Agclimate telecon 2015-10-06
Agenda (Joint with Energy & Climate Work Group)
- LuAnn Dalhman (NOAA Climate Program Office) on Climate Resilience Toolkit (CRT), Case Study template, and process for becoming a CRT Case Study
- Amir AghaKouchak (Center for Hydrology and Remote Sensing, UC Irvine) on his current research and what could be a basis for a CRT Case Study. Here's his presentation at the Summer Meeting in Asilomar: Remote sensing of drought: Progress and opportunities for improving drought monitoring in California
- Open Discussion
- Winter 2016 Meeting theme(s) for our session(s)
October 6th, 2015 Telecon: Discussion Notes
Climate Resiliency Toolkit
- Anyone is a potential contributor.
- The toolkit - Has been live for one year and is in redesign phase I
Two main parts for contribution:
1. Case Studies - There are 9 topics so far. Can be filtered by topic, region, etc. Agriculture (for example) has close to 100
2. Tools - Behind the scenes. Inter-agency effort Each topic has a “theme leader”
For Case Studies:
- There is a metadata template (word document) - redesign is happening soon, but still useful to look at.
- There is also a “Tip Sheet” for writing Case Studies:
- Ideally looking for a story/narrative in a word file.
- 400-800 words
- protagonist/character with a problem to solve, narrative flow
- There are collaborators/science editors willing to work with the text/collaborate
The Case Study Template (a bit outdated) http://bit.ly1k9bQye (zipped file)
- 10’s of thousands of users per month use the CRT according to Google Analytics
- People are going to “Climate Explorer” first, it seems.
Drought Monitoring: Amir
No particular narrative, per se, but with many calls form users and want-to-be-users from all over the world:
- Grant to talk to farmers.
- Example outputs of model.
- Developed a mobile app: drought information tool - GIDMap = online mobile app
- four data sources (not real-time, but could be with the proper servers) GPCP / GPM / TRIMM / MER
- 4km global resolution and near real time.
- Only NOAA has the “real time data” - otherwise, wait 72 hours after its published. They run algorithims on NOAA machines.
Climate Resiliency Toolkit:
- Classic ingredient for a story - people are callling.
- The group is obviously trying to meet the needs of the community, and there are clearly needs in the community.
- Example: They are getting a lot of emails about the data. EX: from a small city in northern Canada.
- Recipe is to pair scienctists with writers… potential users to show the range
- tips available from the CRT
- continue to connect researchers with CRT (LuAnn and writers)
Winter Meeting Thoughts/Ideas:
- NSF Program Officer: Food/Energy/Water (FEW) -- future proposals/intentions
- agro/climatology/crop yield monitoring = enegy and ag at the USDA?
- Follow up on collaboration ideas
Lindsay Barbieri (Bar)
1 other call-in attendee?