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Webinar: Hot, Dry Conditions Bring Drought and Fire Impacts to the Pacific Northwest

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Monday, 27 August 2018, 2:00


Monday, August 27, 2018. 2:00 PM. Webinar: Hot, Dry Conditions Bring Drought and Fire Impacts to the Pacific Northwest. Nick Bond, Washington State Climatologist; Troy Lindquist, NWS Forecast Office Boise; Julia Ostapiej, Oregon Water Resource Department; Dave Peterson, University of Washington. Sponsored by NOAA. More information here.


The Pacific Northwest Drought Early Warning System (PNW DEWS) August 2018 Drought & Climate Outlook Webinar is part of a series of regular drought and climate outlook webinars designed to provide stakeholders and other interested parties in the region with timely information on current drought status and impacts, as well as a preview of current and developing climatic events (i.e. El Niño and La Niña). 

The agenda for this month's webinar (There will be a Q&A session following the presentations):

Climate Recap and Current Conditions
Nick Bond | University of Washington

Seasonal Conditions & Climate Outlook
Troy Lindquist | NWS WFO Boise

A Qualitative, Active Approach to Drought Impacts Collection
Julia Ostapiej | OR Water Resource Department 

Climate Risk Management Practices
Dave Peterson | University of Washington

About the Speakers:
Nick Bond is an Associate Professor of Atmospheric Science at the University of Washington, working on Marine Science and Climate, and he also serves as the State Climatologist for the state of Washington. Dr. Bond has an abiding interest (or" obsession") with the weather and climate of the North Pacific and western North America. Past research included documenting the effects of coastal terrain on landfalling storms. Present work involves examining air-sea interactions with tropical cyclones in the western North Pacific, and the atmospheric response to declining sea ice in Alaskan waters. The latter features the collection and analysis of field observations from a research aircraft. On longer time scales and broader spatial scales, he is interested in the causes and effects of climate variations pertaining to marine ecosystems.



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