"Introducing the USGS National Climate Change Viewer"

Wednesday, May 14, 2014 - 3:30pm
Eastern Daylight Time
Jay Alder, USGS
Webinar Location: 
134 Morrill Science Center Conference Room (speaker will present remotely)

Jay Alder will be presenting the second revision of the recently released USGS National Climate Change Viewer (NCCV), which is a web application used for visualizing climate change for the Continental US at the state, county and watershed scale. Last year NASA released the NEX-DCP30 dataset, which statistically downscales air temperature and precipitation from CMIP5 global models to a high resolution 30-arcsecond grid. We have used the air temperature and precipitation data from the 30 CMIP5 models as input to a simple water-balance model to simulate changes in the surface water balance over the historical and future time periods. Combining the climate data with the water balance data in the NCCV provides further insights into the potential for climate-driven change in water resources.

--> Read more about the Viewer: http://www.doi.gov/news/pressreleases/national-climate-change-viewer-ena...

Bio: Jay Alder works in Corvallis, Oregon as part of the National Research Program and received his PhD in Geography from Oregon State University.