Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Fall Quarter 2006


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The Climate Impacts Group (CIG) at the UW Center for Science in the Earth System (CSES) 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 (fall, winter, and spring quarters) and are open to the public.

CIG seminars are scheduled for:

Thursdays, 1:30-3:00

(unless otherwise noted)

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

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

Information for presenters

Current CIG Seminar Schedule

Date Speaker Topic

September 28


Part 1 (20 min.)
Ed Sarachik, CSES
Philip Mote, CSES

Part 2
Ed Miles,
CSES and the CIG team

Quarterly climate update
Presentation - global, regional updates

CIG team discussion on progress to date on the CIG's 5 year research plan

Supporting papers and slides: Peters et al. 2004, Rial et al. 2004, CIG horiz. integr. slides

October 5

Jodie Little, UW SAFS

Quantifying tradeoffs between ecology, economy and climate in the Northern California Current Ecosystem

Abstract / Presentation

October 12
Jessica Lundquist, UW Civil and Environmental Engineering

Surface temperature patterns in complex terrain: Daily variations and long-term change in the Sierra Nevada, California

Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

October 19
Eric Salathé, CSES

Regional climate change in the Pacific Northwest

Abstract / Presentation

October 26
Anne Nolin, Oregon State University

Mapping temperature-sensitive snowpacks and the frequency of warm winters in the coterminous United States

Abstract / Presentation

November 2
Brian Tissot, Washington State University at Vancouver

Changes in Pacific Coast abalone in response to long-term climate change

Abstract / Presentation

November 9

Anthony Westerling, School of Engineering, University of California at Merced


Spatial variability in forest wildfire regime response to warming temperatures and an earlier spring snowmelt, and applications for seasonal forecasting and climate change impact assessment

Abstract / Presentation

November 16
Jim DiPeso, Policy Director, Republicans for Environmental Protection

After the election: Prospects for climate legislation

Abstract / Presentation

November 23

(Thanksgiving Holiday)

November 30
Blake Trask, School of Marine Affairs and CSES

Frame of mind: Context and spatial scale as it affects adaptive capacity in Pacific Northwest climate vulnerability assessments

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday, December 7

MGH 258

Hadi Dowlatabadi, IRES, University of British Columbia

Climate change policies: Always the bridesmaid never the bride?

Abstract / Presentation (pdf)

Other UW Seminars

Other UW seminars that may be of interest include the following: