Outreach, Classes, and Seminars

CIG Weekly Seminars

Winter Quarter 2008

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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)

JISAO Conference Room (1st 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

Thursday,
January 10


Part 1 (20 min.)
Todd Mitchell , CSES
Philip Mote, CSES

Part 2
Grant Jones, Christopher Overdorf,
and Jennifer Knauer, Jones and Jones Architects

Part 1:
Quarterly climate update
Presentation - global (pdf), regional (ppt)

Part 2:
Watershed visualizations of climate change

Abstract / Presentation (view in the PPT program, rather than as a slide show, to see explantory comments)

Thursday,
January 17


Part 1 (1:30-2:00)
Philip Mote, CSES

 

Part 2 (2:00-3:00)
Alan Hamlet, CSES

Part 1
Updated climate change scenarios for the PNW

Abstract / Presentation

Part 2
Effects of changing 20th century precipitation variability on annual streamflow resources and hydropower production in the western U.S.

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday,
January 24

Elaine Oneil, UW College of Forest Resources

Mountain pine beetle in Washington State

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday,
January 31


NO SEMINAR - UW FOCUS THE NATION

Thursday,
February 7
Marcia Baker, UW Dept. of Earth and Space Sciences

Why is climate sensitivity so unpredictable?

Abstract / Presentation

Link to paper in Science

Thursday,
February 14


NO SEMINAR - Water Center Annual Review at the HUB

Thursday,
February 21
1:30-3:30
(note time)

CSES Principals
(closed meeting)

Checking in on the 5 year plan: CSES research updates on core budget projects and connections to the HB1303 work - Part II

Thursday,
February 28
1:00-3:00
(note time)

CSES Principals
(closed meeting)

Checking in on the 5 year plan: CSES research updates on core budget projects and connections to the HB1303 work - Part III

Thursday,
March 6
Dave Peterson, UW College of Forest Resources
Jeremy Littell, CSES
and
Kathy O'Halloran, Olympic National Forest

Adaptation to climate change in Olympic National Forest: CCSP SAP 4.4 case study

Abstract / Presentation

Thursday,
March 13
Kostas Andreadis, UW Dept. of Civil and Environmental Engineering

Drought: Monitoring, estimation and prediction

Abstract / Presentation (large PDF file)

Other UW Seminars

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