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Weekly CIG Seminar

Winter Quarter 2003 (link to past seminars)

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, 1:00 - 2:30

** New location!! ** Due to popular demand, we are moving to a larger conference room on the first floor for seminar.
JISAO Conference Room (1st Floor, King Building)
4909 25th Ave. NE, Seattle

(Note: Our office is located just north of the UW campus across from University Village shopping center. The building is behind the Washington Mutual building and next to the Burke Gilman Trail.)


Jan 7

Ed Sarachik, CSES
Phil Mote, CIG

Quarterly Climate Report
Update on Regional Snowpack Levels


Ed Miles, Amy Snover, and Phil Mote, CIG

Final development of policy relevant research questions to guide CIG's integrated research efforts over the next 5 years

Jan 14

Eban Goodstein, Associate Professor, Economics, Lewis and Clark College
POSTPONED - Seminar will be rescheduled for spring quarter after May 1.

The Costs of Climate Change: A Regional Analysis
Abstract / Presentation

Jan 21

Eric Salathé, CIG

Constructing regional climate change scenarios
Abstract / Presentation

Jan 28

Dennis Lettenmaier, CIG

Mitigating the effects of climate change on the water resources of the Columbia River basin
Abstract / Presentation

Feb 4

Phil Mote, CIG

Ed Miles, CIG


Climate change scenario development
Abstract / Presentation

Discussion on the revised major integrative research questions for CIG

Feb 11

Russel Barsh, Research & Archives
Samish Indian Nation

Climate and anthropogenic factors in ancient red tides: Distinguishing causal factors in Puget Sound paleoecology
Abstract / Presentation


Feb 18

Nick Bond & Gabe Vecchi, UW/JISAO & NOAA/PMEL

The Madden-Julian Oscillation (MJO) and Precipitation in the Pacific Northwest: Composites and a Case Study
Abstract / Presentation

Related reading: Waliser et al. 2003. Potential
predictability of the Madden-Julian Oscillation. Bulletin of the American Meteorological Society 84(1):33-50

Feb 25

*** No Seminar***


Mar 4

Philip Mote, CIG

Long term changes in PNW snowpack and their climatic causes
Abstract / Presentation

Mar 11

Alan Trimble, UW Fisheries/Oceanography/Zoology

Climate-related trends and variability in PNW oyster recruitment and condition
Abstract / Presentation


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