17-18 August 2010
Agenda - Updated 8/9/10
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NOAA and the International Group on Attribution of Climate-Related Events (ACE) invite you to attend the first workshop on the science, the application, and the communication of climate attribution information. The workshop will provide a forum to discuss opportunities and requirements for explaining evolving climate conditions (attribution) among scientists, decision makers, and the bridging institutions that communicate climate information.
Focus: Unusual or extreme climate events command attention, and demand explanation. Conditions of consequence may include droughts, hurricanes, or long term trends in climate as a whole.
Within a changing climate, it is increasingly important to address public needs for climate information, the credibility of which can also build public trust in climate forecasts and projections. This
workshop will explore an integrated view of the scientific challenges, communication opportunities, and societal applications for attribution products.
The workshop will address 2 major science challenges for attribution, and the products and information needs related to them.
- “Event Attribution”: especially of drought and extreme climate-related events
- Attribution of regional climate trends
Invited speakers will give brief presentations regarding the workshop themes. These will stimulate discussion and thoughts regarding the science, communication, and application of attribution. After the talks, working groups will breakout to address two overarching questions:
- Q1: What are the science requirements and capabilities for near-realtime attribution?
- Q2: Who needs climate attribution, and how can attribution information be communicated?
The outcome of the discussions will be to inform national and international programs that are seeking to develop robust climate attribution programs, especially regarding the scientific capabilities to conduct attribution in near realtime, and the needs, uses and communication of attribution science.
The workshop will be held at the Omni Hotel in Brommfield Colorado and will be for 2 full days, 17-18 August 2010. A workshop reception will be held at the Omni on Tuesday evening, 17 August 2010.
Broomfiled is located 10 miles South of Boulder, Colorado and 25 miles north of Denver, Colorado. From this location participants will be able to enjoy the best of both Boulder, Denver and the nearby Rocky Mountains.
Omni Interlocken Resort
500 Interlocken Blvd.
Broomfield, CO 80021
Tel: (1) 303-464-3227
Fax: (1) 303-464-3250
Directions to the Omni Interlocken Resort
Denver International Airport (DIA) is a 60-minute shuttle ride to /Broomfield Boulder. DIA is a hub for most major carriers and is also served by discount airlines Jet Blue, Frontier and Southwest.
Boulder Supershuttle (303-444-0808 or www.yellowtrans.com for information). ~$27 one way ~$46 roundtrip from DIA to Boulder/Broomfield. Boulder Supershuttle has a reservation desk at Denver International Airport found to your right as you exit the escalator from the inter-terminal train. Travel time between airport and hotel is about 60 minutes.
Taxi Service from airport: Approximately $80
From Denver International Airport – 30 minutes/28 miles.
Exit Airport via Pena Blvd. Take Pena Blvd to Exit # 6B to Fort Collins/E-470 Tollway. E-470 eventually becomes the Northwest Parkway. You will travel 32 miles along E-470 and there are 3 tollbooth stops along the way ($2.50 each, total cost of tolls = $7.50). Northwest Parkway ends and becomes Interlocken Loop, which will cross over US 36. Follow this to the next light and turn left onto Interlocken Blvd. The hotel is located up the hill on the left hand side, approximately 2 city blocks.
August is one of the most sunniest and driest months of the year, with daytime temperatures in the 80’s and 90’s, and the nighttime temperatures in the 50’s and 60’s. Although afternoon rain showers are common in the summer the climate is typically very dry. Night-time temperatures in the mountain can be quite cool so plan to bring a light jacket if you are going to venture into higher elevations. Sunglasses, sunscreen and hats are highly recommended to avoid over-exposure to the sun.
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Ms. Tara Torres
UCAR-Joint Office for Science Support