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ESRL Contributes to NWS-WR Climate Program Workshop

May 16, 2009


Researchers from the NOAA Earth System Research Laboratory (ESRL), the Cooperative Institute for Research in Environmental Sciences (CIRES), and the Western Water Assessment (WWA) participated in a National Weather Service–Western Region (NWS-WR) Climate Change Workshop, April 14-16, 2009 in Boulder, CO. This workshop was organized by the NWS-WR climate program to educate and train NWS personnel on the latest climate change science and provide information on current NOAA and NWS policies. In addition, information will be exchanged on outreach, best practices, regional impacts, and how to perform relevant and scientifically sound local studies.

More and more frequently, NWS offices are being called upon to respond to requests for information on climate topics. In order to be better informed and meet the needs of their constituents, the NWS-WR has been partnering with ESRL, CIRES, and WWA to exchange information and improve products and services through joint workshops and research projects.

The extensive knowledge in climate science available at ESRL, CIRES, and WWA is a tremendous resource for operational programs and beyond. This workshop demonstrates ESRL's partnership with the NWS to bring state-of-the-art climate knowledge into the NWS-WR climate program to aid its customers in decision making.

Contact: Andrea Ray