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Project Title:

A Workshop on Global Change and Extreme Hydrologic Events: Testing Conventional Wisdom
PIN: DELS-WSTB-09-10        

Major Unit:

Division on Earth and Life Studies

Sub Unit: Water Science and Technology Board

RSO: Helsabeck, Laura

Subject/Focus Area: Earth Sciences


Project Scope
A two-day workshop on Global Change and Extreme Hydrologic Events: Testing Conventional Wisdom will be planned and conducted by a small ad hoc planning committee under the auspices of the standing Committee on Hydrologic Sciences (COHS). The workshop will foster discussions among the science and applications community about the hydrologic and climatologic perspective on extreme hydrologic events. The workshop will be held in Washington, D.C. and is expected to feature presentations by experts followed by open discussions on the following topics:

• Is the global hydrologic cycle accelerating and what does this acceleration look like? Is precipitation becoming more intense? Is drought frequency and severity becoming more prominent?
• Are hydrologic fluxes associated with floods and droughts changing at the regional scale?
• Floods and drought from a climatologic and hydrologic perspective—How do we reconcile the two?
• How does the science compare to the public debate?

The committee will author a summary of the workshop.

The project is sponsored by the Nuclear Regulatory Commission; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, and National Aeronautics and Space Administration.

The approximate start date for the project is June 9, 2009.

A report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 3 months.

[The project duration has been updated to include the start date of the project,June 9, 2009. The report will be issued at the end of the project in approximately 10 months.]


 
Project Duration: 10 months    

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Meetings
 Meeting 1 - 01/05/2010

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Global Change and Extreme Hydrology: Testing Conventional Wisdom