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NOAA's 45th Climate Diagnostics & Prediction Workshop

Virtual Workshop
20–22 October 2020

Workshop Sessions

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Workshop Announcement

After discussions among the planning committee, we have decided to make the next Climate Diagnostics and Prediction Workshop virtual, but still from October 20-22, 2020. We anticipate holding sessions only in the afternoon hours (Eastern time) to facilitate participation across time zones. This change was made to eliminate uncertainty regarding travel and with consideration of the various restrictions that will be in place this fall. We will aim to convene the 46th CDPW in Logan, UT in Fall 2021.

The 45th CDPW will will focus on four major themes, with an emphasis on climate prediction, monitoring, attribution, diagnostics, and service delivery related to:

  • Monitoring, attribution, and prediction of climate variability across spatial and temporal scales, with an emphasis on the forecast attribution of climate anomalies in dynamical forecast systems. Topics will also include diagnostics and attribution of extreme events worldwide, and Arctic impact on mid-latitude variability and predictability.
  • Applications of modern technologies including GIS, machine learning, and software development at Sub-seasonal to Seasonal (S2S) time scales.
  • Improving methods for regional applications of climate forecast information for disruptive weather and water events, communication practices for S2S impact-based decision support services, and assessment of the economic value of climate forecast information.
  • Prediction of hydroclimate over the western United States, including flooding precipitation, drought/pluvial, snowfall and snowpack, and other variables related to water resources.

We encourage you to submit abstracts through August 14, 2020. Both abstract submission and registration are free. The change to a virtual format is likely to result in fewer oral presentations, though we are pursuing virtual options to replace the poster sessions and lightning talks. The agenda will still feature invited speakers and discussion sessions.

You may submit your abstract using the button below. This site is also where more information, registration, and the agenda will be available as we approach the workshop.

Thank you for understanding and flexibility, and we look forward to a great workshop this coming October.

Luke He, Michelle L'Heureux, Marina Timofeyeva, Mike Halpert