H110:
Science to Action: What is the Role of Climate Science and the Climate Scientist in Robust Decisions?


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Session ID#: 27140

Session Description:
What is the value added of climate science and the climate scientist in climate adaptation planning? As decision-makers grapple with understanding and preparing for challenges such as climate change, the magnitude of information, associated uncertainties, and non-predictive nature of this deep uncertainty begs the question of what role the climate expert plays in the decision-making process. The session will begin with stage setting presentations on topics such as weather generators versus process based climate modeling, concluding with a facilitated debate and a community discussion regarding the value added of climate science and the climate scientist in climate adaptation and decision making under deep uncertainty.
Primary Convener:  Laurna Kaatz, Denver Water, Denver, CO, United States
Conveners:  Caspar M. Ammann1, Caspar M. Ammann1 and Lawrence Buja2, (1)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States(2)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States
Co-Organized with:
Hydrology, Public Affairs, and Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Cross-Listed:
  • PA - Public Affairs
  • SI - Societal Impacts and Policy Sciences

Abstracts Submitted to this Session:

Robert J Lempert, RAND Corporation Santa Monica, Santa Monica, CA, United States
Casey Brown, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Amherst, MA, United States
Julie A Vano1, J Arnold2, Martyn P Clark3, Ethan D Gutmann4, Joseph Hamman1, Bart Nijssen5 and Andrew Wood1, (1)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Seattle, WA, United States, (3)Hydrometeorological Applications Program, Research Applications Laboratory, National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (5)University of Washington, Seattle, WA, United States
David N Yates1, Laurna Kaatz2 and Caspar M. Ammann1, (1)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)Denver Water, Denver, CO, United States
Caspar M. Ammann1, Barbara Brown2, Christina P Kalb2, Randy Bullock3, Lawrence Buja2, William J Gutowski Jr4, John Halley-Gotway3, Laurna Kaatz5 and David N Yates3, (1)University Corporation for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (2)NCAR, Boulder, CO, United States, (3)National Center for Atmospheric Research, Boulder, CO, United States, (4)Iowa State Univ, Ames, IA, United States, (5)Denver Water, Denver, CO, United States

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