Presentation on theme: "2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Art DeGaetano Director NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Cornell University,"— Presentation transcript:
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Art DeGaetano Director NOAA Northeast Regional Climate Center Dept. of Earth and Atmospheric Sciences Cornell University, Ithaca, NY 2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting What are Climate Services and What Will They Look Like?
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting CLIMATE SERVICES MUST BE ROOTED IN USERS DATA ARE AT THE CORE OF CLIMATE SERVICES CLIMATE SERVICES BRANCH TO REGIONAL AND LOCAL LEVELS PRODUCTS AND TOOLS ARE THE FRUITS OF CLIMATE SERVICES
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Growing the Climate Services tree requires a team …. Particularly if it is to bear high- quality fruit
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting The way a team plays as a whole determines its success. You may have the greatest bunch of individual stars in the world, but if they don't play together, the club won't be worth a dime. ~Babe Ruth
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Users…The Roots “Big Industry” Agribusiness, Investment Banking, Insurance, etc. Consultants Agricultural, Meteorological, Engineering, etc. Media The Weather Channel, local stations, press, etc “User groups” NY Grape Foundation, ASHRAE, NE Nordic Ski Assoc, etc. Government Federal, State, Local, International Others
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting It’s 10:00. Do you know where your users are?
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Data … The Trunk Data are at the Core of Climate Service Encompass all temporal scales Historical, real time, “weather” forecast, seasonal forecast, projection Variety of spatial scales Section 3 of vineyard 2 through global Quality,Quality, Quality Consistency Must speak with one voice Federal versus state/private
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Collecting and providing timely, high-quality data should one of the roles of the federal government
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Bringing Climate Services to the Local level….The Branches Numerous players Federal: RCCs, RISAs, NCDC, NWS, CPC,etc. State:AASC, Cooperative Extension, Sea Grant Private Industry TRUST Data to Products and Tools These are the fruit and leaves that the branches bear
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Among NOAA’s team roles at the regional and local level is to be the coach. The other players fill unique roles
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting NOAA Regional Climate Centers HUBS Regional HUBS for user-centric climate services; provision of synchronized and integrated data resources;development of climate tools; applications research; and education that provide a regional focus to addressing societal needs.
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Contractual obligations data systems, user service and monitoring Near-real time relational database system, web-based information resources. Infrastructure capabilities grow from user and partner interests and needs. Efficiency and robustness, yet able to be nimble Program versus individual centers Leverage infrastructure to support applied research RCC Functions
2008 AMS Summer Community MeetingARSCO LOCAL LEVEL To satisfy the current and growng needs for climate services, climatological expertise must be readily available at the LOCAL LEVEL. ARSCOs have the best understanding of the climate of their state, and the ability and knowledge to provide climate information to users.
2008 AMS Summer Community MeetingARSCOs Infrastructure – connect to data archives at NCDC, RCCs. – Multiple dissemination pathways,websites Services – provide data and information to users, both printed and on-line Research – relationships between climate and human activities that impact their state Outreach – evaluate the needs of users as required. Educate state citizens people of their states on current and emerging climate issues Awareness – promote its program as well as regional and national programs Media Contacts – cultivate print and broadcast media contacts Monitoring and Impact Assessments – monitor current climate conditions, evaluate potential future impacts and place events in historical perspective
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Regional Integrated Sciences and Assessments RESEARCH RISAs support RESEARCH that addresses complex climate sensitive issues of concern to decision-makers and policy planners at regional levels.
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting RISA Expertise
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Government Partners NOAA – Local/Regional Forecast Offices – NEDIS, NWS OAR, CPC, GFDL etc. Other Federal Agencies – USDA, BLM, NPS, etc. NASA, NSF – Data, research dollars, models etc. National Drought Mitigation Center State Government
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Gettin' good players is easy. Gettin' 'em to play together is the hard part. ~Casey Stengel
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Our collective vision for National Climate Services should build on existing partnerships. Our goal should be to excel in our positions, but to play as a part of the team.
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Fire Season Stations in AZ from the Western RCC Regional Data Network from the High Plains RCC Partnering in Data
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Partnering with SCs Hybrid Coop/CoCoRaHS Precip Maps
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting xmACIS (NWS Field Office Use) Applied Climate Information System Data query tool for NWS local climate research/local product development, and to answer customer climate record inquiries Complete historical climate database with near real-time update Partnering with NWS NOWData (Public Use) Self-service tool Subset of xmACIS Free, limited access Current year and Normals Portal for ACIS and NCDC information
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting ThreadEx (Open Use) Consistent daily temperature and precipitation extremes Partnering with NWS/NCDC/Private Industry Likely to be a several different sites
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Datzilla (Partner Use) Data discrepancy reporting 400 registered NOAA users Partnering with NWS/NCDC
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting WxCoder III (COOP Use) Internet observation entry system Partnering with NWS/NCDC
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Partnering with Federal Agencies AgACIS (Custom NRCS data and products)
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Map Navigation Tools GIS Tools Metadata Partners with RISAs
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Partnering in Applied Research Trend Identification in Twentieth-Century U.S. Snowfall: The Challenges Kenneth E. Kunkel, Michael A. Palecki, Kenneth G. Hubbard, David A. Robinson, Kelly T. Redmond, and David R. Easterling Journal of Atmospheric and Oceanic Technology SERVICES: A Modern Applied Climate Information System Kenneth G. Hubbard, Arthur T. DeGaetano, and Kevin D. RobbinsBulletin of the American Meteorological Society Winter Orographic Precipitation Ratios in the Sierra Nevada—Large-Scale Atmospheric Circulations and Hydrologic Consequences Michael Dettinger, Kelly Redmond, and Daniel Cayan Journal of Hydrometeorology RISA - RCC RCC – ARCSO - NCDC RCC - RCC
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Some thoughts for continued growth and improvement that may capture and nourish the ideas, energy, talent and commitment of the AMS ……
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Historical climate data essential but not sufficient Past to present to future Expand thinking beyond climate …. ecological, social and economic data Data encompass more than observations Quality, quantity, scale, uncertainty Climate to weather and back again Decisions do not obey arbitrary time bounds Decision Support instead of raw values Data will remain at the core of climate services
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting T CLIMOD : Daily Data Month: Jan 2007 Day Max Min Avg Prec Non-NOAA Web DY MAX MIN AVG PPT =================== NWS LCD Enhanced integration and consistency among datasets
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting ASOS Enhanced integration of networks
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting add Coop Enhanced integration of networks
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Add MADIS Enhanced integration of networks
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Build upon acquired stakeholder trust Trust the team not a particular player Shared information, tools and solutions Funding will continue to be at a premium Proactive, evolutionary approach Grounded in tried and true methods Understand changing hazards, consequences, adaptations and assets challenges and opportunities On the forefront of climate to decision making
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting Potential for expansion to go from climate to weather and back again! Potential utility for climate change impact assessment on ground and estuary water quality
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting What are Climate Services and What Will They Look Like? The Vail Principals Promote variety of societal benefits /range of users Address full range of time and space scales Climate system information – Integrate climate with societal challenges (climate lens) Problem based assessments for better decisions Ensure accessibility of data/information Active use engagement and interaction Cascade of roles … National, agency, university, private
2008 AMS Summer Community Meeting What are Climate Services and What Will They Look Like? QUESTIONS??