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Climate Outlooks and Webinars. KT Ingram NIDIS Drought Early Warning System Pilot Review and Future Directions 1-2 December 2011, Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia. Outline. Why we do webinars and outlooks Accomplishments over the past year Future needs and opportunities.

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climate outlooks and webinars

Climate Outlooks and Webinars

KT Ingram

NIDIS Drought Early Warning System

Pilot Review and Future Directions

1-2 December 2011, Lake Lanier Islands, Georgia

outline
Outline
  • Why we do webinars and outlooks
  • Accomplishments over the past year
  • Future needs and opportunities
why webinars and outlooks
Why webinars and outlooks
  • NIDIS conducted a series of workshops beginning in April 2010
    • Apalachicola, FL; Pine Mountain, GA; Stone Mountain, GA; Lake Blackshear, GA
  • NIDIS also held an outlook forum in Albany, GA in November 2010
  • As ENSO was entering a La Niña phase, participants in these events agreed that we should alert stakeholders to the potential for drought through webinars
webinar history and accomplishments
Webinar History and Accomplishments
  • November 2010: Form committee to design webinars
  • Learning from the Upper Colorado NIDIS Pilot
  • Series of prototypes
  • Dry runs
  • First webinar 21 January 2011

US Drought Monitor, 1 Dec 2011

webinar format
Webinar format

28-day streamflow, Flint at Bainbridge

  • Introduction
  • Current drought status
  • Conditions that led up to the current status
  • Projections
  • Discussion of impacts
  • Summary
webinar evolution and summary
Webinar evolution and summary
  • Based on inputs from committee members, webinar participants, and communications experts, we have tried to develop a body of information that both gives a full context of the basin, and focuses specifically on the basin

Ground water depth, Mitchell Co, GA

USGA 1 Dec 2011

who has been involved
Who has been involved?
  • The design committee included many in the room today and others
  • Webinar standard content providers include:
    • Florida Climate Center
    • US Geological Survey
    • Army Corps of Engineers
    • SE River Forecast Center
  • Special content:
    • UCO-Boulder/CIRES
    • Tallahassee NWS
    • FL DEP

Sea surface temperature anomalies

NOAA NESDIS, 1 Dec 2011

future needs and opportunities
Future needs and opportunities
  • Sustaining the process
    • Rely on teams, not individuals
    • Institutionalize webinars
    • Automate slide production
  • Inputs to drought monitor
  • Enlarge participation
  • Include media

8-14 day Precipitation Outlook, 1 Dec 2011

NOAA CPC

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Thanks!Especially to everyone who has provided content and feedback, and to those who have participated in the webinars
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