NOAA's 31st Annual Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop will be held from
October 23-27, 2006 in Boulder, Colorado
Lodging, Registration and other local information.
Photos (by Barb DeLuisi & Ed O'Lenic)
NOAA’s 31st Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop (CDPW) will be held in Boulder, Colorado, from October 23-27, 2006. The workshop will be co-hosted by the Climate Diagnostics Center and by the Climate Prediction Center of the National Centers for Environmental Prediction/NOAA.
Our gathering this year will focus on three themes: (i) climate predictions/predictability, (ii) understanding and attribution of climate variability, and (iii) the NOAA Climate Test Bed. The workshop will combine invited presentations and posters on existing, as well as recent advances in scientific understanding and capabilities with discussions on requirements for decision support. The outcome of this year’s workshop will include an assessment of current operational prediction capabilities, identifying opportunities for advances, and exploring new products to support regional decision making. The workshop will provide enhanced opportunity for participants to exchange information, ideas, and opinions through participation in panel discussions and thematic, focus talks. The primary focal areas for the workshop will include:
- A review of recent climate conditions and forecasts for week-2 to seasonal time scales.
- Prediction practices for time scales from week-2 to seasonal, and for lead times from zero to 12 months.
- Predictability and forecast verification assessments for time scales from week-2 to seasonal, and for lead times from zero to 12 months.
- Regional decision support requirements of predictions for time scales from week-2 to seasonal, and for lead times from zero to 12 months.
- Attribution methodologies for explaining climate variability, including extreme events (e.g., hurricanes), seasonal climate, and trends.
- Attribution of climate conditions, including extreme events (e.g., hurricanes), seasonal climate, and trends.
- Regional decision support requirements for explaining climate conditions and extremes.
- Mechanisms and pathways for transferring research to products and operations
- Climate test bed activities
The Workshop will feature focused oral sessions consisting of invited only presentations, followed by panel discussions and ample time for discussions; rest of the submission will be organized as posters.
Please send your poster abstracts to:
by the deadline “AUGUST 6, 2006”. Include title, author(s), affiliation(s), abstract, phone and fax number.