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State of Climate and Impact on Extreme Weather

Tuesday, 14 September, 2021
08:00-10:00 AM Pacific Daylight Time

The direct link between the intensification of earth hydrologic cycle and global warming has been established and reaffirmed in the latest IPCC AR6 report which was released in early August 2021. The objectives of this webinar are to learn the following from our panelists:

  • The current state of knowledge about climate and the impact of extreme weather on the society
  • Some insight into extreme climatic events under a changing climate
  • How new initiatives guided by science, observations, and technology help to mitigate the losses from extreme weather and water disasters

Agenda

07:55 Zoom Room Opens

08:00 Welcome
Glenda Humiston, Vice President, UC Agriculture and Natural Resources
Soroosh Sorooshian, Forum Chair and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science, University of California Irvine

Session moderated by: Qingyun Duan, College of Hydrology and Water Resources, Hohai University

08:10 A Land of Drought and Flooding rains: Forecasts, Impacts and Causes of Recent Extremes Across Australia
Dr. Pandora Hope, Principal Research Scientist, Bureau of Meteorology – Australia
[abstract & biography]

08:30 Building a Weather and Water Ready Nation: A 10-year Perspective Looking Back at the Accomplishments and Forward to the Opportunities That Lie Ahead
Dr. Louis W. Uccellini, Director of the National Weather Service
[abstract & biography]

08:50 Are Recent Extreme Events Different from Those in the Past? 
Prof. Gabriele C Hegerl, Professor of Climate System Science, University of Edinburgh School of GeoSciences
[abstract & biography]

9:10 Discussion and Q&A with all presenters with expanded discussion time until 10 AM if needed.
Moderated by Ariel Dinar, School of Public Policy, UC Riverside.

Closing
Soroosh Sorooshian, Forum Chair and Professor, Civil & Environmental Engineering and Earth System Science, University of California Irvine

Adjourn