Notes: CCS Meeting, Monday, March 29, 2010
Attendees: J. Dutton, C. Hakkarinen, H. Hartmann, E. O'Lenic
JAD - it would be nice to have ccs bios on a web page for us to refer to.
CH - Will presentations be made-public?
Ed - None of the forums is recorded. However, I will try to get the ppt
presentations made public.
HH, JAD, CH - Those outside our community should be encouraged to appear
through non-payment of registration fees.
JAD - CPC will be increasingly tied to EMC and is in a good position to
build its future, based on EMC modeling support.
CH - I agree with John. Everybody can't be in the NCS.
JAD - I have been working with Fiona to extend the reanalysis back to
the 1940s. EMC agrees that's a good idea.
CH - My dad developed "the grasshopper" a parachute-dropped weather
station that would be deployed behind enemy lines during WWII, and
automatically capture and broadcast observations.
HH - Webinars for transportation and agriculture, energy should be pursued.
JAD - NATO management of climate risk "management of weather and climate
risk in the energy industry" Alberto Troccoli. This might be a good
start for the energy webinar.
HH - I will think about what we might do for agriculture .
CH - The railroad industry and the Mississippi, Ohio barge industry
contacts might be good to involve. RR industry is particularly
vulnerable, so is the barge industry.
HH - Ports are another topic.
CH - Opening up of the arctic, and all of its implications is another
JAD - high-value crops - Busalacchi lecture on wine grapes is one
example. Operators are starting to buy land to the north. Citrus
CH - NSF, NOAA, USDA are starting a research program on climate change
emphasizing ag impacts.
HH - Agriculture is starting to entrain climate change. It would be
good to hear from them. USFS, too.
JAD - Beetles impact in the West has been huge.
EO - My family and I witnessed huge swathes of dead lodge pole pines in
northern Colorado in 2009 - easily half of all the trees were dead,
HH - Increased fire risk is one thing, they are mosaic, hit-and-miss, in
coverage, whereas beetles take ALL the trees. This has an even bigger
impact on the ecosystem than fire.
JAD - Fishing may be another item for a webinar. NOAA has marine
HH - Annual agriculture versus long-term.
CH - Food supplies is another topic.
JAD - arctic - transport, food, resources.
EO - these all relate to one another in many ways. It might be useful
to consider that when we organize them.
JAD - Transportation research board of the NAS might be a good group to
contact. We should use professional organizations to reach
participants. Association of American RR, for example.
HH - We need also to focus on local chapters.
EO - BEC has asked us to put together a session at the August summer
meeting in State College.
CH - NOAA regional climate services directors might be good speakers.
HH - USDA, DOI might be good to bring in. Climate change centers from
USGS. Landscape conservation centers.
EO - I will schedule another meeting about a month from now. I will put
together a draft of some webinar ideas before then and solicit input and
assistance from the committee.
End of meeting.