Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Fall Quarter 2004

The Climate Impacts Group (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, 3:30-5:00

(unless otherwise noted)

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

(Note: The Lisa Li building is the building formerly known as the King Building. The Lisa Li 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.)

Information for presenters

Winter quarter 2005 seminars begin on Tuesday, January 4. The scheduled time is 2:00-3:30. A winter quarter seminar schedule will be posted shortly.

Date Speaker Topic

October 5

Part 1 (15 min.)
Ed Sarachik

Philip Mote, CSES/CIG

Part 2
Dave Peterson
, U.S. Forest Service and CIG
Don McKenzie, U.S. Forest Service and CIG

Quarterly climate report (global)
Presentation (pdf)
Quarterly climate report (regional)

Climatic change and wildfire: past, present, and future
Abstract / Presentations: Peterson, McKenzie

October 12
Gordon Grant, U.S. Forest Service and Oregon State University Geologic and topographic controls on streamflow response to climate change in the Western U.S.
Watershed Processes Group website

October 19

Elizabeth Clark* and Kostas Andreadis*, Graduate Students (MSE), UW Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering, and
Dennis Lettenmaier, CSES/CIG
* presenters

Severity-area-duration analysis of 20th century drought in the conterminous United States
Abstract / Presentation

October 26
(Boise climate/water fall forecast meeting)

November 2

Gregg Garfin, CLIMAS Program Manager

Research update and progress report from the CLIMAS RISA
Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

November 4

* Special CIG seminar *
Holger Meinke, Department of Primary Industries and Fisheries, Australia
Climate variability, change and seasonal forecasting in Australia - global lessons from two decades of local effort
Abstract / Presentation
November 9
John Bartholow, U.S. Geological Survey Are fish in hot water?
Abstract / Presentation
Video referenced on slide #13 of presentation (NOTE: Large file - 77 MB)
November 16
Nathan VanRheenen, CIG and UW Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering (PhD candidate), and
Rick Palmer
Attention Snake River water users - You really can have it all! (or maybe you can't): Optimization as a means to better long-term water policies in the Snake River Basin
Abstract / Presentation
November 23

Jim O'Connor, U.S. Geological Survey

Our vanishing glaciers—A 100-year photographic record of glacier retreat in the central Oregon Cascade Range
Abstract / Presentation
November 30

Anne C. Steinemann,
UW Center for Water and Watershed Studies

Using climate forecasts for drought management
Abstract / Presentation

December 7 CANCELLED

Ken Bible, UW College of Forest Resources
Long-term carbon dynamics of an old-growth Douglas-fir forest
Abstract / Presentation