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Observational and Analytical Climate Modeling for Engineering Applications

Thursday, November 17, 2011, 9:00am EST to Friday, November 18, 2011, 4:00pm EST
In-Person / Local
Reston, VA
United States

Objective of the Workshop

To foster understanding and improve the transparency of the observational and analytical modeling necessary to update and describe climate conditions for planning and engineering design of the built and natural environment.

Agenda (PDF)

ASHRAE Climatic Data Activities

IPCC SREX Summary for Policymakers

Sponsored by:

American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate
Location: ASCE Headquarters, 1801 Alexander Bell Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191


Thurs., Nov. 17, 2011 - Presentations

9:00AM Coffee
9:10AM Welcome; Objective and Overview of the Workshop
Ted S. Vinson, Chair, ASCE Committee on Adaptation to Climate Change
9:20AM Disaster Resilient Buildings, Infrastructure, and Communities
Stephen A. Cauffman, Deputy Chief, Materials and Structural Systems Division, Engineering Laboratory, National Institute of Standards and Technology
9:55AM Transportation Data Needs for Climate Adaptation
Rob Hyman, Sustainable Transport and Climate Change Team, Federal Highway Administration
10:30AM Practical Needs and Approaches for Water Resources Adaptation to Climate Uncertainty
Rolf Olsen, Eugene Z. Stakhiv, Institute for Water Resources, US Army Corps of Engineers
11:05AM Current Perspectives on Climate Change Adaptation Priorities and Investments
Bonizella Biagini, Head, Climate Change Adaptation Strategy and Operations Global Environment Facility, World Bank
11:40AM Open Discussion
12:00PM Lunch
12:45PM Status and Interpretation of Operational Forecasts of Short-Term Climate Variability
Ed O'Lenic Chief, Operations Branch NOAA-NWS-Climate Prediction Center Chair, American Meteorological Society's Committee on Climate Services
1:30PM Exploring roles the National Climate Predictions and Projections Platform (NCPP) Might Play in Providing Local Climate Projectio
Joe Barsugli, Research Scientist, Cooperative Institute for Research in the Environmental Sciences (CIRES), University of Colorado, Affiliated with the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory
2:15PM Break
2:30PM Streamflow, Floods, and Climate Change
Robert Hirsch, Research Hydrologist, National Research Program, Water, USGS
3:15PM Global Climate Models and Their Use In Assessments, Predictions, and Projections
Keith Dixon, Research Meteorologist, Climate Change, Variability, & Prediction Group, NOAA's Geophysical Fluid Dynamics Laboratory
4:00PM Open Discussion
5:00PM Adjourn

Fri., Nov. 18, 2011 - Open Discussion - Conclusions and Outcomes of the Workshop

9:00AM Coffee
9:10AM Conclusions and Outcome of the Workshop; Agenda for Meeting of ASCE’s Committee on Adaptation to a Changing Climate (CACC)
Ted S. Vinson, Chair, ASCE CACC
10:30AM Break
12:00PM Lunch
12:30PM ASCE – CACC Committee Meeting – Continued
4:00PM Adjourn