Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Fall Quarter 2003

The CIG hosts weekly seminars on a variety of topics related to the scientific and social dimensions of climate variability, climate change, climate impacts assessment, and adaptation to climate impacts. Seminars are held during the academic year and are open to the public.

Seminars for this quarter are scheduled for:

Tuesdays, 3:00-4:30

(unless otherwise noted)

CIG Conference Room (2nd Floor, King Building)
4909 25th Ave. NE, Seattle

(Note: The King Building is located northeast of the UW campus across from University Village shopping center on 25th Ave NE. The building located behind Washington Mutual and next to the Burke Gilman Trail.)

** Date, Time, or Location has been changed
Date Speaker Topic
Tuesday, Sept. 30 Ed Sarachik, CDG/CSES
Phil Mote, CIG/CSES
Alan Hamlet, CIG/CSES

Quarterly climate report: The global perspective (Ed)
Presentation (pdf)

Quarterly climate report: The regional perspective (Phil)

The 2004 streamflow forecast (Alan)

** Thursday,
October 9
Richard Slaughter, Richard Slaughter Assoc. and CIG/CSES Comparison of the ability of the Snake and Klamath River irrigation systems to adapt to climate variability and change
Abstract / Presentation (ppt)
** Monday,
October 13
Room 310c AtG

Dr. Roy Darwin, U.S. Department of Agriculture

This is a special joint CIG/CSES seminar and Climate Dynamics and Energy Transfer seminar

Simulating Global Climate Change and Variability in Economic Models
Abstract / Presentation (ppt)

Additional materials from Roy:

October 21
Nate Mantua, CIG/CSES Latest update on the PDO and implications for seasonal predictions
Tuesday, October 28 Rick Palmer, CIG/CSES Mid-term reservoir storage forecasts and their use in water resource management
Abstract / Presentation
Tuesday, November 4 Susan Prichard, Fire and Environmental Applications Team, USDA Forest Service, Pacific Northwest (PNW) Research Station Holocene fire and vegetation dynamics in a montane forest, North Cascades Range, Washington, USA
Abstract / Presentation
Tuesday, November 11 University holiday - No seminar  
Tuesday, November 18 No Seminar this week  
Tuesday, November 25 Ed Sarachik, CDG/CSES
Amy Snover, CIG/CSES
A discussion on vulnerability assessment


Highly recommended paper:

Turner, B. L., II, Roger E. Kasperson, Pamela A. Matson, James J. McCarthy, Robert W. Corell, Lindsey Christensen, Noelle Eckley, Jeanne X. Kasperson, Amy Luers, Marybeth L. Martello, Colin Polsky, Alexander Pulsipher, and Andrew Schiller. 2003. A Framework for Vulnerability Analysis in Sustainability Science. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 100(14) (8 July): 8074-8079.

Please contact Lara if you have any problems linking to the paper (206-616-5349).

Tuesday, December 2 Bob Francis, CIG/CSES An overview of an integrated assessment of marine fishery issues in the PNW coastal ocean
Tuesday, December 9 Daniel Schindler, UW Dept. of Biology and SAFS (Title and abstract forthcoming)