocean Data for the Long Term: NOAA's National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC) Today

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Date and Time: February 27, 2013; 12:00-13:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA HQ SSMC-4 Room 8150 (1305 East-West Hwy, Silver Spring, MD 20910)
Speaker(s): (NODC)
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Abstract:

Recent NOAA Procedural Directives identify requirements for data management planning for data collected and maintained by NOAA Programs and projects. What is a data management plan and how do you develop one? What should you do with data and related metadata at the end of your project? What does it mean to "archive data"? NODC and the NOAA Data Centers can help! Since 1960, the National Oceanographic Data Center has been the National archival repository for oceanographic data. The mission, scope, and technological capabilities of NODC continue to evolve to meet new requirements and data management challenges. This talk will focus on current NODC capabilities and practices, with a very brief retrospective of the evolution of NODC from a primarily blue water temperature/salinity profile processing center to a standards-driven digital repository for in-situ and remotely-sensed marine data and information.

About The Speaker:

Don Collins is an oceanographer and senior archivist at the National Oceanographic Data Center (NODC). He leads the NODC Archive Management Team and works on ways to improve archival processes to make it easier for NOAA data to be accessible and understandable for the long term. Don has worked at NODC for nearly half of the 52 years of NODC history.

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1685

February 28, 2013

Tracking Climate Change in the Northern California Current Pelagic Ecosystem: Response of Zooplankton in the Oregon Upwelling Zone to Large-Scale Climate Forcing with Thoughts on the Looming Problems of Hypoxia and Ocean Acidification

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Date and Time: February 28, 2013; 11:00-12:00 Pacific Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA NWFSC Auditorium (2725 Montlake Blvd. E., Seattle, WA 98112)
Speaker(s): (NOAA NWFSC)
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Abstract:

TBD

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This is OneNOAA Science Seminar Number: 1666

Ocean Acidification: Is The Sky Really Falling?

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Date and Time: February 28, 2013; 16:00-17:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: Online Access Only
Speaker(s): (NOAA PMEL)
OneNOAA Science Seminar Sponsor: NOAA NOAA Office of National Marine Sanctuaries West Coast Region
Abstract:

In the last two and a half centuries, but mainly in the past fifty years, the pH of the ocean has been reduced due to the intrusion of anthropogenic CO2 produced mainly from fossil fuel burning and changes in land use practices. This reduction in pH could have far-reaching and detrimental consequences for a number of marine species, particularly those that produce carbonate shells. The changing chemistry will likely impact the food we gather from the ocean. Dr. Mathis will provide insight in this ecological frontier from the rivers to the sea and how ocean acidification will influence our lives.

About The Speaker:

Jeremy was born in SE Texas about two hours east of Houston and was the first person in his family to graduate from college. He received a B.S. in Chemical Engineering from McNeese State University in SW Louisiana and a Ph.D. from University of Miami's Rosenstiel School of Marine and Atmospheric Chemistry. In 2007, he joined the faculty at UAF and in 2012 accepted a joint role with NOAA's Pacific Marine Environmental Lab in Seattle. His area of research and expertise is marine carbon cycle, ocean acidification, air-sea exchange of CO2, and economic and societal impacts of multiple ocean stressors. Currently, he splits his time between Seattle and Fairbanks. Jeremy's wife is an attorney in Fairbanks and they both enough spending their free time traveling around the world. Jeremy has traveled to 35 different countries and sailed in every ocean

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Monitor Drought Occurrence Probability - A New Framework for Monitoring

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Date and Time: February 28, 2013; 11:00-12:00 Eastern Time [Check U.S. Time clock for your local time]
Location: NOAA Center for Weather and Climate Prediction, EMC Conference Room 2155 (5830 University Research Court, College Park, MD 20740)
Speaker(s): Kingtse Mo (NOAA/NWS/NCEP/CPC)
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Drought is a complex phenomenon. To monitor drought in real time, we use physically based indices. Standardized Precipitation Indices (SPIs) are used to monitor the precipitation deficits. Soil Moisture (SM) Percentiles (SMP) and Standardized runoff indices (SRI) are employed to monitor soil moisture and runoff deficits respectively. Because long term observations of runoff and soil moisture are not available, SM and runoff are often derived from the North American Data Assimilation system (NLDAS). There are large uncertainties in the NLDAS systems and different indices have different time scales. While all indices are likely to detect the same drought event and capture its evolution, differences are often too large to classify drought into D0 to D4 categories.

We propose a probabilistic approach. Instead of monitoring ensemble means, we monitor the drought occurrence probability in each drought category (D0 to D4) derived from indices from different assimilation systems and different models. This new framework takes into consideration of uncertainties in indices and provides the regional information of drought classification. It also estimates the best or worst scenarios in near real time and the probability for them to occur.

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