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OSU Webinar to Discuss Potential Uses for Localized Climate Data

12:00 pm, Mon September 10, 2012 –

Columbus, OH The Ohio State University Climate Change Outreach Team will present “Making Climate Change Data Relevant at a Local Level”? on Tuesday, September 18. Dan Vimont, Associate Professor of Atmospheric and Oceanic Sciences at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, will discuss how researchers develop climate data products that can be useful to a wide variety of communities, how climate change can be evident in specific sets of impacts such as heat waves and intense precipitation, and how future projections of local and regional climate change can account for the uncertainty inherent in climate modeling.

The webinar, which kicks off the third year of the Global Change, Local Impact webinar series, will be held on September 18 from 12 p.m. to 1 p.m. Eastern Time. Attendance is free, but registration is required to receive log-in information — visit changingclimate.osu.edu to sign up. A Q&A session will follow the presentation. The webinar is co-sponsored by NOAA and the Upper Midwest and Great Lakes Landscape Conservation Cooperative (LCC); find more information on the LCC at www.greatlakeslcc.org.

As part of the webinar, Dr. Vimont will present a new set of “downscaled”? climate data, developed with guidance from potential user groups and flexible enough to address a number of research and assessment needs. He conducts both fundamental and applied climate research, including the assessment of regional climate change impacts and what an increase in global temperature means for local communities, natural resource managers, and other interest groups. Vimont also serves as co-chair of the Wisconsin Initiative on Climate Change Impacts (WICCI) Science Council and the WICCI Climate Working Group, and is the Bryson Distinguished Professor of Climate, People, and the Environment at UW-Madison.

The OSU Climate Change Outreach Team is a partnership among multiple departments within The Ohio State University, including OSU Extension, Ohio Sea Grant, the Department of Agricultural, Environmental & Development Economics, and the School of Environment & Natural Resources, to help localize the climate change issue by bringing research and resources to Ohioans and Great Lakes residents. More information about the team’s work is available at changingclimate.osu.edu.

Contact

Jill Jentes Banicki, Assistant Director, Ohio Sea Grant, 614-292-8949, jentes.1@osu.edu.

ARTICLE TITLE: OSU Webinar to Discuss Potential Uses for Localized Climate Data PUBLISHED: 12:00 pm, Mon September 10, 2012 | MODIFIED: 1:12 pm, Tue April 28, 2015
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Christina Dierkes
Outreach Specialist, Technical Editor, Ohio Sea Grant College Program

As Ohio Sea Grant’s science writer, Christina covers research, education and outreach projects in the Great Lakes for a wide range of audiences. She also helps manage online events like the Global Change, Local Impact climate webinar series.