PA028:
Science to Action: Research to Applications (R2A) to Enhance Subseasonal-to-Seasonal Water Supply and Drought Outlooks

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Session ID#: 25219

Session Description:
Advances in the science of subseasonal to seasonal (S2S) climate forecasts are of critical importance to a wide range of decisionmakers for agriculture, water management, public lands and ecosystem management, who implement planning and preparedness at these time scales. The transition of S2S climate forecasts into applications is often augmented by sector-oriented information products such as drought and seasonal water supply or hydrologic outlooks, which help guide the management of water from local to regional scales. This session invites presentations from researchers, managers, and stakeholders that provide insight into efforts to improving operational S2S outlooks of drought, water supply, and streamflow, agricultural and other sectoral outcomes. Contributions might include studies of S2S predictability or forecast skill focussed on regions or seasons of interest for water or drought, predictability of drought indices or seasonal snow accumulation, or descriptions of stakeholder needs and decision challenges that would benefit from S2S forecast information.
Primary Convener:  Andrea J Ray, NOAA Boulder, Boulder, CO, United States
Conveners:  Andrew W Wood, National Center for Atmospheric Research, RAL/Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Boulder, CO, United States, Michelle Stokes, NOAA, Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, Salt Lake City, UT, United States; NOAA Colorado Basin River Forecast Center, Salt Lake City, UT, United States and Brian Fuchs, National Drought Mitigation Center, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, Lincoln, NE, United States
Co-Organized with:
Public Affairs, Hydrology, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • A - Atmospheric Sciences
  • GC - Global Environmental Change
  • H - Hydrology
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences
Index Terms:

1812 Drought [HYDROLOGY]
1884 Water supply [HYDROLOGY]
4341 Early warning systems [NATURAL HAZARDS]
4343 Preparedness and planning [NATURAL HAZARDS]

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Dave MacLeod and Tim Palmer, University of Oxford, Oxford, United Kingdom

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