Upcoming Events

Managing for a Changing Climate Fall Course Available Online

Aug. 21, 2017

We’re excited to announce the release of an updated version of our popular Managing for a Changing Climate online course, available for free on August 21st at janux.ou.edu.

Register here!

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This course was originally launched in 2016. The updated version will include new videos and supplemental materials developed with student feedback. The course is free and available worldwide for anyone with an internet connection through the Janux platform.

Most resource managers need to take climate impacts into account when making decisions during the course of their career, whether their work protects native species populations, reduces the impact of extreme storms on infrastructure, or improves water quality in a watershed. This course provides students with an understanding of the climate system, how it is changing, and what that means for various natural and cultural resources. This information is valuable for students, management professionals, and researchers alike.

Material for this course was developed in partnership with NextThought LLC, NASA through the Oklahoma Space Grant Consortium, and the University of Oklahoma College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences. The course is also offered as a 3-credit upper division undergraduate course in the Department of Geography and Environmental Sustainability at the University of Oklahoma.

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September Partners Call

Sep. 20, 2017

TIME: 10 am CT

Everyone is welcome to attend our monthly partners calls to get the latest updates on South Central CSC science and events.

This month, we are pleased to have OU Graduate Student, Darrian Bertrand of the South Central Climate Science Center present ​her thesis research on future drought and heavy rainfall events in the Red River Basin.

Call-In Information

Teleconference: 703-648-4848
code: 59928229#

WebEx: Meeting number: 714 824 698
Meeting link: https://usgs.webex.com/usgs/j.php?MTID=mea5168e3c18242b308ee3ba221444bfc

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[Webinar] Snowpack to River Flow Model Evaluation & Snowpack Modeling

Sep. 25, 2017

TIME: 1:00 PM Pacific / 2:00 PM Mountain / 3:00 PM Central / 4:00 PM Eastern

The Rio Grande River is a critical source of freshwater for 13 million people in Colorado, Texas, New Mexico, and Mexico. More than half of the Rio Grande’s streamflow originates as snowmelt in Colorado’s mountains, and changes in the amount of snowmelt can impact the water supply for communities along the entire river.

In this webinar, Dr. David Clow (USGS Colorado Water Science Center) and Dr. David Gutzler (University of New Mexico) will discuss SC CSC supported research on the role of snowpack on water quality and quantity in the Rio Grande Basin. Dr. Clow will share progress on improving runoff forecast models for the upper Rio Grande. Dr. Gutlzer will demonstrate how his project combines historical data and climate model projections to assess and enhance seasonal prediction models relating winter snowpack to subsequent runoff in the upper Rio Grande. Both projects will ultimately provide water managers will decision-making tools to improve water quantity and quality in the Rio Grande Basin.

Call-In Information

Meeting Link: https://wwfus.webex.com/wwfus/j.php?MTID=m014f9c8dc70051465cb94081c9243f37
Meeting number/access code: 793 206 306
Join by phone:
1-866-469-3239 US/Canada toll-free call-in number
1-650-429-3300 Call-in toll number (US/Canada)
001-800-514-3550 Mexico toll-free call-in number

Be sure to check out the other webinars in this series:

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Future Events

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